Hey…I’m glad you stopped by my blog. I have a lot of content that you can look back through to see where I’ve been and what I’ve done. I haven’t shared much over the last few years but I plan to get back to writing more this coming year…2018.
I am a mom to four pretty cool kids. I won’t post their names on here because two of them are teenagers…that should be explanation enough. But I will instead refer to them by their ages. For example, “Right now all my kids are supposed to be asleep but Fifteen is in his bed taunting Eleven in the other room and all I can hear is a mumbling from one room and Eleven shouting for Fifteen to shut up. It’s happened at least five times.” Lovely and absolutely true. Now don’t be confused. Five was actually being used as a number. I do not have a five-year old. Currently (I keep this part updated) my kids are: Twenty-two (girl), Twenty (boy), Fifteen (boy) and Thirteen (boy). And I really do love them and think they are amazing. And rarely annoying anymore.
On to Hubby…I may refer to him by name, Bill, or call him hubby. I don’t think he’ll care so that’s easy. He was my high-school sweetheart (although he was well out of high school when we started dating…”cradle robber” has been occasionally mentioned but never by me. ;)) We have been married for twenty-six years and it was the best decision I’ve ever made. He’s not perfect but thank God for that because neither am I and how unfair would that be?
Me? I’m really tall and I can’t tell you what color my hair is because it changes often and I don’t want to admit that it’s getting grossly gray. I like to sing, read and write. I believe that creativity and lack of clutter may be inversely related so let’s just say that I’m quite creative. (Which means I live amongst piles and stacks of things I need to get to and I can never seem to find my keys.) I was actually diagnosed with A.D.D. in 2017 which answers a whole lot of questions for me and I’m thankful to have some of those answers. I’m learning (very slowly) to play guitar. I think deep down I’d like to be a rocker but I’m told I have a “sweet sound” and that I sing like Allison Krauss, so that’s not likely.
My first book, Where the Pink Houses Are, is a love story set in Ireland. It’s about second chances and learning that no one is beyond redemption. It’s available on Amazon. Some libraries carry it and if yours doesn’t, you can request it. The book info is here. My second book, Where the Yellow Flowers Grow, is another love story (of course…because that’s just fun) and it is set in the same quaint Irish town as the first with some continuing characters and some new. You can find it on Amazon as well.
Other than the things I’ve just mentioned, most of my time is taken up these days with my real estate business. Which means my writing has taken a back seat…I mean reaaaallly back seat over the last few years. But my husband just joined me in my biz and part of the goal is that he will be able to run our real estate business in the winters when it’s a bit slower so I have time to write! It’s currently Dec 2017 and I’m hoping to write my third book in the next few months!
Now just a little about this blog. I started it many years ago just because I felt like God wanted me to have an outlet for writing and it was very therapeutic. As I update this page, it’s been over a year since I wrote a post. But that’s not because I don’t want to write. I do and I need to start writing again. But I can make no promises. I’ve been on a journey over the last four years that has had me cautious to share much of what’s rattling around in my brain as I’m still trying to figure so many things out. But I’m not ready to let go of this blog so even if it’s not very often, I’m still going to post my thoughts from time to time. Thanks for stopping by!
oh…and my cute family pic was taken by: SjBridgeman Photography And tho it’s an oldie, it’s a goodie! Here is a more current pic taken at my sister’s wedding in July 2017:
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