Monday, February 25, 2013

the future.

It can be a scary thing, the future.

But we don't need to worry. God knows our future. He has a plan for each one of us, and we just need to trust Him.

Here are some things about the future that have been on my heart lately.

1. It has been such a blessing working in children's church with my grandma. Whether it's singing, saying Genesis 1:1 in french, fetching tissues, gathering crayons, or searching other classrooms for a map, I love every minute of it. 
I love working with kids. 

Henry, the little boy I babysit.

I hope that kids will be a huge part of my future.
There is a special place in my heart for kids with disabilities, whether physical or mental.

I know a little boy who has autism. He seriously is one of the sweetest kids I've ever met. Yet he always pushes himself down, thinking he is unable to do things that I know he can. 

And sometimes he's not the only one who pushes himself down.

I want to hug them all and tell them it's okay. It's okay if it's takes longer for you to understand. It's okay if it's harder for you to speak. Take your time and don't listen to what they say.

They need a friend and that's who I want to be.

2. Another thing that I hope will be a big part of my future is writing. 

I've loved writing since I was in kindergarten. I started off writing mysteries, but when I wrote a story on William Tyndale for school, I found what I really loved. Historical fiction.

I'm am currently working on my first novel.  Now every time I hear the song "It is Well with My Soul", I think I might cry. Because I know what was behind that song. 

These are just two things that I hope to see in my future. But God has a plan, and it could be totally different. Who knows :)

Kathryn, aka Chatty Kathy


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

to all violinists.

Disclaimer: If you don't play violin, you probably won't be interested in this post.

When you realize you've got a streak of rosin on your shirt.

When you've always wondered why the end of your bow was called the frog.

You've played your violin like a mandolin or a cello.

When you have to explain to people that playing a C on the piano won't help you tune your violin.

"Double Stops" are two of the scariest words ever.

When you envy cello players to death, because vibrato for them is 10 times easier.

You've ever wanted a stronger 4th finger.

You've always wanted long fingernails, but have never been able to have them.

When you get your piano and violin fingering mixed up. "Is this my first or second finger?!"

A new position is a big deal.

"Martele" "Pizzicato" and "Brush Stroke" are words in your vocabulary.

You've struggled with an out-of-control bouncing bow before.

You get excited when you get to play a harmonic.

Kathryn (aka Chatty Kathy)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Here are a few old tv shows that I enjoy (not in any particular order, except the first which is my favorite).

1. I Love Lucy

What could possibly be better than a crazy New York City housewife who is always getting into trouble? Join Lucy Ricardo, her Cuban husband Ricky, their son Little Ricky and their lovable landlords and best friends Ethel and Fred Mertz, in this EPIC 1950s TV show.

2. The Andy Griffeth Show

Andy Taylor is the widowed sheriff of Mayberry, North Carolina. He lives with his son, Opie Taylor, and his aunt, Beatrice ("Aunt Bee") Taylor." And of course we can't forget his hilarious deputy, Barney Fife.

3. The Dick Van Dyke Show

A show about Rob Petrie, a comedy writer for The Allen Brady Show, along with Sally Rogers and Buddy Sorrel. Also join his sometimes scatter-brained wife, Laura Petrie, and their son, Richie.

4. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet

Join the Nelsons (who are a real family), Ozzie, Harriet, David and Ricky, as they face all different kinds of problems and predicaments.

5. Father Knows Best

This is a new show I've gotten hooked on, featuring Jim Anderson, a husband to Margaret and a father of three children: Betty (who you might recognize as "Ellie" on The Andy Griffeth Show), a teenage girl who sometimes hates having younger siblings, but deep down loves them to death, Bud, a young teenage boy who learns to face his problems instead of hiding from them, and Kathy, the youngest, who is slightly spoiled. She is extremely smart and some-what of a tomboy, and can usually be found in overalls playing cowboys and indians outside with the neighbor boys.

6. The Honeymooners

This is a hilarious show about a bus driver named Ralph Kramden and his pretty wife, Alice. They live in an apartment building, along with their best friends Trixie and Ed Norton.

Ralph and Alice fight quite a lot, mostly because of Ralph's temper and Alice's complaining about their run-down apartment.

You can just tell by looking at Ed Norton (guy by the door) that this show is one you must watch. Hilarious.

Yeah, I think Alice is mad in this picture.

 7. Mr. and Mrs. North

Do you like scary and funny shows? This is the one for you.

Mr. Jerald (Jerry) North is a book publisher, living with his young and adventurous wife, Pamela (Pam) North. If not being kidnapped, nearly killed, or being stranded on a stormy night, the Norths live a pretty normal life.

8. The Wild Wild West

This show is the perfect combination of westerns and spies. Follow two Secret Services Agents, James (Jim) West and Artemus (Artie) Gordon, as they go on dangerous missions that almost cost them their lives! (I enjoy all the secret gadgets... Pistols hidden in their sleeves... Knives in their boot heels... Yeah, these guys are experts.)

9. The Big Valley

A mother, her four sons (one of them you don't really see), and her very pretty daughter, all living on a beautiful California ranch. Even though the Barkleys face all kinds of problems, every one draws them even closer as a family.

10. Daniel Boone

This is a mostly fictional, yet terribly exciting show about Daniel, Rebekah, Jemimah and Israel Boone, along with their close Cherokee friend, Mingo.

There are so many other wonderful shows, I am sure, but these are just a few of my favorite! :)

Kathryn (Chatty Kathy)


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