Merry Christmas | Kathryn C. Wheat

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The Proper Way to Kill a Bug


Whenever I’m confronted by a bug or an insect, (I know there is technically a difference but in my mind they are pretty much the same), my first instinct is to run. However, as I’ve grown up, I’ve learned that they don’t go away by themselves. Someone has to do a removal! If there is no one around of the male species age 12 and up, guess what that means? Yes, YOU are the one that has to deal with it. YOU are going to have to put on your big girl exterminator hat and do the job. Tap into … [Read more...]

Fall Fashion 2013

Riding Boots with Leggings

Kathryn nor I claim to be fashionistas but we know what we like.  We are realistic enough to know that the runway doesn’t always translate to the street.  So when we recently went shopping for Kathryn’s birthday, because that’s what we do for each other, there was plenty of fashion suited for us that caught our eye and thought we would share with you.   Let’s face it, at our age we are all about comfort and that’s one of the reasons we look forward to fall fashion. This … [Read more...]

I don’t need any Neck Cream!

wrinkled neck

The other day I went into one of my favorite places to shop for cosmetics and got stalked by a lady hawking neck cream. No kidding! At least I hope you are laughing about this with me! As I walked into the store, she was standing next to a display with this new miracle product that promises to get your neck wrinkles under control. She greeted me and then declared that this miracle cream was on sale for $20 off! She seemed very excited about this fabulous sale. I kind of remember thinking if … [Read more...]

5 Important Things I Learned After Turning 50

Birthday candles

Get ready for October. It is my annual birthday month celebration! I can’t believe I am going to be another year older. I relish the celebrations and love that a birthday brings but each passing year seems to fly by with alarming acceleration and speed. I like to say that having another birthday is better than the alternative of NOT having one. I still have a lot of life to live so I guess I’ll accept that they keep on coming.   I also recognize that with each passing decade, I … [Read more...]

Reflecting on Life Lessons

tranquil woman

This post is very humbling to write but I have been known to be honest to a fault and this will be no exception. I don’t want to pretend that I always do the right thing and have it all together when I still have many areas of my life that need work. It’s obvious to all that I am no more perfect than the next person. It would be ludicrous to try to act like I am and even more exhausting to live a lie. The truth is evident. So I’ll embrace it.   I have recently had my patience … [Read more...]

It’s Back to School and Tears Will be Shed

Back to School

It’s that time of year again. Parents and children are putting away the last vestiges of summer and preparing for the school year ahead. Whether they will be going to pre-school or college, kids and parents alike are feeling an array of emotions as the first day of school draws near. Schedules will change no doubt but other, more bittersweet transformations are sure to come.   My children are grown now so it’s easier for me to look back and see this much more clearly. The end of … [Read more...]

Underground Groceries

Ronald Wilsher

We’ve ALL done it! Don’t even try to deny it. Heck, maybe even some of you have done it because of me. I’m talking about hiding from people you know in the store. There are as many justifications as to why we do this, as there is the number of people that you know. Perhaps it’s that you are in a hurry and have no time for conversation, or because you look horrible and don’t want anybody you know to see you, or you’ve had an exhausting day and flat out don’t feel like talking … [Read more...]

Let’s Get Crazy!

Honey Badger Don't Care!

  Kathryn and I are always getting comments from people about how crazy we are.  Looking back at the last twenty five years of our friendship, I realize we weren't always that way! It seems like as our friendship has grown so has our sense of adventure.  It kind of started out if you’ll do it then I will, sort of thing. Now we just say to hell with it and we may race to see who does it first! Really I think we started acting outside of our comfort zone when we would take scuba … [Read more...]

Lessons in Friendship

back stabbing woman

     “A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” Arnold H. Glasow   That is exactly the kind of friendship that Cindy and I have. I have no doubt in my heart that she will always be there for me and if I happen to be going down, she will be there to catch me. Our friendship spans 25 years and counting. We have been through numerous life changing events together and no doubt will go through many more. I am blessed to have her in my … [Read more...]