Don’t have much today, but…

I have to write something.  Today is a sad day.  There have been 3 deaths this week that have hit close to home. I’m happy to see the 3 going home, but I’m sad for their grieving families.  I will be there to show my support, but I wish it could be a celebration of the lives they lived, instead of mourning their loss.  They were exceptional people who lived very full lives.  I can only hope when my number is called, I’ll be able to say the same.  So far, so good.  Looking back, I can see exactly where I went off track.  It took many years to get where I am today, but I wouldn’t change a thing.  It made me who I am today!

So, take a look around.  Really look at those you love, and be grateful for their existence in your life. Minutes turn to days, days to months, and months to years… it goes by too fast.  The time to start living your life is right now!!




Who’da thought…?

I have a friend from when I was 9-10 years old.  Over the years we lost contact, and kind of went our separate ways, but we’ve managed to reconnect.  And the positives?  He’s intellectual.  He’s a philosopher, and a man of many words.  He’s taking an art class with me, (YAY!!!) and we’re rekindling an old friendship.  So, who would have thought something as “simple” as a rekindled friendship could be the reason behind me getting out of this funk?  I can finally say I’m happy again.  So, here’s to the newest chapter of my life.  Extremely grateful for friendships; old and new.  Appreciation and love, in the way I need it.  Feeling so very blessed right now.


~Kate…one extremely thankful, grateful, blessed, Kate.

A day devoted to baking…

Yup.  Eggplant Parm with ziti, meatballs and sausage.  Then another round of banana walnut muffins.  I can’t wait to smell this apartment in about an hour from now.  So, maybe I’ll be on later, maybe not.  But today, I’m spending in the kitchen.  Ryan LOVES Bill’s meatballs (and everyone who’s tried them agrees…they are the BEST).  So, I’ve taken some out of the freezer and plan on having one kick ass dinner for the man who forever keeps a smile on my face and in my heart.  Some day Bill…  Someday we will be far away from the losers, the dead-beats, the pond scum, the stalkers.  Someday we are going to be free from them all.  Until then, your continuous support (and reminders…heh-hem…LOSERS) means the world to me.

As for the rest of you, I hope you have a great day!!  Don’t look around at all that you don’t have.  Look around and see (maybe for the first time) all that you DO have, and appreciate it.  Be grateful for everything!!  The more grateful you are, the more you will receive. 


~Kate…one extremely grateful, Kate

Fan-Freaking-tastic Day

I have not one single complaint!  I spent 5 hours WITH Ryan, bonding with a stray dog.  The animal control officer wasn’t on duty today and we aren’t allowed to have pets, so I was freaking out, as to what I was going to do with this poor, under weight dog that had open wounds all over its body.  Being infested with fleas, I couldn’t bring it into out apartment.  So, I called the police back, and they were able to contact the animal control officer, and now I know the dog is at the vet, being cared for properly.

Today marks an extremely special day for us.  One of my very best friends confided a secret, and I’m not at liberty to share it, as it is her news to share.  If you’re reading this, please know that I will ALWAYS be right here.  Wait until you see what I did for you already!!  I told you… you are going to be so sick of me in the very near future.  But I’ll love you anyway,

Great day, followed by a great night because my boyfriend is in a loveable mood.  I LOVE when life is good.  Despite all the negativity that is lingering around us, we refuse to absorb it and stay positive.  Totally loving life right now, and I hope you are all doing the same.

Good night fellow bloggers!  Wishing you ALL nothing but the best!! From my heart to yours…

~Kate…one extremely satisfied, grateful, and humbled Kate.

Just a simple change in perception was all it took.

It’s absolutely amazing how changing your perception can effect your mood so much.  It’s not that I was in a bad mood, but rather a sour mood.  Not, unhappy, but not my normally happy self.  It took me a while, but I changed my perception and look at that… life is good.  Life is GREAT!  I’ve got no complaints, and can go to bed tonight grateful, and happy in my king sized bed and all my pillows.  Ryan is fast asleep, getting ready to get back into school mode (5:30am wake up calls) and I’m right behind him.  See?  The sun went down!  I’m ready to write!!  But, I’ve got to shut it all down for the night and make sense of the notes I wrote today and try to turn it into a post for tomorrow.  Thank you to all of you who kept on my butt and encouraged me.  Your kindness doesn’t go un-noticed.  I appreciate it very much.  For now, I’ve got a new book to read and I’m going to go lay in bed and read until my eyes slam shut.  Unless Bill has other plans (sorry for the TMI dad).  Hope you all have a great night and weekend to follow.

~Kate…one extremely grateful, Kate.

I did it!! Thank you ALL so much!!!!


Just want to take a moment and thank all of you who continue to support me and encourage me through positivity and inspirational feedback.  I said I wasn’t going to check my stats, as a following is not what I came here for, however, when I get a post from WordPress, I can’t ignore it!  This is the message I just got:


So… many thanks, as my day just got a little brighter.  And it’s now over 200!  It’s at 208 (not counting email followers)!  I am walking on sunshine baby!!  Thank you all so very much!!

PLH4 Always!!

~Kate…one extremely grateful 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.


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