Sunday, February 26, 2017

I'm being lazy

And it feels good. I have had 3 days off and I can't really say I have filled it with important and must-dos. I CAN say, that I have watched a heck of a lot of movies (in honor of the Oscars which I adore) and I am glad I did just that. The Philadelphia Story, Boy's Town, Now Voyager, Rear Window. All brilliant and all worth my time. Add my iced tea, some popcorn and my theater box of Rasinettes and it was perfect. So of course I will watch the Oscars tonight and if I lived in LA, you can bet I would try and be one of the lucky ones who will get to watch the stars come out. :)

The Dancing with the Stars event went wonderfully! My girl danced brilliantly and beautifully and everyone loved her. It was a fun evening for the whole family and I am glad she involved us. I am coming late to being a "Dance Mom" but that is okay with me. Better late then never. A snap of her all done up and looking lovely and ready to dance! Sorry the other pics are a bit blurry and drab but they were taken off the website. It was pretty dark in the theater so I couldn't really take my own.

So that you can see what her dress looked like in real life. It was sooooo pretty! I loved the colors and she shimmered all over the stage. Oh by the way, this wasn't really a "dance" contest but a fundraiser contest, so my daughter did not win. She was up against a doctor and car salesman so they had the most money. But of course in my heart, she was the best up there!

I am off and running. Time to get out of the PJ's and head to the basement. Laundry. How can two people create so much laundry?...LOL  Always, Kit

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Valentine's and Dancing!

What a nice week. Tiring, (why do holidays do that to me?) but awfully nice. I got a visit from my hubby and youngest daughter at work on Valentines Day. One bearing beautiful flowers (with my fav flower - daisies) and the other had a candy heart and sweet little toy for me. Plus I got lots of kisses and hugs. The best part.

Later we invited our oldest over for dinner, which earned me even more hugs and kisses. She will be leaving on another business trip for 2 months, so they were all the sweeter!

Tonight I have a very special event to go to. It is called Dancing with the Missoula Stars. And my youngest is one of the stars! It is a fundraiser for the Downtown Dance Collective. She was chosen because not only is she a scientist at the University of Montana, but she is the pollen counter for the state of Montana. 

She is paired with a nice gent, who is an instructor at the studio and their dance tonight will be Swing! She has always loved to dance and has taken lessons through the years. Last year she started taking Tap. 

She is so excited and me too! I can't wait to see her come out on that stage with that incredible smile. And I just know she will do great! 

So off I go, I have to get my outfit ready. I have to look extra special for tonight. Because, I am a Dancing with the Missoula Stars contestant's Mom! :) Always, Kit

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Snow and Rain

I've seen Snow and I've seen Rain. The James Taylor song comes to mind with a few changes. We are still sitting on a foot of snow but now the added rain has added another element, I have a mini lake where my sidewalk used to be. It takes some creative ways to get to my car for But with a few more warmish days, it should slowly start to wind itself to the sewer drain. Let's hope so!

 Today, I don't feel like doing too much. I enjoyed sleeping in. I enjoyed my bowl of Cream of Wheat with blueberries. And now I am enjoying playing around on the computer. No hurry. No fuss. I think I will pull out my February decor and do up the living room, or not. I have been loving the calmness of the blues and browns. But I do owe the reds and black, their chance to shine. :) 

All in all, life has just been quiet and lovely. I have time to read, been watching some great movies. The Jungle Book (the new one), The Karate Kid, The Goodbye Girl (incredible!), Notting Hill, and I have one in my queue, Boy's Town. I have never watched it and it is about time, it is a classic. Happy Valentine's Day! Always, Kit

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Home again, Home again, Jiggity Jog!

Here I am, home again and rested up. Oh, what a wonder California is to a winter locked Montanan. You step off the plane and instantly you shed your coat and start to smile. Even tho we had some issues with flights (lots of delays and we had fog in Missoula so we couldn't fly out for 4 hours!) and didn't get to our hotel till 10:00 (instead of 3) we were happy. Our room was lovely, with a view of the parks. We ran into some sprinkles on only the first day, but we never seemed to get caught in them. We were always inside sipping coffee or riding a ride. And we discovered something, when the day is gray, a lot of folks do not show up. The streets were wide open and the wait times were low. It was lovely! We played and frolicked and walked and walked and And we soaked in that lovely sunshine. It was lovely being together each day, joined at the hip, enjoying that thing that is called Disneyland Geekdom. 

Our first character sighting was good ole Mickey Mouse! And later we ran into Miss Mary Poppins herself. I must say I was very excited for the Kale and Grapefruits hanging in the trees. 

Tomorrow Land is now Star Wars Land, but I don't mind a bit. I love Star Wars! I get a kick out of the Stormtroopers who accost everyone, and folks use the line - "These are not the droids you are looking for." in Hubby met Boba Fett one of his favs (he has a full costume he made by scratch at home) And I was happy to find my new drink container, Chewbacca for my collection. 

The parks are just so pretty! Lots of flowers and birds. Real and topiary. I loved sitting on a bench in front of the castle and eating my Dole Whip and just - being. 

The Shows! We were able to take in Frozen the Musical, Mickey's Magical Map, Beauty and Beast and Tangled (the latter two which are done in skit form) which were incredible. And when I get a little weary, I just head over to the Animation Academy. As you sit on a cushy couch, music fills the room from favorite Disney movies and clips from the films fill the multiple screens that surround the room. You are in a cocoon of Disney and it is just beautiful.

I found not only a delicious cupcake (with real raspberries hidden inside) but a new Mickey Mouse hat. If you look to the very right of it, you can see my homage to the movie, "UP" with my Ellie pin button in Fanta orange. :) 

I make the hubby try on hats and he does the same to  Do you prefer the flyboy or the yeti? There you see my latest popcorn container. I collect these and display them at work, this one I cheerfully carried around the park, beaming like a

Nighttime in the parks is amazing. We were able to watch The World of Color and take in the Electrical Light Parade that is back!  From the first strands of that familiar music (Baroque Hoedown) we were bobbing up and down. The last time we had seen this parade was when we had brought our girls to the park in 1996. 

The day came when we had to leave and it was hard, but I have to admit my feet were sore and I really didn't want to walk We bid Walt a good-bye and swore we would be back next year, God willing. :) Always, Kit
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