katelynjane

Posts Tagged ‘kids’

Gimme Post

In Uncategorized on December 15, 2009 at 3:00 pm

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Dryer Settings

In Uncategorized on October 27, 2009 at 3:00 pm

When I was little I read a quote from a Christian comedian that read:

“Normal” is just a setting on the dryer.

I remember my mom getting such a kick out of this saying, but I never understood it. The more I thought about it, the more confused I got.

Now that I’m all growed up, I get it. At least, I’m starting too.

No one…I repeat: NO ONE…is normal. I used to think that my family was at least “normal”. But that was before my mom started believing that the world was going to end soon, getting paranoid about world politics and how they’re taking our freedom away, and how even lighting candles in your home could symbolize “worshiping other idols”. Believing that my friends were “normal” also came before one of my friends left her husband after only 7 months of marriage, before I realized one of my friends is OCD and before another one of my friends told me she has an eating disorder.

Then I though, Ok, well at least the family I married into is normal. But that was right before my hubby’s uncle told us he was a closet alcoholic, we found out that his aunt was being abused, and I got sick to death of my hubby’s Grandma favoring him (if you think this is a good thing…it’s not). And who knows where Hubby and I fit into all this…

No one is normal. No one is plain jane. No one lives the straight and narrow, no matter how much they try. But that’s ok!

Last night Hubby and I talked. I asked him if he was happy with where we were, and he said he was. I’ve been struggling with “us” lately, I told him. And we chatted about why and what we could do to improve things. Life is always throwing us hoops to jump through, and you know what? That’s ok! It’s NORMAL to have problems, it’s NORMAL to struggle with life, it’s NORMAL to have life become a bumpy road!

I’ve discovered lately that life is not “normal”. Or at least, not what we have come to define “normal” as. The definition should be changed to

“Fights with spouse, yells at children, burns dinner, house is never clean, too busy to think, wrinkled laundry, late for soccer…”

And as much as I hate the “fights with spouse, yells at children” part, it’s part of how life goes and it’s after that point that makes life feel gooooood.

Wouldn’t it be just boring to be “normal“?

New Pocket Palls!

In crafts, etsy, store on October 9, 2008 at 12:42 am

 

Meet Franke and Cass. They’re best friends. They love making mud pies and spying on spying on Cass’s older sister, Darla. Cass loves eating Maltesers, but Franke hates them. So Cass sticks her tongue out at Franke when she’s eating them.

                                                             Franke loves drawing.

                                                                Cass loves painting.

 

                                                       Franke also likes taking weird pictures of herself.

Cuteness

In Uncategorized on August 15, 2008 at 3:12 pm

                               

Isn’t the OUCH bear cute?? He’s in one of my favorite stores Shuusei, on Etsy of course (: I just love his face and his beady little eyes.

Little Cowboy

In etsy, seller, store on July 2, 2008 at 11:00 pm

My sister in law is pregnant for the second time and I have this feeling she’s going to have a little boy. She thinks so too, although she’s really nervous about the energy she’s heard boys have. I’m trying to convince her to call him Jasper, but it’s not working so far.

I found this great little pair of cowboy booties on Etsy that I’d love to get for the baby, but I’m going to wait until I see if it’s a boy or not (:

                          

And this cute little shirt with it!