Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What are you doing new Years?

Heading into the New Year and a new decade! It's exciting. I know there will be ups and downs, but any day we are above ground is a blessing. Not much planned for tonight. No dancing and carousing for me...lol But I am making homemade tacos, I have 2 bottles of the cheapest chilling and a very long movie (3 hours!) to watch before the ball drops. Then of course I will run out front and yell and bang pot lids and watch the fireworks over my old neighborhood. All with my love. Perfect.

Christmas was super stupendous! Lots of little events that made up for a great season. I look back and smile about it all. Well almost all. In the midst of our season my oldest had surgery and that always causes a Mommy worry, even if they are 37. But all is fine, and we actually had a wonderful road trip Christmas week to Great Falls for a check-up. I had to drive but I didn't mind when you're with your kid and its Montana. So lovely.

So I end this year with a smile. And with some photos from Christmas day and the Eve.

Em and I at church on the Eve. In her technicolor dreamcoat! 

My newest ornament from my hubby!

And meet Old World Santa. The newest member of my Santa Clan. 

May 2020 be bright and interesting! Always Kit

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Holly Jolly Christmas!

7 4 days out to the Eve! I think my most favorite thing to do this season has been sitting in my spot and enjoying all the little lights. And now that we have had snow, the lights are even prettier. I turn them all on first thing in the morning. I can't imagine what my power bill will be, but I don't really care. I know a lot of people do not like how early it gets dark in the winter but you'll mind it less with little lights.

Did a little baking. My sugar cookies. I don't make a lot of treats. Hubby is not a foody and I'm not really supposed to be eating them. But I have some items for the kids. I just like baking at Christmas. It feels like what I'm supposed to be doing...lol  You know what I really want to make? Rice Krispie treats! Those won't even make it out of the pan. My Grammy used to make them for me and I have a soft spot for them.

As you can see I still haven't posted. Geeze. But in my defense I've just been having such a good time. We went back to the antique mall, I just couldn't help myself. And I found some treasures. I thank my hubby for being so tolerant. First was this 50's Santa light. So cool! And I walked around the corner and here sat a lonely unbought Goose blowmold!!! OMG! I did make myself go thru two floors to see if anything else jumped out at me. But when they didn't I hightailed it back and grabbed her tag. She is outside with all her new friends and I think I'll use her at Easter too.

Last night was our annual dinner out and light tour. Just the hubby and I. Great meal and then we motored all over town checking out the displays. Home to eat cheesecake and have a drink. Nice.

So on to this last weekend before the holiday, I am whipping up some treats, watching football (that's a given), and tonight is Christmas Vacation viewing. Gotta have some Clark Griswold for Christmas. 🎅 Merry Christmas!  Always, Kit

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

🎶 Haul out the Holly... 🎶

Well of course we all know what I've been up to. Decorating. With this short season it was a challenge, but I came thru victoriously! It was a lot of fun revisiting my Christmas treasures. I used to keep detailed lists of items on hand and new items I purchased over the summer, but not anymore so it is a surprise when I open certain bags. Gifts of the season!  😊

My daughter and I had a lovely time seeing 42nd Street. To mark the event, I had bracelets made for both of us. It was so much fun and after the show we danced our way down the street.

Thanksgiving was lovely! All my loves around the table, eating and laughing and enjoying each other's company. Just perfect.

Up early the next day to drive around in the dark with my Christmas music, coffee and my Em. It was so cold! The only line we had to wait in was World Market (first 100 got a $10 off coupon and a Hello Kitty bag) and a lady offered me some hand warmers! How sweet. We hit JoAnns, Penny's, World Market, Walmart (shop lights for hubby), Michael's (I found a new blow mold!) and Target. So much fun! And no punches were thrown...lol  Later that day, I curled up on the sofa and while it snowed I napped.  What a wonderful day!

Hubby and I went to the Red Truck European Market. Lots of crafts and art. The smell of wood fires and Christmas music. I found a little yellow rocking horse and a Big Ben clock that winds, for a song!

Our Griz football team went to the playoffs and we went to the first game. And we won big time! This week they play in Utah so we will get cozy here. I have the popcorn and Goobers and Red vines at the ready.

So now as I finish up, it is 15 days to the big day. I intend to just relax and enjoy my view. This year we are doing the same as last year and not giving gifts. It is so freeing and stress less. Instead my daughter and I had a baking day where we made treats for a friend of hers whose grandma passed this year. He always got treats from her, and he was sad. He loved everything and we loved our time together. It gave us a warm and fuzzy feeling.

I think I am all caught up. Oh, I got my stitches out yesterday and it is looking great and all my bruising is gone. Yay! I am off to finish up my Christmas cards and feed my squirrels. There is one big guy out there who keeps eyeing my bird feeder. I want to save him from a life of crime...lol  Always, Kit

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Ouchies, Thanksgivng Prep and Thrifting!

Out of commission for a bit. I knew I should have done a blog before dental surgery. Nothing drastic, just a tooth pull and a bone graft. But yowsers, I was sore and not really in the mood to do anything but change ice packs and gauze. Hubby took great care of me, ordering meals, fetching milk shakes and telling me that the bruising wasn't turning me into a beast...lol Good man! I also got a visit from the Tooth Fairy! My sweet Em left me a little fairy and I got $5.00! So sweet! 

I am getting so excited for Thanksgiving! There is just so much about this holiday that I love. The colors, the nesting and of course the food. What a lot of people don't realize about me is that I hate to cook!  But not during the holidays. The holidays bring something out in me. All of a sudden my hidden Martha Stewart emerges and the recipes are found and the kitchen is scrubbed in preparation. I make all the favorites and I get such pleasure out of seeing my family come back for thirds. And I have so many leftovers, I don't have to cook for 3 days. Win win.😊

Otherwise, we finished our college football season and our Griz did well. Waiting to see if we go to the playoffs.

We went to our antique mall and scored some Christmas decor including a little blow mold candle. Then lunch out. Fun day together.

My oldest Jules is off on a business trip but not before we had a lovely lunch together. So nice to catch up and do some chatting. And have a naughty dessert...lol

Felt a bit of cabin fever. So I hopped in my Jeep and down the Bitterroot I went. Such a lovely drive. Lots of cows and horses and V's of geese. I did a bit of thrifting and came away with some new treasures. Ever since I joined IG, I see these lovely vignettes for Christmas and I want to try my hand at them.

Off I go. Coming up is a very busy week. Tuesday is my mother/daughter holiday nite out with my Em. And we are going to see 42nd Street The Musical. In a cute little theater in town. What a great way to kick off  Thanksgiving week. Happy Thanksgiving to all! Always, Kit

The Beast!....lol 

Thursday, November 7, 2019


I am up early. Daylight savings time never fails to mess up my time clock...lol When my youngest was little she would go thru the day saying, "The time is actually..." Thinking back to the prior day. Always made me laugh. I finally could not keep my eyes open at 9 last nite. I spent the day decorating for Thanksgiving and was tired out. But I am now surrounded by bits of gold and brown and my happy ceramic turkeys. It is my month to celebrate Fall. 🍁

Halloween. She was a bit cold with snow on the ground, but she was wonderful. Now that we are both retired, we no longer have to race home to set up our display. Hubby took his time setting everything up, with trips in the house to warm his fingers. I made my dining table spooky and made my Chili. The staple dinner of many a Halloween nite.

The newest member of the gang. Hello Jack!

These are all "fun-kins" that my husband and kids carved years ago. They make a nice glow. 🎃

The house all ready to greet trick or treaters of all ages. We only ended up with 24 total, due to the cold. But they were all great and loved our decorations. One man told me he has been bringing his kids for 5 years, and that his kids insist on visiting even tho they now live across town.  He even threw me a kiss. Aww, that does my heart good. It's not a huge display and I have to admit there is nothing spectacular to it. Just a bright spot on a dark street. I guess it beckons.  🎃

Our kids visited, all dressed up like every year since they were born. They were going to head downtown but decided on having a big bowl of chili instead. So lovely to see them.

So now is the quiet and calm of November. I love these days of planning and nesting. I don't rush the month for December. All of that excitement will come in due time. Always, Kit