We Will Move Forward
Published on Sunday, January 3, 2016 by Katherine
This is a screen shot of a picture I shared on Facebook today. I don't think I have ever seen a picture that hit home so profoundly. Above the picture I wrote, "When David was at his worst and I didn't know if he was going to make it, I held on to his hand with everything I had. If I...
Before… and After
Published on Thursday, December 17, 2015 by Katherine
I need to make this post brief. If I begin writing all the details of my last two weeks I believe my eventual meltdown will quickly ensue. And it isn’t quite time for that.
On December 5 at 4:00 a.m. I was woken up in Corolla by a police officer knocking at my door. My 22-year-old hea...
Published on Monday, November 30, 2015 by Katherine
This month's photo challenge theme is "Morning."
When we are in Corolla, my dog wakes me early to go outside. Off season I am often the only one on the beach as far as the eye can see. Mornings on the beach are my peace and my church.
All of my photos for this month were taken on my ...
The Hunt for the Blue Tacoma
Published on Thursday, November 19, 2015 by Katherine
I have been enjoying a life with no car payments while driving my mother’s old minivan. Although I knew the 2002 Sienna wouldn’t last long, I assumed I had plenty of time to find my dream vehicle.
For months I passed the word around to any car lot that would listen. “I want a used D...
The Metropolis in Corolla
Published on Sunday, November 15, 2015 by Katherine
Every few months I like to visit the shipwreck Metropolis in Corolla. As wind and storms come and go she becomes covered, uncovered and covered again.
This weekend was no different, with her ribs a little more covered but other parts newly exposed. This was the first time I have see...
Published on Friday, October 30, 2015 by Katherine
I had fun with this month's photo challenge theme "closeup." I can't wait to see everyone's photos!
This is cactus growing in Corolla. I took a closeup of it on our walk during the flooding.
2. There was fungus among us in Richmond.
3. This tiny frog was about...
I’ll Give You Twenty Bucks If…....
Published on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 by Katherine
It was my oldest son’s birthday when he threw down the challenge. Enjoying our sushi dinner, we noticed a fly zooming around our meal.
My middle son jokingly began to snap at it with his chopsticks. Expecting defeat, my oldest said, “I will give you TWENTY DOLLARS if you can catch tha...
Corolla after Joaquin
Published on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 by Katherine
This weekend I took some photos of the flooding in our Corolla Ocean Sands neighborhood. These pictures were taken a week after all the rain preceding Hurricane Joaquin.
As I was walking I noticed broken pieces of wood at the edge of the dunes. Then I realized they were from the sand ...
Published on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 by Katherine
This month's photo challenge subject is my favorite. HAPPY!
This frog statue was at the entrance of a Montauk cemetery right around the corner from my cousin's house. My father used to tell my mother he was the Frog Prince. Seeing this frog during the family reunion made me f...
Power Parachute in the Outer Banks
Published on Friday, September 11, 2015 by Katherine
What is it? A power parachute.
Who has one? This guy.
Who wants one? Me. Along with instant biodegradable water balloons. How fun would THAT be!?...
Sharks and Dating
Published on Thursday, September 3, 2015 by Katherine
Sharks in the Outer Banks. Do you remember the two weeks when there seemed to be an attack every few days? This was about the same time my family had our week vacation at the beach house.
It is normal to see airplanes flying advertising banners up and down the coast during the summer. “...
Published on Thursday, August 27, 2015 by Katherine
Have you ever gotten a fortune cookie that is so dead on it SCARES you? Look at the fortune cookie we got earlier this week.
Now look a little closer. I’ll turn the photo upside down to help.
Do you see it yet?
The day after I took this photo I woke up to a horrible smell in my ...