Here I go! Stepping right out into the wide, wide world of the world-wide web.
I guess I’ll just start with a few things everyone needs to know about me.
1. I am a Christian. More about that, I’m sure, as we blog along.
2. I’m a happily married woman.
I know…novel concept. Been married and madly in love with the same man for over 30 years. He’s a server to all he knows, and a I like to be served, so it’s a good arrangement. Tee, hee!
3. My husband and I adopted three beautiful children.
We are an inter-racial family. My children carry the traits of several races, and my husband and I are boring shades of beige. We have learned a lot, to say the least. Being adoptive parents has given us unique perspective on everything from race relationships to infertility, and all kinds of things in between.
4. I homeschooled all three of my kids. Yep…for 25 years, I schooled my children from home…car…at grandma’s house…at the beach…in the front yard…
5. I have worked from home most of my married life.
Oh, I worked for other people, too. But there is something within me that just won’t let me try to NOT work at home. I call it, “serial-entrepreneurialism.” Yeah…it’s a thing!
6. I was an 80’s rock singer. Believe it!
7. I Hate clutter…no…let me re-phrase that. I LOOOOOOATH clutter.
Although, I do believe that a cluttered space of my own, can be somewhat therapeutic, the truth is that I have always tried to teach my kids (and husband) that everything has a place, and there’s a place for everything. And don’t kid yourself…if I have too many things and not enough places…the things have to go. And they do go!
8. I have struggled with weight and wellness my entire adult life.
Having been a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom, it has always been a mindset issue…never put myself first. And…to top it all off…I love to smoke! I love to eat! I hate to exercise! So, it’s no real surprise, that, until recently, I had no control of my weight.
9. I am no stranger to poverty.
I remember vividly as a child, eating morning cereal with water, because we had no milk. And let me tell ya, that only has to happen once for you to realize that you never want your own children to be without in similar fashion. It’s probably part of that whole “gotta make money at home” thing. I don’t know.
10. I’m obsessed with helping others…and now…let’s do that little thing, shall we?