Does a Bear… or is it When a Tree? « Shoot Me Now

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Does a Bear… or is it When a Tree?
Published on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by

bear shits in the woods

If a blogger misses her regular postings, can you hear her poop in the woods when she falls down?  I don’t know, something like that.

Rather than give you a clever story or embarrassing moment, I’m just going to tell you where I’ve been!  Jail?  Nope.  Hospital?  Nah.  Life has been changing, and my blog temporarily became the poor stepchild.

My oldest is out of the house, living The Life in Corolla while he works at the surf shop.  What did he do today?  Went body boarding along with four surfers in the ice-cold ocean of April.  He was the first of us in the water this year.  I am jealous, yet delighted.  He and I are truly cut from the same mold.

Because he is gone, I now have to leave work and go directly to the school to pick up my daughter.  Once I get her home and change, it is an hour later than I was previously enjoying.  Three nights a week, I head to the gym.  Add laundry, dinners, lunches, uniforms, animals, homework and more to equal a very late bedtime.

Then there is the pain.  It is back, stronger than ever.  My physical therapy appointments have become a bit discombobulated; making me feel like the accident was only a week ago.  The last I heard?  One of my ribs is jacked up.  Today I turned to a co-worker and made an involuntary noise from the pain.  Ugh.

My daughter and I have been working on her room.  It is clean, floors waxed and knickknacks removed.  Guess who waxed the floor?  Guess who also taped, cut in and rolled her ceiling?  My 12 year old daughter.  I am doing everything I can to teach her independence.  Along with her beautiful choice of feminine bedding, she chose this for her wall.  THAT is my GIRL.


This weekend my two other kids and the dog are packing up and traveling to see one very missed member of our family.  It will be raining all day Saturday, but no matter.  We will all be together.

I’m back and happy to be here.  Happy to see you.  And can’t wait to see what you have been up to!

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  • Mel

    I heard that! :-‘

    Funny how life does that, huh? One change and it all changes….I hear tell it’s suppose to go like that. *rolling eyes* I feel for you with the physical therapy and pain issue. Seriously, I know the frustration with the limitations. I hope for answers for you–and relief. Back issues go in all directions–your poor body…*sigh*
    WAY to go, daughter.
    I have some floors that need a bit of sprucing up if she’s bored.
    JUST sayin’….

  • You do sound busy. Sorry you continue to deal with the back issues and the pain.

    Good for your daughter to do the work on her room. I love the pink BB gun. I never have owned one but I gave one to Crabby Pants in the blog Do They Not Know Me?

    Have a fun trip this weekend. Even a rainy weekend can be fun. As you said…you will all be together.

  • Heather R

    Kiddo’s room looks AMAZING!!! So Proud of Her and you!

  • Ron

    “If a blogger misses her regular postings, can you hear her poop in the woods when she falls down?”

    HA! Loved that, Katherine! As well as the bear photo. You are so clever!

    Wow…you’ve been very busy, so I can totally understand your absence because life will sometimes take priority (which it should). But you have been very missed, my friend.

    (((((( You )))))))

    I am so diggin’ the pink BB gun!!! You GO, girl!!

    So sorry to hear about your back. I don’t think many people realize how when the back is out of whack, it affects the whole body. Therefore, I so admire you for going on in spite of it. Your positive attitude, strength and humor amaze me!

    Have an AWESOME time this weekend with your family.

    So glad to see ya back, Katherine!


  • Oh, Katherine. I’m so sorry you’re in pain. And I can relate to not having any time. I think we need to run away to the beach together. With vodka, to help ease our pain. Not that I’m in pain. But you are, and what kind of friend would I be if I let you drink alone? 🙂

  • I am so happy your children are doing so well, but I hate that you’re still in so much pain all of the time. That’s terrible. *HUGS*

  • Lea

    Katherine, I get the pain, get it fixed and concentrate on that. I’ve been catching up with all your news. My oldest moved out too. It’s really hard. As far as the physical therapy, stick with it. My neck was an inch to the left, literally. My head was not on straight after all! It took five months and I feel so much better. It was worse before it was better but well worth it. Stick to it!!

    • Lea how were you fixed? Physical therapy? if so, what kind? I am so glad you are better! And one other thing… anyone who doesn’t have her head on straight is number one in MY book!!! XXOO!

      • Lea

        Chiropractor and massage therapy, had to fight for it. And I knew you would like that. I was in North Carolina two summers ago and thought of you. I stayed in Cedar Island. Fight for what you need, not what they want!

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