If I said I write, work and parent when you can pry me off a horse, it would be fiction. The realities of life keep me on the ground far too much, the upside of which is that every moment I can find to ride is all the more precious.
This blog was conceived as a chronicle of midlife parenting while rediscovering my country roots. Thanks to life events it has also chronicled divorce, an autism diagnosis, falling in love again and remarriage. There is little I haven't touched on over the years, including adoption, politics, religion, relationships, codependency, and of course -- hobby farming, parenting children with special needs and having my IUD removed.
Once I posted about how my then-first-grader punched a boy in the junk. That post was syndicated by BlogHer and then re-syndicated on Today Moms where it got tons of comments. Some of them weren't very nice, but that doesn't bother me one bit. Except for the one dude who suggested tracking me down via my BlogHer profile...that was a little creepy.
What else is there to know? I live in south central Washington State, I work for the 4th largest winery in the US in a managerial role (which I do not write about). I may not be living the life I dreamed of, but I'm enjoying the life I have. I love my husband, I love my children, I love my parents and my friends. I love my job. I have opinions on just about everything.
I don't blog for a living, I have a terrific career with a great company. Blogging is fun, it is an outlet and it provides me a platform to share my views on some things that are personally important. I will not shill products, beg for free things, ask you for money or compromise my values. I don't give a rat's ass about being a popular blogger, I just want to have a place to write and hopefully write well.
I welcome all comments, not just those that agree with my opinions.