2 pounds confectionary sugar 1 small potato (Irish preferred) 1/2 cup peanut butter Boil potato until done (soft) and drain well mashup potato and start adding the sugar – a liquid paste will form keep adding sugar until a soft … Continue reading Peanut butter Log- candy
nurse malpractice Continue reading Lazy or Dispassionate
I finished my scrapbook project and have moved onto sewing. Sewing involves excellent organizational skills. Does one sort by colors/patterns, seasons, material types, or length of cloths. Does one sort the scrap material bin for material under a 1/2 yard? … Continue reading Sewing Girl Blues…
Aquaphobia, the fear of deep water or turbidity waters. My aquaphobia is related to Oceans, Lakes & Waterslide parks which covers just about every nature scene to be had. My phobia is debilitating or should I say needed accommodations are … Continue reading Are you Aquaphobic? Me, too!
One is right brained, left brained, or mixed brain. Right dominated brain individuals are artists or musicians. They try to create using their five senses. Left dominated brain individuals are scientist or mathematicians. They try to see patterns in art that … Continue reading Are you a right or a left brain personality
How we view ourselves influences our success or failures as individuals. Continue reading Love, respect, and approval are our basic needs, too.
Consistency, persistence, and consequences are key factors in parenting skills. Consistency is doing the same task repeatedly the same way with predictable outcomes. For example Task- morning chores; making the bed, putting away night clothes in laundry basket, washing up … Continue reading Consistency, persistence, and consequences are key factors in parenting skills
1970, the house was old and withered with metal can ring covering the knotted pine boards, and the rain would beat down in an angry cadence upon the rusted tin roof. An outhouse long unused sat off to the side … Continue reading Maw-paw’s House
I started a new career path today, branching off my teaching career. It will be an interesting job helping children 5-18 years old learn new coping skills for behavior management and consequently teaching their parent(s) how to recognize and respond … Continue reading Recent Events May 2018
Black Bird! Black Bird! what’cha doing sitting on the ground eating hamburgers, hotdogs, and potato rounds? Black Bird! Black Bird! what’cha doing sitting on the ground Drinking raspberry-iced-tea and cola Black Bird! Black Bird! what’cha doing sitting on the ground You have become a Fast-food Junkie! Kat Challis ©2007 Continue reading Black Bird
When you are battling psychological warfare you need weapons to fight your battles. I can not express firmly enough that faith in Jesus Christ and God the Father is essential. Because the battle is not only a physical manifistation of … Continue reading Battling psychological warfare- you need a weapon to fight your battles
What does the term “clinical depression” mean? Answers from Daniel K. Hall-Flavin, M.D. Depression ranges in seriousness from mild, temporary episodes of sadness to severe, persistent depression. Clinical depression is the more-severe form of depression, also known as major depression or major depressive disorder. It isn’t the same as depression caused by a loss, such as the death of a loved one, or a medical condition, such as a thyroid disorder. To diagnose clinical depression, many doctors use the symptom criteria for major depressive disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), published by the American Psychiatric Association. … Continue reading What does the term “clinical depression” mean? Answers from Daniel K. Hall-Flavin, M.D. Part Two: What is it like to live with Clinical Depression. by Kat Challis
Are you happy, truly happy? Not the giddy, silly, I’m on top of the mountain type of happiness that is event centered. I am talking about the day in and day out kind of happiness that makes you want to get out of bed and do something that day. Are you happy that you have employment! Happy in that you like your job. You feel that you are contributing to the company’s success. You value your co-workers as individuals and as a part of the team. When you look at spending 1/3 of your life working for yourself or someone … Continue reading Are You Happy?
When I was six, we went to visit Aunt Hazel in Anniston, Alabama. Her daughter Martha Louise had just married a Child Psychiatrist and the groom wanted to evaluate all of us children. My brother went in first and came back out … Continue reading Two Chin Man
As the world outside finally begins to turn green after a long winter, it’s time once again to pay attention to your lawn. Spring is a sensitive time for your yard – the soil is spongy, the plants are tender, and the weather is unpredictable. Your lawn will thank you for being gentle this time of year, but it will also thank you for addressing a few important spring tasks. Here’s how to go about taking care of your lawn in the spring. Types of Grass Spring lawn care depends on the type of grass you are growing: •Cool-season grasses … Continue reading Paying Attention To Your Lawn
I have been blessed with fur-babies, each one bring a unique character that enamours them into my heart. She had a special pup named Brigett who lived a long life with family. Angle was our very first dog. She was … Continue reading The joy of being a dog owner
from out of her mothers’ womb
this sweet little girl does come
to capture the hearts of many Continue reading The Power of Woman
There once was a man, aged by dereliction. He came to our trailer door pleading for something to eat. He asked if he could use the water hose. So, I gave him a towel, washcloth, and soap. While he began … Continue reading An Angel’s Visit
Canvas relaxed on easel awaiting the energy of creating Six colors chosen, splash on-site Shapes emerging, blending, some stands out Canvas heated poised on easel welcomes the cool touch of paint Purple to yellow, Blue to Orange, White to Black all compliment Darkness creep upon the night to swirl its edges Canvas exhausted cools on easel through the night Brushes are washed of color, swirled and straightened A work of art has emerged Canvas is framed and placed for show Proudly being the new center of attention The artist agonizes: is this my very best? KAT CHALLIS Sept. 05, 2005 … Continue reading I, Canvas
Publications: Literary pen names: Kat Challis, Kathy Ann Challis, and Kathryn Aubrey. 1. “The Dreamer’s Soul,” Kathryn Aubrey, Vol.1, Kathryn Aubrey Publishing. 2003, ISBN# 0-9747822-0-3. It is a book of poetry and short stories about people as teachers, heroes, and friends. 2. “Teenager’s,” American Poetry Anthology, Vol. X, No.2, Robert Nelson Publishing 1990 ISBN: 0-88147-100-3. Pg.231. 3. “Poetry,” Poetic Voices of America, Fall 1990, Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum, Inc. 1990 ISBN: 0-923242-08-2, p.162. 4. Class Planting Seed for Businesses, Amy David, The Daily Oklahoman II- Oklahoma City Times, Community, Nov. 8,1996, p.1. 5. Int’l Library of Poetry • Famous Poets Award … Continue reading Other publications