Contrary to Popular Belief, You CAN Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

Today, our boy Toby is eleven years old. His excitement for his birthday is overwhelming. Well, we say that. In reality, we adopted Pooperschmidt three years ago today. We're pretty sure he's eleven, but we don't know his exact birthday. We figure today is a good a day as any. Recently, we went on vacation … Continue reading Contrary to Popular Belief, You CAN Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

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The Largeness of My Potential Terrifies Me

Have your dreams ever terrified you? I'm not talking nightmares or night-terrors. I'm talking about those dreams that give you hope, inspire you to work harder, influence the goals you set for yourself. Have you ever found yourself overwhelmed by the magnitude of the dreams you've allowed yourself to entertain? I have. In fact, I'm … Continue reading The Largeness of My Potential Terrifies Me

You Know You Better than “They” Do

Earlier this year, my husband and I decided to hire a financial planner. We were taking stock of our finances and realized that if we ever wanted to actually retire, we should probably do a little more than bury jars of cash in the backyard. And you thought those raspberry bushes were my attempt at … Continue reading You Know You Better than “They” Do

State of Kate Weekly Series

It's the last day of November. Tomorrow, I put up our Christmas trees. Yes, plural. We have the main tree in the living room, and a smaller one with a different color palette in the TV room. What can I say? I like the lights. My Jewish husband doesn't really care, but digs the fact … Continue reading State of Kate Weekly Series

Weekly State of Kate Update

Want to know a dirty little secret? I'm writing this on Thursday night. Shhhhh. Want to know another one? WordPress is testing out a new way of writing/publishing posts so I'm trying it out. So if you see some funky new things, that's me playing around a bit.  The Physical Activity: hard WIN. Last week … Continue reading Weekly State of Kate Update

State of Kate Weekly Update

I feel like it's been almost a month now since I last posted a traditional "State of Kate" update. Perhaps it is time to get back on that bandwagon. Let's go, shall we? The Physical Activity: Soft WIN. I'm slowly working my way back to the activity levels I had before my tumble into the … Continue reading State of Kate Weekly Update

State of Kate Weekly Update

Another quiet week here in Katedom. My husband took the week off and has been staycationing. I worked a short week, and have been joining him in the -cationing since Wednesday. It has been nice. So nice, in fact, I'd forgotten today was Friday and that I still have two more blissful days off! My … Continue reading State of Kate Weekly Update