Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lazy Blogger Reporting For Duty

I’ve certainly been very lazy in the blogging department lately, relying on blog hops to get me through the week.

Sorry friends.

I shall proceed with some random ramblings.

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I'm getting a cold and I feel so run down. Ian had it all weekend and it just wiped him out. Twice he thought he was on the mend only to get knocked over again. He came home early yesterday and sent me to bed for a nap from 2:00-3:00, then I got up to watch Jordan while he picked the children up from school, then I went back to bed at 4:00 and slept on and off until this morning.

My eyelids hurt.

Jordan’s nose is running like a faucet and her little body was so warm all day, so we just cuddled together on the sofa and watched Disney’s Imagination Movers.

Over and over and over again.

I hate it when my little ones are sick, but love all the extra cuddles that come with it.

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I forgot to tape LOST last night and now I don’t know what’s going on. I feel like a crack addict desperate for their next hit. Hopefully I can find it online somewhere because I'm getting the shakes.

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I am rather interested in the Olympics this time around and wish they didn’t go on all day because I’m missing stuff. I'm disappointed that because of them The Biggest Loser was bumped this week. And, come to think of it, they bumped Desperate Housewives too! Now I don't know what's happening with my friends on Wisteria Lane.

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Things on The Shred front have come to a complete standstill. My knees just couldn't take it so I haven’t done it in about two weeks. I’m not doing much of anything these days, to be honest. I weighed myself this morning and was very pleased to discover that I’ve kept off 10 of the 11 pounds I’ve lost. That’s something, right?


I’m not giving up. I’m just not feeling motivated. I want the results but not put forth the effort. Just being honest.

You know what? Tomorrow I will Shred. I promise you.

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Do you ever struggle with not being good at anything?

I sure do.

I read a lot of blogs. A lot of blogs. I list my favourites on my blogroll, but I have even more bookmarked and try to visit them all when I can.

You know what I’ve found?

Pretty much ALL of them rock at something.

Baking, cooking, designing, sewing, mothering, photography, saving money, writing…blah blah blah.. It’s endless. And it has me wondering...

What am I good at?

It makes me sad. I find myself trying all sorts of things and getting so frustrated with myself when they don't work out like I want them to.

I need to be me.


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Tomorrow night is Girls Club and we're going to have a night of worship. I am so excited! I can't wait to hear the girls singing praises to the Lord.

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Thank you for all your lovely comments on my first vlog ever. I will admit to you now that I was exceptionally nervous about doing it. But then I thought, we're all friends here, right?

Since you all were so nice, I'm going to do another one soon. :-)

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And that completes my rambling for today.

Goodnight friends!



  1. Hi Kate! You can watch your show on or at the network site. I don't watch Lost so I don't know which channel it's on but for example if it's on ABC then go to
    Oh, and you can do it-Shred that is. If I can do it, anyone can. Don't think about what you haven't done in two weeks, think about what you have done since the beginning of the year and build on that. (o:

  2. Kate, Love, I'm going to punch you in your adorable little face. YOU ARE SO GOOD AT SO MUCH! Stop. I visit your blog FIRST - before any others - when I see it's been updated because I can always count on you to make me laugh. ALWAYS. You have the most cheeky, genuine sense of humor I've ever seen in my life. Your writing is so real. You have a beautiful family and you take beautiful pictures of them. Your first attempt at sugar cookies is 100 times better than my BEST try at them, 15 attempts in - even with all your disasters. I can't sew for the life of me and you're doing the SHRED, Babycakes! You know what I'm doing? Eating Cheetos and wishing and dreaming the fat globs between my thighs away. Don't ever for a second think that you aren't "good enough" or that "being you" means compromising or coming up short. Girl, I love you. I want you to love you too and see how FREAKING AWESOME you are. Seriously. I even got in an argument with my husband the other day and used you as ammunition. See, it went like this: (watching Olympics) Him: "Canada is so lame." Me: "Why?!" Him: "Because it is." Me: "What? Why does everyone think Canada is lame?" Him: "Because it is." Me: "That's stupid. I love Canada." Him: "Why the hell do you love Canada?" Me: Pausing and trying to think of some reason since I've never been there.... "Becasue it has Kate!" Him: "What?" Me: "Kate is there and that makes Canada awesome. It would make Paraguay awesome if she was there. Besides, it also has lots of HGTV. Canada is awesome... AND they sell milk in bags." Him: "You're an idiot." Me: "Fine, but Canada has Kate."


  3. What are you good at?!?! You are good at bring a smile to peoples face! A genuine put me in a great mood kind of smile. You are great at being true to yourself even if that means telling people they should not have their small children at a horror movie ;) You are a wonderful christian who is very inspiring to other (esp me). You are a great mother to your precious kiddos. and I am sure you are a fantastic wife to Ian. You rock at all things baking! I mean come one you are my little bakerista. You are Kate and you are great!! I heart my buddy Kate!!

  4. You're good at being you!!! I love your blog! I'm not good at much either. Just started my blog as a way to get through daily living and learn from others. Anyway, hope you have a great day! BTW, I'm not shredding either. At all. No shredding here....I don't like cheese all that much. Oh! Were you talking about exercise?!?!? Well, not doing that either. :) Good luck tomorrow!

  5. Well you got sewing right? I don't even have that! I made soup today that was edible- does that count as being good at something?

    I hear ya on all these awesome blogs and I feel sucky too. But you know what I love your blog! I love reading it!!

    Chase's nose is running too! So ewww because he ends up wiping it all over my shoulder. I am so done with his boogy nose. I took off his shirt today - up over his head and he had a large boogy stretch from his nose right into his hair. Lovely. See I am not even a good mom who wipes there kids nose before undressing him. Sigh...

  6. Kate. I rock at nothing. Truly. I was just thinking this this morning driving in.

    You are great at being Kate. Supportive, funny, caring Kate. And that is important.

  7. Let's see, now that I have re-joined the ranks of the blog world (due to my unavoidable vacation from it because of a crashed computer) I must say that I love the changes on your blog, I like to watch Imagination Movers (even though my kids are probably getting too old they like it too), and I like what you write because it's you and no one else. So just so you know, you're good at being you!