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Today's post is about being real. I have many blogs on my reader (read: I spend most of my life reading about other people's lives) and Heather decided it was time. So here I go.
I was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and moved around between the ages of 12 and 21 (Wisconsin, 3 parts of Ohio, Texas and New Mexico) before returning 'home' ... and home is where I intend to stay.
I am the third child of four; the second daughter of two. My sister and I played Barbies and school growing up and spent our summers eating Kraft macaroni and watching The Golden Girls. I am proud to say she is one of my best friends today.
For 8 years of my life, I played the flute. THAT, my friends, is how lame I was. I wasn't allowed to quit so I was even in the marching band wearing those nasty-year's-old polyester jumpsuits, suspenders, spats and giant plastic hat.
I am the proud Auntie Tidbit to a niece and nephew - Isabella and Nathaniel. I love spoiling them with handmade goodies whenever I can. My only wish is that they didn't live so far away.
Visiting every Sunday, I heard many precious stories and I learned first-hand what Alzheimer's does to a person. Although I left in tears many times, I always came back. I was with them both when they passed later that year. I am proud to have known them the last year of their lives.
Found Fred at a Ben Folds concert a year or so later - a well behaved, small town boy that is one of the nicest and supportive people I know. We clicked instantly and have now been married for 5 1/2 years and have a 3 year old son. They are my favorite two boys.
Etsy shop on the (very, very) side and wish I had more time to devote to it. Instead, I live vicariously through the many quilter's blogs I read.
I will read anything but Romance-Schmomance. Ewww.
Sienna, our cat, is crazier and meaner than ever.
Elliot has 3 sets of grandparents and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He is a lucky boy to have so many people in his life that love him so very much.
I don't eat vegetables - they taste so bitter!
I am scared of moths and have a general dislike all bugs.
My one and only speeding ticket was for going 84 in a 55. I was out of state. In my sister's car. No where near my sister's city. And it was like 10 pm. I thanked the trooper for not ticketing me at my actual speed which would've gotten the car impounded. [Edited to add: I've had 2 speeding tickets in my life... I just managed to forget about the other one while writing this. Ironically, both involve my sister in some way. Bad luck charm?]
Blogging is a great outlet for me. I love writing, editing and posting for the world to see. Someday, I'd like to be a writer.
I am thankful for my life - for the challenges, ups, downs, disappointments and joys. The heartaches, losses, gains and love. I wouldn't be me, and I wouldn't be here if it weren't for all of that.