Saturday, January 16, 2016

Big Storm Approaching!

I have my hopes up, so they better not disappoint me. Coming from our neighbors to the West and arriving at High Noon. I am soooo excited! I just adore the feeling of being snowed in, well at least for just a little bit. I have all I need to "survive" and have a bunch of things scheduled to do today. 

Saw these online, aren't they gorgeous! Snowstorm in a Jar.
I just love a day where I can check off all those pesky items on my never ending list. My list keeps me from never being bored that is for sure. And when I get to the end of the day and wait for sleep to catch me, I can't help but smile as I think of all the things I have completed. Am I weird? 

So todays big "do" is my bedroom. A thorough dusting, and rearranging of treasures. I want to come up with a new way to display my bracelets (in a past post, I mentioned how I love bracelets and never wear them). Well, I vowed to wear them (I still don't) but I still collect them. I saw a clever idea, using a bottle or vase and they are stacked on! So pretty. I am sure I have something downstairs to use. Already I have changed out my night table. I was using a pie crust table as my nightstand but it had no drawers. So all my "stuff" was out for all to see. Lotion, clock, lamp, back scratcher, scissors, tissues, Nook, notebook, cough drops. Sounds so horrible! So I switched out a piece of furniture and now have 3 drawers. And everything is nicely organized and tucked away from inquiring eyes. Not everyone needs to know I use Vaseline to keep my hands soft....LOL 

Off I go, I see a few flakes out there. Think of me tomorrow when my Denver Broncos play. :D Always, Kit

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Housekeeping on a January day.

Time for a break. So I will grab a cup of tea, and a snickerdoodle cookie (shhh, don't tell) and settle in to watch some football. KC and Houston.  Don't really cares who wins, so I won't get nervous, unlike when I watch my beloved Denver Broncos. Been busy on a lovely January day. Softly snowing and cold. Today's plan involved cleaning of the rec room, which I use as a staging area for Christmas and sprucing up the laundry room where I keep all my houseplants each Dec. Feels great to get that done, a couple loads of laundry are going and the dishes are done. Next up, soaking the beans for soup tomorrow.

Call me crazy, but I love being domestic. There is something so satisfying about having a clean and lovely home. A fire burning. A great dinner bubbling on the stove and knowing my family is well cared for. When the kids were little, I felt the happiest when I knew my girls were clean, well fed and tucked into their warm beds at night. :)

After all the busyness of the last few months, I relish the next few months for their quietness. I've started watching some old movies that I've never seen. Ordinary People, St. Elmo's Fire,The Goonie's and Midnight Cowboy. I think the reason I never saw these was because I was taking care of little babies in the 80's, or in the latter case, I was 14. I am making up for lost time...LOL Always, Kit

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!

New Year's Eve always holds fond memories for me. When the kids were little we had mock cocktails and party favors and ran around clanging pot lids. :) Now the girls get all gussied up and hit downtown with their friends, and hubby and I usually watch a movie to while away the hours till the ball drops (I vow to not be one of those people who go to sleep before it does!!).

But this year, I got us tickets to see the new Star Wars movie. I have tried to stay away from all reviews and comments about it. Didn't even know the story line. I wanted to see it with a fresh eye. 
I will not give away any spoilers, and I did like it. They did a good job, they just didn't go a great job. 

I am spoiled. The very first movie my hubby to be took me to was the very first Star Wars movie. I remember being packed into a theater where there were no empty seats, and from the get go, everyone was so enthralled, you could have heard a piece of popcorn hit the floor. And when the movie ended, we all stood up and cheered and clapped. It was epic, and we knew that movie making had changed. I, like alot of folks did not care for the the last three movies. Casting was horrible and they lost the essence of the first 3. I was hoping this one would take us back to our roots. It did but was very predictable and I can always tell when a scene is good, cause I get a little zing up my neck. No zings. But I am glad to have seen it, and will watch the next 2. Just with not the same excitement I had going into this one. (oh, and by the way, I thought Carrie Fisher looked wonderful!). We had our bottle of bubbly, watched the ball drop and ran out into the very cold snowy night and screamed and watched fireworks. It was lovely! Happy New Year's! Always, Kit