Wednesday, August 23, 2017

My Week

I believe Monday's eclipse has dominated the week thus far! Curtis and Toots drove south to Idaho where they would experience totality. Curtis managed to scout out one last hotel room in Butte for outlandish
Price of $172. St least it wasn't the $1000 room in Dillon!!!
They had a good adventure despite all the traffic when they were leaving!

Pictures thanks to Curtis!

I elected to stay at hone and watch it from my backyard. Gosh! We only had 90% totality here! Kirsten brought the boys over and we were all decked out in our eclipse wear!

Not sure Coop knew what was happening but had fun anyways! The drop in temperature was quite noticeable and cool shadows were observed!

Yesterday I joined Kirsten and her minions and quite a few others for some back to school shopping.
Trying to keep track of them all is a feat! But, I think they are all ready to head back next week! And their mother wishes it was this week!

And believe it or not fall is just around the corner! Look at the leaves of this tree in my neighbour yard!

They are starting to turn!

Still smokey with all the wild fires and we've had no speakable rain!

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Time for an Update!

Busy, busy, busy!
I thought semi retirement would be relaxing and give me time for my crafting!! Not so much! The last 2 weeks have been a whirlwind!

We took a weekend trip over to the Flathead at the beginning of Aug! A visit to Curtis' dad who was turning 92. We got to drive through Glacier before all the smoke invaded! Bear grass has been especially beautiful this year, as has the fireweed!

Kirsten and I did a day trip to Missoula for some shopping! That's a 6 hour round trip! She found some cute tops on sale for her new job and some back to school for the grandkids! Then a couple days later Kirsten and I were back on the road to pick up Harlee from Girl Scout camp. That was another 5-6 hour round trip! And we needed to be there between 9 and 10 in the morning!!! We left home at 6:45 with the boys in their pj's!

I found raspberries at Costco on the return trip and managed to crank out a couple batches of jam!

No time for scrapping! But I did finish off a couple cards I had stamped images for!

Penny Black stamp! Dies from quickutz, memory box, IO

Hero Arts flamingo stamp and die, tropical leaves are a Memory Box die and some spritz if Color Shine

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