Friday, March 18, 2011

Friendly Friday: Week March 11th to 18th

waiting for spring blooms
Dear Friends,

      This week has gone by to fast. I had somewhat of a crappy week that was topped of with a a 20 minute crying fit this morning. I was looking for my bouncy shamrock headband and I found a big fluff of Raider's fur in the back of the bedroom closet.
 Oh I miss him so much. But I am over crying for now. But I am trying to take everything one day at a time. The stress of moving, work, learning WP,  etc and now Raider's fur was too much for me to take today. 

But it was 67˚F today, I am 1.4 pounds away from a total loss of 10 pounds, many many awesome bloggers offering to help me out during my move and so many friends… what a week of blessings. I hope you are having a great week! I thank you for making my days, weeks meaningful and happy. 

Happy is a new thing for me, I have spent many many years with unhappiness. I thank you for that! My new frame of mind shows more and more in my life and in my work. This is an expert from an email I sent Lindsay from the Bakery Box on Wednesday,
      "This is the best ride of my life and I am so happy to take my friends, family and my new blogger friends with me. Crazy, unless you are a blogger, no one understands what you go through to make this a part of your life. I have never been happier than I am when I am at Calamity Kate's Kitchen. I hope you are also enjoying your own crazy ride. You certainly deserve everything that is coming to you, I love your blog. "

I hope your week is full of happy! 
                                  Cheers, Kate

Norwegian PhoenixI love these frame clusters! I am absolutely using this when I move!

Laura from I'm Not a Trophy Wife: check out these super cute green shamrock sugar cookies! 

Just Me: check out this absolutely scrumptious cinnamon bread. Oh I want some…now
Ashley from
Ashley plus 3: Poor little Nate is sick. Super yummy looking easy salad dressing, a must try!

Lindsey from The Bakery Box: Lindsay, Lindsay, Lindsay! What is better than sugar cookies? Sugar cookie truffles! Oy Vey

Janae from
Grumpy Grateful Mom: Janane has the sweetest kids, check out the awesome time they had at the childrens mueseam. Also check out this must read! 
Courtney from Misadventures in Cooking: This is the best stew ever! What else can you say but yum! Courtney this is on my list to make.   

Roberta from
More Thyme than Dough: check out this yummy Cheese Tortellini with Wine Sauce and a trip to the farmers market.

Wilson Lite: an awesome new cookbooka new class, and a super sweet wordless Wednesday!. 

Sarah from
This Writer's Journey: Check out the his story behind Sarah's awesome Irish dancing skills!
Katrina from In Katrina's Kitchen: some things are too cute, like these adorable chocolate owls. Such a hoooot!!

Adrienne from 
Love Philter: my 100th follower! Yay, thanks! 

Lindsay from 
TexaGermaNadian: beautiful soft baby bunny kisses make my heart melt and common (funny) misconceptions about Germany.

Tanya from 
A Taste of T: This weeks virtual baby shower, CSN Stores 

Nicole from 
Bliss n Tell: Lucky Lime Float, Leprechan ale and yummy Leprechaun Bark

Meg  from 
The Red Spoon: if you haven't visited Meg yet, you really must. I have had fun with the red button. Check out what I have found…here, here, and here. 

Laura  from 
Walking Contradiction: Happy almost 2nd birthday little Rowan (only 12 days left) check out his 1st year of life.

Desi from
 Steak n Potatoes Kinda Gurl: Soups on with potato, bacon, cream cheese and chive soup…yummy !

Jessica from 
Barefoot by the Sea: the absolute cutest kids clothes and a giveaway!

Kristina from 
A Perfect Dose of Life: super cute dogs, peanut butter and jelly cupcakes by a guest and handwriting

Karen from Barefoot in Portland: check out this very green river runs through Chicago

Rancher Mom from Rancher Mom's Realm and Taylor Goats: oh the little baby goats are so cute. I love goats. Sorry the whole family is under the weather. Feel better ASAP


  1. We still have pictures of our late cat Joey around the house. Every time the topic of him comes up, my mom and I get a little sad. :(

    Thanks for mentioning my Irish dance post! Not many people know about it beyond Riverdance and Lord of the Dance.

  2. CONGRATS!!! 10lbs of weight loss, its a hard thing to do, but Im told it becomes a habit. Yeah, Im still waiting for that...

    Im so sad for you and the loss of your cat. I lost my puppy(who I had for 10 years) 3 years ago, and only just recently was able to let go of the tuft of hair I have been secretly holding on to since. Its so hard to loose a pet. The unconditional love you get from them is so amazing. Im so so sorry for you. <3

  3. So, so sorry about your kitty. Pets have special places in our hearts. Hopefully next week will be a little better for you. Thanks again for mentioning me. You truly are too sweet! ~ Courtney

  4. :( So sad about your cat. I can imagine how you feel. Thanks for your kind words again. Aren't yo ujust the sweetest! HUGS to you! ♥- Katrina

  5. Glad you are curious enough to click the red button! Some aren't so brave :P And congrats on the weight loss! I need to start something soon, I've gained 10lbs since vacation!

  6. "I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!"

    -Dr. Seuss

    May seem childish or corny, but who says Dr. Seuss can't be used for motivation and to cheer someone up. I hope it at least brightened your day a bit.

  7. Woohoo on ten pounds! After ten or so it just starts to fall off you really (Or so I remember, it's been a long time since I wasn't a big fatty.)

    I still get a little verklempt over my Maine Coon cat, Gizmo. We had him for 20 years, and since I was one of those sad, lonely latch-key kids, he was like a brother to me. I just try to focus on the good memories and that often seems to help. :D

    Thanks again for the shout-out Kate!

  8. Thanks for the feature! I just found your blog recently and I've loved stopping by over the past couple of days. I'm so sorry for the loss of your cat, I think we can all relate.

    Congratulations on your weight loss as well, that's quite a feat!

    Have a great weekend and thanks again! Can't wait to check out the other features.

  9. congrats on the weight loss! you go girl! have a fun weekend

  10. Hey girl congrats on your weight loss! I need to be like you, but have no motivation :( And thanks for the shout out on today's friendly friday! That potato soup was delicious... thanks for reminding me of it because I haven't made it in awhile!

  11. That is so sweet of you. Thank you for making me a part of this lovely group ♥

  12. First of all, congratulations on the weight loss! I can relate as have recently lost a bit but much more is needed as I had a slight setback. And I am so sorry for the loss of your pet. I love my dogs just like they were my kids, so I send my sincere condolences. And lastly, I am honored to have the mention on your page :) Thanks so much and I hope you have a fantastic day!

  13. Hi Lady,
    I'm so sorry about your sweet kitty.

    Congratulations on your weight loss though. I don't know how you make so much yummy food and still do that. You are amazing!

    Thanks for including me today. I am amazed at the fabulous women I've met through blogging. Glad to be here. Janae

  14. Congratulations girl!!!
    what a fab. achievement!

  15. Thanks so much for the Friendly Friday with me in the list! It's so much fun and rewarding to see your own blog listed on another blog's site! So, thank you ! I am reaching out to all of the other blogs on the list in hopes of meeting new friends! Congrats on the weight loss! 10 pounds is alot! And, so sorry about your cat. Pets are so important in our lives. Thank you again, you made my day!

  16. Following from the blog hop. Hope you can follow back.
    God Bless,
    < a href="">Finding My Life in Faith< /a>

  17. Kate! I'm sorry you had a sad moment but I'm really happy to hear you happy and doing so well overall. Blogging is awesome, there is so much support out there, it can really lift you up! You have so much going on right now, things will slow down soon. Thanks again for the shout-out. :) XO

  18. My husband was crying all day on and off yesterday because he misses his kitty so much. Kit was his best friend for 14 years...during the years when hubby needed someone so badly. He was a wonderful purry cat. I almost feel like we have animals that die faster than we do so that we can have lots to love...idk, I need to go squish my kitty...


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