Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Prokofiev, Romeo & Juliet, Dance of the Knights No.13


Hi and good morning! Happy Wednesday! This is my main man above! Long sword down, he is my protector! I have had him a while, and love him to death! 

Cooler weather is upon us once again mid 60 degrees, but my plants and I are so enjoying this! The sun is up and birds are singing! Corney but, it's gonna be a good day!

I have been asked, long ago, the title of the song on the Hoover Dam Bridge project, linked at the top right sidebar of my blog. I love how they did that video on the building of the Hoover Dam Bridge project and I never knew what it was until now. It is a classical piece, stunning, I absolutely love it, and here it is. 

It is from Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet, Dance of the Knights No 13. I finally found it on You Tube, and have linked below for your listening pleasure this morning. So glad I found it. Now if I could only figure out how to Embed it, again, that would be great! When you don't blog for a while things get stale and apparently things change! Who knew! So here are a couple of links, at least I found it! :)




Hope you have an enjoyable remainder of the week! Time fly's doesn't it! 

Hugs, Kat =^.^=

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Size Matters!


Holy Crap! (oops!) sorry........ Oh my I am cracking up! And please forgive me or not! I just had to pass this along for whatever reason! You see, I have this thing about recycling just about everything, at least once! So I save the toilet paper cardboard roll insert and use them for lots of things, packing smalls to ship, around wrapping paper, around cords etc. Please notice that big boy on the left!


 Well, I was trying to organize them, and well, guess what! I think the TP companies are on to something. They are making the center cardboard piece larger so you really are not getting maybe what you think you are on that roll. They also went to a white inner roll, thinner piece of cardboard instead of the brown heavier one, on some brands. I also just noticed three different sizes! What? Are we running out of cardboard or something????  I know I'm nuts!








Anyway I just found this interesting, I'm old and easily amused these days I guess and at my age, I seem to notice everything anymore. So, there you have it! Size does matter when purchasing toilet papers! Who knew! :) Oh and please disregard my sarcasm, and me being so literal, I was told recently it runs on my side of the family! And am I glad verses the stuff the other side of the family does lol! I'll take sarcasm any day! You just would not believe it! A huh, I think they should ask me if I care! So there you have it! I know who really cares! lol

Hoping you are having a wonderful first day of Daylight Savings Time, if you had to switch the clocks, I am running an hour behind everything today! :) And, apparently it is a goof off day if I have time to take pictures, download them, and post on the blog! I should be working! :)

Take care, and have a great week! Kat

Saturday, March 12, 2016

The Story of Paradise and my Garden Spot at Community Gardens Boulder City Nevada

Hi! Hope you all are doing wonderful! March is already here, I always called it Crazy March because of the winds and such. Well it poured rain last night, 30 mph winds all day, the backyard is yellow with pollen, but, I am doing the happy dance because I finally after years of waiting, have my own little garden spot at our Boulder City Community Gardens!

This is it, above, when I went to view it. Behind this brush and dead debris were two rose bushes. I got them out, lots of roots, very long armed roots. One slipped away from me, the smaller off shoot, but the other, after sitting in a partial bucket of water for a couple of weeks, has been planted at my house in a gray pot. The poor little thing held on, the weather took a turn for the worse yet again, and I was just too cold to go out there and plant her.

Here is where you might want to get the Kleenex box, or if you are a believer in signs, you will completely understand and sigh, what a lovely story, and that I was supposed to hear this.

Here goes. The lady that had this plot before me, lost her sister at a young age. She and her parents planted the two roses at the end of her garden plot in her sister's honor. Her sister's name was "Paradise."

Paradise now, has little bits of new life all over her in the pot I planted her in. Back to the garden plot, and how I learned of this story, you know if you are supposed to learn or understand something, the universe will send the message, you just have to listen.

Last week, I ran into another gardener up at the spots, I met the year before. We were chatting about the spot, as she knows the lady that had it, and I was telling her how much I had to turn over and amend the soil and how I hoped things would grow, it was fun, found a ton of worms, thankfully, and oh BTW, the two roses, one made it the other did not, and I love the one that made it and it is doing fine, I finally got her planted in her own pot!

She looked at me, a little shocked, and then began to tell me the story of Paradise, that this rose was planted in her honor, that the young woman lost her life very young and on and on. I got chills behind my neck and my hair stood on end.

She said, well, I know that rose will not die and continued on. I said I will send you pictures to send to the previous gardener letting her know that her sister's rose is growing and that I will care for it and send more updated pictures if she wishes. I did, she sent them to the family. What a lovely gesture they did for their family member, touching. 

Here are the pictures I sent, Paradise is in the gray pot, I can see her from my kitchen window, she gets the afternoon sun and she has a lovely view of the sunset every evening. This is how I planted her before I knew of her story. Odd isn't it. But I do love roses. Wish me luck keeping this beauty going. I will be posting pictures when she blooms, and also sending to the family.

I was so touched to hear this story and I am equally happy that I can keep this little rose alive and well. I will do my best, that's for sure. Here are the pics, and I will be posting more of the little garden soon. I have already been able to have a few salads from it already! So grateful!

Thank you for stopping by! I cannot blog as much as I would like, I have many irons in the fire that keep me so busy, and loving every minute of it! But I will be back, when I can.....Take care, Kat










Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Introducing.....Bella Marketplace in Boulder City Nevada New Antique Store!

I everyone, so excited to finally get the post out on our latest store here in quaint little Boulder City, Nevada!

Welcome to  Bella Marketplace, and this place is large, wonderful, has great fibes and I am happy to announce I finally have a booth in there now. I am so very excited to show you some of the lovely booths! The Vendors have beautiful things, vintage, handmade, furniture, and one Vendor has their own Brand of chalk paint they are selling in any color you want! Vintage, Antique, Art, a wonderful place to grab a special gift!

I am going to stop typing, and add the pictures. Beware.........long long post, but mostly pictures! If you are in our quaint little town, be sure to stop in and say hi to Faye and Kaye! They have added another wonderful store to our town! So here we go!













































If you are still here? Thank you for making it to the end of the photos! I will be posting more as the weeks go on! Things change up daily at this lovely place. Hope to see you there? 

Wishing you the Best, Kat