My Happy Place


Isn’t this lovely?

This is where I will be (in my head) for the next week. Things are not going well at Big Piece of Cake Headquarters, and I need a vacation. The vacation will only be in my head of course, and I will still have to go to work and deal with the source of my need for escape… But I’m going to invest all of my free mind space in holding my light floral skirt back against the warm Summer breeze and gazing at my new strappy white shoes (I SAID it was Summer in my head – so white shoes are allowed).

Instead of turning off the lights and pulling down my pink shade though, I’ve asked a few friends to guest post in my absence. A couple of moms, a couple of young ladies…all people I love to read. I hope that you will enjoy them as well.

In the meantime, I will be enjoying warm weather and new footwear in the painting above. OR…

I may be here enjoying a late afternoon cocktail and rethinking that zebra head (it seemed like a good idea at the time…). OR…

I may be here with my nose pressed up against the window. Bad moods come and go – but some things never change…

See you in a week!

26 Responses to My Happy Place
  1. Christy
    March 20, 2009 | 6:00 pm

    I’m sending you lots of good vibes, my friend. I hope things turn around for you sooner than later. Imagine it, and it will happen! SORRY to be so corny, but you know I think it’s true! Will miss your writing, but will be here when you return!

  2. Heidi Ashworth
    March 20, 2009 | 6:12 pm

    You are very clever! I hope your week off will bring you all the warm breezes your heart desires!

  3. 3 Peas in a Pod
    March 20, 2009 | 6:16 pm


    I love the skirt and shoes!!! Beautiful picture. Today is the first day of Spring so that means Summer is right around the corner.

    We’ll be waiting on the other side upon your return.

    Much love from NJ,

  4. Karen
    March 20, 2009 | 7:25 pm

    Hope you get the mental break you need! French macarons and pastries would definitely help :)

  5. domesticinnyc
    March 20, 2009 | 8:21 pm

    Enjoy your mini-vacay, Kate!

  6. Sal
    March 20, 2009 | 8:32 pm

    I’ll be thinking of ya, lady.

  7. Anna See
    March 20, 2009 | 10:27 pm

    I hope things get better, Kate! Thanks for the escapism in the lovely pics.

  8. Nancy
    March 21, 2009 | 12:51 am

    you’re always in my thoughts….

  9. iMommy
    March 21, 2009 | 1:06 am

    Big hugs to you, Kate. Hoping that your “vacation” is just what you need.

  10. Bobbi
    March 21, 2009 | 1:06 am

    Enjoy your time off.

    Those pictures are great by the way.

  11. Cyndy
    March 21, 2009 | 2:22 am

    I know it’s hard to write when you’re not in the mood so I hope things start looking better during the coming week. We’ll miss you!

  12. Robin
    March 21, 2009 | 2:45 am

    I love how you illustrated your thoughts! Hope you have a really good break and look forward to your return!

  13. Shawn
    March 21, 2009 | 4:49 am

    I hope you are doing ok…

    I occasionally go to places(in my head) that I love to get away from my life. It is the only way that I can dive back in and keep swimming—with my head above water, anyway.

  14. Coco
    March 21, 2009 | 11:38 am

    Oh I wish I could figure out how to do that in my head. I need a vacation in the worst kind of way and work is slamming.

    I hope it works for you. Send me your secret…

  15. mel
    March 21, 2009 | 1:02 pm

    Looking forward to the reading what the guests come up with and having you back in a week. Enjoy your vacation and your white shoes!

  16. Miss Eve
    March 21, 2009 | 1:38 pm

    Ah I love paintings…they can really take you away…enjoy your time off and have a nice weekend. Love: Evi

  17. Laura
    March 21, 2009 | 2:52 pm

    Just stopping by from SITS to say hi. Those pictures are fabulous. Love them.

    Check out my spring giveaway.

  18. I am Harriet
    March 21, 2009 | 2:56 pm

    I’m dropping by via SITS.
    Today I am leaving 100 comments.
    Wish me luck!
    Have a great day!

  19. Pam
    March 21, 2009 | 3:44 pm

    Visiting from SITS! I hope you find your vacation, even if only “mentally”. Love the picture of the summer dress and white sandals.

  20. the mama bird diaries
    March 21, 2009 | 5:54 pm

    Enjoy your mini pseudo vacation!

  21. Tonya
    March 21, 2009 | 8:02 pm

    Visiting from SITS, have a great weekend and week off!

  22. Heather of the EO
    March 22, 2009 | 7:35 pm

    I’m sorry things are hard right now. Peace to you and yours. You’ll be missed.
    Happy white shoe gazing,

  23. butwhymommy
    March 22, 2009 | 9:05 pm

    Sorry you are having a rough go. I hope your mental vacation helps.

    I wish I would have thought of guest bloggers. It would have made me feel better about not blogging for a while.

  24. EatPlayLove
    March 23, 2009 | 3:43 pm

    we all deserve a break. Enjoy those white shoes.

  25. Heidi
    March 23, 2009 | 4:19 pm

    I hope you have a good week…full of rest and treats and summer in your head and some time for yourself.

    I’ll miss you around here. Take your well deserved break and we’ll be here when you get back! :)

  26. nicole
    March 23, 2009 | 5:52 pm

    email me when you return and we’ll do a kid romping ho down…that will get you back in good spirits, right? :) seriously though, i feel like i’m finally settling in so give me a shout.

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