Monday, September 30, 2013

The Wedding Reception Weekend

We had a busy weekend as Sunday was the wedding reception for Ann and Neil's daughter, Susanne. Friday I cut down my cornstalks to take to the Jewel Lake Barn to decorate for the event.  Normally, I just throw them over the fence.....   This year they turned out to be useful for something else.  

 All of the gals in the band gathered up our flowers, bows, tablecloths and decorating supplies and drove to the barn on Sat. to put it all together.  I am sorry to say that I did not take photos as we were on a mission to get that barn decorated.  It was not a small task.  The barn is huge!   I think we must have put together at least 30 bouquets of flowers.  There were bows, candles, ribbon and flowers everywhere!  

Saturday evening we drove up to Bonners Ferry to listen to Doug Bond play with Blue Streak.  It was a great evening.  They ended the night by playing the Orange Blossom Special.  It was awesome.  What talented fellows they are.  A school teacher, a vet, Doug, a television producer and the bass man that you can never see in the back, is retired.

The Seahawk game went into overtime on Sunday which caused us to arrive at the reception a couple of hours late, but just in time for the square dancing.

The only photos I have are of the upstairs part of the barn.  The potluck was held on the 1st floor of the "barn".   The gals, (Kristine, Ellie, Linda and Ann) put down their beautiful tablecloths and added centerpieces, bows, pumpkins, tulle, garlands,........

Here they are!  Getting ready to do-si-do.

Nowadays they don't square dance to music as I remember it.  They dance to just about any kind of music you can think of.  Interesting.  My Gal?   I never thought of it as a square dance song.   It looks like fun doesn't it?

Congratulations to Susanne and Preston!  

Monday, September 23, 2013

Montana Grizzly Weekend

I made a trip to Montana to visit a lot of relatives.  We had a great time going to the Grizzly football game and then meeting for dinner at where else, The Montana Club.

Griz Eileen poses on the walking bridge on the way to the tailgate party.

Enjoying our food at the Montana Rail Link Tailgate.  

Yes, indeed.  We do love our Griz!

There were so many of us at dinner it was difficult to take a photo.  It was a about a half of a mile to the other end of the table.

Alyssa says she would like more french fries, please.  

Thursday, September 19, 2013

It was not the best day on the mountain today...

as Retired Mountain Man had to take Maggie to the vet.  She had a 2 inch cut behind her ear that required stitches.  She is a very sad dog as she has to wear one those horrible collars to keep her from scratching her stitches.   For two weeks!

At the same time Maggie was going to the vet, I was headed to the dentist with a toothache.  I am very glad that I was able to get in to see my dentist because tomorrow I am headed to Montana to visit my sisters and brother, mom and both sons and their families.  I can't wait!

Retired Mountain Man will be staying here and taking care of Miss Maggie.  I would post a picture of her with her "collar", but she just looks too pitiful to put that on the blog.   Just look at the photo of this poor dog.

Things do need to start looking up tomorrow.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Todays to do list....

Unload the music equipment from the gig the night before.  A hand cart is definitely what is needed for this job.  No more carrying the keyboard. 

After taking this photo, I set my camera on top of the car and forgot I had put it there.  About a half hour later RMM got in the car and drove it to Sunset View Lane to pick up some snow tires that he bought.  Luckily for us, my camera rode on top of the car all the way to Mike and Marilyn's and back.  I met RMM half way up our driveway and the camera was still right where I had left it.  Whew!

The next task was to put up the Dilly Beans and the Dill Pickles.

This is enough for this year.

And now for some photos of Retired Mountain Man's dahlias.

Last but not least, the Candy Corn is ripe.  It's time to put it in the freezer.

And mow the lawn....

Friday, September 6, 2013

Fall harvest is in full swing

I love fall when the weather starts to turn and the temperature at night begins to cool off.  The pace seems to slow down a bit and it gives me a chance to slow down and enjoy it all.  There is nothing that compares to the sweet taste of Candy Corn from the garden along with some vine ripened tomatoes. 

Retired Mountain Man's dahlias are beautiful as always. 

I haven't been taking photos of the harvest, but I will try to do that from now on.     That said, there is work to be done, even if the pace is slow.

To Do List:

Make Dilly Beans, can the green beans, pull the beets, freeze and pickle some of them, pick the sweet corn and freeze, pick the peppers and freeze, etc.....don't forget the tomatoes....onions, carrots, eggplant, zucchini, cucumbers. shallots.....

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

George Carlin's take on the American Dream

It's the first day of school in our area.

Warning:  George uses many expletives in his monologue.  This is not for sensitive ears.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

At the Ravalli County Fair.....

Yes, I am wearing a cowboy hat, borrowed from David.  It was hot!

Rocket 88?

The Johnny Cash Imitators - they were really good!