What would you like to know?
I am a fifty-something (WOW…. Did I just say that? Where did my life go?) mom of four, Yaya (grandma) of five. Even though my kids are all adults now, that is probably how I will forever define myself. I call myself “fifty-something” not because I’m trying to be trendy or cutesy (neither of which I am) but because lately I can’t remember unless I do the math. And I despise math. Another fun fact you now know about me.
I am blogging to help me get over the loss of my Dad (six months ago) and fill the enormous hole it has left in my life.
Born and raised in the south into one of the most amazing families on the planet, I was raised with love and loyalty and tradition. Strong family values and morals were second nature.
I am engaged to a wonderful man that I was already married to once, thirty years ago. I believe everything happens for a reason and this was definitely one of those things. We were married for a brief couple of years and I was blessed with my first son. Twenty five years later we found each other again thanks to our children and the internet (go figure). I was about five years out of a twenty two year marriage that blessed me with my other three amazing children.
I love to cook absolutely anything and I especially love to bake and decorate cakes, but I hate the dishes afterwards. YUK! I am happiest and the least stressed when I am in the kitchen surrounded by bubbling pots and a whirring Kitchenaid (the commercial model of course…. It was my Christmas present from my sweetie the second year we were back together). It gives me a sense of control and a huge sense of accomplishment when people are enjoying my food. They think it works out pretty good for them as well.
I love almost any kind of music but my favorite is seventies. When I am at my most manic you will find me in the kitchen drinking wine, covered in flour, dancing like a mad woman and singing along with Donna Summer. I’ve scared the dog a few times. The cat won’t even come in.