Posted by Kate on February 27, 2014
Posted in family and friends • music • my life | Tagged With: Christmas, envy, piano
I’ve always loved the piano. So when I went to visit my friend Janet this past weekend, I could hardly disguise my envy when she started to show off the baby grand piano from musicians friend that her husband had given to her last Christmas. That thing was gorgeous! I had to keep reminding myself that I have no room in my house for any piano, let alone a baby grand! But, boy was it hard to control that green-eyed monster!
Posted by Kate on February 24, 2014
Posted in blessings • education • family and friends • my life
Boy did this hit me hard. I try very hard to be a good person but when I read this, it really made me stop and think if others thought I was a good person or not. Read on and you’ll see what I mean. It sure opened my eyes.
We judge others by their actions, but we judge ourselves by our intentions. Yes, you meant to help someone with a project, you intended to give charity, you were planning on inviting your friends over for dinner, but if you didn’t do it, in their minds you had no intention, and you are judged as such. So start correcting this error. If you intend to do something – DO IT. Don’t procrastinate, don’t delay. Stop making excuses. You want to improve yourself, get out of your own way.
Now find someone you completely trust, who has your interest at heart and who can give you constructive criticism. It is often better for a friend to be this person than a spouse. And tell the person to try to remove personal bias (of how you may have hurt them or been inconsiderate). It has to be coming from a place of true concern for you. Ask them to let you know how they see you. Start with one area. Don’t take on your whole life at one time.
What you may realize is that you may not be perceived the way you perceive yourself. So work on correcting the balance and you will immediately feel more content and balanced inside. You can start changing your life for the better by starting to Think, Act and Speak differently!
Posted by Kate on February 18, 2014
Posted in education • Internet • my life • Online Business • shopping | Tagged With: internet, learning, shopping
In an effort to help Hank (my stepfather) get some of the machinery that he needs for his new shop, I have been doing some research for him and learning a lot along the way. I have never really been what you would typically called mechanically inclined, but I’m not stupid. I love learning things. Give me a puzzle or a challenge and I am all over it. The Internet is such a valuable tool. It didn’t take but a few minutes to find what I needed when it came to cnc machinery, which I plan on sharing with Hank over the weekend when they come over for dinner Saturday night.
I can’t wait until I can make the time and have a bit of money so that I can go back to college. There is so much that I so badly want to learn. Back when I was in school I just didn’t get it. Now that I’m older I realize that the old saying of “Youth is Wasted on the Young” is so very true.
Posted by Kate on February 13, 2014
Posted in family and friends • health • home improvement • opinion | Tagged With: color, paint
I couldn’t believe it when I found mold in my bathroom. You know what that means don’t you? I had to have a plumber come in, remove the old bathtub and tear out all of the dry wall that had mold on it and replace everything once the mold affected areas that can’t be removed were treated. What a nightmare.
Now I’m trying to get my bathroom repainted and everything myself because it sure cost a lot more than I thought it would for a new shower, plumber and mold treatment. Now I’m trying to save money on the cosmetic parts of the bathroom myself. You know what I mean, paint and a border to make it look nice, I hope. The only problem is the first color I picked out, shall we say, isn’t the right color in some ways and is perfect for the bathroom in others. The color looks more like a dirty diaper than the color I wanted!! Oh well, at least I can paint over it with a color that is more appealing than dirty diaper ‘gold’.
Recently I’ve started reading more Internet articles about saving money. My sister sent me the link to a website that writes on a variety of subjects on ways to save money. She said that website was one that she goes to frequently to find tips and money saving coupons. So today I had a few extra minutes and decided to check it out for myself.
I immediately started reading an article about how to save money on tools, and enjoyed reading his little story about when he was a little boy his grandfather gave him his first set of tools, and how he and his grandfather worked together on a variety of projects that needed tools. The story brought back memories of my own relationship with my own grandfather and it brought a smile to my face. You see, even though I am female, I was a tomboy, and my grandfather treated me like the son he never had of his own. It was great fun visiting him on his farm and helping him plant seeds in the garden and follow him around in the barn and watch him slop the hogs and feed the cows.