I am so excited/nervous/thrilled/weirded out that Lisa has invited me to step into her dainty shoes this week. Thanks for the trust!
I think I will start with a little about me. I am 43, divorced (11 years – yeah), Mom to Max (14) and Catie (12). I work for a commercial real estate association in Northern VA. I live with my Mom in the home where I grew up in Great Falls, VA with my kids, my brother the left turning wing nut (LTWN), my nieces Jessica (16) and Jordan (12) every other weekend, 2 ancient cats (Dooley and Kringle aka Spawn of Satan) and Casey a 1 1/2 year old Golden Retriever.
I am 5″6 with hazel eyes and glasses, brown hair, 1 tattoo and 5 piercings. I met Lisa at a post GBS group probably 7 years ago. Even with the help of my trusty dictionary I don’t have the words to adequately describe how much she has enhanced my life. She is a sister of the soul.
I LOVE hockey and am a ginormous fan of the Washington Capitals. My Mom and I go to at least 20 games a year. We sit in Section 104, Row S, Seats 21 & 22 if you happen to be at a weekend home game – come on by! I played hockey until 3 years ago when a back injury dashed my NHL hopes. Lisa teased me about loving to put on my armor and hit boys with sticks. It was a major loss when I was told I couldn’t play anymore.
I: am in recovery; love my kids with a depth that I had no idea I was capable of and a ferocity that knows bounds; needlepoint; knit; rubber stamp; scrapbook; read a lot; am learning to pray with a sincere heart; never have too many purses or wallets; like a wide variety of music; am a beach person; try to see the positive side but can wallow in negativity; gossip; read People Mag. from cover to cover every week; don’t talk on the phone for pleasure enough; keep my talismans close; and stick post it notes on everywhere and on myself so I don’t forget stuff.
Maybe you have an idea of me now or just question Lisa’s judgement. Either way I enjoyed writing this and hope you will leave feedback/comments.
Breathe deep….Seek Peace