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, home-schooling mom with one husband, Steve, and three kids, all adopted from China (not the husband), all born with cleft lip/palate. I enjoy reading, writing, 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.
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to be hit with a bucket of water.