Kate's Blog

Follow me if you will as I try to navigate through the ups and downs of my world.

I'm writing this blog to help me make sense of all that has happened - from my diagnosis with non-Hodgkins lymphoma while pregnant with my third child in May 2008
, through to my reflections on chaotic family life as I try to pick up the pieces of my life again.

The kids are so small, and I'm working hard to keep us all safe and to stay in remission.

Stay with me - it won't be all doom and gloom I promise!

Monday, 1 March 2010


Am posting this post (??) from my new Toshiba netbook. I love it very much. I bought it for myself on the understanding that I would, really really would, write regularly. Not only on my blog, which recently has been a bit neglected but also taking care of my other projects which also easily become buried under a pile of domestic chaos.

To change the subject completely now, I have to be very British and comment on the weather. It's a beautiful spring day. After three solid days of rain - when doing anything not in the house has been a serious hassle - even walking to the car - the sun is out, it's cold but not freezing and the sky is blue. The birds are shaking out their bedraggled feathers and it feels like spring. Hooray for the first day of March. I can feel my spirits lift - and recently they've been rather down. Life's hard isn't it? You have to take your pleasures where you find them don't you? The past couple of years have taught me that.


Meghan said...

glad you are seeing blue sky! we had a new fresh coat of snow this morning. aaggghhh! at least i could hear the birds chirping...and that has to mean that spring is in the near future, doesn't it?!?

Rebecca S. said...

I really like the tone of this post for some reason - it's almost like you opened a window in your mind (does that make sense?). Yes, life is hard, but it is also beautiful in its gifts, which ironically, we appreciate much more when they provide a contrast.

diney said...

Yes - thank goodness for the uplifting sunshine! And the snowdrops. Good luck with your new Notebook - have fun with it!