Saturday, April 28, 2018


Feeling "squealy" inside. When I was a little kid, when I was particularly pleased about an event or day, I would get this feeling inside and I would make this noise, that can only be described as a squeal....lol Not loud, no one else could hear it, but it was my happy sound. I have that feeling today. Not only is it Saturday, but it is gorgeous out and my trees are all green and fuzzy. Yay! I got to do my first mowing yesterday and hubby blew all the leaves out of the bushes. It looks good out there. Today I need to weed whack and clean a couple of garden beds out. I have made it easy on myself as I get older. I put mulched leaves on my garden beds each Fall and I just leave them on there all Summer long. By the Fall they are all gone, they have kept out the grass and weeds and gave important natural food to my plants. Win win. We are getting some nice showers starting tomorrow which will really green this place up. Then I will retreat back inside to do some necessary house chores. I don't whine and cry about the weather, cause as my Granny used to say, "you can change a lot of things, but you can't change the weather". Wise woman and a good lesson she taught me. Always, Kit 

Sunday, April 22, 2018

4 Days Off

And it has been lovely! I love it when my school has it's planning days and since the kids are not there, I do not have to be there either. I didn't plan much for the time off, just some leisurely breakfasts and lots of time to relax. And my old cat is loving me for it. :) We watched Emma and The Jane Austen Book Club together.

Springtime has finally decided to come to the Rocky Mountains and we are all loving it. Still a bit too cool for me to work outside, but we did get the outdoor furniture unwrapped. At least the sun is shining and all my trees are budding out. Everyone keeps saying Spring is so late this year, but nope. I checked my journal and it was the same last year. And that is why I do not get my panties in a twist wishing and worrying about when Spring will arrive. It will arrive when she is darn ready to arrive....lol And it is not in March!

So for my last two days of bliss, I will put my wreath on my door and move my picket fence to the front step. Put the finishing touches on my "fake cake" decoration for the kitchen, and wash up all the linens. Then cook up a pot of  Ham and Bean Soup. That will be a good finish to a Sunday. :) Always, Kit

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Car Show!

Now I will have to admit, I am not a big fan of car shows. Hubby loves them, so he usually attends and I do something else. But this year, my love had his newest creation at the Mall and I just had to go and see the unveiling. It has been a year and half since the parts had arrived and all his long hours and hard work were realized in a truly beautiful car. It is a 33 Coupe. A Hot Rod! 

I took our youngest with me and we had a great time looking over all the details, and some of the Steampunk items my husband had on display for sale (why he is wearing his Steampunk hat).

It was quite the draw of the show for sure. 

He had his other car there too. My baby, my love, MY car! The Silver Cobra. I just adore this car and so did everyone else in the Mall. It is so pretty. When you ride around in this car, the world takes a moment and can't take it's eyes off of it. You feel like a celebrity....lol

So I have to admit, Em and I had a fun time and we got to heap tons of praise on our guy. Saw a lot of friends in the Mall and even grabbed a bite to eat. He is back at it again today, but I am done....lol I am on to something else. :) Always, Kit

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Back to Work

Though I didn't mind too much. Well, maybe the getting up to the alarm clock again. But I have lots of fun memories from my week off to fall back on. I have to be careful, when I have such a great week, it makes me want to hurry time to when I am finally retired. But I have never been one to wish my days away. I want each and every one of them thank ya very much. :)

I started my week off slow, I know a lot of folks who plan to travel or do all their spring cleaning the whole time, but I like to relax and not have anything really planned. From Monday thru Friday my life is totally mapped out and I want to break from that. So I do what ever I feel like at the time. And it's great!

I decided my first Sunday was a perfect day to clean my kitchen and hand wash all my treasured Rooster and Roses dishes. And boy did they need it. They just shine now and seem very happy.

Monday I did have an appointment I had to keep. But this one I did not mind. It was my 5th anniversary checkup after having Uterine Cancer. I have a lovely doctor and she told me I was still clean and we had the biggest hugs. I will still see her once a year, but I should be good to go now. :) I celebrated in the afternoon with my youngest daughter (she likes to see me after my appointments, I think she needs to know, that I am still gonna be around) and later I had my favorite Asian food for dinner. It made for a lovely day.

I have a very old cat. Named Sam. So on Wednesday I gathered him up, and we sat together on the couch while I watched a Netflix series on British Castles. All day long. While it snowed and blew, we were cozy with our blanket and tea. I think he felt he was quite special.

Road trip! To Helena, MT. Just a short 2 hour drive thru the prettiest countryside. With a favorite eatery at the end and a great antique mall. I love just sitting in the car looking at the window as the hubby and I discuss and chat about everything in the world. Lots of laughs. I found a couple of new treasures: a new bear dressed like Clark, of Lewis and Clark fame. A big deal in Montana and a lovely green stool. And hubby found a tall jar full of brass buttons! All so wonderful and they will be used in his Steampunk creations.

Easter was a chilly one here, but we got all dressed up and my youngest girl and I went to church. She looked like walking Springtime in her lovely vintage skirt and I got to wear my special scarf all the way from Paree!...lol My daughter's fella picked it out for me on their trip to France last year. So pretty. We then went to brunch and had such a lovely time. Great food, lots of chatting and I slipped her a special gift. Two new charms for her bracelet, a cross and a sparkly bead. She came back to the house later and we gave her her Easter Basket filled with toys and treats and she brought us each a basket. So sweet and I think I ate the Cinderella gummy high heels in record time....lol

In the evening I watched the live show of Jesus Christ Superstar and it was fantastic! I have always loved the music from it and the cast did a wonderful job presenting the show. It left me with a lovely feeling as Easter wound down. And I didn't even mind that that alarm would wake me up the next morn. Well, maybe just a little. :P Always, Kit