Hello, I’m Katherine, welcome to my little corner of blog land. It is a pleasure to have you here. I’m the tea drinker, recipe creator, artist, designer, DIY’er, shop owner, photographer, friend maker, and hug giver here at Katherines Corner.
I am an open-minded and spiritual person who strives to always maintain a positive attitude and I greet each new day with grace, dignity, and gratitude. I am a child of God. I am perfectly imperfect and I believe love makes a family.
I answer to many names, Katherine, honey, and babe to my hubby. Mom to our wonderful daughter, Grandma to 5 amazing people (age 10-21), Katie to family and friends, and Mama to our sweet fur baby Izzy.
I’m madly in love with my best friend and it is a blessing to be his wife, we have been together for 20 years. We live a quiet life and enjoy simple things. I was born in England and we are currently living in Utah. We can see the beautiful mountains from our kitchen window and the lake from our bedroom window. I hold rare dual citizenship with the UK and the USA and I am a proud citizen of both.
After over 35 years of managing businesses and working for others my health challenges* now keep me at home. But that’s okay because home is my favorite place to be. It gives me the opportunity to pursue the things I love. Creating art and designs for my online shop and sharing things I enjoy with others here at Katherines Corner.
*I often have inquiries about some of my health conditions, so I’m sharing a photo and some information with you about a couple of them. Attitude is everything as you can see from my Silly Squishy Smile, lol. You can find more information about Polycythemia vera (PV) at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. PV is a chronic blood cancer disease, it is not curable. But, it usually can be managed effectively for long periods of time. I will celebrate 15 years of life through treatments on January 28th, 2020. PV is one of a related group of blood cancers known as Myeloproliferative Neoplasm. The medical supervision of a PV patient is mandatory. Oncologists and Hematologists treat patients with PV. PV may eventually progress into a form of leukemia known as acute myeloid leukemia. I hope this helped to understand a bit more about PV. If you have PV or love someone who does. I’d love to hear about your experiences.
I suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of domestic violence (ex-husband). It is the main reason I use my walking stick. As a result, I have migraine seizures and severe vertigo. Both are managed by a neurologist and I have one of the very best in the country on my side ( he is the head of neurology at the University of Utah).
My speech is affected sometimes. Videos and live streaming can be difficult my mouth gets very dry ( from medication) and it can make speaking clearly difficult. It can make some people uncomfortable to watch me speak or to listen to me, especially on the phone.
But, it has improved over time with just the occasional problem now and then. Okay, that’s enough medical icky stuff. I do hope it helps you to know me a bit more and if you have any questions related to my health I am happy to answer. Please keep in mind that I am not a physician, I am your friend. Please speak with your healthcare professional regarding any symptoms, diagnosis, or health-related things. For a list of trigger foods for MAV seizures please click HERE.
Catch the BLING thing here post from 2012
This blog is a labor of love and it is my intention to share all that I can with you. On the blog you will find; Recipes, DIY, Monthly Giveaways, Home Décor, Family Stories, Faith, My Photography, Blogging Tips, Product Reviews, a Popular Weekly Blog Hop Thursday Favorite Things. I may also share Shopping Links, my Shop Discounts.
I will always share Encouragement, Inspiration, and my Friendship. One of the nicest compliments I have ever received was during an annual work evaluation. I was told that I treat each person like they are the most important person in the world. I was humbled by these words and they are forever embedded in my heart. I strive to continue to live my life this way. It is my sincere hope that you will leave Katherines Corner feeling encouraged and inspired enough to subscribe and visit often. I treasure every bloggy friendship ♥
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