Sunday, September 13, 2015

What I am loving right now

It is a gorgeous Sunday here in the mountains. Sunshine, no sign of the horrible forest fire smoke we have had earlier in the month, and it will be warm again. I have been hauling hose today, some folks call me crazy. My hubby has asked me whether or not I would like a sprinkler system and I say no. What? I don't know, there is just something about watering that soothes my soul. It makes me get outside, I wander the beds and trim and putter and it just feels good. 

Today is the start of my Denver Bronco season! I am stoked. I lived in Wheatridge, Co (a suburb of Denver) for 5 years. And once you have lived there, I don't know how you cannot be a Bronco fan. I count the two times we won the Super Bowl with John Elway, up there with the birth of my two daughters...LOL So today, I am making my special chili feed with fixins' and my youngest will be joining my hubby and I for the game today. 

My oldest girl is on a long trip through the country for the business she works for, Aerie Back Country Medicine. She markets to all the university's and speaks about the services they offer. EMT training and training in the wilderness for people wanting to know how to take care of accidents out in the wild. So far she has journeyed down the coast of Oregon, thru California, across to Arizona, to New Mexico and to Texas, then to Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado. Along the way, she gets to play too and I love getting the texts and photos of all the places she has visited. I look forward to when she is back home again, but it does my heart good to know she is loving the time she is having on the road. 

Well, off I go. Time to move the hoses and get that chili cooking. Always, Kit

Monday, September 7, 2015

Back Tracking!

It is a lovely Fall-ish morn as I type (about 50 degrees and rainy) but back in August, there was one hot dry day. A day my daughter and I look forward to each year. Chicks and Chaps, a wonderful fundraiser to help in the fight against breast cancer was our destination. We donned our pink, (Em made a sparkly skirt and a matching pocket square for me to wear) and we headed down to the Sunrise Saloon to catch the Chick Wagon to the fairgrounds. Once there, we were given our swag bags filled with treasures, and then ushered to our special party area. We got right into it and got our drinks, bought our silent auction tickets and started to party! It was such a great time and we raised a bunch of bucks for the cause. :) Always, Kit

They had dancing this year! Em taught me the two step and we had a mass dance off!
I won a prize this year! A cherry pie baking basket filled with lots of wonderful items. And Em won horse back riding lessons!
We had a great time at our "rodeo clinic" and then watching the real rodeo!
As the sun set, we always end the day with our ear of corn and we ride the Chick Wagon back to our car.
Linking to Mosaic Monday, hosted by Judith of Lavender Cottage. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Back To School!

Though it still feels like high summer over here in the mountains, it is time to return to work. As most of you know, I am a Food Service Manager at my high school, isn't that fancy? That is what I am listed as, but in reality I go by the loving term of Lunch Lady. :) It is a job I hold dear and unlike some of the folks who were mourning the loss of the summer, I love going back.  The energy that a school gives a person is amazing! I am so lucky in the fact, that I am the one and only person in my program and my school allows me full rein to do what I want with my kitchen and lunch room. So I go hog wild with the decor and make my space bright and interesting.

One of the favorite things in my kitchen is my magnet collection. It amazes me how many students love to come in and chat and ask me all about the places they represent. They are a real "ice breaker". And now my family knows just what to get me when they travel. :)

I like my lunch room to feel more like a cafe, so I pick up table covers and silk flowers on sale and decorate according to the season. At first when I started doing this, students just weren't sure. Their other schools never had table covers and the only color seemed to be stainless steel! But I won them over quickly and now if they are missing, they want to know why. :)

My pride and joy is my display case. Every month I bring from home some antiques and decor and dress it up! When some remodeling was done in the school I found out just how much the staff and students loved it. High on the list was not to demolish "Kit's" case and to reinstall it, so that she can keep decorating. :) And I have.

So, work started last Wed. and all went well. My youngest made sure I had my "Back to School" gift basket surprise waiting in my Jeep. It was wonderful and makes the start of the year so much fun. As you can see, I got lots of school supplies and of course, some decor. Cheers to a new year! Always, Kit