A Kinda Kate Recap

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” ~ Charles R. Swindoll

Missing Charleston

Since I came back from Charleston, life has been all kinda of hectic with many ups and downs, (The reason my Charleston posts took forever to upload and I have been horrible about communication. I am sorry guys!) I won’t lie, I am missing the southern hospitality, beautiful weather, and beaches something fierce.


Since my trip to Charleston, we have had three (count ’em!) Nor’Easters, tons of snow and it is currently back to freezing where hibernation, eating pints of Ben and Jerry AND binge watching Real Housewives are the only way to survive. Have I mentioned it is freezing?

And it is March!

I don’t know who or what did to who or what, but SOMEONE pissed off Mother Nature and needs to do some major groveling.

Oh my lanta, I miss the South!


The Good

It hasn’t all been doom and gloom, we did have a couple days (two, but I am not quibbling…much) of warmth, where I got to go for runs where I would actually feel my legs as I pounded the pavement. I also had a day where I wore flip-flops. Yes! Flip-flops!


Alas it didn’t last long.

My Gemini twin visited, which was long overdue and we painted the town. Okay not really, but we definitely got in our miles despite the cold, and impromptu snowstorm.

I got to cover fashion week again, and I have been insanely busy writing. To the point I admit, it was a little overwhelming trying to juggle everything, but it finally has eased up. (thank you Seshat and Thoth…A.k.a. the Writing Gods) Next week begins the 2018 NYC Teen Author Festival which I am excited to attend and see some of my favorite authors and friends.

I was able to get my frequent skating miles in before Bryant Park closed. They always close ridiculously early. I dragged quite a few friends to the rink this year, and made them suffer channel their inner Yamaguchi and Boitano. It was so much fun and I am sad it has closed, BUT back to Chelsea Pier and of course summers on the lawn now!



The Bad

Now I am going to be a bit of a mood killer and also blogging-vague, which really does NOT have the same ring that Facebook-vaging has, but its all I got.

Anywho, It seems when it rains it pours, and while I have been having my own existential life crisis, (okay a tad dramatic, but this last month has not been a cake walk…Actually what IS a cake walk? Okay I am digressing per usual) some members of my family have been having their own health issues.

My family has been through a lot. My parents especially, are flipping rockstars. I don’t know how they do it, and I am in awe of their strength, determination and unwavering love and support. When push comes to shove my family is always there and this time is no different.

It is times like this I really miss my sister. She was always that calming, usually sarcastic, force when shit hit the fan. And while I wish I could have a hug right now, I know she is watching us and putting her Guardian Angel status to good use. (Come on girl don’t they have gold status up there?)

All this said, if you could send prayers, healing vibes, and or good juju my families way I would greatly appreciate it!

Headed Home

With that in mind I am actually headed home. I had this trip planned long before any health issues crept up, but I am happy to be headed back and to spend QT with the fam.

In fact I sort of got conned by my almost (ahhhhh) five year old nephew who, at Christmas told me, “You know what would be amazing Auntie Kate? Is if you were here for my birthday.” HOW HOW do I say no to that?

Thus I attempted to hop on a plane because the lil munchkin turns five on Sunday (I am OLD!) and we have Starbucks dates, adventure walks, nerf wars, and lightsaber fights planned.


Well we will when he sees me.

He doesn’t know I am coming. Auntie Kate for the win!

It can’t ALL be easy

At least I would be winning best Aunt Award if Mother Nature hadn’t decided to roar her ugly (oh yes I went there) head and decided to throw a shit-fest causing my flight to be cancelled on Monday. After panicking, and much freaking out over nothing (legit New York got a dusting) I am hopefully flying out today, on a different airline.

Actually I am writing this in the terminal, since I got here four hours early because I was worried it would be a mad house. (it isn’t)


Airport selfie.

Brightside, the terminal carries Peet’s and I am currently sitting here sipping it. Even if it will be the most expensive Peet’s I have ever bought.


Fingers and toes crossed I get out, and if you could send some good vibes to the airline Gods (if you want to bribe them, I support that!) I would greatly appreciate that as well!

I hope you guys are all having an amazing week and have some fun Saint Paddy’s Day shenanigans planned. What are you doing this week and weekend? 

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19 thoughts on “A Kinda Kate Recap

  1. Isn’t March such a weird weather month on the east coast. I always think when March hits, it just needs to be warm and spring-y, you know? Then we get snow and I’m over it! Over it like I was 3 months ago ;). I can totally see why you’re missing Charleston! It’s gorgeous!

    You got to cover fashion week?! SO COOL. I’d love to go one day, just to experience all that energy and passion.

    I’ll absolutely be praying for you and your family <3

    Hope you enjoyed that delicious looking Peet's! YUM.

    1. It really is! and girl I totally feel the same way except then March is the direct opposite of what Spring is. LOL. Haha yass! I wanted beaches and warm weather the day after New Years:p
      I did! Thank you sweets! It is amazing and definitely a fashion whirl wind, Lol.
      Thank you so much hun I really appreciate that!
      Hehe I did! It ALMOST made up for the crazy flight debacle LOL. Thanks so much for your sweet words I hope you are having a terrific start to your week! <3

  2. There’s been so much crazy snow everywhere! Two weekends ago we got a huge storm, I didn’t want to leave the house at all but it’s all melted now… I hope flip flops are in my future soon!
    I JUST realized reading this post that I forgot to go skating this year! I guess It will have to wait ’til next winter

    1. It has been insane! I thought it was Spring! Lol. Haha I don’t blame you! They make me want to curl up and read a book. Yes girl I hear yoU! Bring out the flip-flops! Lol.
      Oh no! That stinks. I hope you get to go next year, or if you have an in door rink near you:) I hope you are having a great week! <3

      1. I did too, every time we have nice weather it seems to snow the next day haha!
        Hopefully next year, I know we have a rink nearby but not one with skate rentals. Maybe I need to get my own skates finally. Thank you, you as well! 🙂

  3. Oh girl the past month for me has been up and down. Hoping it gets better! Glad you finally got a flight to visit your family and home. Hope your family are okay as you said there’s health issues. Sending you all my love💕 xx

    1. Huge hugs beauty! Thank you hun! I hope it gets better for you also sweets! I am too! It was a whirlwind lol. Thanks love they are hanging in there. My Dad had surgery and fingers crossed it works. Thank you so much sweets! Sending you so many hugs and so much love! <3

  4. YAY for flip-flop days!!!! We’re having an unusually warm day here in the south of England- I am LOVING it. Sucks to hear about your travel disruptions but glad to read a blog post because of it! Xx

    1. Right? I just want to wear flip-flops all day every day lol. Thanks sweets! It was a crazy forty-eight hours! I hope you are having an amazing day! <3

  5. Ugh, I hate to hear that things have been so up and down lately but I’m hoping and praying that they turn around for you soon! I’m sending all the good vibes your way and am here if ya need me…even if it’s just for Steve Lund GIFs! xox

    1. HUGE hugs beauty. Thank you so much! I really appreciate it! And girl that just made me smile! Yass for ALL the Steve Lund GIFS! Lol you know the way to a girls heart 🙂 <3

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