I wake up extra early and tip-toe down the steps, avoiding the squeaky one, into the kitchen. I brew some coffee and make it just the way I like it with a lot of cream and sweetener. I gather all my necessities for a good quiet time: Bible, books, my favorite pens, journal, and Chapstick. I sit down in my “quiet time” chair, the one with the best lighting. I pull up a foot stool and sink in as my muscles relax and I take in the quiet. The peace.
I reach for my coffee and lean in to take my first sip when I feel something. Eyes watching me. I turn my head to find a not-so-happy-or-sunshiney face whine out, Are you gonna make me any breakfast? Thankfully, this doesn’t happen every morning, but it happens enough for me to spew out my own whine: Can’t I just get a little bit of me time?
Hi, I’m Kate. I’m a stay-at-home mom with one husband, Steve, and three kids, all adopted from China (not the husband). We live in the suburbs of Chicago. I enjoy reading, writing, watching too much Netflix, tweeting, and growing vegetables in my garden. In 2006, I put this blog together to keep friends and family updated on our adoptions. In 2012, during our most recent adoption, it morphed into an avenue for me to share my love of writing and humor.
What to Expect from This Blog
First off, lower your expectations. That’s my hope because when you lower your expectations, I come out looking great.
I typically post once per week.
I usually write about things going on in my life like, Me Trying to Walk 10,000 Steps a Day. Hahahahaha! or how I Woke Up to Find a Giant Bird Stuck to the Outside of My Bedroom Window the Other Morning, or how I Went Camping Over the Weekend and Was Basically Surrounded by Mass Murderers.
About once a month I give a recap of my funniest tweets tweeted since the previous recap. Some examples of those can be found at How I Learned that Gum Doesn’t Actually Stay in Your System for Seven Years and This is pretty much just a tweet recap.
Around the last day of the month I post the Top 10 Funniest Tweets for the month from people I follow on Twitter. I used to post the list to this blog, but started an entirely separate blog devoted to Twitter, Hall of Tweets. Not only does it have the top 10 funniest tweets lists every month, but also interviews with some of the funniest comedians on Twitter.
Check out my sidebar for some of my popular posts and the tweets I’ve tweeted lately. You can also subscribe to my blog in the sidebar. You’ll receive an email in your inbox every time I post something new.
I share jokes, observations, my memes and my posts on my Facebook page.
The tabs at the top are where you can find my funny lists, some of my funny memes, Twitter Recaps, Embarrassing Stories (from other people) and where my writing has been featured.
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