(Updated: 11 January 2021)
I am married to The Best Husband (TM), who is active-duty National Guard. We’ve known each other since the second (2nd) grade, began dating the spring of our second (2nd) year in college, and married two (2) years later, in the year 2000, at the age of 22 (a theme!). We have two (2) very cute boys (more twos!), who are wonderful and entirely too (
2 oops) smart for their own good. We homeschool them, which had always been our plan but became a necessity when they both developed pediatric feeding disorders, requiring a specific diet that schools could not provide for them (and I would feel irresponsible forcing them to accommodate). Now that most public schools are closed, I guess I’m glad I never got used to them leaving every day. 😉
We thought after our old cat and dog had to be put down that we wouldn’t have pets again — but we also didn’t expect our schedules to grind to a halt for statewide lockdowns. SO, we now have two (2!) girl cats, Nelly and Nova, and we wuv dem. They have been a great blessing during a most depressing time.
We live in a house. I can see horses out my kitchen window. They’re my neighbors’ horses, so I get to pet them but don’t have to take care of them. This is a win-win. The jury is still out on whether I’m a good homeowner.
I used to sing in two (2, lol!) choirs, before they became vectors for “deadly” viruses, but that all ended with the lockdowns. I’m still volunteering for the Symphony in an admin capacity, but I’m also an editor who gets paid to fix words (dream job!) and an always-stay-at-home-mom (also dream job, but one I’d occasionally like to wake up from to find myself on a tropical beach holding a mojito . . . ). I still do teach a music class for our local homeschool co-op, which is it’s own challenging fun. My boys now have a lot of therapy, so I’m turning more focus on that. This is not a bad thing. Now if I could just figure out how to plan meals like a grownup . . .
Despite everything, God has been very good to us, and continues to be so every day. 🙂 As Dave Ramsey is fond of saying: “I’m doing better than I deserve.” So much truth in that!
This blog was intended to be an everything, Mommy-style blog when it started out, and I’d wanted to talk about everything from parenthood to politics — but I think it will become more of a daily rumination and reporting kind of thing, where I write whatever I want, centering on nothing in particular (though maybe featuring certain topics more heavily than others, like my kids’ therapy journeys and my mental struggles).
Either way, it’ll probably be long-winded and disjointed, much like my brain. Enjoy! 😉