I deleted Kate Othon

I decided it was silly, not needed,and I really had little to offer there. I am called Kate here and I like it but I am not officially Kate Othon. I am Kathleen by few, Kathy by many and Kate in this neighborhood.

I paint because I love to combine color and shapes, some people like them, others do not and that’s as it is for many more talented artists than I. I can show my work here as well as I could show it over there and save me time and money.

Sorry to my daughter who helped me put the site together…okay she put it together while I kept messing it up.

I decided to just make this space more interesting, write more often and to hopefully write better. I think stories of an almost 80 ( it sounds more impressive than just 78) woman alone but for her dog who chooses an alternative life style “on wheels” can appeal to more than family and friends and when I see that readers from other countries read here it pleases something in me and encourages me to tell more stories. I have stories, don’t we all have stories we’d like to tell?sometimes the stories don’t get told because people don’t have time to listen, so write them down, get your stories out there!

Some times telling your story clearly can clarify what your story is really about and who you are

Not sure that last bit makes any sense at all.

Lately I’ve been falling asleep early, about 8 pm because I’ve been really tired, problem is I wake up about midnight thinking it’s a new day ready to go. It’s hard to fall back to sleep right now it’s 12:07 as I write because I can’t get back to sleep. Many oldsters have this problem, I hear about it all the time.

Today is Halloween, CJ (owner of RV park) always has a party, we’re supposed to dress up. I’m going as a hippy, I’m told I wear that costume every day so here is my costume svelt stretchy jungle print leggings, a blue top and a tie dye scarf and Sandals. Then I remembered this beautiful top of many colors and stuck a flower behind my ear and felt like a modern day hippy.. what a transformation !

2021 Hippy

You know it really doesn’t matter how many people read my words here

But I’ll admit that I check my stats and love to see that people from other countries read here, this old woman appreciates this and it makes writing a lot of fun and encourages me to write often which is good for my brain stimulation!

It just takes hearing from one person to make it worth my time to share my nonsense, my journey, my trials and tribulations, my joy.

That happened today, twice and on the telephone! Yes I do speak on the phone and I have answered voice mails. I got caught up with a brother and an old friend that I’d worked with at the hospital in Panama., she’s 86 and not happy with the loss of control over her life style and finds pleasure reading about Charley and life here in Caballo. She walked several miles every day until she broke a hip and surprised everyone with her rapid recovery. I plan to stop to see her in Austin on my way to Plano TX before I fly to VA for Thanksgiving.

Enough about me, today was spa day for GG. Ordinarily it is not considered right to wash your RV in the park, at least I think that’s true., though I’ve never been told this,People take their RV elsewhere to wash it. Exceptions have been made.

Today I did a quick rinse on the west side of GG with a solution reported to do it all, wash rinse and shine and it looks ok.GG has really nice skin and never looks dirty so that was fine for her business side (the side with all the workings gas/water/poop tubes and generator) , but on her fun side I went with something better. I learned of this product from my neighbors who live in a huge beautiful RV that has a mirror finish. I don’t expect that for GG, different style different finish. Anyway that is what I’m using to beautify GG. This is the side with the entry, the side I’ve-been painting on. Tomorrow I’ll finish reworking some of the paint and cleaning the upper half………y.es I should have started from the top but I was excited to see how this stuff worked and cleaned parts I could reach.I’ll have to get a new photo of GG for my blog page when she’s all beautiful, she’ll be even better looking than when she was new. (This isn’t a very good photo, I’ll try again later.)

I know, its great to get excited about small things, smiling is good for your face, I must smile a lot because I’ve gathered an incredible collection of smile lines

I probably don’t need to bring my potted plants in yet, we haven’t had a freeze, but I brought in a few, six plants I’d like to winter either in here or in the studio., but I’m pushing it, I have about 6 more that will need protection, the ones I saved from Walmart‘s greed.It really burns me that they keep trying to sell plants that are almost dead without much discount, they should give the away rather than trash the dying unsold dears. My rant for today. It looks like a florist shop in here now.

We haven’t had a freeze yet but it sure is chilly in the morning, in the 50s. Poor Charley was cold last night, I heard him scratching around on my new fabrics at 3 am so jumped down to see que pasa and he was all scrunched together trying to get his blanket over him. I helped him and turned on the space heater and all was well until time to get up but neither of us wanted to get moving it was so comfy in bed. Wintering in GG is not my favorite time of year even in Caballo.