Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Welcome to my pensieve....

     So you may be wondering, what in the world is a pensieve?! Well, those of you who have ventured into the wonderful, magical world of Harry Potter already know (and no, the movies alone do not suffice! you cannot truly appreciate Harry Potter unless you have read all 7 books ;). For those of you who haven't, let me explain.
     Dumbledore, the greatest wizard of all time and a mentor of sorts to young Harry Potter, owns a pensieve. The pensieve is a shallow stone basin filled with a silvery substance that is neither liquid nor gas and continuously moving. "One simply siphons the excess thoughts from one's mind, pours them into the basin, and examines them at one's leisure." - Dumbledore, "The Goblet of Fire". Once the memory is added to the basin one simply submerges their head in the substance and then enters the memory as an observer.
     Hopefully that sufficiently explains what a pensieve is (by the way, pronounced pon-siv. This pronunciation is garnered from Severus Snape's reference to the pensieve in the last Harry Potter movie. This is the only authority I have to go on since I can't personally ask JK Rowling). Now the question is why, "Welcome to my Pensieve"? Well, to once again quote Dumbledore, "I sometimes find, and I am sure you know the feeling, that I simply have too many thoughts and memories crammed into my mind." These are my feelings exactly. I'm a first time mommy to an adorable 4 month old. When we found out we were pregnant I was just beginning my first semester for my MSW (Masters of Social Work) so I finished that semester then decided to put my education on hold to be a full time, stay-at-home mommy. This is completely new territory for me and I have recently found the need for a "creative" outlet for thoughts, feelings, ramblings, etc. This blog will be a work in progress, as am I.
     Here I'll be sharing every day mommy experiences, some craftiness, literature references, and a whole lot of "me". What I hope you see along the way is:

  •  My deep love and loyalty to my amazing husband. I am completely, head over heels in love with him and have been for four and a half years (well actually since I was 7 years old, but that's a story for another time). 
  • The mommy in me, because once that little boy entered my world it changed everything and he became his mommy's heart. 
  • My deep belief in family. I am blessed to have both my parents and I have 3 wonderful sisters as well as an awesome sister-in-law and great in-laws. We're a close bunch and that's the way I like it. 
  • Most of all I hope you see my love for my heavenly Father, to whom I owe everything; love, loyalty, praise, very breath of life.

     I have blogged before, but it was a private blog with only a few invited. Public blogging is a whole new experience for me. I won't be using real names. I'll refer to myself as KC, my husband is Eugene, and my sweet baby is Ro-Ro. Oh and I'm mommy to a fur baby, Aurora. That's her real name as I feel no need to protect her identity seeing as she's a dog ;). In order to protect my friends and family's personal information any and all names will be nicknames and I have yet to decide on whether or not to post pictures. Maybe some of you more seasoned bloggers can advise on the safety of that. I do ask that those of you who know us personally will respect this and when commenting will refer to us by our "blog names".
    Now you should know up front my grammar, when writing, is not great. Its a miracle I made it through my undergrad and one semester of grad work passing all my classes. I, commonly, misuse, commas, ;) and I thank God for spell check otherwise that would be another area of concern. I'm looking at this blog as an opportunity to improve on this. I also do not have everything on the blog here filled out, tweaked, set the way I like it. I'll be working on that. Bare with me. 
     There you have it. Welcome to my pensieve!


  1. Verrrryyyy cool. I really need to get back to my own blog again, but it's awesome to see people I know get back in the blog-sphere. Love the blog title!

  2. I think KC is HOT.......if that is your real picture?

  3. Good intro 😄 Love you! 😘