Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Busy Month of May

Hello! Yes, I am indeed still among the living. But living lately has been pretty hectic. Though I love the month of May, I would like to move some of the holidays so it wouldn't be so jam packed. By the time we finish this month, I will have eaten out at least 10 times, celebrated two birthdays, oops, make that 3 birthdays (I forgot my Grand-Kitty Bear's) had my life as a Mother heralded, took a weekend trip with the family to the great state of Washington, and started up my gardens and yard. Not to mention a very sad event regarding the death of my oldest girls beloved cat, Beans. And the following funeral and wake for said cat. Now, (taking a big breath) I am involved with the Graduation of the seniors at my high school, and the subsequent shutting down of my kitchen for the year. Bunches and bunches of stuff. But what keeps me going is that I can see down that road; a slower time, a quieter time, when I will be able to sit on my patio, with cold drink in hand, a book open but probably not being read, and just be. Pretty soon...
Always, Kit

Saturday, May 19, 2012

A Fievel Goes West Birthday!

My oldest daughter since birth has loved cartoons. Super Man, the Teenage Ninga Turtles, Kung Foo Panda and Fievel. No matter her age, she delights in animation. So for her 30th birthday, we did it up Western and we did it up Fievel! The whole idea came together when her sister wanted to arrange a stage coach ride for her down in Virginia City. From that jumping off point we ran with it. From bandanas in red filled with items from the movie, tumble weeds under the table (yes, actual tumble weeds my youngest found in the Bitterroot Valley...LOL) and all of us sporting hats and feathers. I got to play the Madame from the saloon, a notorious Miss Kitty. :)  And she loved it all! 

And on the day of the ride, Em told Jilly where to drive and off they went. Until they actually pulled up to the stage coach, Jilly had no idea what the plan was. It was arranged to be a private ride just the two of them, and at one point the driver put the horses into full gallop and the girls whooped it up big time. I hear tell Jilly had the biggest smile on her face. And when all was done and the fun was had, her sister handed her a package. Inside was a replica of a stage coach and horses I had found from Playmobile. It proudly sits in their living room, a reminder of a wonderful 30th birthday and a sister who had a plan to give her best friend the ride of her life!
 Always, Kit

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Whew, finally a moment to catch my breath!

Spring in all her fantastic glory has returned to Montana and it is so grand! I do a little bit of this and a lot of that and the yard is looking good. In between I am still working (and about to finish out the school year) planned and attended our wonderful Bloomsday weekend in Spokane, took care of organizing the 30th birthday of my oldest girl, and finished all three books in the Hunger Game Trilogy (my opinion - the author should have stopped at the first one). It has been tiring but oh so much fun. Now that that is all done, I can really focus on my gardens and start moving things around and fine tuning. I am loving May and am pleased that most of my plants have come back. It looks like the Lilacs will be blooming by Memorial Day and is that a rose bud on my favorite, Therese Bugnet. It is! I can't wait for coffee on the patio and the scent of my roses. That speaks Summer to me. Always, Kit

Here are some pics from our trip to Bloomsday this year! We had a blast!