I’ve already written a post today.

The WP Gods are frowning upon me right now! Shaking their fingers at me ‘no no no! You shouldn’t! You mustn’t! You daren’t!’. And to that I smile and I playfully hide behind the curtain! Then I peek and whisper ‘But I should! But I must! But I..can!’

Let’s break some WP rules shall we?! After all, it’s in the family! My family! Or so it seems!

So here I am! Finished my 1 hour run, ‘indoors’, as we are experiencing what feels like the 10000th blizzard this month! I’m all showered. I have running aches all over but I’m used to them.

Tomorrow, I have 50 lb of coffee to roast and package for an order in the city! But right now, I’m warm and relaxed and …happy! And I have 2 little stories about two of my favourite people in this world, that I’d like to share before I go to bed. My sister. And my best friend. Who, are two perfectly interchangeable people at times, and have been! I sometimes feel a blood connection to my friend, and a deep friendship with my sister. It can’t be more wonderful in that sense.

First, my friend. I sent her a sappy text. And she called me. And boy did she have a story to tell! I’m still very concerned about her. She’s thinking of handing in her resignation at work! The stress at home and now at work, is causing her health issues now. I am deeply saddened by her situation! But have a feeling, she will emerge out of it, and she will be fine. At least, she’s talking to me now and I’m so glad we are back as close as ever!

Here’s my pathetic text that finally softened her heart!


The other story is incredibly funny and uplifting. It’s about my sister. My ‘real’ sister. The one who lectures Drama & Theatre!

My sister is near completely healed! It’s so bizarre! Considering she had a brain operation about a month ago! However, the funny part of the story is below!

M (my sister’s name), is a calm and collected woman! Most of the time!

Two days before her brain op, she is laying in bed in the hospital! They are doing all these prep tests etc. She is wracking her pre operated on brain, over one of her students, who happened to have his dissertation scheduled the next day! Basically the day before her scheduled surgery. She knows she’s not to leave the hospital under any circumstances!

She decides, she is going to get it done! The dissertation is going to take place! She’s not going to cause her student to have his graduation delayed due to a complicated brain surgery! Who does that after all?!

To that I’ll answer ‘everyone! Except my crazy sister! No wonder they were operating on her brain!’

After arranging the details of her arrival at the university with the faculty, the timeline and other crucial details_Crazy theatre folks can you say??!!_the silly woman puts on her clothes! Wears her hospital gown on top!!! Straps on her black stilettos!!! And sneaks out of the hospital! Gets it done in a couple hours, has some espresso with the faculty, then gets a taxi back to her hospital bed and no one is the wiser!

Crazy woman!

And now? Like I said, she’s healing amazingly well and nearly back to normal!

This is not my sister! Rather a deer visiting earlier today. Similar ears though.

Author: Kat

I used to work as a graphic designer, until one day I was tragically and blissfully hit by two colliding meteors! One caused my falling in love with the world of coffee! And the other resulted in me falling out of love with the not so wonderful and nearly suffocating office culture! I left the glamour of the design world, and opened up my little café! Those were the best years of my life! I say ‘were’, because (wait! May be another time! But please do ask me if you ‘must’ know and can’t sleep tonight unless I tell you!) For the past three years, I have been living in a pyramid shape house in a middle of a green forest in the summer; a green forest buried underneath lots - I mean LOTS - of snow in the winter. I used to ‘think I still do ;)’ love the city! With its buzzing energy! I love to travel and seeing different food and coffee scenes...preferably alone! visiting ‘quirky and unusual’ places! I do not love visiting museums, hugely commercialized areas, malls and landmarks! I love old and full of heritage ‘anything’! I also love, to sit in a busy coffeeshop ‘reading quietly’ and not talking! Talking exhausts me most of the time! Watching the world unfold.. and thinking ...never does!

14 thoughts on “Stories”

  1. and i know why you are loved! you bring a joy to their lives and there’s a bond that transcends time and space. a most lovely write Kat, I can feel the healing from all areas. your sister is amazing and glad to hear all went well, your tales have a warm human factor, makes me want to be a better human when i read you words.

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    1. Thank you Gina! Your own beautiful heart senses joy in others in such a wonderful way!
      My sister is one of a kind for sure! I am so lucky to get the chance to know her all over again! We tell each other, how our conversations are now shaping both of our lives! We’ve both worked on our flaws over our years of separation, or so it seems! Aaah now I can’t stop talking….Sorry Gina.

      The ‘human factor’. Wow. Interesting you used those words Gina! My sister uses them to describe how I need to reopen my café and offer that. Making the world a better place through a latte, a word and a smile! I could see you smiling Gina! Keep smiling! It’s wonderfully contagious!

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      1. as we get older we lose some of the insecurities and false impressions of each other, that is when true friendship shapes and blossoms. you both have a history that binds you to the other, i can see how it keeps getting nurtured.

        i would so come visit your cafe if and when you do, i love the passion and energy you bring to whatever you do, yes you have that special something!

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      2. Your words are very wise Gina. Thank you.

        Oh I so wish Gina! Wouldn’t it be wonderful?! ♥️☕️☕️
        Thank you so much for the kind words! You are so amazing!


  2. Where the hell do you live, kid? Two house down from Santa?

    Your sister is awesome. What’s a little brain surgery when a priority must be met. Her students will write short stories about her. Possibly a novel.

    As for you: Good call. I’ve been there. It’s tough. We can see what the future may hold but we have to stand back and allow it to happen. Give her your shoulder to cry on or your ears to listen. Most of all simply knowing your there is all that matters.


    1. Yah I know eh??!!!
      I live in small town Alberta Canada! Except, it’s an ‘Environmentalist Headquarter’ or something like that! At least it feels like it at Rome’s!
      Also Lots of Brits, Dutch and Canadians who escaped the city and now yell at you if you are not driving 40 kmh.
      Everybody is fit. Everyone snowboards, skies and fat-tire bike etc etc


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