Birthday Musings: My life is more than half over!

I was born on May 21st, 1959. I always remember the story of my birth, because my Mom would always tell me every year. According to her, I interrupted her watching the show called: "Maverick." She never got to see that episode because back then they didn't have reruns. I was born in the early hours of the 21st. My Dad was gone when I was born. He was on an oil rig working.  We always told him he was busy earning the money for having me. I was the last one and the most expensive.

I will be 60 tomorrow. That just blows my mind. I am the youngest of four kids. I know several people that share my birthday. One actually will be turning 60 tomorrow as well. My husband is constantly reminding me that I am old. Well, yeah I am older than him by 2 1/2 years and he doesn't let me forget it.

Three years ago, I went through five surgeries in 6 months with 2 rehab stays. That year, I was in the hospital on my birthday after having brain surgery twice with in two months of each o…

I will be thinking of you

I am not one for writing poetry however, every once in a while I manage to come up with a poem. This is what I wrote this morning. I was thinking of our daughter, Jessica. She has been gone for about 18 years now. Hard to believe it's been that long already.
Here is the poem:

When the sun rises and the sun sets, I will be thinking of you When the birds sing, and the butterflies fly by I will be thinking of you When I see a penny on the ground I will smile and look around I will be thinking of you. You have been gone for so long I can't wait until I can see you again, In the meantime, I will be thinking of you

Social Media Detox and other stuff

Well, I tried to detox. It didn't work!

Hello, my name is Katy and I am addicted to the web.....I have been for over 20 years. I started getting on the World Wide Web right about the time Justin was born. He will be 24 next month.

Before I was on the internet, we had what we called a BBS. It was a way of communicating with people via their computers and a modem. ( I am definitely showing my age here.)
I remember once I was really big on making wav files. My son, Jeremy and I recorded a song called: "Happily addicted to the Web." We had so much fun making that son.  He is actually my stepson that came along for the ride when James and I got married. However, I have known and loved him since he was 3. So the only thing I didn't do was have him and potty train him. I would never try to replace his biological Mother. She loved him with every fiber in here. She has been gone for a couple of years now and I know he misses her terribly. You can never replace your Mom.


Runaway by Chris Campbell, guest post


The heavy twelve coach train, packed with families and tourists heading west for the Christmas break toiled up the gradient through the cutting towards the summit tunnel. The weather was remarkably good for late December with the sun shining brightly in a cloudless sky. The train normally had only one baggage coach, but this had been supplemented with a further baggage coach to handle the vast amounts of luggage and presents that all the passengers seemed to be taking with them.

As the train approached the tunnel entrance the driver gave a long blast on the whistle, then the train plunged into the darkness, Smoke from the stack blew back over the cab of the locomotive and the driver and fireman were glad that this engine had an enclosed cab which stopped most of the smoke, unlike some of the older engines on the line that was open to the elements. It was a long tunnel, nearly three miles in length, which would have been a nightmare with an open cab.

Some minutes l…

April 2 prompt

2. Bug Catcher: Write about insects. I saw this prompt and had to laugh. This reminds me of my Dad. When I was probably pre-teens I was terrified of roaches. We lived in Texas. Texas roaches are not like any other roaches on this planet. The saying: "Everything is bigger in Texas" this is especially true when it comes to the roaches. I cringe just thinking about them. We had flying roaches.

  My Dad, was a natural born prankster. I am sure there are all sorts of pranks that he did that I will never get to hear the stories about. However, this one I know for a fact because he use to do it to me. He would go pick up the roach, once he had killed it with a tissue or paper towel. Then he would chase me around the house with this supposed roach in the tissue. He could have very well have disgarded it before hand. I will never know. I just was so scared of that silly roach, even though he was dead. I can laugh now but at the time of being what 9-12 years old. It was terrifying.


April 1st prompt

1. Family Heirloom: Write about an object that’s been passed through the generations in your family.
I was thinking about this, and I think we have probably passed down jewelry and photos down the generations. I have pictures of people I have no idea who they were. They are pictures that were passed down from my grandmother on my father's side of the family. Other than pictures, I have a couple of hat pins from my grandmother and some jewelry from my Mom. 

I also got a container of different buttons from my grandmother. I gave that to my daughter, Kristina. I am not sure if she still has it or not. I hope so. I would hate to loose them. There are some really old buttons from the early 1900's.

April Prompts

April is going to be an interesting month. I am going to try to do the Social Detox this month and not be on social media as much. However,  I also would like to get through all of the April prompts for the month if possible. Then there is the fact that it is Camp Nano for those that like to write. We are challenged this month to write 50,000 words in a month. I don't think I have done that much yet. So sit tight and hang on. this month should be interesting! hehe Until next time. katy

1. Family Heirloom: Write about an object that’s been passed through the generations in your family. 2. Bug Catcher: Write about insects. 3. Potion: Write about a magic potion. What is it made of? What does it do? What is the antidote? 4. Swinging & Sliding: Write something inspired by a playground or treehouse. 5. Adjectives: Make a list of the first 5 adjectives that pop into your head. Use these 5 words in your story, poem, or journal entry. 6. Fairy Tales: Rewrite a fairy tale. Give it a ne…