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
Just popping by. Hey HK GREAT POST!!! Did Lisa tell you she is learning how to stamp? I’m a scrapbooker as well. Look forward to reading more.
YEY for HK’s first post! Woo-Hoo! You did just fine, missy. And you made me blush all the way over in OK with your sweet words. I AM all that and a bag of chips, indeed!
Keep on posting – I’m reading!
Nancy – I about jumped out of my chair when I saw a comment! In FFX co. 7th & 8th grades are Jr. High. Max is in 8th and Catie is in 7th. They both like JH better than Elementary but HATE the hours. We have to be at the bus stop at gulp..6:20AM yuck!!
Thanks again for reading!!!
So glad to meet you! That sounds like one crazy house where you live. I would be leaving post its everywhere as well. Our kids are the same age. Do you like high school? My son just started. My twin girls turned 12 on Oct 6.
I look forward to reading more from you!