Sunday, June 24, 2018

Happy Summer!

Sun is shining today. After a day long downpour yesterday. Makes it all the sweeter to see sun. I must say my lawn is loving all this rain but my cats are not. The big outdoors is my cats playground and they are not happy when it is soggy. They finally settled in for long naps, and I settled in to watch the Royal Ascot Races. That was such fun, not only do I love horse racing, but then add the Royals? Win, win.

Life has been motoring on. I picked up all my flowers for my pots. I loosely say "all my flowers", cause come July when the big sales happen, I will be right down there buying up new flowers to overload my patio with. :) Oh I forgot to say, I had the best night with my family the last week of work. We all attended the Steely Dan and Doobie Brothers concert here in town! It was fantastic. Somehow the beer tasted extra special, and I could not help but jump up and dance to China Grove along with everyone else. I felt like I was 20 again!

When I retired, part of the reason I decided to do it now, was because my school is getting a brand new school and I wanted to "go down with the ship" as they say. I thought it fitting that the new Head Cook would start in a brand new space, without being haunted by the specter of In my old kitchen, one of the items that I have looked at for 14 years is a bank of lockers. Lockers? In a kitchen? Believe it or not, my kitchen used to be the boys old locker room. I used them to store paper products and my magnet collection. I asked for and have received these lockers as a gift from the school. It took a bit of red tape but my friends came thru for me and they now have a new home in my rec room. I am beyond happy. A big Thank You to my hubby and Jim, my moving crew!

So now, I am busy getting ready for my annual trip to Oregon. My hubby and I have been so lucky to have found a wonderful condo overlooking the sea. It is our second happiest place on the earth. And for the next week or so, I will be sitting in my favorite leather chair, sipping wine and trying to read a book, but mainly just looking out to sea and grinning. Always, Kit


Pom Pom said...

I'm glad you got the bank of lockers!
I was wondering if it was about time to take your trip to Oregon! I hope you have a wonderful time!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I love that section of fence with the cows on it! I thought I would do more container gardening this year, but honestly we have hardly had any sunny days. We are headed for higher record setting rain days...I think we sit at third now. STEELY DAN and The Doobies!!! I would have been there too. When Terry and I were first married his best friend was Dave Wood. Older friends of ours used to call them the Doobie Brothers. (I think it had something to do with doobies, lol.) You brought back a fond memory. It was a nice gesture behind your retirement timing. I love that you got your lockers. What would be a more relaxing vacation than sitting in a comfy chair looking out at the ocean.
xx, Carol

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a great memento of your years as 'head chef' at your old school.

Happy summer, happy retirement, happy time in Oregon.

Love & hugs dear KK ~ FlowerLady

Angie said...

Kit - as you know, I don't mind the winter (and neither do you), but you can't beat a Montana summer. Sunny days, low humidity … Your flowers' bright disposition says it all! I am jealous about Steely Dan/Doobie Brothers - what a terrific walk down memory lane. Maybe when life slows down a bit we can start going to concerts again. Speaking of which, I may not be commenting as often for the next few weeks since I will have my in-laws visiting from the UK. We are going to have a great time! Enjoy your upcoming trip to the seaside!

Anonymous said...

I just stumbled upon your blog. What a beautiful place you have created.

I look forward to reading more in the future.

Lorrie said...

Glad you got those lockers. I wonder what you will do with them in your home. You are probably basking in the sun (and clouds) in Oregon right now. Hope you have a good book and cool drink to hand.

Cheryl said...

What a fabulous memento from your former job! I bought a set of lockers for $20 (such a steal) when I got them home I had to sand the heck out of them and repaint them. I painted them an antique bronze color, suits my house :-)I've got them in my main hall way loaded with cat food, shopping bags... and junk I toss in there when company comes over lol

Sandra said...

Wonderful flowers. Happy summer Kitchen. Greetings.