Much Needed Mental Health Day!!!

First of all, there have been some issues between Bill and I that we were finally able to address today.  We are back on the same page, and life is back to being good.  We spent the day at his parents house, where there is NOTHING but, and I mean NOTHING, pure laughter.  I’ve never felt so much love and happiness than I do when I spend time with him and his family.  They are probably the best family out there.  There’s no back stabbing, no jealousy, no “he said, she said.”  They are a solid family unit and every time I leave there home, I have a stomach ache from all the laughter.  A special thanks to his brother for fixing my damn keyboard; his other brother and sister in law for the many laughs; but especially to his parents for providing such a good dinner.  So, to those of you trolls stalking my blog, SUCK IT!!  THIS is what life is all about.  I can’t wait for 10 years from now when someone else is getting the letter “Our marriage never should have been legal because I was too high and drunk to remember.”  It’ll happen.  It’s that little thing call… ahhhhh what is it?  Oh!  Karma!

Ryan had a great day, but I’m not going to elaborate because I’m not going to be the one spoon feeding his donor info he doesn’t deserve.

Life is good, and I LOVE it this way.  Look at that.  If it was meant to be (as we obviously are) nothing can stop us.  So now, I’m going to end the evening with a bang (no pun intended) and go make love to the love of my life.  I hope you all had as good a day as I had.  Oh, and a special to thanks to the few followers who snuck in while I wasn’t looking, bringing my total up to 222.  My “CDO” (That’s for you Joatmon) will now allow me to sleep. 🙂

Peace, love and happiness, ALWAYS,

~Kate, one extremely Kate.

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Leibster Award

Abbie over at “A Place to Be” just nominated me for the Liebster Award!!  Thank you so much Abbie!  I didn’t sign up for blogging to gain a following, but I’ve come to learn how important you all are; yourself included Abbie. I’ve learned so much from all of you and you’re all so inspiring.  I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you all.  So, on to the rules:

The rules of the award:

  • You have to link back to the person that nominated you. (That was Abbie, linked up there, here she is again, in case you missed it!)
  • You must answer all 11 questions given to you by the person who nominated you.
  • After completing these questions you must nominate 11 bloggers under 200 followers and give them 11 questions of your choice.
  • You must not nominate the person who nominated you.
  • You must let your nominees know that they have been nominated and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it.

liebster

 

Questions From Abbie:

  1.  Read on screen or old school book? Nothing better than a solid book in my hand.  Love the feel and the smell.  My personal opinion?  This electronic era is going to ruin it for the next generation.  I want my grandchildren to ask me what war was; not a book.
  2. You have a night in, what’s the best way to spend it? Reading, writing and snuggling with my boys.  Maybe watching a movie.  But quiet.  Too much energy drains me.
  3. Favourite book (sorry, two book questions already, can’t help myself!)? Right now?  Seth Speaks
  4. Favourite place in the world – that you’ve been to? Georgia.  Everyone I met is so nice down there!!
  5. The place you would most like to go? Um… Australia.  Without a doubt.  And if this beheading crap continues, that’s exactly where we’re going.
  6. Bungee jump or skydive (I haven’t done either but would probably skydive)? Skydive.  I’d love the free fall and then letting the wind carry me through the sky so I could take in the scenery.
  7. What’s the best part of blogging for you? Meeting all of the people I have.  Everyone on here has been nothing but nice.  LOVE it!
  8. Most played song over the last month? Nothing but country.  Not just one song, but if it’s country, it’s playing.
  9. Favourite smell (for me, fresh cut grass, home baking, the beach)? My boyfriend.
  10. Best holiday memory? Getting my dollhouse.  My parents surprised me with that.  I thought I was all done opening presents when my brother comes upstairs with a huge box in his hands.  I will never forget that.
  11. Best tip for other new bloggers? Just keep writing what you write.  Other bloggers will find you.

 

My Nominees:

1. Tempest Rose – Just because she cracks me up!!

2. Rachael – Because she has helped me tremendously!!

3. Fazal Abbas – Because he inspires me and truly does great work!

4. Swetank – Because he is a very positive person and inspires me to be the same.

5. Kitt O’Malley – Because she’s ALWAYS got something sweet to say.

6.  Joatman14 – Because he’s curious, and always wants facts and truth.  He’s Real.

7. Brickhousechick – Because we can relate on so many levels!

8. Waywordness – Extremely optimistic and I LOVE it!!

9. Anna – An absolute doll with awesome advice!!

I know I’m supposed to pick 11 but my son’s doctor just called and screwed up everything.  I’m not even sure if I’m doing this right.  Just know that if I could, I’d nominate ALL of you!!  You have all been nothing but positive, inspiring and each of you are greatly appreciated!!  Without you, I’d be no one, writing for myself each day.  Your encouragement means more than I could ever put into words.

 

My questions to YOU:

1.  Why me?  What do I provide that has you coming back for more?

2.  Why did you begin blogging?

3.  This Peace Movement… are you ready to make people more aware?  Peace is the ONLY answer.

4.  If I handed you $1,000,000 what would you do with it?

5.  What is your best advice for gaining more followers?

6.  If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

7.  Do you wear your heart on your sleeve or are you more reserved, making others earn your trust?

8.  Favorite vacation spot?

9.  Are you a cat person or a dog person?

10.  I love to write, but right now, I’m in a funk.  What would you say to get me back into writing?

11.  Favorite color?

Mom of the Year Award… FINALLY

And I can say that, because the child psychiatrist said I am doing EVERYTHING perfectly!  So, we woke up today, finished up the majority of Ryan’s clothes shopping, I got him a smart phone and can’t wait for Bill to come home and set it up.  I’m tired of him being in situations (like getting locked on a damn bus) and his crappy little track phone not working.  So, now he’s got the real deal.  No more “You have no service.”  He used his own gift cards to get a few items he’s been wanting for his Playstation, which it fine by me, because as of September 3rd, the game system is gone.  I’ve switched all of his classes so that he won’t be in any classes with the offspring his “father” chose over him, and I’ve already been in contact with all of his new teachers.  I have a feeling that this year is going to be so much better than last.  Mentally?  He is ready to go!  Me? Not so much.  We’ve spent every day strengthening our bond, I really don’t want to see him go.  However, he needs to be around other kids, and he was very excited to be dropping all of his things off and getting back into the school routine.  Looking forward to the open house, meeting his teachers and watching him bring home nothing but good grades this year.  He’s 11, (12 in October) and has decided to start saving all of his cash (not gift cards) for his first car.  I’d say we’ve made significant improvement over the summer and I am one proud mother.  So, this Mom of the Year Award was presented to me by Ryan, today, after all our running around was done.  It’s taken me 11 years, but I finally did it!!!  My son knows all about enlightenment, and how he should pray for those that bully him because for them to be so hurtful, they must be hurting inside themselves.  He’s not taking it so personally so much any more (AWESOME!!!) and he knows the power of positive thinking.  I’d say we’re off to a pretty good start…  He got 2 pairs of sneakers, as he’s growing an inch and 3/4 a month and will no doubt be in a size 9 before the school year ends.  He’s eye level with me, but still does Monkey Love (long story).  I love this kid.  He is definitely my heartbeat. 

Hope you all have one exceptional day!!

~Kate…Mom of the year, Kate!!

Only 1 post today…

…as I have LOTS to do.  I just wanted to take a moment to thank you all.  When I first started blogging, it was to grow an audience for the things I like to write about.  I would get so excited every time someone new liked my page.  I would watch the numbers grow, and call my parents just to say “I’m doing it!”.  This is no longer the case.  I write because it’s what I like to do.  I write because it’s therapeutic.  My most personal posts are in a notebook that no one has access to.  I’d love to post them here, but as you’re all well aware by now, I’ve got trolls following me and my personal life is none of their business.  I’m not going to give them anything to talk about.  So I keep it all light-hearted and positive.  Sure they still send me nasty hate mail, but it makes me smile.  I’m obviously on their minds.  I’m flattered, really.  But you’re still not getting anything personal about me.  So, continue to troll, hack into my boyfriends computer (because you aren’t getting into mine) and live a miserable life.  I just hope I can witness the day when you all look in the mirror and realize its not me you hate, but yourselves.  Your bad choices, your unhappy lives.  None of that is MY fault.  But unless or until you evolve, you’re going to continue looking like idiots casting blame instead of taking accountability.

 

So, to all of my REAL followers…  If I don’t get another follower for the rest of my time on WP, that’s totally fine by me.  This isn’t a popularity contest, and I like what I write.  Shouldn’t that be all that matters?  However, those of you who have taken the time to private message me; those of you leaving nothing but kind words and inspiring feedback; those of you who make me feel good…  I value each and every one of you.  I’m so grateful our paths have crossed.  It has taken me a long time to get where I am (evolutionary speaking) and you help keep me here.  That doesn’t go un-noticed by me.  I promise you that.  So, just a special thanks to all of you who continue to support me, through hard times as well as happy.  Through difficult prompts and those days when I feel my writing just isn’t good enough.  Thank you all so very much.  I’ve given some serious thought to starting an entirely new, anonymous account, where I can bare it all without any repercussions, but that’s miles away.  I’m not 100% convinced I won’t be found, as my ex has gone as low as to use a google image locator to find this blog.  So, when I say anonymous, I mean TOTALLY anonymous.  It sucks that I still have to live my life knowing these creatures are following my every post, BUT, this too shall pass.  If it makes them feel better to leave me nasty messages, hey… I’m still the good one, allowing them to get it off their chest, right?  Little do they know the comments go right into the trash and are no longer even read. I just don’t have the time to spend on such negativity. 

So, you all keep being who you are.  You’re a wonderful bunch I wish I had met years ago!  And they can continue to live their pathetic, miserable lives, hating, but thinking about me nonetheless.  If I am on their mind I have a certain power over them.  I like that.  Thank you all!!  I hope you all have a great day!!  Now, I’ve got to get to baking, and ready myself for tomorrows karate BBQ.  Actually looking forward to hearing my son belly laugh and have fun with his friends.

PLH4

~Kate…a person people LOVE to HATE, Kate.

 

*New* You’ve GOT to read this!!

I have added a new tab at the top of my menu which lists books that I have read within the last few weeks.  I have read thousands, but as soon as I finish them, I pass them along to family members.  I love to read equally as much as I love to write.  So… if you have any book recommendations, please share!!  I HAVE to have 6 or more books waiting to be read in the event I come across one I can’t get into, or if I finish it too quickly.  The one I’m currently reading?  I thought it was going to be a sappy romance novel (I can only handle those in small doses).  WRONG!!!  Page turner!! 

So, if you’ve read any of the books on my current list and have a different opinion, please feel free to share.  I’m obviously going to be a bit biased if I like the book.  Perhaps you started to read it and couldn’t get into it.  Readers need to hear all reviews before buying the book (or getting it from the library).  Writing and reading are good for the soul!!  Let’s get a book chain going.  Hopefully this can turn into a book swap!  How cool would that be?!

Okay… off for more emergency surgery. Awesome.  Thankfully I have a good book to read. 🙂  Hope you all have a great day!!

Peace, Love and Happiness, Always!!

~Kate…addicted to reading and writing, Kate

B.A.D. Silly Saturday (part 2)

How could I NOT post a part 2 and leave you all in the dark??  So, again, my son NAILED his promotion test.  Extremely proud mama bear right here.  Once we got home, Bill was out of work (AWESOME because he usually has to work until later) so, he drove me to the doctor.  You see, he’s been bandaging my wound and noticed that it had begun to open up and that the stitches were actually tearing my skin.  When he took me to the doctor, the doc took one look, agreed with Bill and snipped them off.  I am STITCH FREE!!!  And since the stitches have been removed, the burning/stinging has stopped.  Apparently the surgeon tied them way too tight.  So, being that I’m 10 days post surgery, he settled on steri-strips.  I’m so much more comfortable now, knowing there aren’t knots of thread holding my incision together. 

Now… on to the third part of my day.  Because Ryan did so well on his test, I said he could do anything he wanted.  The rest of his day was entirely up to him.  We (Bill and I had a BBQ to attend) but I gave Ryan the option to stay home, as the BBQ was out in the middle of no where and he never gets an internet connection on his Ipod and gets bored as there aren’t any other kids around.  He opted to stay home and spend the day with his grandma.  I thought for sure, once we left he’d jump right on the video games, but he actually spent the day with my mom.  No video games at all.  Bill and I on the other hand…  I haven’t had this much fun…well, since the last family gathering.  I love every member of his family.  Completely drama free and full of laughter.  I’ve never met a family like his.  I can honestly say, they are one of a kind.  Not judgmental in the least, they have welcomed Ryan and I both with open arms, they are just great people to be around.  His sister and brother in law were here From Georgia (hence the BBQ) and they crack me up.  Such down to earth people.  And the subject matter?  My God.  One minute it’s a serious discussion and the next we’re all holding our sides because we’ve got cramps from laughing so hard.  THIS is my life.  I LOVE my life! I have never been as happy as I am when I’m with Bill.  Be it a social gathering or a trip to the grocery store.  The man is absolutely amazing, and I will love him until the day I die.

So, despite a minor hiccup (the unexpected removal of my stitches) we had ourselves one hell of a Silly Saturday.  I hope you all had a great day.  It feels so good to be this happy.  It feels illegal.  This level of happiness is the sickening kind, the kind people usually write about while they’re really suffering inside.  THIS is genuine happiness, and I wish it for you all.  Well, to everyone but the trolls.  Hope your evening is just the same!!

PLH4

Kate… an off the wall, big ball of happiness, sunshine, rainbows, positivity and fairy dust, Kate.

Wow…

I refuse to put any personal details on here knowing that my TROLL ex is following me, so all I WILL say is that I am absolutely speechless.  My son took his karate promotion test today (Thanks again for coming to show support mom and dad!) and he NAILED it!!  Both the written and the physical test.  He reduced another student to tears during the free fighting.  I have never been so proud of my son!  I feel sorry for the first little punk ass who attempts to bully him in school this up coming year.  Now Ryan knows what a punch feels like; he knows he can handle it, and he also knows he can deliver one much harder.  I am not one to ever promote violence, however, I’m tired of seeing him be bullied at school and no one doing anything about it.  He brought tears to my eyes…  He is one AMAZING young man!!  I love you Ryan August, with all that I am.

XOXO