And then how?

I was using this other job I hated as an excuse to not cook, clean or blog. I was depressed.
Then I quit.

I quit that lame job at the end of March. Why am I still spinning my wheels?

How do you, readers, make yourself go exercise, clean house, blog more or be a better human in general? My brain is an excuse machine.

I realize I should just do it. A million obligations–mostly social–pull me in different directions.

So, I ask again. How do you make yourself do something that you know you like? How do you get started?

-Kat

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Caught Her Breath

I am deeply sorry that I haven’t been blogging. Work and life have become a whirlwind. My park and job reopened and I started a new part time job simultaneously. My part time job has full time hours right now because of training.

Shortly, Kit and I will go intermittent from the park. In the upcoming lean months we will be forced to get more creative with cooking and eating in more. I love that about winter. We go out to eat less and eat food that is wholly more delicious because it is seasoned exactly as we want it.

My newest work-family has been very welcoming. There is even a birthday potluck that I am looking forward to participating in.

In addition to working and starting a new job, I have joined the community choir. We had our second practice this past Tuesday. We have a fun selection of songs and have practiced six of the ten we will perform in early December.
Not much else to report. The days and nights are getting colder which makes me want to brew hot tea and curl up with a book. I just hope I have some time soon to do that reading and snuggling.

~Kat~

$@#%&?!!!

Cursing.

As I gain more followers I am becoming more and more nervous about cursing on my public blog.

Cursing is a normal part of my life, but I also don’t need it to get across my ideas in the blogosphere.

I want to sprinkle my blog with curse words. On the other hand, I don’t want to send half my readers running and screaming in terror at my vulgarities.

Options

A) Curse whenever I please, internet people be damned!!

B) Warn readers, at the beginning of vulgar blogs and attempt to omit curse words when possible.

C) Never Curse, which will leave you with a still humerous, but much more edited and conservative version of myself.

What should I do?
I need your help, readers.

My Base is Growing…!

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My base of readers is growing slowly but steadily!
I hope to keep posting blogs about things that interest or inspire you!

I currently have 106 followers on wordpress and by email subscription.

There are over 260 people following on other platforms that have the opportunity to see my blog posts as well.

Plus, my mom recently told me that even though she can’t figure out how to subscribe, I should add one more to my count of faithful readers.

More than the stats and data, I appreciate that each individual takes a few minutes out of their busy day to chuckle at my thoughts, comment on my feelings, and enjoy my pictures (mostly of food).

Hugs, confetti, and ‘thank yous’ all around. You cats sure know how to make a girl feel special.

~Kat~

New Blog Mini Series~Coming Soon!!

Hey all!

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When I returned from my trip, I asked what types of blogs you have liked in the past or would like to see in the future. So this is what is coming up!

I am currently drafting (weird for me) a blog mini-series in which I categorically break down my adventures in Spain. Brief though it may have been, I tried to soak up the culture and every scrap of food during my stay.

Currently, my mini-series consists of one introductory blog and eight blogs of content.
If, while writing, I find they are too long for the reader of average interest I will break it into better bitesize installments.

Food
People
Places
Hiking
Travel
More about food
Camino

And more….      (probably about food)

Update Page!

Howdy y’all,

I took some care re-writing my About Me page and I hope you all enjoy it.

It includes pictures of Tybalt and Isabella–my blog-famous pets,
Kit, my darling, supportive husband, and my new goat Denka.

There are some links to my other social networking sites so if you just can’t get enough then you can find me elsewhere.

Please, give it a look if you have some extra time!

Have a fantastic day,

~Kat~

Winter Goals Update!

How is she doing? Ashi Danza!! She is doing quite well.

As you may recall, I posted about my winter goals not too long ago. And I am doing so well that I may have to update my challenges.

Bookie Progress

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (meh)
A Gift for a Rogue by Parks (ok)
Gypsy Rizka by Lloyd Alexander (TGR=Thumping Good Read)
Visions of Sugar Plums by Janet Evanovich (jolly for the season)
Partial read: Drinking Water: A History by Salzman (strong start of lore)

I intend on going back to finish reading the Salzman book but I just got tired of renewing it from the library at present. I am currently reading The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester.

It is a non-fiction book about how the Oxford English Dictionary came about. Fairly interesting so far, but I’m just a couple of chapters into it. The holidays are not friendly for folks trying to get reading done. There is so much to do and obligations (although enjoyable) that one must fulfill.

Don’t worry. I’m sure I’ll get plenty of reading done in the next few months ahead. They are for the most part dead months and terrible weather outdoors sends readers under the covers.

Embroidery Projects 
That I’ve made
-Headbands x2
-Bookmark with a music related quote on it (in progress)

I have a few other projects planned but it seems to take me ages to go from the planning to the stitching phase. I love planning them though.

Recipe Experiments
-Tapioca pudding (utter failure)
-Sausage and potato breakfast bake (amazing yet greasy)
-Golden brownies from scratch/blondies (good if you like that type of thing)
-Nutella cookies (thank you Pinterest!)
-Greek Lemon Chicken
-Hasselback potatoes

Other Goal Updates
I have made pretty much zero progress on my belly dancing and short story writing goals. I did do a quite youtube search for a belly dancing video and found a decent one but haven’t made any moves yet.