Episode #1 – Hello I’m Katy

I’m Katy

I started this blog in 2018 when I was eighty! I wanted to document the life of my children and grand-children. I now have two great-grandchildren and two more on the way.

I am very fortunate to have lived a happy and healthy life for eighty five years now and I want to continue to do so for as long as possible. Actually, I feel sixty and wonder who I’m looking at in the mirror each day.

I have now sold my business which I started at seventy. “Painting with a Twist” is a franchise business which bring people a great deal of pleasure, fun and happiness!

I love to read! Sometimes I wake at night and am no longer tired so I gather all my pillows around me and read until my eyes grow heavy and I once again fall asleep. There is nothing better than a comfortable bed with lots of pillows and thoughts of a wonderful story in your head to dream about.

In the last five years I have re-discovered the true meaning of my faith. “There is a time and place for everything,” just like, “to everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: a time to weep, a time to laugh, a time to mourn, and a time to dance.” I just wish I hadn’t waited so long to make God the purpose of my life! I now read and study about my Catholic faith and God’s love for all of us and the world. I’m more blessed today than I could imagine just five years ago!

My family is the most important thing in my life! I have three grown children and each have three children. My nine grandchildren fill my life with so much fascination and excitement. Since I began this blog, two of my grandchildren have gotten married and I now have two great grandchildren and two more on their way. I will be documenting all the lives this growing family because I want them to know how proud I am of them and their accomplishments and to also know how much joy they have brought to my life.

My two daughters and my son are a blessing to me and I am fortunate that they live close to me. Each one of them brings a different perspective to my life. I love the different viewpoints and attitudes of these unique adult children of mine and appreciate how they color my world.

So this blog will be examples and illustrations; paradigms of the lives of the people I love and who love me. It’s our history and my gift to them!

Tune in and let me hear from you!

10 thoughts on “Episode #1 – Hello I’m Katy

  1. U are too funny! Here we are 80 years young and only have a few aches at least I do! But like u I am so thankful for so much, so let’s begin the road to 100!


      1. Hi Katy… Teesa kindly send me your postings on this blog. But I want to get the blog direct to me. So how do I subscribe to your blog? I absolutely love your thoughts, admire your fortitude, and just love you in general. And I absolutely love to keep up with the kids.

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      2. Thanks Linda! I’m sorry I’m so long in getting back to you. My computer has been down for a week now and today I finally was able to get back online. If you go to Katyiseighty.com and click on any of the episodes there is a place where it says follow me, click on this and put in your email address and you will start receiving any new emails I write. Thanks for being interested! I love hearing from ou! katy


  2. Hi Sweet Katy! I so enjoy hearing about you and my cousins, so please keep telling all of your stories. It has been too long since we visited you guys, and I miss you all – TC


  3. Well Kathy I just turned 80 on April 27 and joined your club. Or should I say 4×20
    and I feel relatively in good health and spend most mornings in my Gym which also became like a social gathering and to meet new people in classes!


    1. Hi Leo! I didn’t realize you were also born in April. My birthday is April 7th. This year I turned 81 so you’ll just have to keep chasing me! Ryan is appalling for a position in Denver. Keep your fingers crossed!


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