Monday, October 24, 2011


Outside my window... the sun is shining and it is one of those cool fall days where I love to take walks and feel my feet crunch upon all the leaves. Fall is such a special season.

I am thinking that I have way too many irons in the fire as they say and something is going to have to be let go. In November I will be blogging less or maybe have shorter posts.

I am thankful for all the opportunities in my life and all the wonderful people I have met this year.

In the kitchen Dave is making a butternut squash pie, the smell of it permeates the house.

I am wearing my black crocs and flannel pj's, my comfort clothes.

I am creating a new life with the coaching course I am taking. The lessons learned are so profound that it amazes me. I am so grateful to be able to pass this wisdom on to others.

I am going to continue to look for fun things to use to manipulate wax. The Hot Wax course I am taking is really fantastic.  I have so much to learn.

I am wondering how some women manage to do it all.  I am constantly having to revise my plans and let go of things.

I am reading : The view from the Summerhouse by Barabara Whitnell.  Its set in Cornwall, a place I would like to go to someday. Its all about returning to a piece of your past and reconnecting with it.

I am looking forward to the start of Nanowrimo on November 1st.  It will be fun to tell my Grandparents story.

I am hearing the sound of birds outside my window, most of them have left for greener pastures. I still have the house finches and black eyed juncos and occasional chickadees that hang out at my bird feeder.

Around the house everything has been dusted and cleaned.  During November I don't clean very much. All the focus is on the writing.

I am pondering those little things in life that make it all worthwhile.  Sit down and have a cup of tea with me and we'll talk.

One of my favorite things to do is have a hot bath with Celtic Sea Salts. I had one last night and the memory of it brings a smile to my face.

A few plans for the rest of the week: I'll have my first 2 calls where I am the coach this week.  I am incredibly nervous about it but know that it will be okay.  I'll do some further prep for Nanowrimo and watch the videos for the Hot Wax class. Then there are the regular activities, laughter yoga on Tuesday, meditation group on Wed and book group on Thursday.  We are reading Kitchen Table Wisdom which is an amazing book.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing... This was the sky outside my house a few days ago.

I find mother nature often gives us a spectacular show.

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  1. Happy MOnday, KAte !

    I think you are wise to examine the irons you have in the fire periodically. I think the idea that some women can do it all is just an illusion. I hope that your own irons are full of things that you are loving to do !

    Trying to do less and be more seems to be my theme these days. I am kind of liking that...

    Big HUgs !

  2. I don't know how you do all you do, Kate. It makes sense to cut back so that you feel good about what you are able to accomplish, especially with NaNoWriMo coming up in just one week!

    I am sure you will do well with your coaching calls--one thing I always remembered is that I am not responsible for the results with a client--I am simply responsible for doing the best I can, using my skills, and letting a higher wisdom move through me. The best of luck to you!


  3. Great thoughts for your day Kate. It is good to sit down and put your life into perspective every now and then. I am not sure that I will participate in Nanowrimo this year, I have too much on the go right now. Good luck with yours.
    Hugs and blessings

  4. You have so much going on! I know you'll be good at coaching so don't be nervous.

    I read "The View From the Summerhouse" and really enjoyed it.

  5. I know how you feel about having to let some things go. Unfortunately we can't do EVERYTHING even though we try!!

    I love Cornwall - one of the most magical parts of England I think. It has everything - wild coastland, beaches, cliffs, soft river inlets, bleak moorland, hedgerows, picturesque villages, and... a thriving art community!

  6. Embace the process...
    enjoy the journey! *hugs*
    Thank you for sharing this lovely photo :]


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