Thursday, November 29, 2007

Am I in a Rut?

I seem to do a lot of the same thing over and over again. I guess that is the one problem with being a stay at home, right? Although, I would guess that even those who work outside have the same problem?

I have been knitting on Michelle's stocking. I have been working on the house. I do laundry and clean the litter boxes. I pet the kitties. Yikes!

On the other hand---I have been exercising again---that too is a lot of the same over and over, but at least it helps lead to good health, so I guess that is okay. I don't totally do the same thing over and over---the body gets used to that and stops making progress, but it is still exercise, isn't it?

I was sent a link to a site called Spark People, by Jo, and I spend some time each day reading articles and tracking my exercise, etc. It is interesting, and I actually learn something new now and then!

I also have been slowly updating my page on Ravelry. You crafty people already know that. I can see that it could be a huge time eater, so I am cautious and go slow!

I will have to think about decorating for Christmas at some point--haha! I hope to actually get Christmas cards out this year--I didn't make it, last year. I also hope to get all my shopping done...I am making progress on that.

I still bake bread---I freeze most of it so it stays nice, since we don't go through it that quickly. I still make muffins pretty often.....

The weather is nice, high 70's to low 80's, and sunny most of the time. The hibiscus have blooms on them, the frangipani is resting. Everything is nice and green, although we have had to start watering again, as we are in our dry season now.

Well, that is about it for now!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


So many memories...

Sitting in a waiting room at the hospital with Mary, while our Grandma Brady went upstairs to see Mom and Baby Kathleen.

The so-very-cute little girl, with dark brown hair and pretty blue eyes.

Always bright and inquisitive.

Kath taking tap dancing lessons, and tapping around all over the house.

Writing stories, even in the days before she found she really did like to read.

Long hair, so long she sat on it.

The Parkay/Butter commercial, done in German, for a skit at school.

A very generous spirit---too generous at times, always willing to help others with school work, etc, at the expense of getting her own work done, sometimes.

Playing chess.

Her wedding day, Kathleen in her beautiful gown, looking very lovely. I am so glad we were able to be there.

Her husband, Jon, and their three beautiful children, Kaeleigh, Ru and Liam.

There are so many more memories but this is enough for now. She was much too young to leave us. She really wasn't done with life yet. There was still so much to do and to experience.

And we most definitely hate having lost her so soon.

I love you, Kathleen.