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16 Things I Really, Really Dig


I really,  really dig Rumi.

I really, really dig Rumi.

1.     I really, really dig Girl in a Food Frenzy I love to watch Alice creating delicious, delectable, daring dishes ( I also dig alliteration ) from Australia.  Watch this segment.  I was the one, Yes,  MEeeee,  who requested this mouth-watering dessert because it’s pure chocolate!



2.     I really, really dig walking next to railroad tracks.  The scent of tar,  dust, iron, and smoke brings me home,  brings me to places I’ve never been,  brings me of places I might want to go.



3.     I really, really dig shoes.  Seriously,  there will never come a day when I shall declare,  “Well,  now I have enough!”  Are you serious?


I really,  really dig all kinds of shoes!

I really, really dig all kinds of shoes!


4. I really,  really dig these lines from LolitaNabokov’s words are meant to be read aloud.  The syllables melt upon the tongue like warm melted butter.  I’ve listened to Jeremy Irons read this book two times already.



“Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: The tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta



5. I really, really dig this photo of my friend T.  She cannot reveal her face for apparent reasons.

I really,  really dig this photo of T...but despised 50 shades of shit.

I really, really dig this photo of T…but despised 50 shades of shit.



6.   I really, really dig fiction by Elizabeth Berg. I simply adore books about women’s relationships & Berg delivers every.  single.  time.  I’ve read all of her books over and over again. She is my hot fudge sundae author, my feel good author,  my “i am home author.”



7.   I really, really dig taking photos of cats.  I believe doctors should offer prescriptions for cats instead of Prozac. Don’t you?


I really,  really dig Charlie the Cat &  Bird by Bird!

I really, really dig Charlie the Cat & Bird by Bird!


8.   I really, really dig this photo of my sister,  Kay.  This is how I imagine her crossing over to the other side to meet God.   In Italian it’s called:   a t t r a v e r s i a m o.


I really,  really dig this photo of my sister,  Kay.  I shall meet her on the other side of this bridge one day!

I really, really dig this photo of my sister, Kay. I shall meet her on the other side of this bridge one day!


9.     I really,  really dig this art project I pasted together while watching reruns of  The Barefoot Contessa, Modern Family,  and The Walton’s.


I really,  really dig this art project w/ glue stick, poetry & imagination!

I really, really dig this art project w/ glue stick, poetry & imagination!


10.     I really,  really dig old type writers.  I love imaging who typed upon them.  The clickity clack of fingers writing poems,  stories,  or even boring documents.  I bought my old Royal above for only 5 dollars at a garage sale.



11.   I really,  really dig women who give good voice. Women who make a difference.  Women who listen without judgment.  Women who take chances with their words.  WOMEN who transform the universe into something better.



12.   I really,  really dig the reading specialist,  Shane,  from Macarthur Elementary.  She smiles all day long, makes eye contact, buys funky dresses,  wears high black boots, & during every staff meeting says this–  “How can I serve you today?”


I really,  really dig Shane.  Keep serving,  darling!

I really, really dig Shane. Keep serving, darling!


13.    I really,  really dig all kinds of animals.  I believe they were placed on earth as educators, healers,  and deserve the fullest respect.  These camels were in Duluth, MN for a nativity scene.  We fell in love with them—Especially, Kay.



14.   I really,  really dig this scene from Sex and the City.  To me,  this clip can be transferred into writing raw,  writing real,  & kicking ass!



15.   I really,  really dig this photo of Madonna, which actually turned out.  Hundreds of others did not!   She is a tiny little thing with a HUGE presence.



16.   I really,  really dig this comment written after my post– “Letter to My Sister’s Murderer.”  I framed it, so I’ll always remember that our stories matter,  our voices matter,  our words matter.  (even when we assume nobody is listening)


I really,  really dig this comment left on Sisterwives!

I really, really dig this comment left on Sisterwives!


—–Darlings,  I’d like you to write your own number 17.  Begin your comment with I  Really,  Really Dig….    xxxxx  LOVE.

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    September 14, 2014 at 7:25 am

    …how women bloggers are so generous and supportive of each other!
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    September 14, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Love You!

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    September 14, 2014 at 9:25 am

    I really dig you, your blog and all the supporters on this page. Lovely post.
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    Carrie Rubin
    September 14, 2014 at 9:57 am

    I love the cat prescription thing. It’s amazing the effect pets can have on people. 🙂
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    Bren Lee
    September 14, 2014 at 11:30 am

    I really, really dig women who support and embrace one another rather than tear them down.

    I love the camel pic Kim! Totally rocks!

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      My Inner Chick
      September 16, 2014 at 4:49 am

      I agree. I don’t put up with “Tear Downs” too well!! We need to BUILD one another UP. Always. To be fully effective. xx
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    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    September 14, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Cats instead of Prozac…couldn’t agree more!
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    Ellen M. Gregg
    September 14, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    I really, really dig deep conversations in which the participants are fully present, fully engaged, and wholly vulnerable to the point of being so raw that even expressions of joy feel beautifully painful. xoxo
    (So many adverbs! 😉 lol)

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    Elephant's Child
    September 14, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    I really, really, really dig you. Your honesty, your shared pain, your courage.
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    September 14, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    You nailed two of my choice authors – Elizabeth Berg (I just finished devouring two I discovered unread) and Annie Lamott (Cats ARE medicinal and literary geniuses).

    You are always an inspiration, Plus – here’s a new word – you are an inspiritator. Inspiration and injector of spirit. I wrote a line that I was saving for somewhere and it must be here: “The one who has hurt the most is the one who heals us best.”

    Two things, Kim. First: Things I really, really dig include introducing new ways to give people a look in the mirror. I wrote a post about family to which a woman responded – apparently deciding she knew all about me. But I thought, ‘no, I’m going to consider what she’s saying even though she’s made assumptions.’

    I wrote a subsequent post mentioning how she caused me to look at myself which is a good thing. Well, she really hit me with another response – with both feet this time. It is not fun to feel so judged AND jury-ed! It was a good exercise in how to respond with firm, but sincere Love. Then I realized it was the first such commentary I’ve received in the 4+ years of blogging. Am I holding back? I’ve done lots of good work on myself and, at this stage in life, my passions are primarily about positive stuff. Especially loving. (However, don’t get me going on abuse of elders or animals!)

    The second thing: Your great post brings out the reason I created something that is doing an awesome job for people who stop themselves from living what they really, really dig. Would you please check out the e-brochure of the Program I created? Operation Blind Spot: The material effectively, and in a FUN way, brings out incredible insights about why we stop ourselves from going after what we really, really want.

    I already have testing participants who aren’t even through all the steps and they are amazed about their aha moments. The program is based on the very process that Oprah Winfrey told people to tap into – she told folks to make it their New Year’s Resolution. I know why she did! The program reveals “What’s stopping us from really being who we want to be?”

    I’d love to add you to my test group. Therefore, if you are willing to come on board (gratis – free – no charge) you can also learn more about the incredible beauty you contain. Send me an email and let me know – or if you want to ask any questions.

    You see, Kim, what I’ve observed and learned about you assures me that you’d enjoy the process and that you’ll be amazed. I really, really hope you will!
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      My Inner Chick
      September 16, 2014 at 2:36 pm

      I appreciate you SOooooooooo MUCH. I’ll let you know about this venture, okay.? Xx LOVE.
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        September 20, 2014 at 1:05 pm

        I’m not enamored with the post (of mine) that went with this offer. The invitation has NOTHING to do with woundedness – it’s about wanting to be the highest and best we can be. Six people are now on board – would still love to give you this opportunity.
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    September 14, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    I really, really dig these kinds of posts from you. They give me a little peek into your life. And I really, really dig shoes too.
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    September 14, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    I really really dig chocolate! It pairs so perfectly with marshmallows and caramel, it’s delicious hot and melty or hard and cold, it’s perfect for every season from Easter and Christmas to just any normal day.

    And I really really dig you, too, Kim, and your beautiful writing!

    xoxo from Illinois
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    Carolyn Hughes
    September 14, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Kim, I really dig …… you! Love your energy and your passion for the real things in life. I’d never heard of Elizabeth Berg (sad I know!) but I downloaded a couple and your’e right. She’s great 🙂
    Love and hugs,
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      My Inner Chick
      September 16, 2014 at 2:39 pm

      I want to know what books you’ve read by Berg. I love all, but resonated with Pull of the Moon and Talk Before Sleep the most. xxx
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    Wild Child Mama
    September 14, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    I really, really dig waking up with a feeling of purpose. Those are my favorite days. Those are the days I tell the devil to fuck off.
    I also really, really dig your blog. Of course. I really, really love it and always feel empowered to use my voice after reading. xoxoxo
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      My Inner Chick
      September 16, 2014 at 2:40 pm

      Dear K,
      Yes! Purpose. We all have one. Right? To serve.
      The people who don’t find their passion/purpose —-I have great empathy for. xxxx
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    Jennifer Wolfe
    September 14, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    I really, really dig people who are authentic, who don’t bullshit about life and actually use their brains to make the world a better place. 🙂

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    September 14, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    I really dig honesty.
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    September 14, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Kim, those chocolate fondants look sinfully wonderful, and I so enjoyed reading about all of the things you really, really dig. 🙂

    Thank you for sharing, my friend, and I wish you a beautiful week ahead. xo.

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    nan @ lbddiaries
    September 14, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    …when I know I’ve made a difference in someone’s life. Nothing gives me total contentment inside, knowing God has used me.
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      My Inner Chick
      September 16, 2014 at 2:43 pm

      TRUE. I love when he uses us as his vehicle. Oprah once said “God, use me. Use me up. Use all of me.”
      This is how I want to live my life. I fall utterly short. xxx
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    Deborah Batterman
    September 14, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    It takes a certain kind of woman to recognize that loving Rumi and appreciating shoes are not mutually exclusive.
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    September 14, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    I really, really dig a day without plans. xo
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    Chris Carter
    September 14, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    I really really dig when someone shares their very core of who they are. Peel off the layers and there is always ALWAYS a gem, a beautiful rich delicate deep glowing wounded vulnerable story of who exactly they are and why they came to be. Oh, how I really really dig when I am blessed with the honor of that gift!!
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    Balroop Singh
    September 14, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    I really really dig the pictures of Kay and think each time…oh! She is such a beauty! Love and hugs.
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      My Inner Chick
      September 16, 2014 at 2:46 pm

      I have so many photos of my dear Kay. My favorite is her on that bridge in that red dress. She is crossing over, she is transforming, she is celebrating….. I love that so much. Xxxx
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    Hotly Spiced
    September 14, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    …how upbeat and positive and honest and talented you are. I have to add…that I share the same opinion regarding animals. I believe when God called Adam to name the animals that was man’s call to love, protect and nuture animals because when you name someone, you take bloody good care of them. I also love the image of Kay and I do believe it looks like she’s going on a journey to a much better place xx

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      My Inner Chick
      September 16, 2014 at 2:48 pm

      I believe Kay is in a MUCH better place than earth. It’s true. I look forward to reuniting w/ her one day! And Yes, Animals are Angels! xxx
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    Susan Casey
    September 14, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    I really dig your posts…I really dig Saturdays with my mom…and anytime I have with my family and friends… I really dig time with anyone who gets it, Kim, and I can just be…you’ve been one of those people…unexpected and a gift. Thank you. I love you and I love Kay…without her…we wouldn’t be here. And without Rocky, I wouldn’t be here. All my love and gratitude for the light you bring to the world. xoxoxox

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    September 14, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Big hugs from Sydney Kim! I just wanted to say a huuuuge thank you for continuing to inspire me, to create good content for wonderful readers like yourself! I’m always moved by your beautiful words and the story of your life, heartache, loss and the willingness to go on!

    You’ve inspired so many and I am so honoured that in this big world of real world problems and issues, you still choose to stop by and enjoy a little cooking blog like mine! Thank you xxxx
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      My Inner Chick
      September 17, 2014 at 4:45 am

      when I find something I love, I want to share it with everybody. You are a super star! Did I request Lamb yet?! Haaa. xxxxxx
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    September 14, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Kim, don’t tell me you read “Emma & Me” by Elizabeth Flock. I discovered it because it was a Costco book selection, and absolutely devoured it. I LOVED it and the twist at the end boggled my mind! I had to buy copies of that book for just about everyone in my life. What did you think?
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    Mandy - The Complete Book
    September 14, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    I Really, Really Dig that you do these posts! You are awesome darling Kim! I must confess to probably love animals more than I love humans so love your idea of cats being prescribed! AWESOME!
    Love you my dear friend and wishing you a beautiful love filled happy week ahead.
    🙂 Mandy xoxoxo
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    September 15, 2014 at 1:27 am

    I really dig women who make a difference, who stand up for what they believe in, who empower other women.
    I really dig each one of your words Kim.
    I dig chocolate cookies and the smell of fresh grass.
    I dig talking to God in the silence of the early morning.
    And I dig this photo of Kay, walking to the other side of the Bridge, free at last (I know one day you’ll meet again, I am sure of it and you’ll rejoice together, smile and laugh again!)
    LOVE from
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    September 15, 2014 at 3:29 am

    I really, really dig all animals. To me, they are gifts from God.

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    September 15, 2014 at 3:30 am

    I am with you on the shoes.. I’d worry about myself if I thought I had enough too!
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    Valentine Logar
    September 15, 2014 at 3:49 am

    I really dig seeing your name, anywhere.
    I also really dig shoes, there can never be too many ever.

    I find myself at odds with myself sometimes, coming here and reading you often grounds me. I really dig that.

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    September 15, 2014 at 7:22 am

    I really dig that you never stop sharing your voice with the world and I especially dig the project you pasted together.. fabulous.
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    lisa thomson-The Great Escape...
    September 15, 2014 at 9:31 am

    I really, really dig reading your blog but not just reading it but savoring it. Rereading your lovely words and your inspiration. Thanks, Kim! p.s. I’m a huge Elizabeth berg fan have read them all. <3 love your art project!!
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    Corina Ramos
    September 15, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    I really really dig this post. I also really really dig the simpler things in life. Like watching a made-for-TV movie on Lifetime and eating chocolate chip ice cream.

    Great post my sister! Have a fabulous new week ahead!
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    Choc Chip Uru
    September 15, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    I really dig your style and your pizazz you are the coolest 😀

    Choc Chip Uru
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    Sebastian Aiden Daniels
    September 15, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    I love the gratitude list. I have never read Lolita but I might have to give the audio version a try just so I can hear Jeremy Irons speak to me with his soothing voice.

    I really really dig hearing a friend who I haven’t seen or talked to in a long time respond to my text when I tell them that I love them and hope they are doing well and sending positive vibes their way.
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    Totally Caroline
    September 15, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    I love your list! One of my favorite songs is “off to the races” by Lana del Rey, listen to it (she samples from Nabikov, your favorite lines, and she also has a song called Lolita).
    Also totally agree with you about 50 Shades of Grey. It’s supposed to be so sexy, but I got bored in the middle of the book. It was total sh*t
    Kisses and hugs
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    September 15, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Cool dig list. I dig folk who are driven with passion and that’s you. I dig enjoying a lazy Sunday afternoon eating sorbet. Hmmm….I could go on.

    You dig the smell of tar? Now, dust, I do too but it doesn’t dig me. Love that old attic kinda and the inside scent of my grandmother’s purse. R.I.P.

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    Kristi Campbell
    September 15, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    I really, really dig you and your honesty, and integrity, and your mission and your words and that I’m not bothering with commas any longer, and the photo of your sister, and that you also thought 50 Shades was crap (I mean come ON how many times can we read “blue eyes staring into amber” or whatever it was but also I have to admit that I read them all on my phone when my son was younger) and this is one hellofa run-on sentence. But you know. I dig you. And my kid. And this life.
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    September 15, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    I really, really dig people who say it like it is, who take a bad thing & turn it into good. I really, really dig people who can make people laugh, have no problems walking over & giving you a hug just because they think you need one & let you know how grateful they are your in their life. These people inspire me to be just a little bit more like them every day. Go you good thing, your awesome!

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    julie gardner
    September 16, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Oh my goodness, Jeremy Irons reading Lolita?
    Yes, please.

    And your cat reading “Bird by Bird” is priceless.

    But it’s the picture of Kay crossing the bridge that took my breath away.

    As always, Kim, you share a piece of your heart here. A big piece.

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    Charlene Ross
    September 16, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    I really, really dig your lists Kim. Always have. Always will! (And of course, I really, really dig you!)

    Love that pic of your kitty BTW. Looks like he (she?) caught his (her?) bird!


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    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    September 17, 2014 at 1:39 am

    Great list Kim! A girl can never have too many shoes 😀
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    September 17, 2014 at 6:09 am

    Well, I really really dig your dribbling dromedaries, hot heart, shocking shoes, & beautiful blog. xxxxxxxbacixxxxxx
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    Rita @ The Crafty Expat
    September 17, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    I really, really dig your blog, your words and the way they empower women.
    I dig words in general, I think they have the power to build or destroy.
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    September 18, 2014 at 6:06 am

    I really, really dig kindness.
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    Gunmetal Geisha
    September 19, 2014 at 9:59 am

    I have a thing for train tracks too… Oh and Lolita, my gosh Lolita.
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    September 20, 2014 at 6:39 am

    I really dig Elizabeth Berg too. Met her at an event at the Ann Arbor District Library a few years ago. She seems genuine…and happy to meet people that were happy to meet her.

    I also really dig camping adventures with my dog Katie..who is not a cat…but does similar calming work for her stressed out mom when she comes home from a long day at work.

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    September 30, 2014 at 8:44 am

    I really dig the pic of you and the camels. Juch cool animals. The cat does not look amused in this pic!

    Lots of great stuff here that you dig.
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    September 30, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    I really, really dig my fur kids. I missed them so much on vacation 🙂
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