Monday, September 30, 2013

This and That

Wind is kicking up. Been chilly and rainy today, so I have had the fireplace going even tho I am still running around in shorts. :) I have chicken baking in the oven and it smells wonderful. I taped the Bronco game so we will watch that as we eat dinner. A favorite thing for us to do. During the week, we watch Jeopardy and I gain tidbits of info over peas and biscuits. Been a productive day, my favorite kind. When I get ready for bed each night, I like to look back on the day and know I have gotten some things done and that it felt good.
  • So far today I took down all my decor from the Summer and got my living room ready for tomorrow. And Halloween! I go from blue and greens to lots of black, orange and purple. Quite the difference and quite pretty.
  •  A new picture hangs in the bathroom (my oldest took it on her travels and I just love it) See it below.
  • The geraniums I over winter, are trimmed and watered and lending some great color to my craft room. And the large fern that graces the patio is now nice and happy in the front window and safe from chilling frosts.
Off I go, time to sit back and relax and do a little mending. :) Always, Kit

Saturday, September 14, 2013

The Weekend!

I slept 11 hours last night. And it felt soooo good. Great dreams, good temperature, and oh so cozy. Yesterday I told the hubby that I didn't want to do anything on Saturday, but after such a great night, I wanted to go yard saling. And we did! It was such fun. This late in the season, folks are getting creative with their wares. Someone took a real kitchen drawer and had all sorts of spatulas, slotted spoons and can openers in it and offered it as a "complete drawer of utensils". Made me laugh! I spotted a bowl filled with metal and glass salt and pepper shakers (some still full of product...LOL) and tooth pick holders labeled, "a bowl full of little bits - $1.00", and that one I bought. I need shakers at work, and the others can be used at home or as little vases. Found a strange religious picture that spoke to me for 50 cents, and an embroidered rag doll in a free box. I just had to buy her. No one should be relegated to a free box. My hubby said her face look worried. But not anymore. :) Finally, a Shiny Brite Christmas ornament box with tiny faded glass bells called my name and I couldn't resist. 

So I am glad I went. Now I plan to just do some relaxing the rest of the day and tonight my U of M Griz football team are playing North Dakota. They are awfully good, so wish my team luck.  Always, Kit

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Has it only been two weeks?!!

I am back at it and a bit exhausted. And tho my pride is a bit hurt (aren't I suppose to be Wonder Woman?) I am glad to be at my school, cooking up yummy things to eat and dispensing hugs and smiles. I have to admit, I thought it would be a breeze. It's been 5 months! But it is easy to ignore all the stats saying it takes a year to get back to normal, one has to gradually build their stamina up, Rome wasn't built in a day, etc. So naps have been re-instated, yard work curtailed and reading is my number one hobby. It does feel so good to be back, in a routine, in my own special space and seeing all the those faces that I missed so much last year. I just need to be realistic and know it is going to take a little time to get my groove back. But I am up to the challenge, cause I don't want anyone else taking care of my "kids", I want it to be me that they see each morn. :) Always, Kit

My wonderful Back To School kit that my youngest gave to me on the first day. Everything I need to start my year, plus a whole bunch of love!