Rosy cheeks, music and sloth mode photo challenge addition.

Hello my friends!

Happy Wednesday! What the hell where did the time go!? Well… I missed last weeks photo challenge. I totally thought I would get that posted before hand – oops! So here are my additions to the WP Weekly Photo Challenge – Reflecting :

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Reflecting

WHEW! Now that I can sleep tonight for adding those, I will add this weeks another day haha.


Back to life…

GIVE ME RED WINE OR GIVE ME DEATH: Adulthood is filled with doctor’s appointments. Seriously, I have been to some sort of doc like 3 times in the past week. BTW annual check ups are so important, make sure you are scheduling them and taking care of yourself!

Ahem… excuse my Mom moment there.

Today’s visit was to the dermatologist.

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Grey’s Anatomy – Brave New World (Dermatology Episode)

I have never had the pleasure and of course when I would go, there was an irate fella screaming at the poor derm assistants. I felt bad for them. Here they are, in this lovely place and Mr. I have been late the past 3 times (from what my sonar ears overheard) was not happy that he made this trip again without being seen….apparently this man needs a watch or a lesson in punctuality….I was not the one to make mention to this angry little man.

I did not realize that I needed my Hulk pants on today nor did I realize that I needed to channel my inner Bruce Banner to get my irritated skin checked out. Also, I was just completed “Active Aggressor” training for work last week, it was still fresh in my mind. RUN, HIDE OR FIGHT was replaying in my head…also the fact that I should always go for the eyes if I indeed do choose to fight. This was the lovely Public Safety/Secret Service man’s words, not mine. So keep that in mind friends! ALWAYS GO FOR THE EYES! Or hide, which will probably be my go to.

Anyway! Back to my skin…No my friends, green hulk skin was not my issue (or perhaps the lack there of was?) – redness is my issue. I have been struggling with sensitive skin for as long as I can remember. Unfortunately, as I have aged it has progressed into angry, all the green concealer in the world will not cover this shade issue. Additionally, my skin started to get lesions, more broken capillaries, itchiness and my face just fucking hurts now. So, I figured now is the time. The lovely Doc looked at my makeup-less face and immediately said rosacea. Of course, I figured this by all my “expert” Googling and experiences. This obviously needs to be fixed  because, how am I am going to convince a man to “put a ring” on it one day  looking wine drunk 24/7! Jk…Kinda .  

 Then it happened… this man had the nerve to inform me of “triggers” that worsen this rosy cheek/lush/always embarrassed look… Spicy foods – no prob, I do not really care for it but RED WINE!? I LOVE RED WINE! “white is better for rosacea patients…”

I am sorry? Clearly this man does not know me…which we did just meet so I will give him a pass because…. red is the only wine that I really enjoy. So…as he writes up my new care plan and writing scripts, I am thinking about my coffee that is waiting in my car for me… that must now “be left to cool” or drink iced coffee to help with this whole “situation.” FINE. So the very important part of this story is… Do you happen to have any White Wine recommendations?! I guess I am going to have to find my budget puny wine in white… that is right. I picked up this bottle of “Sheep Thrills” based solely on the pun. I live shamelessly…Or sheepishly? !

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Just take it all in… it’s beautiful^. Wait…WHAT IF I AM A LUSH!?

Moving on!

Music in my ears: Something crazy happened today, I actually listened to music at work. I had mentioned this in a blog a long time ago regarding my depression. I have recently been listening to it in the car and now in the office. I honestly cannot remember the last time I did this. Not even bird songs….which is a whole other thing. Just silence. I am sure this means something… perhaps everything is coming back together. I am feeling closer to friends, I am getting more motivated (aka – I set up my printer and cleaned my office!), I have new business adventures on the horizon and loving it. Caterpillar…well we are talking and doing okay at the moment, there is more SUN now that we are in Spring FULL SWING! So…without me realizing it, perhaps I popped out of the rabbit hole for a bit? My co-worker even noticed the music playing today… that is a real friend by the way 🙂 they know you better than you know yourself.

Blog LogI just wanted to take this tim to thank all of my followers again! I cannot believe that I have 200 people who are actively or once interested in what I have to say. You guys are pretty much the best! I have made friends around the world, found fellow sufferers/warriors of different kinds and with different backgrounds regarding mental health and chronic illnesses (thank you for all your support and I hope you feel supported from me as well!). I have also found fellow lovers of photos and snapping them – it is so wonderful to have you all here *ugly cry face*. THANK YOU AGAIN!

Speaking of Blog Love, I was nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award! THANK YOU @tiredmindtypingfingers ! I did not forget and will be posting it soon – PROMISE!

xoxoxo,

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Dogs, Moms and hikes with frogs! Also 200 FOLLOWERS!?

Hello friends!

Oh, how I missed you all! Come on in for an awkward group hug! ❤

Well, I took some “me” time this weekend and went hiking this weekend… Against my better sinusitis judgement, but it was worth it (I think). I got out, stretched the legs, took a couple photos, took my time with the day and played with pups…it was nice. I did not have reception though, so I feel so disconnected from the world – SO BEHIND ON ALL THE THINGS!

Here are some photos of my adventure – I did not edit them… Because I’m still in sloth mode – but I hope you enjoy them! 🖤

Let’s see here…

Sloth Mode – I am so sorry I am behind on reading your comments and posts! I have already started my replies and reading some, I will be catching up today for sure! Thank you for not forgetting about me and being patient – love you all!

I also realized that I did not even do a my photo challenge for last week… hopefully I will get that done before the next one rolls out :).

Boss Babe Vibes – I felt like I did some serious work here? Turns out when I looked at my “to-do” list…I crossed off like 2 things. So there is that… I ordered my business cards (YES!) ordered a few things that I needed for my home office, which is def something I need to channel all my extra energy into this week. My printer is not even hooked up and I need to create and PRINT! Ugh… I have piles of laundry in my office?? So in terms of work environment, it does not exist. I will get there :).

So the product that I will be selling, which is so near and dear to my fair, sensitive, crazy ass skin is… (drum roll) … is natural bath, body and home products. The fun thing is, you can create your own scent with essential and fragrance oils – it’s a pretty fab idea. In addition, you can customize the label to anything you want – like my title for a new lotion was inspired by Alice of course and named it “Wildflower.” Anyway, so I went all crazy lady in concocting this signature scent for me 🙂 it was lovely and I cannot wait to get it. I also made a natural flea and tick spray for my puppers because I take being a dog mom very seriously lol…. *obsessively checking email for updates*.

Not so social media – I took a bit of a break from posting every day for the IG #selflovebootcamp with @omgkenzieee , I feel pretty mixed about it. I did not keep up with the challenge /commitment but man – it was too consuming with all the feels and whatnot. Perhaps I will do a weekly version? I am still thinking on how I can do this so I can still feel human and work towards a better me. Additionally, not lose sight of what my DOTMK IG was for, while it is all mental health related, if I have to post one more pic of me specifically, I may just lose it haha. I am tired of seeing it myself all haha.

Sore Legs & Self Love – My hike kicked my ass too. I am a pro at hibernating like you have never seen. Sleep all day and all night without a prob?! ME! Perhaps it is because of all my insomnia days. My body is finally resting? Or perhaps I am still depressed, humm! Regardless, I got out and moved which I need to do more of. I have to get my cholesterol checked again this week to compare since I have had high levels for the past two years and I have not done much about it. I know… people see a petite gal and do not think cholesterol probs but it is very real my friends. It comes in high doses of pizza and napping haha. So I am going to try to do better, it is all I can do. Same with everything else in my life I suppose, I am a work in progress friends, a true hot mess of a human haha. Which reminds me, I saw this shirt from www.lookhuman.com quite fitting eh!?

Speaking of Mothers – I did spend some time with mine yesterday, despite our um… unique relationship. I got her a card and tried to find the perfect Hallmark card for her. However, there is not a “eh you probably did your best” version. I tried to find one, trust me. Instead, I flipped through sappy cards that just did not fit and ended up settling with one that seemed full of lies and flowers. I am glad that it is over, I did my part world.

I got a couple “happy dog mom” texts and even received a homemade card from Caterpillar which was super kind, he used photos that I did not even realize that he took of me and my heathen dogs. This is his second year doing this for me, so perhaps he does care? Who knows 😉 . Can I say that homemade gifts are the fucking best? Like even simple things, I would take a drawn stick figure over some overpriced thing any day. Maybe I am just easily pleased haha.

The GRIND – Work is about to kick up for me as it is intern season – RUN! I will do my best to keep up with all of you fabulous people.

BLOG – OMG! I hit 200 FOLLOWERS today!!!! 🎉 THANK YOU MY LOVES!!! You all are the best and I can’t wait to keep learning about all of you 🙏🏻. Thanks again for all your support 😘. #blessed #dancingforjoy

Ahem. Sorry – got excited 😁

How was your weekend!? Did you receive anything for Mother’s Day? Do anything different or exciting? TELL ME EVERYTHING! 😘😘

Love you all and talk again soon! 

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Danger

Hi friends! I hope you all are having a great day 🙂 . I just wanted to drop in to complete my Weekly Photo Challenge, featuring DANGER . Unfortunately, it is rainy out here in Columbus  – so I am not feeling up to go find a new photo today. However, I was able to re-feature the below since it was perfect for the theme!

Also… I wanted to send you all my love. Thank you so much to everyone who read my previous post regarding my mental illnesses. Your kind words and support means so much to me. Honestly, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Enjoy the rest of your week and I am sure we will be chatting again soon! ❤


Danger!

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Wanderlust

Hello friends!

Here are my weekly photo challenge submissions :). The theme for today was – Wanderlust! While I have not been on vacation in a while, these are some of my favorites from the past! Enjoy and talk to you soon! ❤ Kat

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Catalina Island, CA – 2012

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Pierpont Bay -Ventura, CA – September 2012

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Pierpont Bay – Ventura, CA – September 2012

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Ensenada, Mexico – September 2012

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Somewhere in California where living is done RIGHT -September 2012
 

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Photo Challenge: Earth

Hi friends 👋🏻!

Today is photo challenge day and thank goodness – I am feeling rather sloth like and my motivation is very low…thanks gloomy Ohio days 😑.

The theme for today’s photo challenge is – Earth. Here are some of my favorites from over the years:

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Hostas at my homestead – April 2017
Surprise bulb that I planted last year, not sure what it will be! April 2017
Bus stop walk finds – April 2017
Japanese Maple (?) In my back yard – April 2017
Stormy Weather – Columbus, OH – July 2016

 

Mantis vs. Bee – August 2014
Maryland – January or February 2014
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Reach for the sky! Wayne National Forrest – September 2013
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Fight for Seed! 2013

Whew – how technology helped me :).  Some of my older ones are a little rough but hey, gotta start somewhere! I hope to have many more to share with my new camera and a little better eye 😉.

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Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed them and I hope chat with you all again soon!

❤️xo,

Thursday Doors – April 13, 2017

Hello friends!

Since I had such a busy blogging day yesterday  (whew!), I am going to take it easier today with a photo challenge :). I found a new one called Thursday Doors. The event is hosted by Norm 2.0 and he has lots of fabulous pictures if you are interested! Enjoy! ❤

 

Trinity Episcopal Church – Columbus, OH

Thursday Doors: Norm 2.0

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Harvest – Earth

Hello friends!

I wanted to participate in another photo challenge and Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge seemed like a perfect fit 🙂

The current topic is: Harvest – Earth, so I searched in my archives and wanted to share my favorites from over the years – enjoy!



I hope you all are having a great day! I will be posting again soon❤️. 

Xoxox,

My Life in Pictures :)

Hello friends! Since I enjoyed sharing some of my pictures of my pups, I wanted to show you more! I have been rummaging through my Google Photos to find some of my favorites that remind me of my crazy day-to-day, Ohio and other random things that I decided to take a photo of. I hope you enjoy them and perhaps even learn more about me from what I take pictures of! Enjoy!

 

***All photos are mine, please do not use without my permission***

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#packlife Sydney, Barley and Ana
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This view stopped me while wandering around in the art building where Caterpillar’s studio is housed
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Columbus Blue Jackets!
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Sometimes I hang out at the skate park…with that comes maintenance. These guys crushed it
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Some date nights require Legos
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Sightings around my work – Columbus, OH
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I love Alice in Wonderland…in case you did not notice. Mashup of Legos and Alice!? Be still my heart! This was one random late evening.
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Break times with Ana
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I buy myself flowers and catch hitchhikers
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This is in the alley by my work and fave pizza joint
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Skate park – Columbus, OH
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Spring – Columbus, OH
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Huntington Park, home of the Columbus Clippers
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Sydney
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“Heads up, blind dog coming through!” She was the center of attention while getting supplies for the home
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Growing up
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Sunshine, Jameson and ginger ale
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Columbus, OH
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Mantis vs. Bee
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Barley
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Feel better roses – RIP
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I had a green thumb for 5 min last year
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Hocking Hills – Logan, OH
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Kat attracting stray cats?
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“Let me sing you the song of my people…for the pizza” – Barley
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Red Panda munching – Columbus Zoo
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Hustle and Bustle – Columbus, OH

 

Photo Challenge: Security

Hello friends!

I have been meaning to participate in a photo challenge and today seemed to be a great fit.

When I thougt about the what security means to me, I had a few people, places and things that come to mind. I don’t know what I would do without my ahem… highly complex relationship with Caterpillar. While we have some serious ups and downs at times, the comfort and feeling of security when with him is unmatched.

My few close friends mean the world to me, we shall call them S, P & J. They have been through hell with me, provided margaritas or Jameson as needed over the years and of course a perfect ear during those rough times and when I blurt out ridiculous puns ❤️.

At almost 29, I am proud to say that to this day, there is nothing quite wrapping up in a blanket on those shitty days and to me, is one of the truer forms of security.

However, there are 3 furry pups that take the trophy on security. Quite literally, they secure my home. They protect our little home from strangers passing by, evil mailmen, bad boyfriend prospects and squirrels! Although, I love the squirrels…so we are working on that.

After a long day or when life is beating me down, my one pup Barley always curls up with me. This is a picture of us from a week or so ago, he definetly brought my spirits up and this picture to me, just screams… security.


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I hope you enjoyed my first photo challenge! What comes to your mind when you hear the word: security?

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Talk to you soon!

🖤