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!!

XOXO

~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. 

PLH4

~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.

Ahhhh… relief. FINALLY!!

So after years of a creepy, stalking, computer hacking ex; $X to get him out of my computer, the hate mail has finally stopped.  Maybe he took my words of advice and did something more productive with his time?  I sure hope so.  But I’ve got to say, before signing off for the night, it feels AWESOME to be completely rid of the jerk, and his “demands.”  Now, my ex husband on the other hand, has someone stalking/trolling my blog, so the personal info will remain just that, because he doesn’t deserve to know what’s going on in our lives.  So, unless or until I am completely rid of him too, my personal blogs are posted elsewhere.  Have fun finding them!  🙂  What a sense of relief  I have right now.  Words cannot express how good I feel.  One down, one to go.  I’m flattered that they followed my blog, as it means I obviously still mean something to them.  I’m not sorry to say I can’t say the same.  There’s a reason you are an ex.  And when people start to know who you truly are, I hope to be a fly on the wall. But anyway… It was so nice to see the spam folder empty, and the negativity gone.  I got him out of my life, then my computer, gone for GOOD!!  His childish attempts to destroy my current relationship are laughed at when we attend family gatherings, and his pitiful existence is something we’re all grateful we aren’t.  I am fully capable of taking care of myself and my son.  At 47 he’s still living at home with his parents.  That just screams productive member of society all over it!  (He said I’d never be a productive member of society, and that would forever live off of my parents.  Look at that.  I’m on my own and he’s accusing ME of the things he is guilty of!  Idiot) Well, he’s gone and I couldn’t be happier. 

Off to bed to wrap myself up like a pretzel in the arms of the man I truly love.  Hope you all have a great night!!

~Kate…one very relieved 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:

200

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.

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!!