be alive

Years of living…October 11th as remembered on social media. A drawing of Greg and me by our little neighbor, both of us wearing a-line dresses and smiling…Food pics from a Sunday cooking apple pie and chili, creating cozy…A meme of RBG, reminding us that she didn’t leave us, she just passed us the baton…A PlaybillContinue reading “be alive”

Keeping Balanced

Life is getting back to normal, by normal I mean crazy hectic. Getting Fire Island ready for the renters, drinks with friends, lots of work, dessert nights, extended family dinners, movie nights in a neighbors yard, birthday celebrations, planning vacations, gatherings with co-workers, graduations and celebrations…I am not complaining. Ok, I’m on the verge ofContinue reading “Keeping Balanced”

It’s Kinda Funny

Evidently Mother’s Day is a bit controversial. In the last few days I have seen articles and essays by some pretty vocal Mother’s Day haters. What I have learned…Mothers are not all that; being a mom is not a career and should not define you; some moms suck; not all women can become mothers, aContinue reading “It’s Kinda Funny”

Being Ridiculous

A few months ago I was interviewed about my blog, then the story got pushed back and I kind of forgot about it. I found out it was in print when my phone exploded with well wishes. As I said to a friend, it was both lovely and horrific to be in the spotlight. MyContinue reading “Being Ridiculous”

Women

A friend posted a question in honor of International Women’s Day…name five women who have influenced your life. No relatives, nobody who is currently active in their pursuit of goodness…five women from the past. So I replied, hit return…and of course two seconds later I wanted to edit. How could I have left off FridaContinue reading “Women”

I am not a crook…

We were driving our Olivia to a precollege summer session in Vermont. I was anxious, my baby was going away for the first extended period of time, and we had started a little late…I hate to be late. Driving through Connecticut I did that thing…that gradual and clueless acceleration that leads to 88mph in aContinue reading “I am not a crook…”

Super Women

I have a few ongoing group texts with friends…my daily lifelines. There is My Girlies!!! (college ladies); ChrisAnn Mary Diane (girls from Douglaston); Noeeeelllllleeeee, (public school bestie); and Pville Ladies: where any thread is the right thread (Pleasantville crew). There are college groups and family threads…but my lady threads are the ones that keep meContinue reading “Super Women”

Good Morning Sunshine!

Twenty three days in. I am twenty three days into my latest recipe for disaster…namely Kat’s New Years Resolution Countdown to Failure. My past projects for attaining perfection have included: returning to my wedding day weight (which I might add was “accomplished” for only one day…out of the 19,860 days I have been on thisContinue reading “Good Morning Sunshine!”

Little Gem…

Little Gem… Swoon 49.5 Sometimes I am gifted with a back and forth of emails, texts, and messages from people sending comments and thoughts in response to the swoon of the day. It makes me SO happy. One from today was pretty special. This one came from a dear friend out in California. “I readContinue reading “Little Gem…”