Sunday, August 5, 2018

So Much Sunshine

It has been amazing! I get up early where it has cooled down to a lovely 50 degrees, take my coffee and camera out to the gardens and wander. Smells sooooo good. I have all the windows in the house open, and I stay out until the temp starts to rise. We have been averaging about mid 90's to high 80's. And with low humidity, I can handle it. I grew up in New Jersey and the humidity was horrible. I don't do humidity, so you will not see me visiting the East Coast very often. You want low humidity come to Western Montana!

Life has been simple. My motto. I take my time. I find I do not want to go scurrying all over the place. Now and then, the youngest will convince me to run to Michael's, or JoAnns and I go in and peruse the decor and it is fun. But I don't really need anything. I make do with what I already own. Or I decorate with a wonderful find my hubby found me at an antique fair!

Took my youngest on a day trip south down the Bitterroot Valley. A lovely place. She needed some TLC after a bad breakup (after 5 years!). I have been giving her a lot of time to heal. She likes us to drive and talk and just be together. It is working, but I know she will feel this for some time and it makes me sad.

Since the youngest was away during her birthday (Comic Con) we celebrated yesterday! When she and I were in DisneyWorld, she mentioned she felt like she had cheated on Disneyland and couldn't wait to go back and make amends....LOL  So I recreated Disneyland for her birthday theme. Lots of photos of favorite rides and events. Simulated fireworks, popcorn, characters, and pin trader buttons.
I found her the coveted Oogie Boogie popcorn container (only available on the Halloween party night and we missed out!), a vintage Disneyland pennant and a Starbucks mug of the original California Adventure. Thank you Ebay! We had a wonderful time and finished the evening with a great game of Pictionary. Just seeing her having such a great time meant the world to me. And we are going back to Disneyland to right the wrong, next Halloween 2019!

Well, this week is going to be a busy one. We have the Western Montana Fair and Rodeo. And a special event that I go to each year with my youngest called, Chicks and Chaps. A benefit for Breast Cancer. Plus, my hubby who creates Steampunk art is participating in a Make it Fair at the fairgrounds this year. So I will be helping him in his booth. I hope he does well and wows the crowds! Always, Kit


oldgreymareprimitives said...

That's pretty busy for taking it easy. : D Of course from my vantage point walking across the room is busy work lol

Liz D said...

Your girls are darling! And the parties you do are amazing. Busy lady!



Pom Pom said...

Oh, I'm so sorry about your girl's break up. I hope she feels better soon. I love her dress and leave it to you to produce such a happy birthday!

Jen Kershner said...

Your summer sounds pretty lovely! I wish our lows were in the 50's. It would make the rest of the day more bearable. I hope you squeeze every moment of joy out of what is left of your summer.

Lorrie said...

Cool mornings make a lovely start to a summer day. What fun you had with your daughter's birthday! I hope she soon feels better. Breakups are HARD.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

You throw the BEST parties!! My grandson just got back from the Comic Con in Indianapolis. It' really getting HUGE and they could not afford the close by hotels this year. Perhaps because it was the same weekend as Loolipalooza. We have had more hot and humid days than I bet EVER before...I'm not sure..but I bet!! We don't lose the heat at night either. I'm sorry your daughter is hurting. I went through that BIG ONE just before I met my husband and today is our 47th anniversary. Better days are ahead for her. She loves fun and that is half the healing process...having fun.
xx, Carol

Blondie's Journal said...

Its so great to catch up with you, Kit! Sounds like a busy summer full of events and family time. I'm so touched by your effort to recreate Disney World for your daughter. How sweet. You are a Mama Bear!

Enjoy the rest of your summer. And yes, we've had a good amount of humidity. I can stand 99 degrees of heat as long as its not humid as well. :(((

Angie said...

Kit - sorry to hear about the break-up … I can't think of a better place than Montana to heal, especially with Mom along for the ride.

I've said it before, and I will probably say it many more times - you all know how to throw a party - the details in everything is mind-blowing!

Enjoy the fair/rodeo and Chicks and Chaps … I look forward to seeing the photos!