Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Weekend

Unheard of in this part of the country is good weather over the Memorial Day weekend. Until this year. I can't believe it. The weekend where virtually everyone goes camping (and I always thought they were crazy!) and this year, it would have been a good idea. :) Not for me tho, I prefer to use my time in the yard and enjoying other diversions. On Saturday we drove to St. Regis for the annual Flea Market. Gorgeous drive and the place was packed with people and full booths of possible treasures. I found two and a very yummy sno cone. A wonderful grass green boat and a tumbler in Vernonware (one of my patterns) that had been used as a pen holder and was only 75 cents. Gathered a few great ideas for future projects and was home by mid afternoon to work outside. 

Sunday dawned lovely and warm and I was off to the Good Food Store for bagels and organic cream cheese. I hadn't even had my coffee and hoped I wouldn't run into anyone. Of course I did. And I hope I didn't sound too stupid or did they notice I was wearing a plaid pair of shorts and a shirt in a different plaid?  But I was in a hurry. Why? Cause the start of the Indianapolis 500 was going to be starting and I didn't want to miss even one tiny bit. I just love it and watch till the very end. Way to go Juan Pablo!

Today I was up early, sipping my coffee and eating bagels at my computer. From here I can hear my fountains and smell the roses that have starting to bloom. And the birds are just having such a great time out there, I am afraid they will all have sore throats by evening. Hubby is out for a run, my flag is hung and we have no big plans for the day. Just to enjoy it. Happy Memorial Day. Always, Kit

Sunday, May 17, 2015

First Sales of the Season

It threatened to be a bit rainy but we loaded up the car with the car basket filled with the items we would need. GPS, a bottle of water, my old beat up leather change purse filled with quarters, the newspaper and pen. The first yard sale to hit, is a favorite house of mine. They have gardens similar to mine (filled with not only plants but treasures!) and they have an annual sale. I just love wandering their yard seeing what they have done now. The owners are fun to chat with and it is like greeting old friends. I found a lovely stamped aluminum plate and a chrome boat horn. 

There were alot of estate sales to visit and they are bittersweet to me. I always feel a little funny pawing through the person's items. But I try to find something that will live on in my house or gardens and I say a little quiet, "Thank you". In one I found a lovely red punch bowl that will become one of my new birdbaths. I think they would like that. :) 

At one of the sales the man kept chatting and chatting and couldn't believe that certain items were not selling. I could have told him, his prices were too high. No wonder he had all this stuff left at Noon. And he was so surprised when I reached over and bought a perfect vintage plastic wreath for only 25 cents. He thought it was worthless. Not to me, I drive all over town at Christmas with one of these on my Jeep. And only a quarter. Score!

Coffee and cookies were bought, a quick drive thru the University area was needed. It was graduation day and I love seeing the students in their caps and gowns and all the family members beaming with pride. As we headed home, one more sale beckoned and it was a hit! I found a lovely pillow (like I need any more, my hubby exclaimed!) an old Monopoly game (we love the old game pieces) and a child's old chicken pecking toy. But what was so funny about finding this toy, was my hubby was recently commissioned to make a life size one for a man who wanted it for his display at County Fairs. Small world. Always, Kit

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Bloomsday 2015

For 25 years now, we have attended this huge event in Spokane, Washington. 21 years with our girls. It is a favorite weekend of mine. As my girls got older and more independent, this was a chance to have them all to myself for 2 days. :) We have our traditional places we go, we love wandering the park and I love it when we are all settled in our hotel room and we all are reading, or watching TV or sharing something on the internet and it is like the years have fallen away, and my girls are still with me in our home. I can pretend for just a little while that they never grew up.  :) Always, Kit

A giant balloon shoe, packet pickup for our runners.
Shopping and being goofy: that bathing suit is sure me....LOL, Dinner at the Olive Garden, book shopping at Auntie's, Fun items at the Boo Radley's Shop.
The whole slam damn family, my runners heading to the start, victorious with their finisher t-shirts.