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Who Is Karn?

KarenIt’s a short story. Maybe some of you have noticed that my sister, and a few others, call me Karn or Karne at times. Yes, my name is Karen and is spelled K-A-R-E-N. But sometimes, I type so fast that my fingers run away from my brain and I type the -n- before the -e-. I have always done this. Since I learned to type in Jr High.

So, one day, about 13 years ago, I was typing, and my little sister, Emily, was with me. She was like, who’s Karne? Why do you keep typing Karne? (she was like 10 or 11 at the time) So I explained to her the reason above. From that day, the name stuck. She and her friends adopted the nick name.

"Karne" & Emily with their parents Doug & Ann and brother Michael WAY back when...

So, any present I get, or card, or even messages on facebook, the label will have Karne or Karn on the label or type. I’m very used to it and don’t notice the difference most of the time. My 2 year old neice, Adah, even thinks that my name is Auntie Karne. LOL When I type ‘Adah’, I usually type ‘Aday’ and have to backspace. Oh well, at least it resembles her real name other than “Ethel”. My husband has called Adah, Ethel, from the time that my sister was pregnant with her. He has ALWAYS called her Ethel and she answers to it. She’ll always be Ethel to Uncle David.

So, that’s the story of Karne. Maybe some of you have a funny story of a name change from someone or a nick name that you would like to share on our wall. Feel free to share it with us and our readers.

– Love

AKA Karne, Karn


Pretty In The Face, Say What?

Ok, I have eyes. I have a mirror. I also live with myself daily. I know that I am over weight. That’s a big DUH. In the last few months, I have successfully gained over 20 more pounds unintentionally. I don’t know how, if I did, I would stop it… What gets me, is that people look you up and down, like you don’t notice and then look at your face and smile, or look at you with disgust or pity.

Just because your over weight, fat, obese, how ever you put it, doesn’t mean that you desire to dress ugly either. I can’t stand going into a store to look at clothes that are labeled plus size, and everything you look at is shapeless and the most ugly material you’ve ever seen. One of my favorite stores is Lane Bryant, but I have pet peeves with it also. All of their models are NOT plus size!!!! They are regular, tall, big boned women. NOT PLUS SIZE. There are a few name brand stores, who are now carrying plus size clothing, you just have to pay an arm and a leg for them. (If only we could find a way to get rid of fat cells for the price instead of limbs… if only… lol)

Now that I’m on a roll, (and no, not the rolls on my stomach or back or legs, and no I didn’t say I wanted to eat a roll), it drives me insane to hear someone that is obviously skinny, call themselves fat. My little sister, Emily, whom you’ve been introduced to on this site, is barely 104 pounds soaking wet! Sometimes I just want to yell at her, “GO EAT SOMETHING!!!” I love her dearly. It’s just not fair that she got a skinny gene.

I am trying to remind myself that I am “fearfully and wonderfully made” by God and in His image. God doesn’t make no junk! (yes, I used a double negative). I can not “down” His handy work. Though I have a few suggestions… just kidding, He knows what I want changed.

All of that to say this, you’ve heard the old sayin’, don’t judge a book by it’s cover. Well, don’t judge a person by their layers of skin. You don’t know what they’ve been thru already and what has brought them to where they are. You’ve not walked a mile in my shoes or anyone else’s. I did not choose to be obese. I’m trying to change that. Be compassionate and not judgemental. I have a whole lot more to love! Now, if your a skinny minny, GO EAT SOMETHING! Be blessed!