Monday, November 15

we'll start living

I am back from an accidental hiatus, the kind that just kind of happen when  life decides to make you all busy and also your computer isn't working.  I can happily report that this past month has brought me some real joys such as the fort that has taken over our living room and from which I am writing this post.  I have also had some visitors from the southwest who brought me more happiness than I can say! And I am an eager member of the Harry Potter  community group from my church; a place where it is acceptable to be obsessed with the Boy Who Lived and know the rules of Quidditch and crochet Gryffindor scarves and then wear those scarves and count down to the premiere of the Deathly Hallows Pt 1 (appx. 3 days and 6.5 hours) and totally not be judged. Yeah.

 Unfortunately, the good often accompanies the less than pleasant, and I have found myself in the midst of some sorrows as well.I have felt the pains of homesickness for both my family and friends.  I have fought the insecurities that won't stop gnawing at me.  I have learned that budgeting is way harder than it sounds like. I missed my sister's 20th birthday (Happy Birthday, Shelby!). And most recently, my heart broke over the news that my sweet kitty cat, Buttons, passed away this past weekend, and I couldn't be there to say good bye.  

I love you, my sweet girl. 

Growing up, I always had a feeling that being an adult would kind of suck.  Not all the time. But still.  I was never in a rush to grow up.  But now that the time is here, I can only do my best with what I have and the resources and blessings that have been provided for me.  I refuse to give up or deny my responsibilities. But seriously though, can I take a break? A nap time from life? Okay.

OH! So I almost forgot; today is Monday and I realize it's been FOREVER since I have made a goal, but that is going to change right now. For this week's edition of make-a-goal monday, I would like to pledge myself to find the bright side of everything that happens this week.  My plan is not to live in denial, but there are perks to being an optimist. Here's to a glass-half-full kind of week. 

I hope you are all well! Happy Monday.

...Oh. And P.S. Get excited.


  1. Kalie, I am so sorry about sweet Buttons. She lived a full, and extremely LOVED life. She will be missed...

    Also, I love you. And I miss you. And I TOTALLY, 100% can relate with the feeling, "But seriously though, can I take a break? A nap time from life?" I have said the same exact thing. I wish it very many time throughout the week. Know that you're in good company...

    I love you.

  2. So sorry about your kitty!

    ...and i am totally excited for Harry potter!

  3. if Blogger had a 'like' button, a la facebook, I'd have just pressed it. x

  4. I am so sorry about your kitten :(

  5. I am super excitd for Deathly Hallows Part 1!!!!
    Sorry about your kitty. I know how you feel. My kitty died when I wasn't home either. :(
    I hate being a can really get you down. Haha. Good luck with your goal!


  6. beautiful goal! I hope you find some cheer.

  7. My dear sweet Kalie,
    I love you I love you I love you! And I miss you too... I think of you just about every time I see something knit...*grin* Just wanted to let you know.

  8. poor buttons, oh my dear, i do hope you are ok.


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