Sunday, January 30, 2011

Who the heck am I? (A brief but honest list and photo essay)

That's a good question and I guess now that I'm starting my own blog, this is a good time to contemplate!

-  I have a wonderful family

Hubster and kids

our 15 yr old yellow Lab, Harper

blog author in the middle

-  I am the Mommy of two wonderful children

- I am the Wife of a wonderful husband (whom I too often take for granted)

-  I am struggling with PPD (postpartum depression) which too often clouds my view of myself and gets in my way, but I'm working on it

-  I am a beginner/advanced beginner quilter and try to squeeze in a little of it every day

-  I am inspired by the blogs I have recently become addicted to-- there are amazing people out there sharing amazing things with thoughtful and amusing perspectives! (see my list of blogs I follow)

 - I love Nature

- I am the stepmom of 2 "boys" (and a girlfriend) who have now matured into fine young men and are wonderful half-brothers to their younger siblings

-  I am not the best cook (but my husband is)

homemade pizza night
-  I am a mostly organized person but have way too much clutter now that I have a family

-  I love the smell of fresh cilantro

-  I am not a huge fan of chocolate, but I occasionally get a craving

-  I have 2 left feet

-  I am a procrastinator

-  I tend to think too much and overanalyze

-  I'm not proud of it, but I am a smoker (My husband says I am the Lighter Dispersal Queen-- I tend not to always put things away immediately)

-  I love homemade banana bread

-  I am currently out-of-shape but intend to start yoga one of these days (or months)

-  I am the mother of a child with special needs (formerly diagnosed as Autism Spectrum Disorder, recently re-evaluated and "upgraded" to Pervasive Developmental Disorder- Not Otherwise Specified

-  I like Cabernet Sauvignon (and occasionally a cold Corona beer on a hot summer day)

-  I need to work on my patience

-  The part of my wardrobe that I wear consists of:  slippers when I'm in the house, combination of yoga pants-with-a-t-shirt or tank-and- zip up hoodie (in assorted colors) OR if I really get dressed up for the day:  blue jeans and/or cargo pants (How's that for glamorous??)

- I am part of a weekly DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) Skills group that I love

- I like when it snows and an occasional snow day, but this winter, I am ready for Spring!!

- I have one of those weekly pill-box organizers for my "cocktail" of daily medications (but I only sporadically take my multivitamin and Omega 3s b/c they're so darn big and the latter tend to repeat on you, if you know what I mean)

- I need to take life and myself less seriously

    Okay, so the list is somewhat random, but I think that's enough for my first post.  Hello, out there (or perhaps its just hello self at this point, since I have no followers and don't intend to announce to those who already know me that I am doing this-- my little cyber secret/alternate identity).

   If you're out there and having a read, please don't hesitate to comment-- I'd love to hear from you!

Have a good day!!