Sunday, March 10, 2019

March Came in like a Lion

And I can't help thinking of that song from Carousel...."A whipping of the water in the bay, then April sighed and stepped aside and along came pretty little May" That is about how our weather is here in Montana. We tend to mirror New England. We do not even consider it springtime till the beginning of May. That is why I do not get my panties in a twist, wishing for Spring and dreaming of Spring and whining and crying about more snow. The month came in with another blizzard, which I enjoyed with many cups of coffee and some old movies and my warm and trusty blanket. Here tell, this coming Tuesday another storm is set to hit, so I am baking some cookies today. They will taste mighty good as the wind howls. 

On the home front, the word on my Jeep is that the appraiser, appraised. And gave us a higher figure to fix it than we had been told. Good. We have a great car guy who fixed this same Jeep a few years back when a teenager decided to cut a corner while my daughter was driving. You can't even tell it has ever been in an accident. Jeep goes in this coming week. Yay! I miss it. I do have a rental car, all shiny and new, with tons of bells and whistles, but it just is not my Jeep. But I am grateful I do have some wheels.

Cause I need to get out and about now and again. Took my oldest to lunch at our favorite spot and it was so much fun to sit and chat and eat good food. We always have some very good laughs and I come away feeling great! Then yesterday I got to meet up for lunch at the best salad bar in town with a dear and old friend from my days at Willard School. We had such a great time catching up and it is always nice to be able to lift each other up, like we did when we worked together.

Since I retired, I have only been to my old workplace a couple of times. Last Thursday was the March graduation (we are on a 3 trimester year) and I got to visit the brand new school. Built on the same lot. It is lovely, and very modern looking. Not quite my taste but it was wonderful to see my old friends and students. Do I wish I was still there? In a heartbeat, no. :)

I intend to wear out my sofa, reading, watching and writing. Bought myself some new journals. Now that I have so much time, I try and write every day. And I am enjoying it so much again. Just like I did when I started 48 years ago. Finished A Tale of Two Cities and it was wonderful, but so sad. I have the movie A Quiet Man, saved in my Netflix and will watch this week with St. Patty's Day coming up. I just love the scene when Maureen O'Hara is singing and polishing her treasures in her new house, and I know just how she feels.  Always, Kit


Lizzy D said...

I love your weather attitude, perfect way to cope. Your week sounds so fun and I loved seeing a little corner of your house. The weather quote was wonderfully apt too.



Blondie's Journal said...

Funny how we are pretty much having that cold and wind all over the country. And like you in Montana, we don't warm up here until May. The best thing you can do is tuck yourself in and when it gets to be too much, head out for lunch!!!

It must be very sentimental to visit your old digs, but having all those years behind you is a good feeling in itself.

Stay warm, Kit.

Jane x

Pom Pom said...

Oh, I need to watch that movie, too!
You have a good attitude about the snow.
Your lunch out looked scrumptious.
I am so glad you are happy to be retired.
God be with you, good Kit.

Sandra said...

Beautiful and delicious pictures. Have a happy week. Hugs.

Angie said...

Kit - we are sisters from different mothers! Suddenly it is March 11 and I am trying to work in all the "winter" activities before it is gone! How thankful I am that we are due to get another storm tomorrow night. Do I dare to call in "sick" for my museum shift on Wednesday so I can enjoy what might be our last powder day on the mountain?

If you have any cookies left over, please send them up Kalispell way! All my best to you, Montana buddy!

Diane said...

We will have more snowstorms but the birds know it's spring. Diane

Lorrie said...

I enjoy reading about how you're handling retirement. Very well, it seems. It's looming for me, too, and I have many things I want to do, including more writing and reading.
Glad your Jeep is being mended.