How do spell Love - Piglet
You don't spell it, you feel it- Pooh
 I don't know if it's the year of the sheep
can't put my finger on it- feeling a renewed energy

 Mother nature is giving her best
nature is remarkable

 cool winter air so fresh and cleansing
  storms roll in from the west
 north winds whipping thru my hair as I do chores

  bright sun on my face that my body and soul craves this time of year
clear starry nights

peaceful at times

 life is just a little sweeter this year

Letting things fall and fall apart where they may- leaves room for love
love starts finding it's way back in.
 little things in their grandeur
 sun rising over the mountain
catching snow flakes with my tongue
 warmth of the fire
walking miles with a dear friend
  laughter and a few tears
 it feels familiar
sweet warm nuzzle from my horse
hugs from my children
hot tea with lemon
my mothers voice
the twinkle in my husbands eye


Hunting and gathering
...little treasures keep finding themselves in my pockets these days
gifts from the earth
 collected and cherished
 something I did in my childhood
 a fallen leaf part of a forest, a feather that one day belonged to a mother or brother...
 a rock that was part of a stream
 I am reminded that we all belong
 to someone

It all adds up
 it comes and flows freely
 full circle
 it starts...and ends there
I am feeling it these days

I hope you are too......


Barn Sweater- Fini!



Well that's about it!
 Sewed the loose ends
 added wooden buttons
 a quick ironing
it will be well loved



Life's a beach

Glorious day at the beach
We enjoyed a sunny Sunday at the beach with the fam and Lilly.
The water recedes in the winter time
and rises in the summer as the glaciers melts and pours into the lake
 A bird sanctuary on the shores of Flathead Lake at Big Fork only open to public till March 31
  A favorite and sacred spot of the Flathead Indians
 if you are lucky you might find arrow head along the shore
 Surrounded by this natural beauty with Swan Mountains in the back ground
 this is truly a magical place
you really notice the meaning of Big Sky Country
 where the eagles soar
  the space to feel free
and be a goof ball dancing on a log...like my daughter.
Life's a beach.


Young Guns

Thursday morning things are running pretty smoothly at our house, even though Auggie has a blasted cold and feeling grumpy, he gets up.
 Foghorn who is 9 has been up since 5:30 am and is almost ready to jump in the car. The mornings can be very rushed at our house, we have a long distance to drive. Walking out the door to turn on the car, a screech comes from the bath room. Foghorn comes running out
Foghorn- Auggie dropped the toothpaste in the toilet- and I just went pee.
Camilla- why did you go to pee then if you saw the toothpaste in the toilet
Foghorn-  I had too- I don't want to stick my hand in the toilet to get the toothpaste mom.

I just waited...waited to see how this would play out.

 The next thing I knew they were both in the bathroom mumbling.
 Feeling rushed I asked if they got the tooth paste  out of  the toilet.
- ever asked a 14 year old to retrieve something from the toilet- not gonna happen.

So I put on my red cape and rolled up my sleeve and dove in, got the toothpaste and the then the cap- thinking supremely lovely thoughts - threw away them both flushed down the pee water and washed my hands 5 times in soapy scalding hot water while sing happy birthday each time.
(I was taught that is the appropriate amount of time to wash your hands to remove bacteria )

So now we head to school- sun rising over the mountain- life is good.
Not so fast cowboy.....
...yeah no.....it gets better.

Drop Auggie off, then when I drop Foghorn off I notice a missed phone call on my cell phone from deputy Iversen ( not his real name)

He had left a message that I needed to call him right away.
Deputy Iversen and another "not so happy "officer had responded to a 911 call from our house- where he heard kids talking about toothpaste!

I told Foghorn to sit tight not to leave until I rang him up, who was turning a rather pale grey- with a stern look I asked him if he knew anything about this?
Petrified he shakes his head.

I knew deputy Iversen, he has been to my house a few years back when I was victim to check fraud. He came by to check on me.... the nicest cop ever.

An incoming text from my daughter said: two cops had been at the house and to expect a phone call from them. 
Good greif!
Deputy Iversen answered- they had received a phone call this am and heard little boys voices about toothpaste, he did respond to the call and spoke to Sophia who was speechless- but not surprised
-yeah that sounds like my brother.

 I told him what happened about the toothpaste that had fallen into the pee water in the toilet  and the dilemma my 2 young guns were faced with....I guess Foghorn thought this was an emergency and the law enforcement should help deal with the situation since Auggie was less than enthusiastic diving into the toilet bowl.....I apologized up and down and assured him this would never happen again, Deputy Iversen chuckled and said yeah I have kids too.

...what a relief.

Outdoor facility from the 1600 in Stallheim Norway - makes you appreciate plumbing

I called chef- who was in the middle of breakfast service, telling him this was the worst morning ever, I was laughing so hard I was crying ( probably still in shock and disbelief of what just went down)

Thank you dear God for these days
I love my boys so much- they keep me sane.
this is what memories are made of!

I do not condone that the youngest  who (obviously) decided to call the cops on his bother- but if you are in my shoes - you could possibly understand that Foghorn was in a pickle and felt this was an emergency.

This will never happen again I will assure them of that, both of my Young Guns will be dealing with "Annie get your gun" when I pick them up this afternoon from school...even if I have to look away with a smirk on my face..


Heavens to Betsy!

Heaven to Betsy it was a beautiful day in Montana!
...thank heaven I was riding Betty :)



Barn Sweater


I finished knitting the cardi- now all I have to do is weave in 187 + loose threads, 
sew the pockets up and add the buttons.
aaaand...... my intention was to set this up without Mimi
 but she is photo bombing this whole thing

You just don't mess with a sleeping "tiger"

you know that look...what is yours - is mine.

So I decided to leave well enough alone
Mimi claimed the Barn sweater as hers...so you'll have to wait to see the finished version next week.
That's if Mimi will let me?

Starting a book my daughter recommended 
this one has been on my list for a while.


upside right

..upside right is what we have been around here....
 beautiful spring like weather in Montucky
 mid February!
 Walking around barefoot enjoying the warm healing sunshine.

Also celebrated Fastelavn this weekend
 we had some pussy willow starting to sprout and it continues as I brought it in
 traditionally we decorate the branches with feathers.
 Brightens up the house
 Coffee and Banana bread ( ME made) on the front porch
 Mimi sharpening her claws ...not on the kitchen island...grrrr!
getting ready for an afternoon hunt in the sun

This beautiful weather inspired me to do a little table top again
 Julian painted the art work last year
 very Montana-esque
...and lots of outside sunshine knitting
Barn sweater is on it's final leg, or should I say arm...
Yep, it's been an upside right weekend.
How was yours?