Half-Assed and Sassy: I’m Back!

Half-Assed and Sassy:  I’m Back!

(tap, tap, tap) IS THIS THING ON????? (tap, tap, tap) Well, kids.  I just couldn’t stay away.  Turns out, when you’re a writer – even a kitchen table one – you miss writing.  Who knew?! I stepped away for almost a whole year from this bloggity-blog and freelance writing, and what a wonderful decision that has been.  I have stretched myself into whole areas of my family’s life that I wouldn’t have been able to plug into if I had continued blogging.  I’ve become the Den Leader of Bean’s Cub…

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The Longest Silence

The Longest Silence

Hi there.  It’s Katie.  Remember me? Oh, friends.  I don’t know what to tell you about this little blog.  About once a year, I go through this blogging slump when I just don’t feel like blogging.  But it’s never been this long of a slump before.  In fact, I was drafting versions of my final post in my head just last week. But then I came home Thursday night and Chris says to me, “I renewed your blog domain for another three years.  YOU’RE WELCOME.” I wanted to yell something…

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The Responsibility of a Megaphone

The Responsibility of a Megaphone

It is probably no secret that I have hit a blogging slump in the past couple months.  I go through them just like any other blogger.  It is really hard to find content that is interesting enough to write about every day when you life is relatively normal and probably not that interesting to others anyway.  And periodically, I get tired of trying to find the nuances to write about and I take a little break.  Usually it’s a couple of days.  Maybe a week.  After some really difficult times…

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Bloggie, Bloggie, Blogger

Bloggie, Bloggie, Blogger

Well, friends.  It’s that time of year again.  The time when hopeful bloggers everywhere cross their fingers and beg their readers to throw them a bone. Yes, it is BLOGGIE TIME! The Bloggie Awards are kind of like the Oscars for bloggers.  And, thanks to you wonderful imaginary friends, I’m up for Best Picture this year!  Or, rather, Weblog of the Year. (happy dance, happy dance, happy dance) I was so stinking excited when I found out!  I was having such a bad week, and Chris walked into the dining…

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Where Have All the Bloggers Gone?

Where Have All the Bloggers Gone?

Well, hello there, imaginary friends!  I feel like I haven’t spoken with you all in ages!  Things on the home front have been chaotic and things at work have been…well… chaotic.  That means that on some days when I get home from work and the kids are finally put to bed, I still have work to do and so I don’t have the time to blog.  And some days that means when everything finally settles down for the night, I don’t have the energy to blog. Do you ever wonder…

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Things and Happenings

Things and Happenings

1.  There’s not too much going on in my life right now, and yet I feel all jumbled and out of whack.  So, my blog post today is going to be a random stream of consciousness.  Cause that’s how I am rolling this week. 2.  I went back to work today for the first time since December 22.  I was ready to go back.  I love a good routine, and I was ready to see my students.  It was a great day! 3.  The other day, I had to pop…

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Meant To Be… Or Not To Be.

Meant To Be… Or Not To Be.

I’ve been dreading this post for a couple months now. Truthfully, I thought about not posting it at all. But to not write about my failures, as well as my successes, just seemed dishonest. Because sometimes in life you work for something and it comes about, and sometimes you work for something and it doesn’t. Unfortunately, this time it didn’t. My book proposal didn’t sell. It came very close, as close as you can come before getting the dreaded no. I had conference calls with publishers, rounds and rounds and…

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Spyware and a Church Dinner

Spyware and a Church Dinner

First of all, sorry for the website drama this week. A few weeks ago, a couple readers told me they thought my site might have a virus. I told Chris and he was like, “I’m sure it’s not a virus.” Then, this mysterious yellow warning bar started appearing at the top of my admin page for my blog. I told Chris and he was like, “I’m sure it’s not a virus.” And finally, two days ago, our site basically shut down. I told Chris and he was like, “I’m sure…

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Things Change

Things Change

When things are going smoothly in my life, I run out of blog fodder.  Can you tell? I haven’t had much to blog about these days because there’s been no crisis, little fighting, and not a crazy oddball emergency in sight.  What do normal people blog about?!?!?  I find when life is running just as it should, that’s a good time to make some small little changes.  That’s a big thing for me because I used to avoid change like the plague.  Now, I find myself seeking out little things…

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