Thursday, January 5, 2012

...and away we go!

Not sure where to start, but here it is. I'll share a bit about myself this time. I am  a 49-year-old mother of two teenage sons. Ian is a sophomore in college and Ben is in the 8th grade. I am now the "shortie" of the family, that is if you don't count Tootsie. She is my constant. My little 13-year-old angel and pet miniature Dachshund. Take a tip from me and NEVER get one. You will never want another dog. Consider yourself warned.

I'm so proud of how my young men have turned out. I've been told it was because I was a good mother (thanks, Bobby). I think they are just good people. Ian is a smart, talented man with a golden future ahead of him. He is pursuing a degree in Music Production at the ACM@UCO in Oklahoma City. I was honored to hear his first production effort earlier this year and was as pleased and proud as a mother could possibly be. He is a gentle giant and has a huge heart. I still see the little boy in him even as he grows into a man before my eyes.

Ben. My baby. He is smart and talented and calm and quiet. He has such a beautiful smile and gives the best hugs. If you met him you would think, "What a shy young man." This is part of his charm as he has a wicked sense of humor and surprised us all when he performed stand-up comedy in his school's talent show this fall. He killed! My hairdresser even told me of 3 people who told her how funny his act had been. The talk of our town.

I live in a teeny tiny house with a not-so-teeny-tiny mortgage. I bought it last year and plan to stay here at least until Ben has graduated. I don't want to move him away from his school and family even though I plan to be married within the year to a wonderful man. My sweet Bobby. He lives about 40 miles away on 10 acres in the country where we plan to build our dream home within a couple of years. That undertaking will probably be a blog in itself. Anyway, I will split my time between here and there and Bobby will do the same. I thank God for finding such an understanding man for me to share my life with. We are committed to each other and, even living apart, we make a great team.

If you have read this far, I hope you will stay tuned. There are so many things I want to share here. I'll tell you about things I love, things I don't love, frustrations and joys, new things and old things. I hope to share recipes and other things from my life that I enjoy. I'm open for suggestions.

Stick with me, old friends and new. Maybe you'll learn something or just be entertained.