Wednesday, July 25, 2007

On my way...............

to 8 days of silence. I spent some time this week preparing for this retreat. I also of course needed to have things in order here as well. I still have some ironing to do and finish packing, otherwise my work here is complete. My funds will be available to be after Friday, so when I return I can finish setting up my apartment. In some ways this worked out nice, as this complex will paint one accent wall in any color you wish, so while I am gone for 10 days, and I have no furniture in my living room, I was sure to stop by the management office to let them know what color I want, and what wall I wish to have painted. I MAY take my laptop which means that it IS possible that I could update once or twice....but don't count on it! If not.........I will fill you in upon my return on August 4th. Peace Out!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Sleepy head!

I swear, I have been sleeping so much lately. I went to bed at 9pm last night (as I did the night before) and I awoke at 0815 this morning...that is over 11 hours of sleep! I also have been taking a 45 minute nap every afternoon! I have never been such a sleepy head! I did go for over an hour walk last night, I have been trying to walk every day. It is interesting that this community is very oriented to physical activity, lots of people out walkikng and riding bikes. The bikers use the sidewalks also (some areas there are bike lanes on the road) as I am walking.....suddenly I am nearly knocked over by this guy going past me on a bike. It scared me to death. So I scream at him "Hollar at me next time to let me know you are passing me for crying out loud!!!" He slammed on his breaks, and looked back for a moment, then when he realized what I was saying, he just kept peddling. he passed me 3 more times after that (why he kept going on the same path, back and forth, I have no clue) but he NEVER passed me like he did the first time! I am going downtown today to get my hair cut and stop at the UofM computer store. I also will be locating the post office. I have lots of things to do to get ready for the San Francisco trip, which is what I will do tonight and tomorrow. I hope you are each having a wonderful day. Peace, Katie

Monday, July 23, 2007

US Postal Service

There are advantages to living in a city that you were born and raised in. The local postal workers know you by name, in fact they know you by the many different names that you acquire during your lifetime. My legal name is Catherine, but I go by Katie, Kate, Cathy.......and a few other names I can't put in print. It never seemed to matter what name was on the envelope, or where I lived, my mail arrived to me, without any problems. Now that I have moved to Ann Arbor, I am not having as good of luck with the Mail thing. Consider envelope addressed to Catherine Green, my correct address and apartment number, not put in my mail box, perhaps put in another tenants mail box, who then after deciding it was not their mail, posted it to the public bulletin board......this piece of mail happens to be a check you are waiting for.........for 5 digits..........yes......posted to a public bulletin board. I have not yet looked at that bulletin board, in fact, I did not even know it was there! I just happended to look there and saw mail hanging there and the curiosity in my moved closer.....there it was, in all of its glory. I met the mail woman this afternoon and asked her what I might do to be sure I get my mail. Hopefully, I will get my mail from now on.......although I am nervous about this, especially since I will be gone for 10 days..............what do people do with their mail and packages when they live in an apartment? I have never had this trouble neighbor across the hall helped me with a few things the other day.........I suppose I could ask them to get my mail for me........hmmm....I must think on this for a bit.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Going home for a visit

I am going to Three Rivers today to make dinner for my kids and watch a movie with them. I will spend the night and hang out with them in the morning tomorrow. I have a family reunion that I will only have time to pop in at and then I will be headed to a memorial service for my friend who committed suicide. After that I will return to my new home here in A2. I leave on Thursday for San Francisco and will be out of contact with anyone for 9 days. This trip is the 8 days of silence and they are saying no cell phones, no computers, no journaling...nothing. I will be sure and leave the emergency number with someone. I hope you all have a great weekend!

Friday, July 20, 2007

One full week

Here I am completing one full week as a resident of Ann Arbor. It has been a good week.

Bare with me now, as I need to sort out a few thoughts here.

I process information over time, which means that I hear something and I need to think about it, be with it, sit with it for a bit of time before I can fully process it and incorporate it into my self.

I had my tarot read the other day. It was an awesome experience and one that reaffirmed that I am on the right path and that where I have come from was a place of success that I worked hard to obtain. Mostly what she told me (which was a LOT!)was thoughts and words of comfirmation. Two things she told me was that there is a man, hidden right now and I have to be the one to approach him (oh joy!) the other thing though was communication and how I communicate. There was a lot of communication in each of the 12 houses. Her comment to me was that I communicate well, however, I need to change how I communicate.

I have been sitting with this since then. This is something that is in every area of my life. So this is now what I am looking at and sitting with, how do I change the way I communicate.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Ann Arborite

hee hee.....Scott and Scott are THE best. We had (maybe I should say I had...LOL) Great fun!! The art fair is HUGE.....and the incredible talent and creativity was inspiring to see. At one point we popped into a bar to have a margarita, which was perfect timing because 10 minutes later a severe storm blew through. Scott and I had one margarita, then decided on another. The place was fairly busy and when we asked for the second, it must have been that they wished for us to leave.....because when the second drink was a bit like drinking tequela with a straw. Normally I can hold 2 margaritas without being tipsy......well....not after that second has been a while since I felt like that!! (It felt pretty good too!)While I was in my tipsy state, I purchased a is like a mini lap harp......(why the HELL didn't Scott and Scott stop me????? LMAO) Actually, I am in love with it.......I have been sitting here playing for the CD coming out soon! ;o)It was a wonderful day with two very incredible people and I am so grateful to have been with them today.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

A day.......

I woke up to no appears to be my router (which is brand new)....then....the gal came to buy the furniture (now I have none...LOL) and I helped her drive it to her apartment, when I returned....the electrical outlet that my TV is plugged into, no longer is functional....(the breaker is not off either) is annoying to have things broken.....oh well....The good news is that the desk that was broken is now fixed and I was able to sort through the rest of the boxes. Now I just need to take things down to storage and work on finding photos to put into frames.

Tomorrow I get to hang out with Scott! I am so excited, we are going to the Ann Arbor Art Fair and to have our Tarot read! I am looking forward to visiting with Scott! Ok...time to carry all of this shit down to storage! I hope your day is going well!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


I got lost about 5 times in Ann Arbor today (THAT was frustrating) It didn't help that roads are closed because of the art fair. I was late for my meeting with the profs. It had gotten changed to one of their homes and I became very lost. I stopped and bought a map (no comments please...LOL) and figured out how to get there. I mapquested it, however the road was closed. Anyway.......I now is a darn good thing that I am not going to have a job because they want me to take 4 classes this semester......4 graduate level classes is going to be huge! But...I agree with them...get as much out of the way as I can. They said next year I should be able to get a position as a GSI (Graduate Student Intern). There is nothing like planning your life for the next 3 years in a 30 minute meeting! I know every class I need to take, each semester, for the next 3 years. (I am sure that will change some....but....DAMN!) Ok...I bought a movie I am going to plug that in and kick back and enjoy the evening!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Momma Bird has left the nest!

If you think about it (and I think Jenny may have brought this up to me) most people have one child at a time go off to college...until the last one leaves and then there is the empty nest comes little by little.....for me....Momma bird....I just packed up and left! Now, you all know how crazy my kids could make me (because they don't see dirt and clutter the same way I do) but that doesn't mean that I don't love them more than life itself............sooo....I am feeling sad, and I know it is going to be ok.....I just need to feel with it......All shall be well....All shall be well...and All manner of thing shall be well.....:o)

Oh Boy.......

I ran out to do a few errands and Ben didn't want to come (which was fine with me) and as I am out.....I start having this paniced is leaving today...I need to be at the apartment with him.....oh boy.....I am headed for a big cry tonight after he leaves! Right now though, we are headed to downtwon to do a little shopping........find a great restaurant for dinner and enjoy! Then he will head home. I have lots to do this evening to keep me busy. Tomorrow I need to clean and do laundry (which I may work on tonight too) and meet with my two main profs who are over seeing my PhD. So tomorrow is busy too. The rest of the week will be spent finishing up getting the apartment organized and spending time at the Art fair! Although I am going to have some grief.....not to worry.....I will be fine...this too shall pass.....I hope you are all having a wonderful day! Peace, Katie

Sunday, July 15, 2007

I made it!

I am taking a break from unpacking, this is the first time I have gotten to check email since Friday. Comcast (I so hate them) finally showed up at 8pm yesterday. You know how they schedule installs......between 12pm and 4pm.....and don't bother to call to tell you they are running late....and oh...btw....if I scheduled this install WEEKS ago....shouldn't I have been first on the list? (I am sure they schedule by area...but still!!) I called them around 5pm.....after FINALLY getting to speak to a human....she says...."what is your home number?" I said....."I don't HAVE one, since you have not come to install it yet!!!!!!" Ohhh...I was NOT happy, she could sense that (ROFLMAO) She did give me a $20 dollar discount on my first bill....THEN, when the install guy finally calls.....his first sentence to me is...."Do you still want me to come?" "I said......this IS getting installed are coming to do it, after I waited around this apartment for 8 hours....YES!!" He was like....ok,I was just asking. My kids were rolling on the floor laughing their asses off! (I of course was not...LOL). You have never seen so much shit in your life. I just keep plugging away.....Chrystal and Jordan left about 2 hours ago.....I cried for a while after they left (Ben is still here) I said to him...."What if they need me and don't call me?" (as I was sobbing of course) He said...."we will momma....I promise". I know I am going to miss them...and I will be homesick.....I just have to get through that. Ok...back to this maddness....I need to get through everything so that I can have Ben take down what I want in storage before he leaves. I have one more car load back in TR that I will get next weekend, most of that will go into storage here. Anyway....the garbage is horrendous.....I am going to take the next load out after neighbors are going to kill me for filling up the dumpster! Peace!

Friday, July 13, 2007

One Long Day........

Yes folks, it is going to be one VERY long day. I woke up at 0330, could not get back to sleep. I am running through the house, cleaning everything, getting the final last minute things put out on the porch so Ben knows what to put in the van. My box of bedroom/bathroom stuff that I was living out of yesterday, was meant to stay out until after this morning......but someone packed it in the hair for me today...which will likely scare the shit out of my new neighbors! This is likely my last update prior to my move.....I hope that you are all having a wonderful start to your weekend....I should be doing good about a week from now...LMAO....seriously........there is no freakin way all of this shit is fitting in that way in hell.....I wonder if I can hold a carport sale....ROFLMAO....well shit....nothing to do now but to take it and hope for the best. Cross your fingers. :o) (Remember...I couldn't wait for this day.....ROFLMAO!!!!!!)

Thursday, July 12, 2007


Holy Tetris! We packed SO much stuff in that felt like playing Tetris. There are some things that did not the middle of the panic of "how the hell am I going to get all of this stuff to Ann Arbor" I called my dad and said....."what ya doing on Saturday?" So he helped me to not panic by saying he would load up his truck on Saturday with the rest of my stuff, if I couldn't get it all in the truck. THEN....Ben arrived with Emily (his girlfriend, who is coming with us) and they said that her parents offered to let her drive their van to Ann Arbor.....the one that if you take out the can put a bunch of shit in it........woohoooo!!!! So...Ben and Emily will load the rest of it in the van while I am at the dentist and POOF....we will be on our way.......(boy, does that sound way too easy!) I feel much better just having the truck loaded. clean the house....and get to bed!

Ruh Roh!

well....seriously, for someone who is not taking anything with me......having to get a U-Haul is quite telling............AND.....figuring out the U-Haul is NOT big even more telling........I am sweating......the kids are all out to dinner with their father for Ben's birthday (which is tomorrow) here I am carrying things down from my bedroom.....loading my car to the BRIM.....wondering how I am EVER...EVER going to get all of this SHIT to the apartment....and THEN...get it IN to the apartment.....and oh yeah.....PUT IT AWAY!!!!!!! FUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can I hire it done? Hmmm...can't afford that...well shit....this is not going to be fun.....maybe ....maybe I can convince the kids....that they need to carry it all up to the apartment...while I am in the apartment putting things away...that seems fair......doesn't it??? I feel better.....I just had to say it out load...LMAO! Ok....back to the puzzle....I hope you all are having WAY more fun then I am! ~Peace, Katie

There is a U-Haul in my driveway!!


The Last Day it is, the last full day that I will be a resident of this side of the state! I think I need a few boxes, at leasat 2 anyway. I have a few errands to run, go get the Uhaul and start loading it! At least doing it this way, allows me to clear out all of my stuff...and be able to clean today, which means tomorrow is much more free of things to get accomplished and the sooner we can get on the road. Time to hop in the shower.........hoping you are all having a great end to your week.


Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Getting closer!

I called UHaul and changed the day from the 13th to the 12th. So tomorrow I pick up the truck and can load it. That way, Friday I will be able to head to Ann Arbor much sooner than I would have if I waited to get the truck on Friday...Plus by changing the rental, I saved $25...go figure! Just thought I would update you....I hope to get a good night sleep tonight.........zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....I hope you all do too!


Ok, so I was suppose to work today and tomorrow for the hospital, as a consultant for my job. Well......It was too freaky.....I can't explain in detail here, but lets just say that I need to NOT be there for a bit before I go in to help out. My replacement needs to have time without me there! So I brought some work home and will do that here, pop back into the office later today and meet with my replacement and let him know that I have too many things to do this month and I will not be IN the office to help, he is free to call me if he has any questions and I will be in in August to do some work for him. Totally freaky!!!

Two Days!

What is it that Robin used to say? (Of Batman and Robin)....Holy something.....hmmm.

Anyway....Holy smokes! 2 days left in this little burg of Three Rivers. I looked at the US Census....Three Rivers is about 8,000 people big.....of course that doesn't count the townships surrounding TR which is a pretty good population...but still........Ann Arbor is over 100K in people....and of course that does not count the surrounding outlying areas for them either. So you see I literally am moving to a town that is 10 times bigger than where I was born and raised! The other day when I was there, traffic was horrific.....and it is SUMMER.....just wait until school starts in the fall!!! I KNOW one thing for certain, I will be studying the map of A2 and finding alternate routes (rather than the main drags) I have already found the back way to my place from I94 and also the back way to Whole Foods.....which trust me, made my life so much easier, than hitting those major intersections that have traffic backed up and the long traffic lights.

Oh and.....what the heck??!!! I put up a poll and not ONE of you vote...NOT ONE....the ONE vote that is there, is MY vote...LMAO! Well...when you see me with a tattoo....I don't want to hear one damn word from any of you did not give your opinion!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Something more interesting........

I read these other blogs that are so interesting and think that my sorry ass, pissing and moaning blog needs to have more substance......soooo....stealing this idea from This Blog I thought it would be interesting to answer them myself:

Three Things That Scare Me:
1. I don’t have a job!
2. Narrow minded people
3. Hurting people I love
Three People Who Make Me Laugh:
1. Myself
2. My Children
3. Scott
Three Things I Love:
1. Making beads
2. Learning
3. Reading
Three Things I Hate/Severely Dislike:
1. People who lie
2. People who don’t take responsibility for their actions
3. A cluttered/dirty living space
Three Things I Don’t Understand:
1. People who lack ambition.
2. Politicians
3. People who are mean
Three Things On My Desk: (When I set my desk up again)
1. Computer
2. Ott Lamp
3. Art Glass
Three Things I’m Doing Right Now:
1. Typing this.
2. Watching my daughter cut PVC pipe to make a chair
3. Trying to stay cool.
Three Things I Want To Do Before I Die:
1. Finish my PhD
2. Travel outside the USA
3. World Peace (hokey, but wouldn’t it be cool?)
Three Things I Can Do:
1. Make pretty cool glass beads
2. Lead
3. Start an IV :o)
Three Things I Can’t Do:
1. Jump off a cliff (with or without a parachute)
2. Jog 1 mile (yet!)
3. Keep the bottom of my feet soft as a baby’s butt
Three Things I Think You Should Listen To:
1. Jack Johnson
2. Ken Wilbur
3. Mozart
Three Things You Should Never Listen To:
1. Country Music
2. Someone telling you that “you can’t do that”
3. Narrow minded people
Three Things I’d Like To Learn:
1. To give a professional massage
2. How to bridge the gap between hospice and acute care
3. How to motivate my kids!
Three Favourite Foods:
1. Homemade Mac and Cheese
2. Margaritas (ok, its not food…but…)
3. Chocolate
Three Shows I Watched As A Kid:
1. Brady Bunch.
2. Gilgans Island
3. Happy Days
Three Things I Regret:
1. Letting my ex hubby off the hook in the divorce
2. Not taking better care of myself sooner.
3. Not keeping in touch with my step sister better.

Well I think that is enough substance to tide you all over for one day! Peace, Katie

3 more nights to sleep here......

Thank you Ellen for the encouragement, I slept a little restless.....with this odd feeling of......"are you sure about all of this????????" I do know it is the right thing........and I will question this again I am sure of it!! Deep down though, I do know that I am doing the right thing.

Today is some odds and end type things around here. Wednesday and Thursday I am actually going into the office to help them with a few things. I did find out that it is a sure thing that I can NOT make beads in my apartment. At the lease signing I agreed to not even store any type of fuel, and also not have even a gas I am fairly certain they might notice a propane tank on my balcony with a hose running into the apartment ;o) I do have a plan...more on that later. For now..........I am off to clean bathrooms.....I hope your day is great.

Monday, July 09, 2007


I am now the proud leasee of an apartment in Ann Arbor. Fresh paint, new carpet is actually quite lovely....and....slightly smaller than I rememberd! My mother was even impressed. She also LOVED IKEA, which of course I did as well....I can't wait to go back when I actually have money to spend!! I just got home, it was a very long day......I am I am going to turn on the AC and head to bed. Peace~

Did I mention .......

That I don't have a job?~! Hmmm.....I am on my way to sign my lease....I probably shouldn't mention this fact to them..............:P

Sunday, July 08, 2007


Wow.....I feel humble.....full to the staff honored me today with words that paid tribute to me in such a way that it almost hurts inside. That is an interesting feeling, to feel so much that it a good way of course! Everyone in their life time should be able to feel that special and loved......honestly......I am so honored........Many gifts as well....a money tree.....a handmade quilt, handmade scarves.....a goody basket with chocolate (lots of chocolate) and yummy spa items.........really........a special handmade book that they wrote thoughts in.....and inbetween the pages of this book, are pieces of handmade paper that have one word on them...........each paper has a word that a different member of my staff wanted me to take with me........some say Fatih......some say Peace.......they all say love in one way or another......

Do you know how much courage it took for me to leave this job.....that everyone loves me.....cares so much about me.......and thinks I am so move to a city that no one knows me.....I have no idea how I am going to pay my bills....etc...etc......folks.........this is the most courageous thing I have ever done..........and I have done some courageous things......I am following my intuition...........and it better be right! LMAO! I feel very blessed by good friends.......incredible people that have crossed my path.....Deep breath.......


I just had a mentoring call with one of the faculty of the EOL training. Part of the training is mentoring calls throughout and prior to the calls, we are suppose to send our journals for them to read. I have resisted this process from the beginning....which really is interesting, especially since I put my VERY personal journal right out in public. This is my dumping ground. I come here and just say it like it is. Later I think things through and come up with a little better thought process, but here is where I lay it out. (and I still have friends! LMAO) Anyway........she read my journal and questioned my worth (basically). She doesn't see how mindfullness has come into my life or how I have changed. It is interesting really because I have lived my entire life in this city and I feel in some ways that I am thought of well and I feel I have importance...etc. The second I started this training in San Francisco, I felt little, unimportant and meaningless. I have pressed into it and I have gleaned some of the most wonderful life changing experiences from it and I truly have transitioned in my life in many ways as a result of this training.....but I do feel like the bastard child in this group of people. I think it is really interesting. There is some part of me that has little feelers that picks up on that somehow and probably creates a bigger issues of it than it needs to be...............but I do find it curious ..........So here I sit after that call, feeling like the bastard child...LMAO! Ok....I am going to go and get ready for a party that I am the featured guest.....and I am NOT the bastard child....may as well enjoy it while it lasts because................I am about to move to a city that is 10 times (literally) bigger than triple creek AND I am NO BODY.......but that is even better than being the bastard child...LMAO I hope you are all enjoying your day!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

One down, one to go..........

The family party went well. We had a lot of fun acutally. My brother has a pool table and we all played, it was really fun. My middle brother (the one with the pool table) is a HUGE MICHIGAN fan, so he gifted me with a MICHIGAN flag, which I am thrilled to have and will hang out on my balcony on game days. My stepmother (whom I have had a polarized relationship with since I was 10 years old.....made me a scrapbook with photos of my father when he was young, and lots of pics of me when I was young and pics of my kids and all of my family. It is truly special and I love it and will treasure it at my new apartment. It really was very sweet of my family to honor me as they did. Tomorrow are my friends from work and I already know that my hospice chaplain and social worker are planning a ritual for me, for this transition, which I am sure will be special. Tomorrow is a cookout and the families of all of my employees will be there I think it will really be special. This train is moving folks, it will be Friday the 13th before we know it....and then I will have a NEW address!


I am on my way to the family gathering.....but first........a poll!

My kids want us to get a family tattoo.....this coming weekend when they are moving me to A2, something that "binds" us together......should I do it???

Should I get a tattoo?
No way In hell!
Yes, but it must be small and only visible to an intimate life partner.
No, not right now, think about it a little longer.
Yes.....go big or go home!
Yes, something small and classy. free polls

Let the games begin!

I am jobless...........LMAO...I keep saying that......I think it sounds so funny. Of course I have many marketable skills, so if the going gets tough....or the funding is crummy.....I have lots of things I can do to earn money......(aside from selling my body...LMAO!) Today my family is having a party for me and tomorrow the office is having a party for me. I am honored that they all would do this, and even more honored that people are actually planning on coming...LMAO! I am cleaning the house up today. At the end of next week it will be the extra bedroom and front porch that I need to clean after load up the stuff from both of those spaces, I don't want to have to clean I am cleaning everything else this weekend. I am basically packed....just a few things that I use everyday that will need to get packed up. I hope the weekend for you is going well.....Peace~~~~

Friday, July 06, 2007

Last day!

WOW.....I knew this day would come......I didn't know what it would feel like......I feel relief...........some anxiety (I think related to money, as in , I have NO job now!!!) Some sentimental emotions......(this has been my vision and dream for the last 5 I am just letting it go?) So it feels good and bad, the relief though, feels good......I didn't relaize how heavy the responsibility really was.

Thursday, July 05, 2007


My Horoscope:

Believe it or not, what you think of as your faults actually make you stronger; what you consider a character weakness lends you a unique perspective. When you learn from them, your 'flaws' help you to grow.

Acutally this was yesterdays horoscope that I did not recieve until today......yesterday I was struggling with my faults........interesting huh? As part of this transition I am in, I am looking at what I wish to leave behind, what I wish to take with me, and what I wish to find a new. This of course is true for the physical components of my life, like furniture, but it is also true of my emotional and spiritual life. It is sometimes difficult with the physical things......I am tempted to get NEW of everything, however I do need to be frugal to some degree and I do think it is good to bring things with me that remind me of periods of my life. The emotional piece of this is far more daunting.........the insecure parts of me truly are afraid that the strong and secure parts of me might dump them on the side of the road on the way to A2. The thing about the parts of our person is that, we never get rid of any of the parts, we simply learn to listen to them, learn from them, comfort them and then they are able to rest silently in peace and let the more centered parts of myself be seen.

My financial crunch has been relieved thanks to good friends. I am so accustomed to being on my own and taking care of myself, it is always this wonderful surprise that someone would extend their hand and help me, just because............very heart warming and inspirational.

One week from tomorrow, I am moving to Ann insane is that? Each day from now until then is full....thank goodness I am basically packed! For a gal who was basically going to take NOTHING with me......I had to rent a UHaul truck to get NOTHING to A2!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy 4th of July!

I have "things" to get done today. It is unreal that I am moving in 9 days! This is a great Map of Ann Arbor. I have been doing the virtual drive around A2, trying to find my way around the city, before I get there. I am planning to melt some glass today before I pack up my studio, I also have homework for EOL training to work on and the usual, laundry and housekeeping tasks. I don't have any holiday plans...........just enjoying the time at home. I hope that you all are spending your holiday doing whatever it is you wish to be doing! Peace~~~~~~~~~~Katie

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

2 days left...........

Two days of work left....and then I will no longer be the director of this program! WOW! How amazing is that? I have a few piles left on my desk......they should be gone by going to be a day of nothing...........I am working to have everything that I am going to get done......done before can sit around and do nothing. Sounds like a plan huh? I went to the dentist this morning......that was depressing. My mouth is so sensitive and my teeth seem to decay no matter what I do. So I had a painful cleaning, then heard how I have LOTS of the day I move...the 13th.... I have a 2 hour appointment first thing in the morning to fix 3 of them.....the rest I will have to get fixed in Ann Arbor.........."the rest??" What the fuck....I have more than 3 cavaties???? Good grief! I need an extreme makeover, pull all of my teeth out and give me implants! :o) Since I floss and all of that crap......the dentist is prescribing a flouride wash that I have to do weekly....maybe that will help. Ok............time to do something besides sit on my ass! Happy 4th of July!

Monday, July 02, 2007


Jenny and Paul came to visit this weekend and brought with them inspiration for me. Jenny is very creative and talented and made me a beautiful gift with her beads. It really inspired me to get back to my art and I am really grateful for that nudge. I had ordered a book on chinese knots and beads and it arrived today..........I see this working with my prayer beads (which also was inspiration from Jenny) and with bracelets and pendants........all sorts of things! I always love finding ideas that I can use with beads that I love to make, which are larger focal type am anxious to get some cording and see what I can whip up...until the cording arrives, I will practice these knots with other stuff I have laying around here!

Today FLEW by, I just could not believe how quickly time was moving! The hospital had a reception for me, which was so very sweet. I have discovered a huge money crunch that I am heading for, this is giving me a slight reason to will all be fine once my final check is released, but that is going to take 7-10 days from this coming Friday....and....well.....that is slightly too long...LOL. I may need to ask the ex hubby for a short term loan, which goes against every fiber of my being........I have a few days to think if there is any other I am trying to NOT worry about it for now.

I believes that brings you all up to date! Time for beddy bye........Peace, Katie

The beginning of the end

Today is the beginning of the last week on the job! There is a ton left to accomplish and many people to thank and hug. Today the hospital is having a reception for me, which is nice. I am sure to be emotional at some point. I think I am a little afraid that I won't be emotional. I tend to hold tears close and not let them flow, even when others are. There of course is the other side to things that is just terribly excited to be leaving..........which is something that only you folks know! to start the day! Peace, Katie

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Same story, different day.........

My thoughts go in the same direction.......seems difficult to think of much else than this transition that I am living. I certainly have many other things to think of and it is very likely that I should think of them.......I just seem stuck.............trapped.