Recent posts for Kate's Random Musings

My Obsession
My mother picks her cuticles until they're bloody. I remember watching her pull at her skin while we were on family vacations - long road trips with plenty of time to stew over one's troubles. She is a nervous person, my mother. And I surmise she tugged...
Posted: 3/25/2014 6:45 AM
Wrap It Up
Sometimes a woman needs a coat of armor. Whether it be work, dating or other sticky matters, situations arise that require confidence and grace, and sometimes we need to fake it until we make it to survive the moment at hand. It's in situations like this...
Posted: 3/14/2014 1:02 PM
Five Minutes To Lend A Hand
Ever struggle with burn out? It's the sensation you feel when your soul is exhausted. Just like a sore body after running a marathon, your emotional self can run out of gas when you feel like you have nothing left to give. Burn out almost snuffed out...
Posted: 3/6/2014 11:41 AM
Thank You, You Know Who
It sounds so Hollywood. The working woman arrives at her desk after a heady meeting and discovers a stunning floral arrangement. Blood red rose petals, snowy white hydrangeas. A card. A mystery. "Katy, Every smart, beautiful woman deserves flowers on...
Posted: 2/14/2014 10:08 AM
Christmas Future
How would Auntie Mame celebrate the holidays? The calendar says it's January 6, the 12th day of Christmas, or the Epiphany. And it's taken me this long to think about how I want to celebrate Christmas for years to come. If there's one thing most folks...
Posted: 1/6/2014 12:35 PM
Ring My Bell, 2014
There's an old wives' tale that says the year ahead is dictated by how you celebrate New Year's Day. And that's something I can get behind. The clock struck midnight and I found myself wrapped in an embrace with a handsome, mysterious man. There we were...
Posted: 1/2/2014 7:35 AM
Christmas Present
As a single 30-something, my holiday season is sometimes more about spirits and less about Santa. I do not have any wee ones under foot, so I thankfully do not stress about any holiday high jinks involving elves on shelves, and I've never had to suffer...
Posted: 12/24/2013 9:28 AM
Christmas Past
Our hearts would race the minute we heard the bells jingle. Brigid and I were friends by circumstance. Sometimes we loved each other, and sometimes we hated each other, but looking back on it, my little sister was my first best friend. And while so many...
Posted: 12/20/2013 7:24 AM
Season, Reason, Lifetime
For some reason, the friendships shared between women are bereft of simplicity. I don't know why, but I suspect it's because we ladies are in many ways more emotional beings than our brawny counterparts. I started thinking about this a few weeks ago upon...
Posted: 11/22/2013 7:44 AM
Giveaway: Taste of the World
UPDATE: Congrats to Kelly H. for winning the pair of tickets to the Taste of the World event! Message me your mailing address so your tickets can be mailed to you! ________________________________________________________ I have always wanted a Round The...
Posted: 10/29/2013 4:57 PM
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The 30-something single girl searching for her way in the world. I'm definitely all grown-up, I just haven't completely figured out what that means.

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