Thursday, April 12, 2007

A quick intro

Now what kind of crazy person goes and starts a blog without a bit of an intro? Yep, you guessed it! I did! I'm the crazy person. I really didn't mean to ignore the intro and remain a woman of mystery. I was actually just going to use my login to be able to leave comments. Some recent events made me want to meet some more bloggers, and then I just decided that maybe I should start my own rather than hijacking other folks comment sections.

But onto a bit about me. I am a stay-at-home mom to my two wonderful little girls. One is 8 and one is 5. I would love to have at least one more child, but only God knows if that is in my future. I am not a homeschooler, although you homeschool gals just leave me in awe! I wish that I could homeschool, but I struggle with Hashimoto's disease (autoimmune hypothyroidism) and my energy is a bit low and my brain is a bit foggy. So, right now my girls attend a private school. Yep, it's financially difficult. I have to stretch that budget! That's why I would love to homeschool someday. It's a goal.

I was raised in the Lutheran faith (Missouri Synod, the much more conservative branch), but my husband is Catholic. I have been feeling a call to become Catholic for some time now, and am seriously considering joining the RCIA program this year. BUT, my blog is open to people of all faiths. I'm not out to convert anyone, and all that I ask is that everyone treats me and other commentors as they would want to be treated. :-) I want to be a happy blog!

As I mentioned before, I was diagnosed with a stage 1a melanoma awhile back. It will be 4 years ago this September. Now don't be sad for me! I am one of the lucky ones. Have you ever longed for that one moment in time where you felt that God really spoke to you? The day that I discovered that strange spot on my calf was that moment. I am lucky because if God hadn't pointed out that spot to me I NEVER would have caught it by myself while it was still in a curable stage. It was smaller than a pencil eraser, but something in my heart let me know that it was not right. I am blessed, and I wake up everyday just happy to be here.

(Maybe I'll post something else on my melanoma story later. It's a bit too long to get into now.)

I love to garden, clean, cook, craft, stretch a dollar, listen to music, and spend time with my family.

These are some of the many topics that I may touch on in my little corner of the internet. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope that I never bore anyone to death. ;-)


PrairieFlowerMusings said...

KitKat, I'm glad to have met you! :)

Blondie said...

KitKat, if you have questions about the Catholic faith or RCIA, please visit the forums at Especially the forum "Catholicism 101" they can answer just about any question you have about church teaching. I am "Blondie" over there, I've been a member for quite while now (since Aug 2004).

Courtney said...

Hey, the Catholic Answer Forums are a great place for folks learning/converting too!

Blondie, I visited the forums you posted yesterday, and they're great! Thanks for the tip, even though it wasn't meant for me. :-)

Very glad to formally "meet" you, KitKat. Have a great weekend!

Chrissy said...

KitKat -

Thanks for linking to me! I'll return the favor, if you're ok with that. Just leave me a comment...

Incidentally, I started reading Courtney's blog last summer when the Catholic furor first erupted over at Candy's. I've said I owe Candy a thanks for that - I've found more wonderful Catholic blogs that I probably would have otherwise ;0)