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About kat9090

Hafu (Half Japanese), Late Discovery Adoptee, Sister, Mom, Daughter, Wife, I cook, look back, look forward, lean left, drive a lot, write a lot, wish a lot, I will be square with you if you are square with me. Find me on Instagram @shojikat and Twitter @biteme9090

On losing your mind

So. There you are tooling along one day and bam! everything changes. You find yourself in uncharted waters, unfamiliar terrain. You feel ill equipped and suddenly isolated. All you have at your disposal is the contents of your home and … Continue reading

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Meeting Noah

When Kim was diagnosed with cancer, some things changed. A lot of things changed. I had to make a decision to move from the very nice house with a pool we were renting after a foreclosure to something that took … Continue reading

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My Worlds Collided and This Fell Out

A couple of weeks ago, we were visited by out of town friends and went to The Joy Bus Cafe for a late breakfast.  (I had the Eggs Benedict…..hands down, the best, because who makes hollandaise at home?)  Seating is … Continue reading

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Of Road Trips and What Trips Me Up

Since after my father in law’s funeral in August, we have made the 400mi round-trip to feebly tie up loose ends and visit my mother in law. It’s not much of a secret and certainly, there’s a need to speak … Continue reading

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Art Becomes Life Becomes Art

Creating a piece on canvas with paint, well used brushes, comfortable colors and that certain dose of inspiration that wills you to leave dishes undone and laundry in a heap….that is a moment that can stretch out to a couple … Continue reading

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On taking care of self

“You do too much” “Learn to say no” “You have to take care of you” “If you would just ….. Exercise Meditate Go to that seminar Come to this gathering Go on vacation Take time for yourself Be a little … Continue reading

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The Wait

The long, slow roll to another end The brief tempt by a sharp word The shape of an opposing thought The mind knows which way to turn Burn your back before your face Dance with the urge to stare at … Continue reading

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