31 Randoms About Kerry


Sometimes I like to post random facts about myself. I choose how many by what number the date is. Right now, it’s January 31st.

1. I spray perfume in the order one makes a cross (such as the Catholic ritual-the Father, the Son, & the Holy Spirit). I don’t remember when it started.
2. I have to have water at my beside.
3. I CANNOT sleep if it’s hot.
4. I like Bohemian fashion way more than I knew.
5. “Friends” never gets old.
6. I have enough socks for a small country.
7. I have a box that keeps letters I write to Doug.
8. I already know what I’m doing for Doug for our ten year anniversary (2018).
9. Doug’s mom set us up. 💖
10. I have Podophobia. It’s more common than I thought.
11. I also have Basiphobia, which is insanely common.
12. My favorite ear buds are sock monkeys.
13. I accidently stepped on & killed a Luna moth we kind of adopted back in Fredericksburg, VA (born & raised) I CRIED.
14. I’m driving the same car I bought when I was 18. It was already a year old when I got. I love it & named it, “Aloysius.”
15. My very first date EVER was a double date with my sister. It’s the only way my daddy would let me go.
16. I have a super sensitive sniffer. I smell everything. It’s both a blessing & a curse.
17. I’ve never seen the movie, “Annie.”
18. I have way too many clothes, movies, & books.
19. I like my handwriting.
20. Though I look exactly like my mom, I like to think I’m more like my dad.
21. My sister taught me how to drive.
22. I’ve stuck up for my older brother a LOT. We’re so backwards.
23. I was born in the wrong era.
24. My favorite stuffed animal is a golden retriever puppet named, “Shadow” after the dog in the movie “Homeward Bound.” I’ve had him since I turned six. Cordy chewed his nose off.
25. I want a chinchilla.
26. I really want a tire swing, always have.
27. I love most things lemon flavored.
28. I’m ambidextrous.
29. I like to wear my husband’s t-shirts & socks. 😇
30. I WILL BE a published author.
31. I was never a jewelery person until Doug. He picks out the most personal & beautiful pieces. He just…gets me.

What are some facts about you?

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Don’t Judge What You Don’t Know


“It must be nice to stay home & take naps.”

Really? It must be nice to earn a paycheck. It must be nice to get out of the house & not feel like sewage run over a million times. It must be nice to actually SLEEP & not live constantly exhausted. Just so everyone knows, sleepy & exhaustion are TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THINGS. It must be nice to stay hydrated & see different rooms of your house that AREN’T the restroom. It must be nice to eat whatever you want, make plans without worry of having to cancel & hurt someone’s feelings, not freak out about having to drive further than ten minutes away & carry spare clothes with you.

I could go on & on.



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13 Things to Off-load From Your Life Right Now


13 Things to Off-load From Your Life Right Now
By Kimberly Bonnell & Pamela Redmond Satran

1. Your “friend.” Right, the one you describe work air quotes.
2. Fear – unless you’re right this minute sticking your head in the mouth of a tiger.
3. Your certainty that you could never, ever fall for a guy who’s divorced. Or short. Or into magic tricks. Love doesn’t work like that!
4. Your case of Imposter Syndrome. Don’t the promotions kind of prove you’re the real deal?
5. Half of whatever’s in that junk drawer.
6.the expectation that you’ll ever read War and Peace, given how compelling Snapchats you have to get through everyday.
7. Your bra, within 53 seconds of unlocking your door.
8. Got over ancient stuff, like the time you broke the helmet of your sister’s Astronaut Barbie.
9. Taking oils, accelerators – anything with less than SPF30.
10. Years of seething envy of that summer intern whose suck-up skills got her the paying job.
11. Your phone, laptop, iPad – basically all screens – one hour before bedtime. You’ll thank us later.
12. Going on and on about how at 26, you’re “so old.”
13. Whatever’s standing between you and your highest opinion of yourself.


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Loyalty & Common Sense


For reals! ✌


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Adventure & Forgiveness


“So many people live within unhappy circumstances & yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, & conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality, nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit.” – Christopher McCandless

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”-Mahatma Gandhi, All Men are Brothers: Autobiographical Reflections

I don’t have very much control over the things going on in my life. Most of what I deal with is out of my control. Even so, I wouldn’t be happy living a life of predictability. I unfortunately have a LOT of limitations, but you’re insane if you think I won’t push boundaries & be as adventurous as possible!

Forgiving people doesn’t mean YOU are weak. It means you are incredibly strong & full of grace. Forgiving others is healthy for YOU. Forgive (you’ll probably never forget) & try your hardest to move forward.


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First Born


My first born. The creature that has & continues to fill our hearts with so much love & laughter is about to turn NINE YEARS OLD! 💙
Doug surprised me with her in 2008. I remember it PERFECTLY. I was at my computer taking an online test for college & Doug just got home from running errands. He was desperately trying to get me to turn around & look at him, but I was “in the zone.” When he finally caught my attention & told me turn around, I saw him holding the most adorable, small, copper colored fluff ball! I remember dropping my books, my pencil & my jaw!

D: “It’s a puppy…?”
K: “Oh my gosh! Can we keep it?!”
D: “No. I just brought her home to torture you. Yes, she is ours.”
K: “OH. MY. GOSH!” Love. I fell in love with her the moment I saw her. Naming her was pretty easy too. She looked exactly like the corduroy bear from the children’s books. “Corduroy,” was a little much, so I shortened it to “Cordy.” She is precious. She is so smart, loving, & motherly. She’s the most easygoing dog EVER & does her thing. She thinks the other dogs & cats are her puppies. Heck, she thinks I AM her puppy! When she wants love, she comes & let’s you know. When she is done, she finds a spot to park it on the floor.

She’s HILARIOUS! She climbed up Doug’s mom’s end table & took a nap. When we would go to my parent’s house, we brought a rawhide with us & she would go upstairs to hide it in my mom’s bedroom throw pillows! 😂 Doug found a rawhide in his luggage on our honeymoon! Every-single-time I come home from the hospital, she is so gentle while checking me out to make sure I’m okay. When I’m feeling super ill, she stays close. She loves to do tricks for treats & is kind of a show off. She’s alpha & keeps the other two in check. She greets you at the door ready to love you.

She is amazing & these past nine years have been beautiful! She had BETTER stick around for a good long time still! She’s part of my heart. ❤🐾


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Better Off


“Things are finally, finally lookin’ up
Oh my feet are on the ground
Even though I’m stuck
Even though I’m stuck

But so what, I’m better off everyday
When I’m standing in the pouring rain, I don’t mind
I think of you & everything’s alright
I used to think I had it good
But now I know that I misunderstood
With you I’d say, I’m better off in every way”

“Better Off” – Ashlee Simpson

My husband makes EVERYTHING better. He’s amazing. He’s truly, truly amazing. I can be having a terrible day (like today!) & he just knows how to make everything okay again without even trying. I’m so blessed & grateful to have him. I never feel worthy, but Lord knows I’m thankful & I hope Doug realizes how much he means to me. I tell him all the time & I try my hardest to show him. He’s my heartbeat. My oxygen. He’s my reason. He’s my everything steady in a world of chaos & mania. He’s my guardian angel. 💙


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