Hello all...that is the cheery way I start alot of emails...thought it would be a good way to start a blog. As if a group as big as "all" will be reading this. Anyway...it is Friday night and I finally got the courage and time to start my own blog. Wow, kudos to me. What exactly are kudos anyway? Ok, see I am rambling and not going anywhere. Maybe that is what this space is going to be for me. Maybe but maybe not. I will start with who I am or better yet, who I think I am. I am 46, a little overweight...OK more than a little, with a husband and 3 teenagers. One is at college and I call her the queen. I had a terrible time letting her go but now I am getting into it. The two left at home are teenage boys. I must say though, that I am very lucky. My husband has a good job and is a wonderful man. He is probably the smartest person I know although he still drives me crazy. I am sure that he is totally okay with my little habits and that they don't bother him at all. That is just who he is...and if I do bug him...he would never be so rude as to say so. He is a real catch and I wonder most days how he puts up with me...like I said, I am very lucky.
My husband and I met 23 years ago at a bar...I told my kids it was a "club"...you know what I mean when you are trying to make them perfect. Anyway, we met and married after 9 months. I was a traveling nurse from New York by way of Florida and he was a framer (construction guy) from western Colorado. Yep, you guessed it...we are polar opposites. They say opposites attract, right? He is calm with a fuse that blows about once a year and I am constantly anxious and worried. Makes for a great marriage...don't you think? Actually it has made for a great marriage, not without the bumps but really a stable, kind of union that will last. Like I said, I am really lucky.
I really was planning on telling you why I called the blog "Where ya from?" Initially, I was going to call it some fabulous name about changing my "paradigm" and living fully but those were already used. So I got to thinking about what people say to me and it is always...where ya from?...usually after I ask for a cup of "cawfee" or tell the kids to go get the "dawg". You see, I am from New York and raised in Florida by a NYPD guy (God rest his soul) so I still have the accent. Well, when you live in a tiny town in the mountains outside of Denver...I am not the norm. I have lived here for 21 years but still people say..."Where ya from?" and I look at my family and then answer..."Oh I am from New York but I have lived in Colorado for over 20 years", to which they reply " you still have a little accent"...and I always say "yeah, I know"...and they say "I think it is cool". My husband always laughs and I smile knowingly because really if you think about it...being cool at 46...is really cool!
As my love, Ms Moon says....la di da!
It's been good tawkin' to ya...we'll tawk soon!