Dr. S. CLAM and Richard from Chapter 3

  I know what you’re thinking. I haven’t been writing. Guess what. I know. Here are my reasons:

  1. Sleep. The truth is I’ve been tired. Also, my life is demanding.
  2. Commitments. I finally finished some curriculum I was writing.Yes, I have other commitments.
  3. Survivor. Oh, and we have been on a little tiny marathon watching of old seasons of Survivor. I introduced the kids to the first season of the show when we were doing ticket counting for the school fall festival. We are all somewhat addicted now. It’s funny. I love listening to my kids try to decide who they would vote off. We are on the Cook Island season. I’m thinking about applying.
  4. Dr. S. Clam. Once this summer, my kids made some letter photo collages at horse camp. One girl put them on display; and then they discovered Dr. S. Clam. These are their initials put together with a couple of horse name initials. We are weird. But, it was funny, and now Dr. S. Clam is part of the fam. Also, now I can blame Dr. Clam for keeping me too busy to blog. And I can threaten the girls that I’m going to sick Dr. Clam on them if they don’t mind me.
  5. P90x3. Insanity. So, Anna and I finished P90x3! And they still haven’t sent me my tshirt. I don’t know what their problem is. I must not have the beachbody yet. Oh, well. So, now I’ve started Insanity. It’s insane. Seriously. Try it. But, I have to say, I like these workouts from Beachbody. It’s convenient. And hard. And you’re family can camp out on the couch and watch you and make comments about your form and how, ooo, gross, your sweat is dripping on the floor. I’ve realized I want to be strong. You should too.
  6. Rodeo. We are committed. It’s a work in progress. There’s always another one. I love seeing my girls work hard and improve and win some.
  7. Richard from the 3rd chapter. If you haven’t read yet, I guess I forgive you. A lot of people have been whining to me about it not being digital. Ok, people! It’s available in digital format! Yay! No more excuses. Go get it. Anyways, if you had read the book, you know about Chapter 3 being set in Australia. Well, my friend Richard came to visit us! It was so fun! He brought us Vegemite and some disgusting musk candy from Oz. We took him shopping for cowboy boots, fed him Mexican food, took him to a rodeo, and put him on a horse. It was a meaningful time for all of us. I hadn’t seen him in 16 years. It was a journey back and forward to places then and places now. And now the girls are dying to go to Australia. Thanks, Richard. Thanks a lot.

8. School projects. No need to say more. They did well. It’s over. Phew!



9. Life planning. Do you do this? I’m recently finished with a book on tidying. It’s kinda trending and culturally different, but I found it to be very helpful. I’ve realized I jump out there and take risks a lot, and I like stability. I realized I want to keep possessions in their rightful place and I want to surround myself with some things I love.

Did you know that we all categorize things, people, situations, and ideas? These categories stay with us. It’s a calculation thing. It’s a survival thing. It’s an identity thing. There’s a problem though with categories. Things change. People change. Situations change. Ideas change.

Durn change.

It messes everything up…

…so very beautifully.

I think I’ve decided that I’m breaking up with categories. I know you might not understand me, but I think you kinda do or you wouldn’t be here. I will explain more later. It’s time to reopen all the sections and take a gander. It’s time to re-evaluate everything.  It’s a great time of year for reflection. Join me?

So, that’s my story. Well, of why I haven’t been blogging. Here’s my real story…

…tomorrow. I’ll be back.

I just have to go check my beans because I’m pretty sure I just burned them to death. I was making Painted Rooster but then I started blogging so now….Now my house is going to stink. Change. It does stink. Bad. At least this photo doesn’t stink. At least the people in it didn’t at the time. I wish you could see their faces when they come in the burned beans house. It will be worth the stink probably.

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3 thoughts on “Dr. S. CLAM and Richard from Chapter 3

  1. Hi Katie!
    Sure hope you get finished with Survivor sooner rather than later – the world can use more people who work hard, write really well, and watch with pride as their children develop and mature!!!
    A fan anticipating your next book:)
    Katie Bug

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