Tag Archives: Mama Kat

I Can’t Do It All

IMG_20141106_135258 (3)As some of you know, for the last few weeks I’ve been immersed in the Skinny Dip Society, with Katie Den Ouden.  Her passion for helping others achieve health and happiness, so that they can live their best life, is why I “jumped in.”  I promised you reports on my progress and those are coming, eventually, but this is not one.

Those of you who’ve known me for a long time are aware that I’ve been stuck for a while – even more so since my brother’s passing.  As a friend recently put it, I often feel like I’m racing on a hamster wheel.  It seems as though I’m constantly moving, but unfortunately never getting anywhere.  Another loved one described me this way – it’s like I’m a top that’s spinning and spinning, with no destination. Continue reading I Can’t Do It All

Halloween Over the Years

I don’t have ONE particular Halloween that sticks out.  As a kid we had fun trick-or-treating, but I don’t remember it being the “event” that it is today.  And my parents certainly never thought the holiday was a big deal.  I have precious few photographs of me on Halloween from when I was a child.

High school – I have not one Halloween memory. In college, it was an excuse to get drunk cheap.  As for my early twenties, I got nothing.  When I was waiting tables in graduate school, it was a very profitable evening.  When I entered the corporate world, I got my ass home early so I didn’t get stuck in nightmare traffic

Then I had children…


 Halloween 2001

It was exciting to live in our first home and give out candy. My little guys were not quite one, so we didn’t take them out – but they did wear little pumpkin onesies. Continue reading Halloween Over the Years

A Tiny Peek Inside My Autumn World


As I may have mentioned, ad nauseum, I love autumn.  There are many events I get excited about (football, leaves changing, boots and scarves, my wedding anniversary, Halloween, my birthday) during this stretch of the calendar.  One of my favorites is driving up to the north Georgia Mountains to visit Burt’s Pumpkin Farm.  That’s where we buy our pumpkins each year and of course, enjoy a hay ride.  As has become tradition, we go with some close family friends and try to make a day of it.  The kids are getting older, and I think some of them may be over the ritual – but tough.  My children are going until they no longer live at home!  Continue reading A Tiny Peek Inside My Autumn World