Words of Pain and Hope-Divorce

Words of Pain and Hope From Others Going Through Divorce If you going through divorce hang in there you are not alone.  Always remember God’s Promise” I will never leave you or forsake you” Thank You God! Kathiey V

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Online Dating and the Grey Divorce. Is it Worth It?

 I never thought I would be thinking about dating again in my 60’s.  I thought I would be retired with my husband, enjoying our grandchildren and taking trips as a family.  That dream did not pan out because my husband of nearly four decades walked out on me.  So is online dating for me?  Let’s…

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Journal Prompt-How do You Feel About Sheets? Are You a Sheet Snob?

I don’t think I was born a sheet snob, but somehow, along the way, I found that I do have sheet requirements that need to be met. When I was a kid, I did not think twice about sheets. If you ask me if I can recall how smooth and soft my childhood sheets were,…

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Article Review, “21 Tips to Survive Divorce and the Holidays” by Dr Karen Finn

Yes, it is the holiday season.  Back before my separation and divorce, the holidays had an air of magic about them.  A time to celebrate our family and our faith.  This is no longer true now that we are a family divided. The first holiday season I spent alone was in 2013.  I remember the…

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Monthly Motivation-I Will Sing in the Morning-Psalm 63:7-8

Thank you, Lord, for the shadow of your wings.  Thank you that I find protection, fatherly encouragement, direction for my path,  and your endless unfailing love in the shadow of your wings. Thank you because you uphold me in all things, and because of this, I have the strength to sing:-) Happy Monday, Everyone! KathieyV:-)

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Travel-Watkins Glen Park in Upstate NY with the Road Scholars

This post is a blast from the past. Even if Covid is preventing my from traveling at least I have fond memories of travel in the past. Getting ready to descend the gorge at Watkins Glen Park in NY.  My new buddies and I were ready with cameras in hand and over 800 steps ahead…

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Divorce Diversion, Journal Prompt. What Song Has Given You Strenght in a Difficult Time?

Music has been my source of hope and strength since I can remember.  As a child, I remember singing along with the Hermans Hermits and The Monkeys for hours on end.  As I entered my teen years, I loved rock music and listened to it every chance I got. As a teen, I gave my life…

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Journal Prompt-Family History-Talk About the Story Behind Your Name

So, what is the story behind my name?  I will tell you what I know based on my mother’s telling of how I was given my name.  My first name is Kathy.  The story goes that my dad wanted to name me Ronnie.  I was told that Ronnie was a popular girl’s name in the…

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Journal Prompt-What is Your Favorite Flavor of Ice Cream? Share an Ice Cream Story.

What is my favorite flavor of ice cream?  That is a tough question because there are so many delicious flavors to choose from.  I guess my favorite flavor is chocolate, although my favorite emotional flavor is Butter Pecan.  My mom loved Butter Pecan ice cream, so when I indulge in that ice cream flavor, I…

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Home-Tips and Tricks. Help My Oven Won’t Heat!

 I have a double oven, which I love.  A double oven gives you the ability to make several things at two different temperatures to have some flexibility in making your meals. I am not thrilled with any of the appliances I have from GE.  They all have issues, and they are only four years old.…

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