Friday, March 28, 2014

Life is too short...

I am a fortunate person. I haven't experienced death like others have. I can count the number of viewings and funerals I have attended on one hand. I know that this number will only continue to grow as my age does, but this week death really got me thinking about life.

A man I knew from back home was only 34 years old and passed away in an instant from a heart attack. I won't call him my friend, but we have known each other since I was 10 or 11 when he was the high school/college kid that umpired at my little league softball games.

He was 34 years old... It makes me think on how precious life truly is on a day to day basis.

My husband and I recently watched the movie "About Time", while I won't call it a blockbuster of a movie, but it did get me thinking.

Spoiler Alert: The father tells the son in the movie to live each day twice (because he can go back in time if he wants). The son does this for awhile. He lives a day normally with all the joy, mishaps and frustrations. Then he goes back and just fully enjoys the day. He ultimately chose to live each day as the only one and just learned to enjoy it for all it had to hold for him.

While this possibility is impossible to you and I, it makes you think, why sweat the small thing that will mean nothing tomorrow?

I know that I will still have times that at the end of the day I am tired, stressed and just wishing for tomorrow, but I think we should each take a minute and realize that we are alive. We need to tell our family and friends that we love and appreciate them, because no matter how often you think you tell them, it could always be more.

Until next time...

Kara



OHANA mean family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

15 Random Facts to Know About Me


15 Random Facts to Know About Me


1. 100% Nerd: I am 100% a nerd. I love Harry Potter, the Hunger Games, Disney, Sookie Stackhouse, Twilight, 50 Shades, etc. If I could throw themed parties for the movies and books that I love. I totally would, but I would rather not look like a crazy person!

2. I love to read: My husband hates when I get a new book series, because not only do I binge watch TV shows, but I binge read. I have been trying to make an effort to limit how much I'm reading per day. I'm currently reading Sookie Stackhouse series. I'm on book 8 and have checked the rest out from the library.

3. I love to cook and bake: I wish we had little fairies in the world that would clean dishes when I get done cooking or baking, because that would make the process even more enjoyable, but so far I have had zero luck in that department. But I still love to feed people. To me that is comforting to take care of others.

4. I love to sing Karaoke: I am a normally very reserved person and I'm not one who likes to be the center of attention. However, I do love to sing Karaoke. I am nervous every time I go up there, but no matter what I sound like, it's still always fun. I have yet to convince Joe to duet with me... but I continue to try or nag, however you want to look at it!

5. Craft Addict: If I could spend infinite money each month buying craft projects and supplies, I would. However, I am not a crazy person (even though Joe might differ on days I drag him into Hobby Lobby), but I do enjoy creating new decorations, gifts and home decor for our house.

6. Pinterest Addict: I love all things Pinterest. Except for the fact that it really hinders productivity around the house. I could pin 5,000+ things on how to clean the house better, while I should be cleaning the house, but usually I'm just pinning! It's addicting to see all the different ideas that you can find in one place. I do like getting recipes and DIY decoration ideas from the site.

My favorites:

7. Candy Bar: Reese's Cups, followed by Milky Ways & Twix bars
8. Food: Pizza followed by a close second of chicken and dumplings
9. Color: Blue (like Colts blue....or my bridesmaid dresses from our wedding)
10. College Team: Louisville Cardinals
11. Sport: Basketball
12. Pro Teams: Colts & Pacers
13. Animal: Polar Bears

14. Las Vegas: We love to go to Las Vegas. We are getting ready to go again. It's our favorite place to travel. It has cheap hotels, cheap entertainment, poker, blackjack, sports betting, lights, and the alcohol is free! What is not to love?

15. Favorite TV Shows: Breaking Bad, The Newsroom, Glee, The Mindy Project, New Girl, Modern Family, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Boardwalk Empire