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Annie Lamott, Kenya, & My First Blogging Check

Love Lamott!

A friend  (Terri ) donated 1000 bracelets for Kay’s Memorial Walk.  Ooooooh, My! xxx Thank You, Dearest.

This Christmas, I shall be decorating Kay’s Tree at the cemetery in Shoes!

My first check for writing a blog about Lady Gaga.  I Loooove!

Sisters FOREVER & ever & ever….

Daddy.  MY HERO.  xx

I baked Milky Way Cookies from The Skinny Chick Ohhh, Yes.

Charlie, otherwise known as Little Bastard- waiting for his breakfast.

Kenya.  This is NOT a zoo.  Photo taken by Mercy Adhiambo’s boyfriend, Simon.   WOW!  Stunning.

Mercy Adhiambo. My Mentor & Friend.  (WHO GETS ME!)  xx

–Dear, Reader,  have you read any books by Annie Lamott?   If not,  I recommend:  ALL OF THEM.  xxxx

——–Domestic Abuse Awareness bracelets available for 1 dollar.



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    October 28, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    You’re life in pictures and words! Congrats on the check!!! Buy-more-shoes!
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    Red Dwyer
    October 28, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Love the shoes! I have a tree I decorate in shoes, boots and purses. Total me tree.

    Much love <3
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    karen sosnoski
    October 28, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Kim, congrats on your blogging check!! :-). I predict many more in your future. XO Karen

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    October 28, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    I’m going to contact my local chapter of Women Against Abuse for some bracelets. Great idea! Keep on keepin’ on girl!
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    October 28, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    I agree that you’ll be getting more checks for your fab writing and it’s my hope they’ll be more zero’s on them too!
    Luv xxxooo
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    Ellen M. Gregg
    October 28, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Congratulations on the check, Kim. That is sweet! 🙂

    Anne Lamott: “Bird by Bird” is one of the few print books I retained when I did the big purge.

    Kay’s tree: A ruby slipper is a must, isn’t it?

    You: I hope you are very well indeed, my dear. xoxo
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    October 28, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Your love and life shines through these pictures!
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    October 28, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Annie Lamott is fabulous. I think I’ve read all of hers, but I could check. I could always use an AL fix!

    Congrats you determined and talented young thang! That is so great. Hope you blow the $$ on something you adore.

    XO – In a hurry today. I’m a Pod Leader for Emergency stuff and the ‘puter is full of messages about that nasty little earthquake north of us – didn’t hurt anyone thank God!
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    October 28, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    I love the name Mercy and I love, love the baby pictures of you and Kay. Love the picture of your “hero “, too!
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    Choc Chip Uru
    October 28, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Yay for the check my friend spend it on things that matter to you because you deserve to spoil yourself 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru
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    October 28, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    The shoe idea? Love it.

    The check? Congratulations!

    Your dad? A handsome fellow.

    Hope you are having a great weekend so far Kim!

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    Adventures in Alyssaland
    October 28, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Love it….esp. the one of the check. You deserve it.

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    Jann Huizenga
    October 28, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    I don’t think you can spend that precious check, Kim. You have to frame it!!!! Congratulations!!! Many more will be coming your way, as others have said. One of many cool things about that check is that it came from Valletta, a World Heritage City (feels more like a town) in Malta. It’s absolutely gorgeous!!! & very close to Sicily. Definitely a place to see someday….

    I blogged about Valletta at

    Your Daddy-O will be very happy to see today’s blog. I can tell from his picture that he’s a sweetheart. (And that handsome italiano look!!)

    I’ve read Bird by Bird and Crooked Little Heart–must read the rest!

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxkisses from nm xxxxxxxxxx
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    Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    October 28, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    I loved it all! What a nice peek at the this and that of your life. 🙂
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    October 28, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Kim, I love your photo stories. What a wonderful idea, to decorate Kay’s tree with shoes, something I bet you both have had weakness for. Those cookies look so scrumptious. Low calorie, right? If so, I’m all in!
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    October 28, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Kim, how I enjoyed looking at these photographs! The shot by Simon took my breath away and the ones of you and Kay are sooooo beautiful! How I love childhood snaps! Would you believe I’ve never read Annie Lamott? (I hang my head in shame). However, I will surely Google her books and see about remedying the situation! Love you, girly! Hugs from Rox the fox and me! 🙂

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    October 28, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    I LOVED that Lady Gaga post, Blogging like Lady Gaga. I even bookmarked it so I could read it again and again. Congrats on the check! That’s awesome.

    And yes, Anne Lamott, is amazing. I tend to like her non-fiction better than her fiction. I’m looking forward to her new book on prayer in November. “Bird by Bird” — classic!

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful glimpses into your life.

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    Valentine Logar
    October 28, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    The photo stories are always wonderful!

    The check I predict many more with many more zero’s.

    Love the bracelets and the donation, can I do same? How?

    The decoration of shows, perfection! I have a silver bracelet of shoes I get that!

    The picture of Mercy, stunning.
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    Michael Ann
    October 28, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    LOVE Ann Lamott. One of my favorite writers. She’s so raw and real. Congrats on your first blog check!!!
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    Solid gold creativity
    October 28, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Congratulations on your first cheque!

    I’ve got divided opinions on Lamott’s book, Bird by Bird. I admired the parts in which she was writing authentically, eg, about her child and her friend dying; couldn’t stand the other parts in which she was being jokey and arch.
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    Vidya Sury
    October 28, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Wow! What a lovely post! And congrats on that check! May you get more and more and more! (Is your blog post up – I’d love to read it!)

    Annie Lamott is on my list – love that first photo and what she says!

    I look forward to seeing Kay’s tree – what a cool idea.

    Mercy is stunning, as always! Oh, ALL the photos are adorable!

    Love you more than a pride of lions basking in the Kenyan sun!

    Hugs, hugs, hugs!
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    nan @ lbddiaries
    October 28, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Dalink! I always love your lists. So inspirational or educational or just beautiful (mercy!!). I love you more than Ice Cubes candy. l loooooove Ice Cubes, too!
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    Mandy - The Complete Cook Book
    October 29, 2012 at 12:38 am

    Your first cheque – AWESOME Kim – may the next million come flying in fast to you.
    I cannot wait to see Kay’s tree adorned with all the shoes!
    Much love to you for a beautiful weekend.
    🙂 Mandy xo
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    Elephant's Child
    October 29, 2012 at 2:40 am

    CONGRATULATIONS. Kay would be/is so proud of you. That cheque is the first of many. Soon all of us in the blogosphere will be able to brag that we knew you when…
    I love the shoe tree. You know we are going to want photos don’t you?
    Hugs from afar.
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    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    October 29, 2012 at 4:09 am

    Congratulations Kim!! I’m so proud of you and I’m sure it’s the start of much more to come. Your voice is beautiful, clear, honest and unique. We love it and you! xxx
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    October 29, 2012 at 5:22 am

    Congrats on the first of many more checks to come. You rock girl!!!1
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    October 29, 2012 at 6:25 am

    It’s about time you got paid for writing your fabulous words!
    Also, shoes and cookies? A woman after my own heart.
    And love your baby pictures, so adorable. xoxo
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    October 29, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Congratulations on the first check!! I love the shoe decorating idea for Kay’s tree. I hope we get to see the final product.
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    October 29, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Kim I saw better pitcthers of me, but anyway you are also my hero too. Love your blog too.
    Love you

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    October 29, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Decorating a tree with shoes…I think that is such a great idea!! I wonder if my hubs and kiddos would let me get away with that this year?? Most likely not, but it would be a hoot. I think Kay would love it. You are such a great sister.

    Congrats on the check!! And those cookies…OMG they look AMAZINGLY good!
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    October 29, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Yeah for you — a blogging check! Bet that’s the first of many! Love the idea of decorating with shoes, which I’m sure you BOTH have a passion for. Those cookies look yummy, and I’m in awe of Simon’s photo (though somebody needs to brush that cat’s teeth, heehee!)
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    Charlene Ross
    October 29, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    I la-la-LOVE Anne Lamott – especially “Bird by Bird.” (I was going to say, like you don’t even know, but of course you know!)

    Congrats on your blogging check – that is fantastic! But I must know – how did you get it? Writing about Lady Gaga for who? (GRRR,,, I know I am not up to date on all your blog posts, must catch up now!)

    Love you Kim – your pictures, your words, the whole package babe, the whole package!
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      My Inner Chick
      October 30, 2012 at 7:53 pm

      An entertainment blog contacted me and told me they’d pay me 160 dollars for writing a 300 word blog for them. I was like, YEAH. I’ll write about GAGA.

      Cus, I love Gaga. Xxxx Luv U.
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    October 29, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Hooray for the nice chunk of change!!! Congrats!!! And I’m so glad you liked the cookies….I’m glowing. Thanks for being you…your big heart shines with every word you share. xo

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    Blond Duck
    October 29, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Ha! I think I’ve gotten paid by those same people–but you made a lot more than I did! 🙂
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    Debi Pasricha
    October 29, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Love Anne! Love all her books! Bird by Bird and Operating Instructions top my list. I’ve got her newest one one the shelf, which I haven’t started yet. I also LOVE that you decorate a tree for your sis at Christmas, and that your dad looks just like your sister, and that you got paid for blogging!! You go, Sister! xx
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    William Veasley
    October 30, 2012 at 7:38 am

    Kim: Hey, hope all is well on your end. ( : I am alos an advicate for peace and happiness. Maybe I should by a few of those wristbands! ( : Well, maybe a different color lol. Congrats on the check! I know that the feeling had to be more than wonderful and hopefully you have many more coming in the future.
    Also, I like the quote because it is my goal to explore the unexplored and be different.

    Best Wishes,
    William Veasley
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    October 30, 2012 at 7:45 am

    LOVE the check! So cool. OK, the rest of the photos are wonderful, but earning money to do something you LOVE, now that is the coolest thing ever. I’m sure every writer runs across Bird by Bird early on. It gives all novelists the permission to write that shitty first draft, which is how I’ve been spending all my free time lately. I’m writing a lot. Love it, but sometimes I wonder about this passion of ours, Kim, it’s hella tough.
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      My Inner Chick
      October 30, 2012 at 10:03 am

      it is a hellofa tough tough lonely life,
      but I know one thing FOR SURE: We will both be published…cuz we will NEVER give up. NEVER.

      Passion is not wasted. NO no no

      We write to Breathe. Xx
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    October 30, 2012 at 10:06 am

    A blogging Check – You rock Kim!!
    Should definitely read Annie Lamott – the page you shared is really good.
    Much Love Kim! xx

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    Unknown Mami
    October 30, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    That may be the first blogging check, but it will not be the last.
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    October 30, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    I LOVE “Bird by Bird!” Cheryl let me borrow that book. AMAZING writing advice. And congrats on the check, lady! It feels great to get paid for writing, doesn’t it? Sometimes I scratch my head over it, as though I still can’t believe people pay me to do something that comes so naturally. Keep it up!

    Love your pics! Love you!

    XO Tara
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    October 30, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Not sure how I missed this post.
    Dude love the picture of the check because I know exactly how that feels.
    Here’s to one that has a few more commas between the numbers.
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    Impulsive Addict
    October 30, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Your comments on my blog are always so super sweet! I wish I could respond to them!! Thank you, Lovie!

    Nice blogging check! I used to make a little money but I don’t blog enough anymore. =(

    The cookies look and sound amazing!!! xoxo
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    October 31, 2012 at 3:58 am

    Wow!Those milky way cookies looks so delicious! I just got so hungry, I shouldn’t have viewed your post before lunchtime:)
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    Kelly @ Inspired Edibles
    October 31, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    ‘Turn the unspeakable into Words’

    Love Lamott too (Bird by Bird top 5 – find myself recounting the story to my boys when they feel overwhelmed with school projects and life generally)…

    ….and Natalie Goldberg. Such inspiring women!

    But, now wait a minute, you *must* explain how you received a cheque for writing a blog entry about Lady Gaga… inquiring minds want to know!! :). Congrats!
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    Lady Fi
    November 1, 2012 at 5:16 am

    Congrats on getting PAID to write about Gaga – how awesome is that? Hugs.
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    November 1, 2012 at 6:24 am

    I loved the photographs. Your Dad looks like a really nice bloke, as we say over here. A cheque for writing. The idea is beyond me. I always knew you where a pioneer. well done you xx
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    November 1, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    I LOVE that you’re decorating with shoes. I know Kay would very much appreciate that. 🙂 And uh…those cookies! Delicious.
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    Sandy Webb
    November 1, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Congrats on your first blogging check!!
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    Blond Duck
    November 1, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    I hope you had a good Halloween!
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    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes
    November 1, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Love that you’re getting paid to write! And that your baking cookies!
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      My Inner Chick
      November 2, 2012 at 1:42 pm

      Now, I just need to get enough to STAY AT HOME, b. Xxx

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    ed pilolla
    November 2, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    this is so inspirational. thanks:)
    great to see you. it’s been too long.
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    November 2, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Wow, Inner Chick, I haven’t come by for a while & I visit & find you so pumping with life! Wonderful, wonderful 🙂

    Visiting the cemetery at Christmas is something else. God bless your beautiful sisterhood. Those domestic violence bracelets are EXCELLENT. To be honest, at first I thought they were cat collars. I think that’s not a bad idea – to advertise on a cat collar… a really good idea!

    Love all your pictures: you have me smile.
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    November 4, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Congrats on the blogging check! Feels good, doesn’t it?
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    November 4, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Congratulations!!!!! Beautiful pictures!!! Love your blogs Kimmy!!!! Love you!!!!

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    Terri Sonoda
    November 5, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Congrats on the moolah! I see much more in your future. I see that interview with GaGa. I am so proud of you. You continue to amaze and inspire. Much love! XOXOs
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    (FL) Girl with a New Life
    November 5, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    A big congrats on the blogging check! So where can we read it?
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    Lady E
    November 6, 2012 at 3:38 am

    Hey, congratulations on your first blogging check !
    You rock. Where’s the post ? I’m dead curious …
    🙂 xx
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    November 14, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Congrats on making a couple bucks doing what you love and Charlie, that little bastard.

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      November 14, 2012 at 10:51 am


      I. really. Miss. you.

      How are you? Xx

      come see Little Bastard!

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    November 17, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Paid writing! And life shall never be the same again 🙂

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