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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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! ❤

 

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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,

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!

🖤