I’ve been practicing being thankful and although I don’t always remember to do it, I remember at least once a week. It’s usually when I’m out walking my dog and the sun is starting to set or some other quiet time. The reminder comes in the form of amazing colors from the sunset or a… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving
Most people know me as Cathie (or Cathy, Kathy, Kathie, you get the picture). I’ve never seen myself as a Cathie, not even when I was a child. I don’t think I can explain what makes a person look like a Cathie or not, but I know I’m not it. Every time I look in… Continue reading What’s In a Name?
Since I am up anyway, I thought I’d get my daily blog post written and published. After all, I’ve been awake since 2 a.m. Fortunately, I went to bed at 10, so I’ve had a solid four hours of sleep. Can you hear the sarcasm? Good because it is going to be a looonnnnggg day.… Continue reading Barking Dog Stops Only Neighbors from Sleeping
It had to happen sooner or later, right? My oldest daughter just turned 20 last Monday. She flew into San Diego and the family got to spend some time together to open presents, eat cake, spoil her mercilessly, and reminisce. Today, my daughter sent a text asking if it was okay if she stayed at… Continue reading First Thanksgiving Without My Oldest
When I hopped aboard the scale back on Thursday, I was shocked. Yes, I knew beforehand that I had gained a few pounds because I had not been eating well due to depression, stress, and pain from my lower back, but I didn’t realize how much damage had been done in such a short time.… Continue reading The Scale Effect
Facebook has made it so that trends start easily. Ideas by one can catch on by many. I can’t remember where or when this trend of sharing daily posts about what one is grateful for got started. To me, it’s not a worthwhile exercise. I start to read what someone wrote about being grateful for… Continue reading Top 10 Silly Things I am Grateful For
I read somewhere on a friend’s Facebook page that they were participating in a 30 blog posts in 30 days challenge. Since I’ve failed to starting writing my book for the NaNoWriMo challenge at the start of the month, I figured I could do the blog post challenge. That seemed a little more realistic to… Continue reading 30 Posts in 30 Days Starting…Today