Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas laugh

Today I went shopping for a friend's Christmas gathering. She has requested that we wear "ugly" Christmas sweaters...My thoughts?!

Great!! Now...Where do I find one?

I of course want all the bells and whistles. I want it to have a wreath for a neck, a glowing Santa and a battery pack needed to light Rudolph's nose. Unfortunately, to find that this time of year is rather difficult!

I went to start my search at the local Goodwill. Now, those of you that know me well, know that I despise Goodwill... BUT, I went. I didn't find my sweater of choice, but I did end up standing in the dressing room cracking up laughing...I found joy instead. In the place that I would have never have thought to look!

I'm standing in the dressing room thinking...

1) I'm looking for a hideous sweater, in the store that I hate the most.
2) OMG...Why is everything stained?!
3) I found this ridiculous ski sweater that is the most hideous shades of teal, purple & yellow, But is it Christmas or just Winter? (Honestly, it looked like an Easter egg vs. a Christmas sweater)
4) I love this moment... :)

I guess for me...on a day that was already pretty awesome, it got capped off with laughter! Laughter has its moments & lately have been few and random. I'm so grateful for this one.

I also was asked by a lady looking at sweaters with me...(as i'm cracking up laughing to myself, probably looking crazy!)

"Is this sweater still in style?" Is it bad, that I didn't have the heart to tell her "NOOOOO! RUN...". Instead I said, "I'm sure that would look really nice on you!"

Honestly, I think this whole shopping experience was a test for me. A test to see...
How grateful am I? How compassionate am I to the needs of others? How blessed am I?

Thank You Lord for today...I am very grateful for the laughs and lessons!

BTW, Never found a sweater!! The hunt continues....

-Till Next Time, KT

Monday, November 29, 2010


It's that time of the year for joy! The holidays are upon us and I'm sure that all of you are making holiday plans...I for one am debating what to do!

To go home or Not to go home?! That is the question...Right now, I'm thinking not, ask me in a week and i'm sure I would have changed my mind. :)

However, on a HIGH note...I GOT A JOB! Not just any job...A job at a company I WANT to work for!! I could have taken the position last week, but decided against it...I just didn't have it in me to know that I was lying to the employer. After making that decision, I was kicking myself pretty hard...the self doubt kicked in.

*Why didn't I just stick it out?
*What if I won't get offered anything else?
*It was a paycheck...which is still better then NOTHING!

I'm honestly so proud of my decision! I'm proud that I didn't take the position even if others thought that I should. I'm so happy that I didn't listen to my doubt and think that it could all be true. (Although, I had my far share of kicking myself!). Over all, 1 week to the day, I was offered a position where I can really grow and watch myself be happy. I'm happy that I will be working with a good manager, I'm happy that I will be working with a small team in a non stressful sales environment! I think I will honestly be happy there. I think its finally time in my life to focus on

Today is a good day. I need to be THANKFUL in that and let myself enjoy this moment...tomorrow will bring new stresses, I'm sure!

-Till Next Time, KT

Saturday, November 27, 2010

I love my friends...

Beaver Bend, Oklahoma- November 2010

-Till Next Time, KT


Life is hard!

I've learned some amazing lessons this year. Actually I am still in the process of learning some...

*Love daily
*Be thankful in the good times & the bad. Trust me...not an easy lesson.
*Patience...I have little to almost none.
*Live your dream...whatever that is in the moment. But don't leave an income until you have another :)
*Travel the world...I did a lot of the US this summer and can only wait to see more!
*Listen to those that are wiser then you. They have been the before, listen to their lessons and mistakes, instead of making your own.
*Don't be so darn hard headed!
*Admit defeat when the time is right.
*Improve yourself and your spirit to be a better you, daughter, sister, friend & girlfriend.
*Listen to those around you....and don't talk. Just listen.
*We have no control of what happens in life...we just choose the path on which to follow. God is so merciful to guide us to a decision and then allows us a choice. Do we pick the right one?! Sometimes, but when we don't, he pulls us back to the correct choice when WE are ready. (GOD, I'm ready!!)
*And thanks to Ms Sarah...OWN the decisions that you make. This is still a hard one for me. I make decisions and then doubt them like crazy...I just need to make a decision, right or wrong...and then own it. Own that it sucks that I made the wrong decision! Or that it's awesome...!

What life lessons have you learned this year?

-Till Next Time, KT

Friday, July 2, 2010

To Whom Much is Given, Much is Expected...

The title of my blog today is: To Whom Much is Given, Much is Expected...

What does this mean to you?!

To me, this means that when we are blessed with opportunities and blessings, we need to step up to the plate and fulfill the expectations. When the Lord opens a door for you, you are given the choice to walk thru. Will you?

*Would you choose to if you knew what would be expected of you on the other side?
*Would you be willing to walk thru the crazy times to find your blessing at the end?
*Would you be willing to sacrifice yourself for the needs of others?

I think that everyday we are challenged to do just this. But, do we listen?

Sometimes...Sometimes Not.

I challenge myself and each of everyone of you to be the hands and feet to those in need. Maybe it's not bicycling across the country to raise clean water for Africa...(Melissa! I'm so proud of you!) Maybe it's just finding two hours a week to volunteer at a local shelter, or maybe buy a bag of groceries for someone who needs them more.

Because: To Whom Much is Given, Much is Expected. Think on it and let me know your comments of what you are committing to do...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Life on the Road...

Random fact about me...I LOVE RANDOM! I love the randomness of road trips...the crazy towns along the highway, the random trinkets and trash at trucker gas stations, plus the extremely random people you meet on the road! On road trips you see things that you will never see anywhere today is Random Day!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Thoughts and life goals...

So, I'm thinking that today I will start a random fact/thought of the day about know those things about yourself that you normally wouldn't tell anyone...but since I only have 3 blog followers, what the hell?!

*I am trying to simplify my life. I figure I don't need 150 DVDs & 6 boxes of already read books...WHY?! I think that I am figuring out that when I was in my marriage, I felt the need to fill my life with "Stuff"...maybe filling a void of some kind. Ummm...more thought on that at a later time. But I know now that I do not NEED to have every Disney movie on DVD...IF I ever have children, I'm sure I can find a way for them to see my beloved classics. So...out with the stuff and in with the joy!

Okay now for something fun/strange about me...I enjoy blowing my nose in the shower. I know....strange, gross- Call it what you may...Don't act like you've never done it. :)

Feel free to leave your thoughts and comments...

-Till Next Time, KT