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lighten up a bit

Kim of Red Dirt Farm and Studio

lately I've been feeling like an old dino

lately I’ve been feeling like an old dinosaur

Hi Y’all

Let me introduce myself and my new blog.

I’ve blogged here at WordPress for a few years, under my business name.

But now, I am going to let it all hang out.

Have you ever been to a party that you felt you stayed at too long?  Well that is how I was feeling about parts of my life and my old blog.  There were some things that needed to be changed and after long and careful consideration I felt it was time to reinvent some things that were not working in my life.  So here I am with a new blog and new beginnings.  I hope that you will join me on this journey wherever it may lead.

So what am I going to blog about?  I dunno.  My game plan isn’t set in stone.  But I’m thinking there will be days that I write about gardening, and cooking and crafting with lots of photos, because that is my passion.   I must say I am not a professional and I don’t alter my photos – no Photoshop here.  They are simple and natural, just like my cooking and me.

A few months ago for kicks I went with a group of ladies for a day filled with astrologers and readers and healers and all kinds of wacky new age people.  I spent time with three different readers in three separate rooms ( so they couldn’t over hear what was being said).  The skeptic in me showed up for the day, however I was amazed that I was told  by all three of these people  – in not so many words that I needed to lighten up a bit and to believe in myself more and to be in touch with that crazy artist inside me.  This is something that I believe they all accurately spoke of.

I’m a traditionalist and  I am a bit old-fashioned.  But I am also the crazy lady living in the coral cottage with purple trim in the middle of conservative country.

I like to color outside the lines – especially with purple.

 I like to drink tea at three and margaritas at five.

Now I’m getting old, I don’t go to church and I don’t wear underwear.

If you know what song that line came from, then you know me.

See ya later, bye


4 thoughts on “lighten up a bit

  1. Good luck on your new blog. I’m also reinventing myself. Moving back to Illinois after years of living in Seattle, writing a new cozy mystery series under my maiden name of Deb Donahue after publishing two very dark suspense novels under my current name Debra R. Borys. I will enjoy watching your progress as you journey.


    1. Coral Cottage Kim says:

      Deb, thanks for stopping by and leaving a message for me. I wish you much luck with your writing and your new life in Illinois. Here is to us and our new beginnings!


  2. Kim Radatz says:

    Kim, And yet ANOTHER thing we have in common. Off I go on my day singing that song out loud. Take care of yourself. hugs, Kim


    1. Good morning my fellow parrot head – have a terrific day!


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