Friday, February 08, 2008

7 Positive Things

Tagged by my fierce friend Badger. I found his answers strong and inspiring. Here's my take:

  1. My philosophy. I live with no regrets. Nothing is a mistake. I make choices based on what I know best in that moment. What more can I ask of myself?
  2. My family. I ALWAYS wanted a family and now I have a beautiful one. I made some self- sacrifices to have them and I would do it again any day.
  3. My friends. I served some ladies a week ago, all over 50, who were in celebrating being friends since childhood. I almost cried. At work! I almost cried because I will have that. All of my closest friendships are 16 years or more and counting. I often picture us all gray and perched on a patio somewhere hot, sipping too many drinks, chirping loudly. We're all quite chirpy. I love it.
  4. My quest for fit! Since having my youngest I have lost 40 pounds...and counting. Got about 20 to go to get back to pre-babies-me.
  5. My grandparents. I am lucky enough to still have them all. Hubby still has 3 of his too. So our kids have 7 great grandparents. That's tremendously cool.
  6. My brain. Thanks to the parents I think I've got a pretty good head. Strange things swirl about in there sometimes. But it's'all good. Right? just nod and smile
  7. My home. We don't own our house yet. Getting there. But for now I am happy where I am. Because it's exactly where I need to be to get to the next step. That and it's cozy and warm and full of (excellent)food and (squishy)love. Some people don't have any of those things.

liz
melanie
earl
slyde
Consider yourselves tagged.

11 comments:

elizabeth said...

*tears* I loved this!

elizabeth said...

Where IS everyone?

Kat said...

Maybe they think we're landsharks.

Slyde said...

no... i was just waiting for the 2 of you to post about how often you dream about me again...

p.s. ill do this meme tonight...

B.E. Earl said...

I was tagged by Lives By The Wood on her original post for this one, but okay...I've done it. hehehe

B.E. Earl said...

Oh, and way to go on your quest for fit!

I haven't even had kids and I could use to lose a bunch o' weight.

Kat said...

slyde- wouldn't you like to know!

earl- Having kids isn't necessarily the only excuse. Might have been the years of living with 2 guys who like junk food and bread with dinner and the free meals and drinks managing a steak house. Even still, it just feels really good to be back at the gym and tossing out pants that are too big even with a belt.

jiggs said...

I'm impressed that your family has such long livers! 7 great grandparents is absurd!

Joe the Troll said...

(Nodding and smiling......)

Melanie said...

this is great. I will do it before the weekend I promise.

Kat said...

jiggs- my nanny lived to be 104. And my great grandma was 98. We kick death's ass.

joe- as long as we agree ;o)

melanie- sounds good! I thought you might like this one.