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Katie Stromlund
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3.14.16
  Spring has always felt hopeful. Hopeful feels good.  
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!!@#$%^
I keep thinking that I should have something profound to say, but I'm stuck at the point of grief that I like to call All The Swear Words.  How do I feel?  All The Swear Words. What do I want to say?  All The Swear Words. So, there's that. 
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country roads
Last weekend, I removed the seats from my van, and loaded it up with my wares.  Picked up a sister and her lovely things and headed north to the town we called home for our growing-up years.    We joined forces with a friend - the kind that's as close as a ...
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nearly the same
I was looking at a couple of lovely blogs three minutes ago.  Pictures of clean houses and delicious food.  Kids working on great-fun-educational projects.   My kids are drinking Shamrock Shakes and watching PBS.  I just drank a giant diet coke.  And ate a ...
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living
Today had all the makings of a bad day.  Mittens that felt funny, bloody noises, last minute bathroom trips.  Slowly things started to turn around.    It's a terribly blustery day today.  I love terribly blustery days.   : : : :   On Saturday, as I was leav...
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chutes and ladders
  I'm learning that grief is a little bit like chutes and ladders.  The process isn't all forward.  It's up and down and backwards.  Just when you think you've walked ahead, it comes up behind you and grabs you by the throat.  There is no mercy.  It is cryi...
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we said goodbye
  It was a quick and fierce battle.    It still doesn't feel totally real.   He was so very loved.     
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onward
My dad is sick.  His diagnosis came mid September.  Adenocarcinoma.  We were praying for lymphoma.  Have you ever prayed that your dad would have lymphoma?  I never thought I would.  But that one is treatable. He went from healthy to not in a matter of week...
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Naida the Scottie
She doesn't exist yet.  But I've been slowly and purposefully brainwashing my children.  If you ask one of them what kind of dog we should get, they will give the correct answer. My husband is a tougher sell.  I'm going to start whispering in his ear at nig...
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