Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
I've always had a difficult time understanding calculus. The concept of "forever" is mind boggling to me; the depths of the ocean and the skies limits are hard for me to fathom BUT,
............... the other day I turned on Anderson Cooper for a moment and stumbled upon a segment they were running about "DIVORCE PARTY'S".
Monday, October 1, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
I could never date someone that won't dance. Please don't confuse won't with can't here. The person who dances even when they can't demonstrates the perfect balance between complete self-confidence and unpretentious-ism; unafraid of being perceived as anything by those watching.
I have found in many cases these characteristics follow them off the dance floor and throughout their everyday lives. Have you ever met someone who dances even when they can't?
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Zoe doesn't care much for hibernation. It restricts her daily physical activities; chipmunk hunting(still in search of that first kill, 3 years and counting), giant laps around the front yard, and wading in the swamp next door. Needless to say, hibernation preparation also consists of me trying to help Zozo soak up every, single, teeny, little, last bit of outdoor recreation with frequent walks around the lake and fetch in the front yard.
|Sweet sweet salutation......|
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Took a trip to South Haven with my best friend Charity!
Chilled in a red snuggie on the boat in the morning.
Thought deeply in the red snuggie on the boat.
Thank you bestie for taking me up!
Friday, July 29, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
"I've become the person I swore I'd never be, but how did I get to this point? I've come to the conclusion it could only be one of three things; the desire for stimulating dinner conversation (but dogs can't talk), the result of being 27 and having some SERIOUS nurturing instincts, or the sheer enjoyment of serving dinner to someone who genuinely appreciates it with all they have." -Kati
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
I made the mistake of slicing some of the zucchini patties a bit thick. I'd aim for about as thin as you can cut them. They cook crispier that way, which I also like. My neighbor gave me a fresh basil plant at the beginning of the summer and this recipe gave me the opportunity to use it!
Ingredients: 2 tbs. White wine vinegar, 2 tbs. fresh lemon juice, dash salt, dash pepper, a couple leaves fresh basil, 1 tbs. fresh thyme, and 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
Instructions: Marinate for at least 3 hours and thrown on the grill
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Kara Williams, Mother of two adorable girls writes, "Inappropriate. They want kids to "experience motherhood"?!? Uh... what's next, we'll have them stay up until 4:00am with a crying doll and have them simulate birth? I am all for breastfeeding, but feeding your babies in front of their older siblings is a great way to promote it. Weird...."
Sue Polly, Mother of 3 grown children, and now Grandmother of 6 beautiful grandchildren says,"My kids always pretended to breast feed their babies. I don't think they need a special doll-but hey, why not? I guess we don't even think anything about pretend bottles to feed dolls."
Brittany Johnson, Mother of two, cutesy Grace and baby boy Luke, commented, "It's creepy and incredibly inappropriate. Grace learned enough just watching me feed Luke. She certainly doesn't need a doll to enforce it!"
And lastly, my best friend Charity writes, "Way to stir the pot Kati...lol. You love this discussion...a bit much in my eyes, but what do I know...I have a little boy :-)"
I have my own opinion about this suckling dolly... The fact that the child places a bib with stars that cover the nipples like pasties is enough for me to leave this one on the shelf! :-)
Saturday, July 16, 2011
I purchased this sailboat blueprint off ebay a couple months ago but hadn't found the right frame for it, until I was cleaning and re-organizing my shed last week. This window was removed from American Honey when I was remodeling last summer and I saved it for an occasion just like this.
The finished corner. I still need to get the blueprint hung on the wall, but you get the idea. I love the nautical blue's of the lampshade and the blueprint together.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
1. The Anne Bonney- I like this name because of it's meaning. Anne Bonney was a female pirate. According to several online sources, Anne, took what she wanted from the world and never made apologies. I like this because it means she was a strong woman, but I dislike this because it seems to be an immature mindset. I guess I could perceive the facts how I wish too.
2. The Alvilda- Like Anne, Alvilda was also a female pirate.... I think I like her story the best. Alvida's parents kept her locked in her room, and set two poisonous snakes to keep away all but the most ardent of suitors. The most persisant and brave fellow turned out to be Prince Alf of Denmark, and though he passed the test Alvilda's parents were none too happy about the match. Deciding she wasn't ready to be wedded to some stuffy Prince, Alvilda took advantage of her parents' irresolution and hightailed it out of there. She joined a crew of cross-dressing women, but had barely got started in a career in terrorizing the Baltic coast when they came across a crew of pirates that had lost their Captain. They were so impressed by her capable skills that they voted unanimously to elect her as their new leader. With these fresh reinforcements beneath her ruthless guidance, this formidable woman became such a nuisance to the merchant trade that her former betrothed, Prince Alf, was dispatched to bring the troublesome pirates to justice. Alvilda and her crew fought back to the best of their abilities, but in the gulf of Finland they were bested at last. Prince Alf and his men boarded the pirates' ship, where hand to hand fighting ensued. After sustaining heavy casualties, Alvilda's crew succumbed and she herself was taken captive. With her beauty concealed by a face covering helmet, she was taken prisoner, and it was only when this helmet was removed that Prince Alf realized who the scourge of the seas had been. For her part, Alvilda was so impressed by how Alf had fought in battle that she married him on the spot. She went on to share his wealth and throne as Queen of Denmark, and together they had a daughter, who they named Gurith. Whether little Gurith followed in her mother's ocean going ways is not known. (http://www.katyberry.com/Dorianne/pirates.html)
3. Oh Buoy
4. Nauti Gull
5. Green Eyes
6. Pretty Gull- The lake I live on is called Pretty Lake, so just keeping the theme.
-If anyone has any more suggestions hat might go along with the name of my cottage, they are welcome.... American Honey Hideaway....
Friday, May 20, 2011
"I don't give a shit what she said to me, if she opens her mouth one more time, I'm gonna hafta have some words with her."
"All those middle schoolers want me. It's like, can they make it more obvious? Staring at me when I'm walking up the stairs." -announcement to entire class, while she is wearing booty shorts
"She's a ho. She's like a mixture of a little bit hillbilly and a little bit redneck... ho"
"I'm too fat to run the mile Miss Todd"
"My parents don't care what my grade is"
"I heard she was working for some cleaning business and they make you wear lingerie while you clean"
Monday, May 16, 2011
It's unknown how long they have been, or how long they will stay, the only certainty's are that they will leave together and return together. I can say these things for certain because I've been witness to this pattern for nearly 4 years. It's said that Swans mate for life, that is FOR LIFE. I often wonder how two animals decide to make that commitment and that leads me to consider how they keep that promise. Swans are unable to solve simple math problems, write a letter to a friend, and they aren't equipped with a conscience, and yet they are able to recognize the terms of a commitment. In a world where the biggest commitment any human can make, marriage, has been completely desensitized, as a single 27-year old woman, I find solace in "My Neighbors,"... The Swans.
Footnote: I should note that I have many miraculous examples of strong marriages in my life. Marriages that have survived unthinkables (I just made that word up), and marriages that I know will withstand this life.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Up first on the menu: cucumber chips, dried green beans, and banana chips. I lightly salted the cucumbers and green beans, and I dipped the banana's in a lemon juice and water concentrate prior to placing them on the drying shelves. 15 hours later my first endeavor in dehydration was complete!
My mounting prejudices against processed foods hasn't stalled with the dehydrator. I've been toasting organic pita bread (approx. 45 calories a bag) and baking kale. Both recipes serve as a great substitute for a potato chip or a salty snack. My twin sister Jami turned me on to the kale.
My "appetite" to be aware of what's going in my body continues. I've been addicted to home made hummus! Well, I'm not certain you call it hummus... I simply puree a can of garbanzo beans, add some roasted red peppers, and call it "hummus". I've never actually glanced at a hummus recipe. I've also added some canned spinach and garlic powder to pureed garbanzo beans and found the result to be equally as satisfying as the red pepper recipe. I like to dish my dips up in to containers that are easy for single-girls or Mom's on-the-go!
Monday, May 9, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
1. Humanity and appreciating something in everyone
2. Organic food
3. Morning drives in to work
4. Interacting with my co-workers
5. Putting the cart before the horse
6. Spare time
7. Candid photos of the one's I love
8. Meaningful music
9. Ideas and dreams
10. Heartfelt conversations with my students
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
(in random order)
1. Organize old photo albums and put them on a CD
2. Make a new itunes playlist
3. Send a "just-because" card through the U.S. postal service
4. Paint a piece of furniture in your house
5. Organize your meals for the week
6. Bleach your white's
7. Host a wine tasting
8. Make homeade granola
9. Give yourself a manicure/pedicure
10. Google tips for planting your garden's this summer