Writer’s Workshop: What I Like More Than Anything

3. Share something you learned in June.

In June I learned something about myself thanks to my husband. I learned what I like more than anything! It happened one day when my husband came home from work and I eagerly awaited his feedback on my new bathroom arrangement.

He went in the bathroom. He came out of the bathroom. And then I pounced with my questions, “Did you notice what I did? Did you like it? Doesn’t it look nice? Did you see this part over here?”

And he was all, “Kat, you know what you like more than anything?

And I was all…

Kittens?

kittens

Riding horses?

riding horses

Smiling babies?

smiling babies

Cinnamon Bears?

Cinnamon Bears

Historical fiction?

historical fictions

Lighthouses?

lighthouses

My Own YouTube Videos?

A video posted by Kat Bouska (@mamakatslosinit) on


Losing weight?

cupcakes

Coffee Breaks?

coffee

Cocktail hour?

cocktail hour

Charles?

charles

And he was all,

“No.”

Praise.

praise

And I was all…”so do you like your new bathroom arrangement!?! Doesn’t it look nice? Did you see this part? Do you like it!?!”

And he was all, “IT’S AMAZING!”

Now it’s your turn!

Mama's Losin' It

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The Prompts:

1. Write a blog post inspired by the word: coffee
2. Tell about the worst sunburn you ever received. How did that happen?
3. Share something you learned in June.
4.  We just celebrated America’s Independence. List 7 things you appreciate most about your freedom.
5. It’s hot, the kids are home and crazy, our pets are panting, the days are long…share your number one Summer Survival Tip.

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Not Enough Props

not enough props

Me: You know what you don’t get enough props for?

Pat: What?

Me: The fact that you work out so hard on Friday night and then get up first thing Saturday morning to do the same…every…weekend. That’s incredible!

Pat: Ahhh thanks!

Pat: You know what you don’t get enough props for?

Me: Cleaning!?!

And then we both had a good laugh.

not enough props

Writer’s Workshop: The Reality Of True Love

love

5. A story of love.

I dream cheated on my husband.

I can’t be responsible for what my brain is doing off the clock.

A man I loved took me by my hand and led me through a forest to an adorable cottage near a lake.

Birds chirping, water glistening, a small bridge that stretched over our own creek.

“It’s for us!” he said.

And I was all, “For us!?! Really!?!”

love on the beach

And it was lovely. Just the two of us in a forest forever!

I think my brain was on the verge of waking up because as I stared at this guy, logic started creeping in. I was having doubts

I couldn’t exactly pinpoint why I was having doubts when obviously I loved him and he just gave me a cottage in my own forest next to my own lake with my own bridge…

What’s not to love?

“Wait…I can’t do this.” I remembered.

“What is it?” His face was so sad.

“It’s just…how can we do this? Who will do our taxes? I’m married to Pat…he does our taxes.”

And just like that.

My dreams of true love in a forest cottage exchanged for a man who can do taxes.

The reality of true love.

love at the ocean

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The Prompts:

1. Write a list of your 10 favorite snacks growing up.
2. Open a blank blog post and “right click paste” in the body of the post…what was pasted? Explain it.
3. Talk about a time you got lucky.
4. Write a blog post inspired by the word: Challenge.
5. A story of love..

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Writer’s Workshop: His Bowling Drink

my husband

1. Husbands. A post that hopefully will not get you in trouble.

My husband is eleven years older than me and there are moments it becomes really clear he’s led an entire second life before me. I learn new things about him all the time that stun me because I feel like I should probably know everything about him by now. Like that time he told me his nickname was Chicken Pat while working at a restaurant because his job was to prep the chicken.

How have we been married this long and I never knew his name was Chicken Pat? Or that he had a job that entailed prepping chicken? Or that he could do anything in the kitchen AT ALL?

Or that time he told me about how he and his old girlfriend had matching pink shirts with each other’s names monogrammed on them. Say what?

Today I showed him these premade Kahlua White Russians I picked up and was all, “don’t these look good!?!” and he was all, “Yeah I almost had one last night. That used to be my bowling drink.”

His BOWLING DRINK?

This man used to bowl? And bowl often enough to have his own specialized drink? And instead of drinking beer as one might assume most bowlers are ordering pitchers to share…he was getting White Russians?

“…that and those green olives with the pimento inside. That was my thing.”

Chicken Pat drinks White Russians with a side of pimento olives when he bowls. It’s his thing.

His previous life is delightful, I’m looking forward to the next segment!

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The Prompts:

1. Husbands. A post that hopefully will not get you in trouble.
2. An ordinary day told by photos.
3. Write a blog post inspired by the word: magic.
4. What did they get into now? Describe a time your toddler got into something they shouldn’t have.
5. Analyze a popular song you heard on the radio (present or past) what exactly does it all mean?
6. Share 7 gifs that best express what makes you happy.

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PMS 101 (For My Husband)

pms 101Dear Husband,

When I look at you and tell you I’m feeling nauseous and like I might throw up, I appreciate your look of concern, but please do not follow it up with, “uh oh, are you pms-ing??”.

Just. No.

The look of concern is plenty.

Thanks.

And for future reference, the following are side effects I might experience due to PMS:

  • Irritation caused by noises made by children
  • Cramps
  • Irritation caused by nobody bringing me dinner
  • A slow aching in my uterus
  • Irritation caused by look at your face
  • Low tolerance
  • Irritation caused by irritation

Things that I do not experience as a side effect of PMS:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

May you take everything you have learned in PMS 101 today and choose your responses wisely in the future. Asking me if I’m PMS-ing when I’m clearly coming down with a severe form of Bird Flu was a rookie mistake.

And the answer is yes. I am.

Please bring home dinner.

pms 101

Excited About Nuts

I don’t want my children to be spoiled, sugar crazed, self important fools…and they’re not…but my husband and I often have discussions about how to keep a healthy balance with them.

Sometimes they cry when they’re told no.

Sometimes they pout when they’re bored.

Sometimes candy makes them crazy.

Sometimes (most times) they think only of themselves.

So Pat and I will point out that some changes need to be made in order to keep those hoodlums in check.

For the most part we’re fairly agreeable when it comes to what we’re seeing and what needs to be done to balance it.

But when Pat shared that his hope is to raise children who got excited about a bag of nuts as a souvenir from a trip…I nearly fell out of my chair.

Excited over a bag of nuts?

Sometimes you wonder if your husband knows your children at all.

They’ve got my blood coursing through their veins.

Nobody is getting excited about nuts over here.

a bag of nutsNice try buddy.

You Again?

kissed three times

When I was a Junior in High School I made a group of my friends laugh in class when I said something along the lines of, “Can you even imagine what it’s like to be married? Waking up to the same person every morning and just being like…you? again?”

They laughed because everyone knows when you fall in love and get married you probably shouldn’t choose someone you’re disappointed to open your eyes to.

I’ve been married for 12 years today and I’m pleased to say my first thought every morning is usually more along the lines of:

“I don’t want to get up…”

“Why does it have to be a weekday?”

“I hate myself for staying up so late.”

“I’m so glad I don’t have to go to work as early as he does.”

And not ever along the lines of:

“You? Again?”

Still pleased with my choice all these years later. He’s a good friend to me.

I thought about murder a couple times, but…it’s a good life.

a good life

Happy Anniversary dear.