Making a Difference
Published on Monday, February 13, 2017 by Katherine
I have fostered two dogs over the last few years for an amazing local rescue. The first one was extremely difficult. She bonded with me as I did with her, so when it was time to say goodbye I cried like a little baby. She found an amazing forever home with a couple that fell in love ...
Published on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 by Katherine
After a month of writing, we finally get a bit of a break with this month's photo challenge, "Express Yourself!"
1. This is River, our "foster fail." We were fostering her, fell in love with her and adopted her ourselves. The decision was made the moment we realized she expresses her...
Published on Friday, January 27, 2017 by Katherine
Oh my goodness. This is actually the last day of the 'Lil Hoohaa blog writing challenge and I DID it! Woooo hoooo! Today is the final installment of the four part Friday story post. As you can see from the title, the subject is "Sydney, Australia.
Lisa was aware of noises around...
Published on Thursday, January 26, 2017 by Katherine
Today's blog challenge topic is, you guessed it.... Popularity.
I was never the popular one. I was the band geek. The one who would never be skinny. The girl with the freckles. The REDHEAD. Back in the day, there were no beautiful gingers... there were just redheads.
Had I been ...
Published on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 by Katherine
Today's theme for the Hoohaa writing challenge is, "White."
To me, "white" is a happy word. There are so many white things that make me feel good. Whipped cream, snow, sand, breaking waves, milkshakes, the inside of cadbury eggs, pina coladas, cheese and white chocolate.
The theme ...
Published on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by Katherine
The theme for today's writing challenge is "Dreams."
Haiku of Dreams
In public, pantless.
Haven't studied for the test.
Flying without wings.
Published on Monday, January 23, 2017 by Katherine
When I saw today's writing challenge subject "Cheese," I immediately thought of blogger Nicky from We Work for Cheese. Nicky was a lovely, vibrant and incredibly funny woman and mother who died far too young of cancer.
Nicky loved cheese and wrote about it often. She once wrote about ...
Published on Friday, January 20, 2017 by Katherine
This is the third "chapter" of the Friday writing challenge with the topic, " Zurich, Switzerland."
Lisa knew he was at her door before she heard the knock. Slightly unnerved at that fact, she grabbed her hoodie and headed for the door. When she opened it she was once again mesmeriz...
The Next 10 Years …
Published on Thursday, January 19, 2017 by Katherine
Our writing challenge continues with the topis, "The Next Ten Years."
In the next ten years, I will probably get another tattoo.
In the next ten years, I will be living somewhere else.
In the next ten years, I just may see the possibility of a grandchild.
In the next ten years, I w...
Published on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by Katherine
When I saw today's writing challenge theme "Fears," my mind went down a bad path. Because there are deep and very dark fears I still face every day with my son and his health. But then I remembered yesterday's theme, "Stress." No stress here - not today. Today we are going to discu...
This Is A Stress Free Zone!
Published on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 by Katherine
Today's writing challenge topic is "Stress." We ALL could write SEVERAL books on THAT subject!
I will never forget being in a hospital room with my son for a month. You know... the whole cardiac arrest thing a year ago. Many hours were spent gazing out the window. No fresh air...
Published on Monday, January 16, 2017 by Katherine
Day 16 of the 20 Days of Chill writing challenge brings the topic, "Selfie Nation."
A few weeks ago we were treated to a special "behind the scenes" at our local zoo. Five off us were led around the back, through a special building and right up to the giraffe area..... WHERE WE WERE ABL...