About Linda

Linda Kauffeldt is a writer by day and a reader by night. For as long as she can remember, words have been dancing in her head waiting to be transformed into stories about her life experiences and sometimes misadventures. She has a dark and sarcastic sense of humour which she adds to her essays like dashes of salt and pepper. Linda writes honestly about her experiences living with complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) and social anxiety disorder, while navigating her grief journey after the sudden death of her son in 2017. When not writing, Linda can be found walking her lovable Australian Shepherd, Daisy, along the Algonquin Trail near her home. She also loves spending time with her husband at their log cabin in the middle of nowhere. Oh, and chocolate ice cream. She absolutely loves chocolate ice cream.

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    1. They certainly are! It took me awhile to realize that and now I wouldn’t have it any other way. Thanks for dropping by to the Cabbage Patch. 🙂

  1. wait just a darned second! You mean the rows are SUPPOSED to be straight? since when, huh? I don’t wanna make em straight! they will never grow ……….okay, rant over….headed out to the garden with a yard stick and a shovel….dang it all

  2. I knew you were my kind of people when I found your blog. I’ve been told by the beautiful family gardeners before me that the rows are indeed supposed to be straight. Since the green thumb gene never made it to me, I think my crooked rows speak volumes to my family, “I’ll do it my way, gawd dammit!”. So, hold off with that yard stick and shovel, we’re perfect just the way we are.

    1. It’s never dull here in the Cabbage Patch and the crooked and uneven rows just add to it. I’m so happy that you like crooked rows as well; we’re going to get along famously! 🙂

    1. Sending a whole barrel full of imaginary cabbage your way…hopefully, they help you eat healthier. Thanks for dropping by the Cabbage Patch; I look forward to getting to know you and to following your blog. 🙂

    1. Hi Stephanae! It’s certainly never dull here at the Cabbage Patch 😉 . I look forward to getting to know you and to following your blog. Thank you for stopping by 🙂

      1. Hi Linda, I always look forward to the weekends so I can do some blog visitations. This weekend I have my grandson so I’ll be playing a lot of catchup but I will be by the Cabbage Patch. Have a great day! 🙂

    1. Thank you for dropping by the Cabbage Patch and for the shout out! It is greatly appreciated. I look forward to getting to know you and to following your blog.

    1. Thank you for the shout out! I truly appreciate it and am deeply humbled by the nod. Also, I am looking forward to getting to know you and to following your blog. 🙂

  3. HC – what a wonderful blog you have here and very nice to meet you. Thank you for following my blog, I will certainly take time to visit yours as well. I hope your day is a happy one! 🙂

    1. Thank you for dropping by the Cabbage Patch. I am looking forward to getting to know you and to following your blog. While I can’t remember how I stumbled upon your blog, I am happy that I did as I truly believe that, in sharing our stories, we come out stronger, more compassionate and hopeful. Thank you for sharing yours. 🙂

  4. Linda, thank you so much for the follow. I was truly touched by your tribute to your friend. I can tell you are a person of dept and insight. I look forward to getting to know you!

  5. I have really enjoyed reading your blog this evening though I am so sorry you recently lost your dearest friend. Thank-you very much for visiting my blog and for the follow. Clare 🙂

    1. I am happy that you enjoyed reading my blog and that you dropped by the Cabbage Patch. I look forward to following your blog. 🙂

  6. Thanks for venturing of the patch out to like my post on the dangers of too much sitting. A good place to start. I am enjoying my visit to the cabbage patch.

    1. You’re very welcome, Tony. It does me good to venture out of the patch every now and then. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Cabbage Patch; I do hope you will come back. I’m looking forward to following your blog as well. 🙂

  7. I really enjoyed visiting your blog Linda and thank you for stopping by to browse mine. Your “patch” sounds like a lovely place to cultivate life.

  8. great blog i got your blog from blogging meetup group with eric this is great to meet and fun being here. i will follow you as suggested and to have that group we need each other 🙂 blessings

    1. Thanks for the follow and I have followed you back. I’m looking forward to following your blog and getting to know you. Thanks for stopping by the Cabbage Patch. 🙂

  9. What a great About page, Linda. It certainly brought a smile or three to my face. 🙂 As for the idea of cabbages in straight rows… what does it matter as long as the individual cabbages are perfect?
    It’s great to know you Linda/HC and I know already I’ll enjoy exploring your cabbage patch.:)

    1. Awww, thanks again, Millie, for your kind words. I have always measured my day’s success by whether or not I made at least one person smile and laugh. You have made my day by telling me that my About page made you smile. It’s truly the little things that matter most in life. I’m looking forward to following your blog and getting to know you better. 🙂

  10. Hello Linda: Thank you for visiting my website and choosing to follow. I just had a lovely visit around your lovely, lighthearted website, and look forward to following your adventures. All my best to you. 🐞

  11. Loved this. Highly allergic to cats, I lay claim “crazy dog lady.” My little Shih Tzu TinkerToy goes almost everywhere I do – and his fans recognize him first, interested in the person at the other end of the leash only in passing.

    Search for “Menage a Moi” on my blog (top right) for my humorous take on who I am. From what I read, you’ll most certainly relate.
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
    – ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder –
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

    1. I definitely will read it. It’s funny how we can be defined by our wee fur babies first and foremost. And I have the cat hair to prove it (but I will visit you from a distance so as not to cause your allergies to act up).

      1. lol. Now that I am older, with the help of today’s OTC allergy medications, as long as I don’t touch the cat (or touch my face after touching anything in the room of a cat-keeper), I’m okay for a fairly lengthy visit.

        When I was in college I couldn’t even sit next to someone who lived in a “cat-house” without uncontrollable sneezing fits. Interesting hopping around movie theatres, hoping that nobody with a cat had to crawl over me to make a trip to the concession stand or the bathroom. 🙂

        I see you have a dog as well – similar to mine. My last Shih Tzu. Tabitha lived to be 19 – hearing and vision primarily gone for her final 2-1/2 years – but she was still the same lovable pup inside and clearly wanted to be here. She was the color of a tabby-cat as a puppy – thus the name.

        I wish I could get a kitty for 2 year old TinkerToy – he needs somebody to keep him amused when I have my fingers on the keyboard and my gaze frozen on the monitor.

    1. Thank you very much for your kind comments. I am so happy that you enjoyed your time here at the Cabbage Patch. Also, thank you for the follow; I look forward to following you and getting to know you. 🙂

  12. Linda: It was lovely seeing your name flit across my blog today. Next time you float by, leave a message even if it is only to say I am full of beans..or some other noxious materiel….

    1. I tried to leave a comment … especially one to let you know that I would be dropping by one of these days to taste test your delicious sounding recipe … but I wasn’t able to as it said that ‘comments were closed’.

      I am slowing getting back into the groove of reading again which encourages me immensely.

      What time do you usually serve dinner????

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