Cathartic Ink

putting my own spin on things

Posts Categorized / ‘Tis the Season

the best laid plans

I always think I’m going to remember to blog more, and then it’s November first and i haven’t written anything since last year. it’s been a wild one, that’s for sure. Today I broke my self-imposed rule and bought a Christmas decoration long before Thanksgiving; one shiny silver reindeer. I love him and may go read more


2013: A Thumbnail Review

2013 was full of ups and downs for our family, but I think we mostly came out on the balance of good. January: Our niece and nephew came to visit from Vegas, stopping through overnight on their way. We hadn’t seen our nephew since 2006, so that was lovely (our poor niece got clipped off in read more

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From Us to You

This holiday season has been a tough one for me, but I’ve been working hard to find joy alongside my sadness. Happy holidays to everyone, may your days be filled with as much joy, peace and love as can be packed into them!

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Giving Thanks

It’s been a hard year, but I’m thankful for: My husband. Derek has been my rock through this year’s tumult and I love him more and more every day. My family; immediate, extended and in-law. The hole in my life where my dad is missing is painful and hard, but the rest of my family read more

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Happy Day!

Mom with Derek and I in our backyard in June, 2011. Today is my mothers’s birthday. I’m sure if you asked how old she is, she’d tell you she’s “old enough to know better.” I cannot tell you all how wonderful my mother is. She’s my support, my good friend, one of my biggest cheerleaders read more