Sunday, October 31, 2010


I somehow came across a 30 Day Blog Challenge while Googling. I figure I’ve never posted anything 30 days in a row so why not start tomorrow. I’m curious to see if I’ll actually follow through with it.

30 Day Blog Challenge

Day 01 --- Your favorite song.

Day 02 — Your favorite movie.

Day 03 — Your favorite television program.

Day 04 — Your favorite book.

Day 05 — Your favorite quote.

Day 06 — Your favorite music video.

Day 07 — A photo that makes you happy.

Day 08 — Describe the style you had 10 years ago.

Day 09 — A photo you took.

Day 10 — Talk about a regret you have.

Day 11 — Share a story from your childhood.

Day 12 — Explain how you got one of your scars.

Day 13 — How do you think others view you?

Day 14 — Talk about the cuteness of your pets.

Day 15 — A poem you wrote.

Day 16 — A song that makes you cry (or nearly).

Day 17 — An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.) that is your favorite.

Day 18 — Tell us about your best friend.

Day 19 — A talent of yours.

Day 20 — A hobby of yours.

Day 21 — A recipe.

Day 22 — Your deepest fear.

Day 23 — Write a love letter to yourself.

Day 24 — Reveal your most guilty pleasure.

Day 25 — If you have tattoos, show them. If not, talk about the tattoos you want or why you don't think they are right for you.

Day 26 — Talk about the last "random act of kindness" you encountered.

Day 27 — The last thing that made you cry.

Day 28 — Say something to your 15 year old self.

Day 29 — Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days.

Day 30 — Share what you have learned, if anything, about yourself in the last 30 days.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Just Like a Suckerpunch

Things were going so well.

I’ve paid my tuition off.

I was saving up to by a car.

All my debt would be paid off by December 31.

Now, all of that has gone out the window.

As of Monday, I don’t know what’s going to happen.

I have faith that it’s all going to work out.

It has to.

Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

This Week in Facebook Conversations…

Katie: It's like an off brand Toyota Corolla. Not bad. Wait. Off brand isn't what I meant. lol. It's like a sister car. Like Mercurys are the same as Fords.

Caity: ?!?!?! SINCE WHEN!! that's so weird. Lmao. I wish I had posted that in my Facebook status

Katie: A Mercury Mariner is the same as a Ford Escape. A Mercury Mountaineer is the same as a Ford Explorer.

Caity: Man i love Honda's though. I'll have to get a bumper sticker that says "Honda at Heart" and I'll put it on the hood of the car!

Katie: Did I blow your mind? lol

Caity: When don't you, lol

Katie: :)

Caity: If this is what it feels like to have a bj then DAMN GIRLLLL! lol weird I know

Katie: Ummmm. Hahaha. Bj?

Caity: I was mind bj’d

Katie: I don't get it. lol.

Caity: You BLEW my mind instead of my pen15....cuz I don't have

Katie: Bahahaha. Gotcha.


Katie B. ‎"She looks like she got drug to Jersey and hit over the head by a Snooki! WTF?" Hahaha! ♥

Caity: Lmao omg!!!! love inside jokes ;) I was really scared!!!

Katie: Lol.

Caity: And I’m quite sure I said “dragged”.

Katie: You probably did and my brain just heard drug. It has a mind of its own.

Caity: Lmao!!!!!! Lmao lmaomalfmalfmdlaknmdfa

Katie: Wow. Did I really just say my brain had a mind of its own?

Caity: Lmao yes you did!!!! Now I don't know which quote is funniest!!!

Stephanie: Why would anyone want to be an orange crayon?


Please please please let me find a car by Friday.

KARAOKE tomorrow at Madison’s! I hope I see you there!

Katie: Hey, guess what?

Katie: You suck at multi tasking.

Caity: I just didn’t want my comment thing to be a convo just you and I!

Katie: Lol. It doesn’t have to be. I was just going to be cute and say you’ll see me but you ruined it. Way to go. Go ahead and delete all these now!

Caity: Lmao. I ♥ you @Katie. I can’t WAIT FOR TOMORROW!!!!

Stephanie: What cars are you looking at?

Tony: What’s the price range?

Caity: It’s free tomorrow!! Omg I would love it if you came.

Katie: I think they were talking about cars, love. Bahaha.

Caity: Oh.


I think I’m going to start introducing myself as @Katie and actually say the @.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Backyard Tour


caneeI bring my cane in case I trip and fall.

She wanted to know if I remembered Grandpa getting the water hose and letting us kids eat tomatoes fresh from the garden.

This is where my husband and I hung clothes.

Today I am my mother, for it’s easier to play along than to confuse her. 

faneMy husband made this fan; brought it home from the war.

Losing your mind is a terrible thing.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunday Afternoons

I was recently told that I don’t have a “real” job.  I worked retail for almost three years and work in the church nursery, but other than that, I’ve had family jobs.

I may have been a tad childish and posted a Facebook status.

Some people keep telling me that I don't have a real job. Obviously they haven't seen my bank account. :) Jealousy is a terrible sickness. Get well soon! ♥

Stupid, yes.  Childish, absolutely.  However, I’m tired of being told that I don’t have a real job and that I don’t go to a real college.  That I don’t know what it’s like to be an adult. 

Those who work hard for things they have and to help their family aren't at all jealous of those who have grandparents to pay for everything and buy them car after car. They actually pity them and are disgusted by the way they take advantage of their family and pick Facebook fights.

I’m not going to lie, I was fightin’ mad.  (Even though I’m a total wuss and would get my butt handed to me in a split second!  Hah.)  Then I stopped and thought about it.

I'm sorry you feel that way. I've been helped in the past, yes, but since I've been working at this job, I've been able to pay for everything on my own. I'm blessed enough to be able to live with Nana and Papa and not have to pay bills and have them take me to and from school and work and I pay them some gas money. I pay my own bills though. Because of my new job, I've paid off two credit cards, will have my tuition paid off in two weeks, am saving up to buy me a car and actually have money to buy things I need and some things I just want. I'm lucky that things have worked out the way they have. I've taken things for granted a lot, I admit, but I'm trying not as much these days. Maybe it was a tad childish to post this status, yes, but it wasn't meant to start a fight.
I'm proud of the fact that I have money in the bank now and am able to save some, too. I'm finally able to start growing up a little bit more and can stand on my own two feet a little bit easier. If you pity me for that, that's your own insecurities you'll have to deal with.

Should I be blogging about this?  Probably not.  Is she going to read it?  I doubt she even read my response.  Moving away from the people I used to surround my self with on a daily basis has really shown me the kind of people they are.  It’s hard to realize something when you’re on in the inside looking out.  Now that I don’t see these people on a regular basis, as they’re inconvenienced to come out and see me, I’ve learned who I want in my life and who I don’t.

Yes, I was spoiled as a child.  That comes with being an only child of divorced parents.  I’ll be the first to admit I’m spoiled and I’m not ashamed of that.  I appreciate what I’m given, at least I do now, and that makes a huge difference.  I don’t ask for much; Momma used to have to beg me to tell her what I wanted for Christmas.

I spent this afternoon listening to Cajun music with GranGran and talking about her relatives and what is was like for her growing up in Louisiana.  Then I made a delicious supper of cornbread and milk.

Now, I can’t tell you which stories are true and which aren’t.  I can’t tell you what songs were played or what they were saying.  Yes, GranGran told me I should come by more often and not be a stranger and she still thinks I’m Leiah.  She still doesn’t understand how I turned my typewriter into a record player or how I was playing the records, but none of that matters.

Yes, I got paid to spend time with my GranGran, but for the couple of hours we were sitting her, she was happy.  She didn’t have any mood swings or get mad at me for being here. She just sat and listened to her music.

God has blessed you with a loving and giving heart, and I am so fortunate that He sent you to us. You were definitely spoiled when you were young, and that can not be your fault, as I am a member of the group. But, what would I do without you. Papa and I are so glad you could move with us, and you are able to ease the burden of having to care for both Papa and Gran-Gran. As for transportation, it will be there for you in God's time. Until then, consider the Nana/Papa department of transportation an added bonus of providing your gracious company. Love you, pretty girl.

So maybe I don’t have a common job.  Big deal.  I’m beyond blessed to spend my days with family and make a difference in someone’s life.

I can’t ask for much more.


Friday, October 8, 2010


It's been a crazy week complete with three quizzes and two tests with another one due online in 24 hours.

It's okay though because I just paid off my short term loan and will have my tuition paid off in two weeks! After that, most of my money will be saved towards a down payment for a car.

It's nice to work for family and actually get paid well for once. It may seem like all I ever do is work, but if I can finish putting myself through school and buy myself a car, then it's all worth it in the end!

Maybe growing up isn't so bad after all.

Happy Friday!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Ellie Mae

I hope there are lots of treats in Doggie Heaven.

And long roads with no trucks.

Momma Kate

Friday, October 1, 2010

Boom Boom.

Happy birthday!

I hope that your 23rd year is all you want it to be and so much more!

I'm glad we're friends again. :)

Bam Bam

PS. I'm serious about refering to you as Boom Boom. <3