Sunday, July 22, 2018

Summer Loving

Summer life has been motoring along. Ever since we have returned home, it has been in the high 80's to the 90's and I am loving it. My plants are enjoying being dry and upright without the beating of the rain. I swear it is the first year in many that my Fireweed is tall and straight.

We enjoyed the 4th of July as a family. Having a picnic supper and setting off a few of our own works. We gathered our chairs and glow necklaces and headed to one of our high school fields to watch the big works. It was fun and chill. And after being away, I loved being with my kids.

I have settled into a routine of early mornings out in the garden. Letting the cats in and out, and in and Eating up all the fresh raspberries I can stomach and then when it gets hot, I retreat to my couch to catch up on some shows. I finished The Crown and am eagerly waiting for the new season. And that sparked me to watch anything else Royal on Netflix. I am becoming quite an expert on all things

My love and I use most Saturday mornings to drive all over our fair city looking for treasures. It has been a bleak summer so far. Not much out there. But we do love to sit there, drink our coffee, discuss the world and tromp thru strangers yards. I did score this little fellow recently and I am in love!

Hubs recently ran in the Missoula Half Marathon and did wonderful! I don't know how he can muster all that energy at The kids and I were there to cheer him on and once he ran by, we settled in for some coffee and strudel (the race runs right by my kids house). Personally, I think we got the better end of the deal. But hey, he got a metal. (He's in the yellow hat.)

Well, that is about it for over here. I am currently house sitting part time, for my kids while they whoop it up in San Diego at Comic Con. They have such a good time mingling with other fans of cosplay and of movies and anime. I'll be glad to get them home, safe and sound. Always, Kit


oldgreymareprimitives said...

getting the most out of retirement I see : D

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Glad you are enjoying your retirement dear KK.

Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I swear no one gets more out of a day than YOU!! OMGOSH, I could not believe that you posted a picture of Fire Weed and actually included the NAME!! About 5 years ago we went to a small local lake to grab some weeds for our pond. That weed came up the next year and I never even knew I had gotten it. I see it along the road in ditches and tell Terry all the time that I should get more. A Hummer tried to eat from one of the flowers the other day, but no luck and moved on to the Trumpet Vine.

Be well and don't forget to take a break!!
xx, Carol

Pom Pom said...

Aw! Your cute and happy girlie girls!
Isn't summer so lovely when you know you can stretch it until the first snow without having to go back to school? I know you loved your job but being home is fantastic!

Angie said...

Guess what? There are weeks and months and years of 'summer' lazing in your future, now that you are retired. Isn't it just fab? I am fine with the dry and hot weather as long as the fire season stays under control … congrats to the hubs on another successful half!