"Middle children have remarkable diplomatic skills."

-The Secret Power of Middle Children, by Catherine Salmon

Friday, December 24, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Dear December...Where have you gone?

How can it be that time is standing still, yet at the same time the days are dashing by?? I feel like I'm living in a special effects movie where (I) the subject matter is frozen and all else in the frame is in double time. This is my 'up-since-3a.m.' mind working right now. I have deadlines and timelines for certain things to be accomplished before January 8th 2011....packing boxes...but not everything because I'm still using alot of what I need to pack.....selling my car...but not just yet because I still need to get around. I want to and feel like I should be spending time with my children and grandbabies, but there is a list of things as long as my arm that have to be done or the domino affect will happen. I wish I was a better time manager. But then it's not just my time that I need to work around. Well, I've been up for 2 1/2 hours, I think I'll go back to bed. Talk soon, K.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

How blessed I am!

My life is an "embarrassment of riches". I have been so blessed. I was printing off my boarding pass for Seattle and I realized that it was the last trip I would be making by myself as a single girl. I leave tomorrow by myself, and return home on Friday with Ron (I'll still be single, but not flying alone) Then the next time I leave town I won't be single, I'll be married to Ron and leaving Utah for life in the great Northwest. I'm excited, scared, nervous, joyful, anxious, sad and happy all at the same time! I know what you're thinking...Kathy, what? who? when? huh??? I know, my last post was about my first contact with Ron through LDSsingles.com . Well, alot has happened since then. ALOT. I'll bring you up to speed here soon. But for now, I need to pack. Talk soon.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

It's December already. Wow, this has really been a crazy, wild, incredibly adventurous year (5 months) for me! I love my life. I've always been a happy person by nature, but I think I lost that for a while. I have found my way back to becoming my happy, joyful self again. I'm about to tell you something, but you have to promise you'll keep it to yourself. No, really. It's kind of embarrassing, and it's something that I've made fun of others for doing, including some very close friends. Let me preface this with the fact that since becoming single, at 49, I had had some "dates". But they were actually activities with good guy friends who were very supportive and really just wanted to make sure I was taken care of, more than really date me. So six months ago I went online at LDS singles. It was free and I wanted to see what my options were going to be in the world of dating at my age. What one is interested in at 50 is not the same as when one was 18. I made a little profile but didn't post a picture. I think you can't comment unless you join (or something like that) Anyway, I started getting messages sent to me but most of them said "you sound *fun *nice *interesting *funny, but you really need to post a picture". So I got brave and posted a picture, and paid for a one month membership. The pic. was of me and my sister on Thanksgiving, in our aprons that our other sister had made for us. Nothing fancy. In fact it was downright UN-fancy!(the picture, not the apron) Holy Cow! One semi-UG picture and then  the guys were ready to talk. Most of them were really nice (I think you can't say mean things on there) Some of them were handsome. Some were put-me-to-sleep uninteresting.Some looked OLD. One guy wanted to line me up with his older brother and he himself looked like he was 75! A few were scary-forward. One guy had a great good tolerable on-line persona, but when I met him for ice cream at a very public place, his in-person personality was, are-my-eyes-as-glazed-over-as-they-feel     B O R I N G.  ....One day I came across a message from a man whose picture was kinda cute, it looked like he was standing in front of a pagoda at Epcot, and his message was pretty funny. His profile name was "legalRon". I don't know why, but I automatically thought he was in law enforcement. Hmm...date a cop? Wasn't too sure about that. Most cops are moody and mean. And I didn't need THAT. I put him on the back burner. Just before my "membership" ran out I was clearing out my old messages and came across legalRon's message. But he had posted a new picture and what actually caught my eye was this picture had the ca-utest baby girl in it. Then I looked at the gentleman who was holding that darling baby girl, and I thought hey waitaminute! This guy is really handsome! That's when I responded to his message...(finally). Does that sound shallow?? Sometimes I just gotta be hit up the side of the head, and it took an adorable baby girl to do it! Oh my goodness! I've just rambled on. I'll have to give my next installment of this story in the day's to come. G'night! P.S. After talking to him, I found out he wasn't in law enforcement. And that picture of him wasn't taken at Epcot. He was actually in China. (Lol, I'm such a dork!)