Monday, March 10, 2014

home sick

Home sick today. I have a stomach bug. My kids were in this weekend and I am praying no one catches it. I would feel awful. I haven't missed work since I started my current position(s).  I should be back to work tomorrow. Oh, joy! ­čśë

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Christmas time

Feeling quite festive for November. I am more organized this year. I have half of my shopping done thus far. I vow to wrap early this year. I ALWAYS wait to the last minute which adds unnecessary stress. How are your plans coming along?

Sunday, November 17, 2013


Our home away from home. Spent part of the weekend in the great state of Ohio. On Saturday, we cheered the CSU Vikings womens' volleyball team to victory, clinching their spot in a big tourney in Milwaukee. It was Senior night and my darling niece Annie was being honored for her contribution and commitment to her team. Yay, Vikes! 
Following the game we headed to Medina where we spent the evening (and night) with my/our grade school friends, the Gaughans. Their hospitality is always wonderful. They're pretty wonderful, too. 
We are now back home just relaxing and enjoying the rest of our weekend. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013


It's night time here and I'm sitting in my front room trying to keep our little fire going. We have a darling wood burning stove that mr. Handy-Dndy installed last winter. There's something so calming and comforting and soothing about a fire. Did I mention cozy?  Cozy. 
My kitty keeps me company. Smart lil thing. Kitties are sweet companions. 
I'm feeling drowsy and plan to head off to dreamland soon. Fridays are long days for me. And this week I only have a five day work-week as opposed to the usual 6 day. Yippee! 
Well, sweet dreams my friends. 
kathleen :) 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Hello, friends,

Finally found my way back to the blogging world this lovely, winter morning! I've missed blogging but mostly missed keeping updated on other blogs. 
It's hard to believe that the holidays are here! I am more organized this season. Or so I'm telling myself. I've shopped a wee bit. And a wee bit more. I may or may not send Christmas cards. Thinking about my Christmas dinner. I may go all out. We shall see. How are your plans coming along? Do tell. 
Well, time to get ready for work. And yes, that's new for me since my last blog updates. More to follow on that later. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving! I am feeling especially thankful this holiday season. I am most thankful for my family. my mom. my wonderful, successful, well-educated, loving, beautiful children who also my friends. my siblings and their spouses/mates. my mother-in-law and family. nieces and nephews. my jobs (finally). the sweet babies in my life. my puppy and kitties. my warm bed. my soon-to-be marriage of 25 years. my android phone. friends that are 'near and far'. online shopping. my home. my van. my travels. my 'little free library'. my faith. my health. and so much more. happy holidays!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Our Little Free Library is up! We are so excited! What exactly is a Little Free Library? Below is the information taken from their facebook page. About Little Free Library. A sense of community, reading for children, literacy for adults and libraries around the world Description We're building and promoting "Take a book, leave a book" structures that fit in a front yard, by a sidewalk, coffee shop or park and are just big enough to hold 20-30 books that kids and adults can give and take. Built with recycled materials, designed and decorated by neighborhood groups and watched over by volunteer stewards, each little "habitat for the humanities" turns over its collection s everal times a month. People seem to love the idea. They can't steal the books because the books are "free"--freely given by neighbors from their own collections, used bookstores, authors and others who love the sense of community that the Little Libraries create. Each LFLibrary will be located on a Google map with GPS coordinates. Many will have a theme--anything from heroes and geography to weather, children around the world, adventure, food, the environment, name it. This nonprofit program is also generating support for libraries in villages in Asia, Latin America and Africa as well as the U.S. But it all starts small. As the Little Free Library network expands, local and national sponsors see the value as much as the children and adults who share their books and build "their own." We want to break Andrew Carnegie's record of 2,509 community free libraries. We recognize that people support what they help create. Partners are welcome!