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

I’m back… I think.

At least I hope I’m back.  I apologize for the disappearing act, but it has been a very trying month or so, and I had a lot going on.  I had to get it out, elsewhere.  Those of you who know about my second blog have obviously been kept up to date.  I’m  feeling so much better, and back to wanting to write.  So, here’s to what’s hopefully the last of this particular low, and now…on to writing!

Peace, Love and Happiness, Always,

~Kate…one, back in the saddle again, Kate.

A day devoted to writing…

…but not on here.  So guys (and girls).  I’ve begun a new project and it turns out it’s become more therapeutic than I imagined.  I have the idea of writing a book.  It was originally going to be a positive, inspirational book.  Now, I’ve come up with a new concept.  raising awareness.  I wrote quite a bit yesterday and spent the evening wrapped in my boyfriends arms, as he allowed me to cry myself to sleep.  You see, NO ONE knows me.  No one knows my daily struggles or what it’s like to be in my head for so much as an hour.  If I can raise awareness, sign me up!  So, you all have a great day.  I’ll be on the flip side, writing what’s in my heart.

PLH4 Always!!

~Kate

Gone, but not for long.

It seems as though lately I haven’t actually written anything.  And when I go to my notebooks, they are a concrete reminder that I in fact, have not.  However, I have been so wrapped up in getting my son to the doctor’s, and ready for school, and keeping up with karate, on top of maintaining the house (laundry, breakfast, lunch, dinner, cleaning, etc.) that I just haven’t had the time.  Why????  Why can’t we have more hours in a day?  Doesn’t anyone realize how much they are needed?  Well, I could sure use an additional 5 hours to my day.  I don’t know about all of you, but I’m going crazy trying to get everything done!! 

My “To Do” list is done.  Now, we wait.  We enjoy the time we have together before school begins, and then… I’m jumping right back in to where I left off.  I haven’t written anything for my book, but fortunately, I’ve been able to stay on top of my son’s journal.  I started it for him when I found out I was pregnant for him, and I write down EVERYTHING.  I’m going to make sure it’s all nice and neat, in one notebook (I’ve resorted to a binder now with all that I have to write) and I plan to give it to him on his 18th or 21st birthday.  I’m so happy that’s up to date.  I want him to be able to look back and see that I was never a sideline mom.  not only was I his strongest, loudest advocate, but the ONLY constant in his life to date.  See?  This is far too much for an 11 year old to absorb, so that’s why I’ve opted to wait until he’s older.  He surprises me though.  Sometimes, his intelligence causes me to forget that he’s 11 and not in the senior high.  I’m proud to say I have one extremely smart child.  One who observes everything and absorbs quite a bit, but we’re working on that.  I only want him to absorb the POSITIVE and lean back so as not to absorb the negative.

So… the writing of my book is on pause, but I’ll be back stronger than ever come September 4th.  I hope to resume my writing machine status.  And perhaps I’ll share some of the material just to see what kind of feedback I get.  Haven’t decided yet.  I also haven’t thought about publishing either.  I know nothing about self publishing through Amazon.  So, I’ve got my work cut out for me, that’s for sure.  But, again… I got this!!

Have a great day fellow bloggers!!

~Kate…one falling behind but can’t wait to catch up, Kate.

Daily Prompt: Roaring Laughter

 

Daily Prompt

What was the last thing that gave you a real, authentic, tearful, hearty belly laugh? Why was it so funny?

 

Over the course of the last year, it’s hard to pick out one particular moment of pure belly laughter, when I have so many to choose from.  In all honesty (and we just had this conversation the other day) I have not, in my entire life, laughed as much as I have this past year.  I met a man, who, like everyone else has good days and bad.  However, when he’s having a good day, we’re ALL having a good day.  From the things he says to the things he does, the man has me laughing harder than I ever have. Continue reading