Nuggests of Truth

1.  80% of the reason I wear a watch is so that I can tell my right from my left. 2.  I have never understood how to defrost a windshield when I’m driving.  Is it hot air or cold???? 3.  I tried to convince Chris that our family should all wear cow costumes and go as a herd of Brown cows for Halloween.  He said no. 4.  I haven’t taken an actual picture in weeks, so here are some from my iPhone.  Bad blogger. 5.  The art department at school…

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Brain Dump.

1. Kate is a shoe-flinger.  Her shoes are never side by side.  She just kicks them off as she walks somehow. 2. Gracie yells a lot.  Maybe just is going to be a singer? 3. Bean said Holy shit. Hope he doesn’t end up with my potty mouth. 4. Our computer is dying a slow, painful death.  I should fix it. 5. I had steak for dinner last night.  It was delicious. 6. I think Touch, that new show, is stupid. 7. I think The New Girl is the funniest…

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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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Q is for Questionnaire

(I stole this post idea from my friend Whitney at The Glamorous Life of a Housewife.  Thanks, Whitney!) Tell me about the shirt you’re wearing? It is coral, turquoise, and chocolate brown.  It’s flowy and has ruffles on the shoulders. What’s currently bothering you? We are closing on our house on Monday and we’re still getting paperwork and things together for our mortgage.  It isn’t bothering me, really, but it certainly is on my mind. What do you currently hear? A TV in the living room and our hard drives…

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Blog Fodder

I get asked a lot how I come up with content to write about on my blog every day.  Under normal conditions, it’s really not so hard.  I just tell you whatever train happens to be running through my brain at the time I sit down at the computer.  But these days, the exhaustion from starting a new job, chasing around a toddler, and growing a person is catching up to me and my brain has been having a hard time forming single words, let alone full sentences for a…

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Etsy Day!

My name is Katie.  And I am an online shopper. It started when I was pregnant and was too tired to drag my huge belly around from shop to shop.  I started shopping online from my couch in my yoga pants and it was like the Heavens opened up and the angels were singing down to me from on high. (To the tune of the Hallelujah chorus, please) IN YOUR P.J.’s! You saved monnnney!  You saved monnnney! WITHOUT WEARING A BRA! You saved monnnney!  You saved monnnney! It was amazing.…

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In Another Nutshell

I answered these questions last year and just got kicks, I thought I’d answer them again today. This is what happens when a blogger’s brain fries.   Its sad, really.   Don’t judge me. I am: bored. I think: I’m bored because Chris won’t play with me. I know: I will try to entertain myself by throwing pennies at Chris. I have: an entire milk jug full of pennies. I wish: I had a milk jug filled with quarters because they are bigger. I hate: when Chris hides from pennies…

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Giveaway: Traditions and Shtuff

To me, the holidays are about traditions.   And presents.   And fudge.   But mostly about traditions.   In my family, my Mom’s Christmas village is a tradition that I love.   And this year, I’ve decided to start a one myself.   You all kindly helped me decide which village I should collect a few weeks back.   I read every single comment and suggestion and after careful consideration, I blindfolded myself and randomly picked a village. Just kidding. I put a lot of thought into it and…

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Next to the Bed

Tonight I was sitting in the rocking chair in my bedroom, rocking Beanie and giving him his bottle before bed.   I looked over to the table that sits next to the rocking chair and smiled at the stack of baby books sitting there.   Then I glanced across the room to my bedside table and saw a stack of much heavier books piled there.   Finally, I peeked across the bed to Chris’ bedside table and giggled at the fact that he had no books piled up anywhere. You…

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The Annual Cookie

Once upon a time there lived a beautiful, intelligent, sophisticated, enchanting…  I’ve run out of adjectives.  Anyway, there was this redheaded chick.  She loved her husband but hated her oven.  Hated it with a passion.  In fact, she hated all ovens.  But her husband loved chocolate gooey butter cookies.  And chocolate gooey butter cookies happen to be baked in an oven.  And so the redheaded chick pledged to bake the chocolate gooey butter cookies for her husband once a year.  And they all lived happily ever after.  The end. Its…

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