Got Some

It’s a very special Wednesday here in Sluiter Nation!  Today’s recruit is WAY special.  But first you probably need to know what a Recruit is, so go here.  I’ll wait.

So this week’s Recruit is so close to me that he actually sleeps with me.

That’s right.  This week I am bringing you the words of my sweet husband, Cortney.  Did you know he blogs?  Well, he sort of blogs. OK, he has really good intentions of blogging.  Alright, he started a blog.  It’s called Tasty Buttered Toast.  Sometimes he puts his thoughts there.  But not as often as I wish he would. Because people?  He is a damn fine writer when he wants to be.

He started his blog when he was unemployed, and now that he IS employed…and back to school…and bowling league…and a dad of a toddler…and husbanding a pregnant wife who is carrying his next son…well, he is a bit swamped.

Plus he was the one who encouraged my words.

And because I love his words (and his cute booty), he is here today.


I was asked to be a “recruit” over a month and a half ago… at first I thought I was a neat idea.  Write for the blog that I encouraged, nay, convinced Kate to write.  And here we are, how many hundred posts later, more readers than she could have ever imagined from parts of the world she’s never traveled.  Anxious to read those comments from so many of you, most of which she has never met in person, but talks about so often you’d swear she just got home from having lunch with them.

For me this blog is more than just an outlet to share the goings on of our little family, but it’s a chance for my darling wife to vent her frustrations, share her successes, and probably most importantly get support from her “fan base” to get her through those rough patches… and you all know we have had our share of those.  A HUGE thank you, and you know who you are, for being there when we needed that little extra something to get us through a rough spot.

So, back to this recruit thing… at first I thought it was a neat idea, not to mention a great way to give me a chance to put my mark on her little slice of the blogosphere pie.

It’s an interesting position to be in… I feel as though most of you already know so much about me already, what is there new to share?  What is there that I want to share?

Well, let’s see… I’ve hit a hole-in-one, bowled a 300 game.  I wonder why there is so much spitting in baseball, even by the players that don’t chew or eat sunflower seeds.  I don’t understand why some people with a NASCAR sticker in their back window choose to drive under the speed limit.

At one time in my life I was an avid pro-PC geek… back then, it was mostly just to antagonize my pro-Mac friends.  Truth be told I haven’t had enough time on a Mac to know that I don’t like it, I just know that the stuff I do on a PC would be different on a Mac; and change at this point isn’t a good choice.  I have a pretty good feeling that at some point, there will be an Apple product in this house (other than an iPod).

I’m not much of a cook, but I pride myself on putting out a solid spread at breakfast time… all credit to my late father for those skills.  He could grill just about anything, but breakfast, specifically omelets; were his specialty.

Well there you have it.  Not too shabby for my first post on the blog with my last name in the header.  I must say, I’m quite proud of the little space that Kate has created, built, and maintained on her own.  Thank you for your continued support of her writing and well-being.  Your comments and site visits make my heart smile.


He doesn’t have a ton of posts, but he has some that I really love.

When his Grandpa Sluiter passed on Christmas last year, he wrote this:  Parting Ways

His take on lullabies:  Squeeze Box

And every post he writes about his dad gets me.  This one is from last year:  And I Walk the Long Road

I know he hasn’t posted over there since August, but when he does write…man does he write.  I can’t wait until he writes about being a dad someday.  I know it will be fabulous since he is so wonderful at it.

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. What a lovely person to recruit (plus you could so easily bug him if he didn’t meet his deadline!)

    I feel happy after reading this and seeing how you are each other’s biggest cheerleaders and fans 🙂

  2. Dang girl! I cannot imagine my husband ever, EVER writing a post for me. It would be awesome. You are one lucky chick to have that support. That’s a man who will be with you in your darkest hour.

    Oh and Cort?

    I’m a Mac. 😉

  3. I’ve never had michael post, I’m not sure if he would even if I asked. Did you give Katie the freedom to be “editor” before she hit publish?

    although everything you wrote was sweet. See, I’m afraid Michael would write about ugly sweater abuse and stuff. 🙂

    • While she would have had the ability to edit my post, it appears to be pretty much how I wrote it.

      No unnecessary filters or added ego stroking that I can find. 🙂

  4. Maija @ Maija's Mommy Moments says

    I LOVE this! I love how supportive and understanding he is. Katie you have a total keeper there (which of course I know you already know).

  5. Cort – I’ve visited Tasty Buttered Toast before (I mean come ON! Those three word strung together are going to get my attention…)

    The first post I read there was “Gonna See My Friend” and it shared your excitement about seeing your lovely wife; how much you miss her and think about her.

    Yeah. I loved that post.

    I have to say (and I really mean it) the kind of pride, support and unconditional love you show to Katie is the BEST gift you could ever give to her and, even better, to Eddie (and Charlie – Hooray!)

    Katie, by choosing a man like Cort, you show your boys (and any other children you may have) that you deserve your partner’s pride, support and unconditional love.

    You two as a couple demonstrate the way people want and need to be treated.
    So your sweet babies will grow up feeling loved, finding love, giving love.
    Just like that.

    And there’s no better gift on earth.

  6. JDaniel4's Mom says

    This was such fun to read! I bet the omelets are wonderful.

  7. Looks like you and I are similar types of dudes. We put our women first. Your son will see how you are providing and supporting your wife and learn to be a good man.

    Great guest post. Can’t wait to see Charlie.

  8. Hi Cortney;
    I’m not over here as much as I’d like to be, but I truly love Katie’s blog and Katie! Yes I’ve read a lot about you, but what do you know about me? I know you’re just sitting on the edge of your seat.
    1. Back in the day (I’m old, really old) I used to play golf. My ex-husband taught me. By the time we divorced, I “almost” played well enough for a handicap.
    2. I once bowled a hundred. True story.
    3. I wonder why all those football players pat each other on the butt.
    4. Soooooo, YOU saw my sticker the one time I drove my car into Michigan. I swear, it just doesn’t go any faster than that.

    NICE to meet ya, Cortney! Say hello to the Mrs for me, will ya?


  9. so nice to meet the guy who makes Katie smile so wide…and learning some very interesting stuff about you was an added bonus.

    your wife is a lucky gal and you my friend are one lucky guy to have that amazing woman as your “girl”.