Friday, May 25, 2018

Sipping Coffee

I am one lucky girl and have 5 days off over Memorial Day weekend. I almost feel guilty seeing as how in two weeks I will be retiring. But heck, I'll take the lovely break. The weather has been pure Montana Spring and so pretty. Everything is green and purple. I can't get enough of it. Even running mundane errands is fun when around each new corner is a tree or shrub just screaming, look at me!

I have been working outside in my gardens and getting ready to plant up my pots in the next week or so. I use this time to place my yard art, dig up plants that didn't quite make it thru our winter, and clean my birdbaths. I finally had to dig up my oldest Siberian Iris and wish it farewell. It was way too old and using up prime real estate. I plan to put in more Cone Flowers and Black Eyed Susans and maybe a Daisy. 

I bought my vines yesterday. I have to credit you who plant seeds, but when you live in a Northern climate, it just takes too long. So I get my Morning Glories all ready to go, from a wonderful nursery in town called Caras. They have the prettiest displays in town! I plunk it in it's pot and within a week or two, I have flowers. I also picked up a Susan with a Yellow Eye for my vintage shopping basket. 

So for the next 4 days I will: buy a hanging basket of flowers, visit a wonderful flea market out of town and also celebrate my birthday, watch the Indy 500 while eating bagels and fruit salad and then hang my flag and celebrate the holiday. Lots to do, exciting things that for me mean, Summer is here and fun is to be had. Always, Kit

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Vintage sprinklers, Weddings, Horse Racing and Nascar

Yesterday was so filled and fun packed. We were supposed to get rain, but didn't, so our first yard saling trip of the season happened. We hit about 10 of them. Met some funny people, my hubby ended up holding hands with a very old lady whose hands were cold. One lady asked me if I had come earlier in the day (I hadn't) and claimed I had a doppelganger out there. I found a couple of nice finds: a vintage yellow metal sprinkler and a set of porcelain mugs in yellow and brown for my bathroom. I love going to estate sales and being able to go inside the houses to see the layout. Then I come home and declare my home to be the best! :) 

Then I had taped E!'s coverage of the Royal Wedding and spent some time watching all the festivities minus the sound, I just can't stand all the stupid and lame commentary they supply while we are watching the lovely young lady get out of her car. I was so thrilled that during the actual ceremony they shut up and just let us hear what was happening. I am happy for the couple and that everything went off with out a hitch. But I have to say, the standout outfit for me was the Queen's! Oh how I love that color combination of green and purple! She rocked it!

Next up, the Preakness Stakes! I love a good horse race.  I was hoping for Justify just like everyone else in the world. Not that everyone likes him, but that since he won the first race of the Triple Crown they want to see him win the second. And it was a good race, fog and all. Now on this show, they do a great job with the commentary and I love hearing all about the jockeys and the horses and the tradition. But I am curious, what came first, the song Oh Tannenbaum or Maryland my Maryland....LOL

We finished the day with breakfast for dinner and NASCAR. Both were a treat. All in all, a beautiful and fun Saturday. Now today I need to get to work in the yard, and no more TV watching. It is another gorgeous Montana day and I can't wait to get outside in it. :) Always, Kit  (I wore my tiara all thru the wedding!....LOL)

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Bloomsday 2018

Oh my goodness! Today is so gorgeous. It is as close to perfect as I could get. Warm and sunny with a slight breeze. My apple trees are in full knock out, amazing bloom! Yikes, if all the bees do their job, I will have an incredible crop of apples. And my Deer Man up in the mountains will love me. (He feeds his deer all winter long on my crop). I am busy putting out my yard art and getting my yard ready for the season. But first...

Bloomsday, Spokane, Washington. An amazing  running event we have attended for over 30 years now. It is like, "Let's get 45,000 people together and throw a party!" We drive over the day before and stay in the most wonderful hotel, the Davenport Grand. Posh and elegant and right downtown, so once we park the car we can walk to all our favorite stores and restaurants. Once the packets are picked up, we head to the best book shop ever. Aunties! I love to find a comfy chair and read a magazine that I would never buy, $19.99! You have got to be kidding Then there is a couple of stores that are such fun to browse, Boo Radleys and Atticus. I bought a new alarm clock. What is with me and clocks?! We had dinner at Luigi's and it was lovely. We finished the night with drinks on the outdoor veranda of the hotel.


Up early and my runners got ready. I did the 7.4 miles once and that was enough for me. My hubby is a great runner and is in the Second Seed division right behind the Elites. I am married to a fast guy. :P They head out and I pick up coffee and head to the finish area. I love to sit on my bench and people watch. I get such a thrill when I recognize my runner coming toward me. Both did so well and were happy and ready for showers. They both were sporting their new finisher t-shirts. These shirts can only be had if you finish. Very coveted.  We headed home via Red Lobster for lunch, and had a lovely drive thru the mountains. A perfect weekend! Always, Kit