7 Years on Wordpress.Com

Thank you, WordPress for making this anniversary a memorable one.  7 years writing blogs is in itself a milestone but I couldn’t have done it without your support and without all of the people on wordpress.com who follow me and read my blogs on regular basic thank you ever so much.

Life has been hard and it is has been interesting but it has also been rewarding because my writing as always taken me to places that I have only dreamed about in my mind and you as my readers have helped keep me stable and happy in the midst of tears, drama, heartbreak, and loss so thank you again from the bottom of my heart.  God bless you all.

 

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MARCH BIRTHDAYS!!!!!!

Mom’s birthday is tomorrow and she would have been turning 85 years old.  She will be having her party up in heaven with all of her brothers, sisters, mom, dad, aunts, uncles, cousins, and all the others who have gone on before and after her since she has been gone.  I often wonder up there how much time has passed like this birthday marks the 19 birthdays that we have missed with her I wonder if it has been but a blink of an eye for her since she has been there or if it seems like a lifetime.  She will be giving my granny advice on how to beat my Nana on playing rummy cause my Nana always wins it seems no matter who she plays.   It seems like March used to be a busy month for birthdays it really still is but the birthdays are a lot more heavenly now than they use to be.  Moms birthday is tomorrow, my Aunt Betty’s birthday was the 5 of March,  Carl’s birthday is the 11 of March and I have 2 nieces and a nephew who have all passed whose birthdays are also in March and that last but not least the father of my children his birthday is on 24 of March but he is still with us alive and not so well but hanging in there, my grandson Nick birthday is also in March on the 3rd.

My Aunt Betty’s birthday was 3 days ago and I still miss her so much she was closer to my age and we both liked a lot of the same things so it was pretty awesome.  I can’t believe that she has been gone since 1986 she was really only 13 years older she would have been 75 years old she too is up there in heaven playing cards, Yahtzee, Chinese checkers, and any number of other games that we have always played at her house.  She was my Uncle Chuck’s wife.  I used to go on vacation with them all the time and always had the best time.

My grandson, Nick whose birthday is on the 3 of March is a great kid and a real character but that is okay he is a good kid kind of reminds me of his Mom sometimes.  But we will try not to say to that too much.  LOL

Carl’s birthday is coming up on the 11 of March and he will be turning 66 years old and he will be gone for 6 years come May 30 of this year.  It just doesn’t seem like that much time has passed already.  But my heart knows it though.  He is missed just like my Mom, aunt, my nephew and 2 nieces I would give anything to tell them each one more time how much they are loved and missed here on earth but I am sure that already know it and that they hear our prayers when loved ones are coming home to heaven to our heavenly father and all the relatives who have gone before them.

It is a little strange for me this year to be writing this for all my loved ones when I usually write it for just my Mom but this whole year has been a little different and I felt like I needed to pay tribute to all of my loved ones who have been gone and if the ones here who are still with us just that would know that my thoughts are with them as well.  My ex-husband his birthday is coming up also on the 24 he too will be 66 and he is looking forward to that day.  Now that is looking forward to being a year older but hey what can I say another year older is always another year wiser or so they tell me right?

This has been a really unusual couple of months because anything that you can think of happening has probably happened but not always to the good but I am going to chalk it up to the weird weather, Easter falling on April fool’s day and uncommon chain of events beyond any kind of control for mankind.  Wow, what strange thing to say Easter on April Fool’s Day but this has happened before and it will happen again.  Here are the dates that it has and will again:

Just an FYI: Easter and April Fool’s Day have coincided in 1714, 1725, 1736, 1804, 1866, 1877, 1888, 1923, 1934, 1945, 1956, and will coincide again in 2018, 2029, 2040, 2108, 2170, 2181, 2192, 2238, 2249, 2260, 2306, 2317, 2328.

Thank you once again for reading my blog I hope you have enjoyed reading as much as I have enjoyed writing it.  Take care of yourselves and God bless you all be safe.  Mom and Misty when she was 10this is Mom Chris (Fern C. Kelly) and Misty when she was 10 years old

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Turkish Garbage Collectors Open Library Full of Discarded Books

Turkish garbage collectors in the country’s capital city of Ankara have opened a public library that is full of books that were originally destined to be put into landfill. The workers began collecting discarded books and opened the new library in the Çankaya district of Ankara. News of the library has spread and now people have begun donating books directly to the library, rather than throwing them away.

As CNN reports, the library was originally created for the use of the employees friends and family but, as it grew in size, the library was officially opened to the public in September of last year. “We started to discuss the idea of creating a library from these books. And when everyone supported it, this project happened,” said Çankaya Mayor Alper Tasdelen, whose local government spearheaded the opening of the library.

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RESOLUTIONS OR NEW YEARS GOALS

I sit here at my desk and think about whether it is worth making a resolution to which I probably won’t keep or will for a little while and then fall back into the same old habits again.  I have set them in the past and barely even gotten out of February or sometimes I have made it till May but never actually made my whole goal that I have set.  Maybe this time I could make them simple so that they will be easier to manage.  Now there is a great ideal wonder if it would even work.  Or maybe it would work if I had a buddy do the goals with me.

I don’t know what if any goals to set but if I were to set them here would be just a few I think I would set and I think I could do on my own without needing a buddy to help keep me in line because I do them most of the time

anyway, I just don’t do them continually.

 

  1. I would want to write in my journal more often instead of only at night.
  2. I think I would like to be a better friend than I was last year. More around more.
  3. I would like to be a more giving sister than I have been to my brothers and in turn I would like them to be more giving as well.
  4. I think I would like to be less house bound than I have been maybe get out to see people.
  5. Finally, is trying to be more available for my children even though I am plenty accessible I think.

 

Now if I were to set goals for a buddy which I not sure that I have even heard of buddy resolutions before I would only have one and I would know the right person to ask.  That goal is to lose weight and the person I would ask would be Connie O’Neal because I know she would be willing to help me meet my goal.  Because we have already talked about this and discussed, and she is the right person to help me stay motivative she will also cheer me on as I meet each milestone along the way.  Those are the type of goals I can get behind and stay behind because those type of goals don’t fail because you don’t fail.  It makes life more interesting and it makes life better too.  Not that I’m not happy with life causes I am it is just dang hard sometimes to always fail at making goals and knowing that no matter how hard one words you are never going to win.  This way we all win you and your buddy because you both are helping each other do something you both are trying to do and you both cheer each other on.

 

I have this way of thinking that God puts you with certain people at certain times in your life because that person needs you or you need them so far in my life I have been right.  I have known Connie over a year now and I met her through Facebook she sales a product TruVision it is a great and wonderful product and it has helped a lot of people and it continues to help people.  I want to tell you check out her Facebook business page if you have questions leave her a message she will contact you back and answer all your questions she is an awesome lady plus the product is too.  The name of her business page is Connie’s TruCorner check it out.

 

Now I suppose you are wondering if I get a payback from sending people her way the answer is no it is something I believe in and I believe in her to, so I am just letting you check out a business page on Facebook.  Thank you if you do or don’t check it out but it would be nice if you did.  Anyway, I suppose I have taken up enough of your time and it is way past my bedtime it is 0208 and I should have been in bed almost an hour ago but this thing as been clicking in my head, so I thought I need to write while it was working well.

 

I wish you good luck with your own goals for 2018 mine don’t seem to be to hard this year so maybe just maybe I might make them.  I hope you all meet all of yours as well.   Thanks for reading!!   God bless you all.New-Year-Resolution-Messages-motivational-2018

I’M BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello out there in cyberspace land.  I have been home for almost one who month and I have been stuck on bed rest because my clots in my leg are back but not just in my leg this time but in my arms, neck, spine area, also in the leg I have never had them.  Before I got on the bus to come home which was June 30 which was on that Friday but the Monday before I was in the hospital for a pain in the left foot which traveled all the way up to my hip when they checked it out they informed me that I had a huge clot in my upper thigh and wanted to make sure I was taking my blood thinner to which I replied “of course”.  So they put me on heavy duty IV blood thinners and sent me to the other hospital in Bay County.

I stay there until almost 1 PM in the afternoon the next day before my daughter Misty could come to rescue me and take me home.  Then I finished packing my bags and waiting for the time to leave to get on the bus and go west from Florida to Texas.  I arrived her in Texas and my final stopping place at 3 AM on the 3rd of July.  Talk about taking forever this trip was long and bad on the legs.  I am getting to old to travel by bus anymore.  LOL  But at least when I travel by bus someone else can drive and I can take pictures and look around and enjoy the scenery or read.

I am getting cabin fever I have been to the doctors twice and the only thing they have really done is take a lot of blood from me.  I haven’t got my medication upped or changed in anyway or have they done anything to check the clots.  So here I sit looking at the four same walls.  Now don’t get me wrong it isn’t like I’m complaining but I am going crazy here I can understand why some people what to go mean staying in bed.  I do have a TV to watch, I can read and now I can get on my computer but I have only had it back a couple of days like since Tuesday.  So I have had to do something.  Thank you for those of you who has missed me and made those comments to those words when I have been able to make comments on your blogs or your page when you share on Facebook or Twitter.   It is nice to know that I have been missed just a little.

I know that at times it has been hard for me to do anything the only thing I had was my phone and I don’t have enough space on it to put Facebook so I had to just deal with not being on it.  But I’m back on it and here as well I will try my best to get healthier and stay that way.

Thank you again.  I am so happy to be back,

Love ya,

Kat

 

TEXAS BOUND 2ND OF JULY!!!!

Well first of all let me tell you all it has been a long time since I have been here and I have missed you.  There is no excuse to why I have been gone so long other than at the beginning I was helping my ex take care of his Mom then there was other factors to keep me away.  But now that I have completed what I needed to do for my ex and his Mom and my daughter doesn’t need me I’m going back home to Texas.  I will be going back to Texas by the 2nd of July it should be an interesting trip and I will keep you guys up to date on the status as I travel the roadway.

It shall be fun to be back in the land of hot, hot and hotter.  I know most of you are asking me what made me decide to go back to Texas in one of the hottest months of the summer knowing that it’s only going to get hotter well it’s really no different staying here in the summer we get in the triple digits here too however it isn’t quite as hot here really it is just really humid.  In Texas the humidity where I live anyway is about 13 to 22 percent most days so if the temperature is 105 degree with the heat index it might be up to about 108 degree where as here in Florida if the temperature is 100 then with the humidity being 89 or 95 percent it would be the same temperature as it would be in Texas with the heat index of 108 degree but you would be dripping wet.  There lies the difference.

There was a lot of changes in Florida when I got back this time the last time I was here was when Carl passed away in 2012 I came and stayed with Art and Mom for a month to get my head together and deal with the loss of my husband plus some other things too.  I couldn’t believe all the things they had build up on the beach side of the road all the hotels, apartment buildings and how tall they were.  They almost blocked all of the view of the beach and the water.   I mean really it was almost building to building no way could you see the beach or water driving your car from road when I was stationed here in the late 70’s there was opened spaces you could park your car and walk across the street and go walk on the beach or just sit in the parking lot wherever you were and watch the water hit the beach.  You can’t do that now.  It is so sad.  It is like a lost of era and a different way of life maybe a simpler time.  But I’m sure when I get back to Texas somethings have changed there too.

I just wanted to let y’all know that I will start back to writing again now I know that I have missed doing it and I have probably lost a lot of my followers because I haven’t been here but I promise I will start being here more often I didn’t realize how much I missed it until I decided to write and let you know that I was going back to Texas and back to my roots to get my act together again.

Thank you once again for reading and letting me get things down.  I really have missed you guys a lot.  God bless you and I hope you all have a beautiful Summer.

❤ Kat

 

Message of Gratitude: Facebook Reconnects Patient and Nurse

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In her nearly 20 years as a nurse with St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, Michelle Amstutz has seen her fair share of heartaches and triumphs, and lots of tears and smiles in between. Now a labor and delivery nurse, Michelle says she tries to make each day at the hospital as meaningful as her first.

“You do make an impact every day. As you go out of that door you’re thinking about, ‘Am I going to make a difference?’ You might not know it today, but you do.”

Her soothing voice and gentle demeanor were well-suited for a video Saint Joseph Mercy Health System produced in May to celebrate Nurses’ Week. She was among more than a dozen nurses and was only on screen for four seconds, but it was long enough for someone to take notice.

Shortly after that video was posted, Michelle received this message in her Facebook…

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