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In Absentia

In Absentia

It’s been an interesting year. One during which I’ve largely been absent. You know, here but not HERE. Great new-to-me home decor. If I wanted a gold man mannequin. A photo posted by Kathy Kirkpatrick (@vatoadmama) on Nov 12, 2016 at 10:20am PST I’ve given up trying to understand why. Truth is, I just don’t […]

Gobsmacked

Gobsmacked

That’s how one co-worker described her feeling upon hearing the news, a week ago today, that I’d been laid off. She’s a Brit, and they have some fun words, don’t they? Well, it would be more fun if it weren’t being used to describe last Friday’s announcement that my employment had suddenly been terminated. I was told […]

Most-Unusual Wear Pattern

Most-Unusual Wear Pattern

I found a very interesting seashell at Virginia Beach last week. It was actually just a piece of a shell. Most of the shells I was seeing were completely pulverized. I’ve been told shells get pulverized like that when there’s a dredging/beach replenishment effort in an area. I can’t say whether that’s the case in […]

I May Need a 12-Step Program

I May Need a 12-Step Program

Hi, my name is Kathy, and I am a photoholic. I take pictures. Lots and lots of pictures. But, even worse, I am a photo hoarder. That flower image is one of hundreds of gigabytes of images that I don’t need to keep. I mean, it’s pretty, but why do I need to keep it? Like, […]

Sprucing Things Up

Sprucing Things Up

I have a love/hate thing going on with Spring. I love that all of the trees and flowers are blooming, and that the grass seems to be waking from hibernation, but I hate that the weeds are growing, too. (Many weeds have been growing since Fall!) The older and more out-of-shape I get, the less […]

The Jam

The Jam

I’m in a rut. I know it. The trick is figuring how to pull myself OUT of said rut. I’ve been living life day to day. Not really planning ahead, not really looking behind. Just taking each day as it comes. Not in a carpe diem kind of way either. It’s been more like plodding along […]