Hmm what could I possibly say about myself? This reminds me of all the times I had to tell pledges about myself when they were rushing the sorority I was in. However, things about myself have definitely changed since then. That was over 10 years ago. Holy crap! Ok I’m getting off track. As you’ll eventually notice there are usually about a HUNDRED tabs open in my brain at all times. My mother and husband both yell at me that I don’t finish telling them one thing before starting to tell them about something else. I cannot help this. If I don’t get it out, I won’t remember later! My poor husband gets loads of texts from me and then I except him to respond to each one (but he usually only responds to the very last thing I sent. Grrr.) Ok back to reality again.
In June 2016, I was given the best job I have ever had in my entire life…mother or as I call it mommasaurus to my Finasaurus. My son Finley “Fin” is my world. There is no one I love more than him. Yes I love my husband and my parents and my family and my friends. But the love I have for this kid goes above and beyond any other love I have ever had. Then in July 2018, I was blessed with giving birth to a wonderful little girl, Hazel Louise. She is a chubby, sassy little thing that loves to eat! She absolutely is a daddy’s girl already and loves her brother. She watches everything he does and has already began to torture him. She has RBF just like myself but a smile that lights up the room. I cannot wait to have mother/daughter adventures with her.)
Besides my job of being a mother (which sometimes I rock and other times I’m seriously the typical hot mess mom) and having the job of kick-ass wife (my husband totally agrees with this because I never ever nag) I do love my real job as well. I’m a teacher, a special education one. I LOVE IT! I could write an entire book about being a teacher and it would be hilarious. Another thing about myself is that I find myself laughing at all the witty things I come up with in my head. Whether or not others find me funny, I think I’m quite a hoot.
I love to cook. I find it relaxing and I love when people eat my cooking. I like to believe that I became a good cook because of my have allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities. And no they’re not all in my head (dad!). I’m currently working on my baking skills. I tell Fin and Hazel all the time that once they are older, they’ll be able to help me. I will be posting my recipes, so check them out! You can also check out http://fulleritup.blogspot.com/ for all of my older recipes.
I have two dogs that I love but drive me crazy. Ulysses (middle name Sherman after General William Tecumseh Sherman of the Union Army). I named him after President Ulysses S. Grant. My second favorite president is a crazy, hyper dog. But sooooo lovable! As the years have gone on, he has gotten less hyper. He is also very protective. Takoda, is so sweet and never stops wiggling her butt.
Another obsession, JFK. In 4th grade we had to do a oral report on anyone. I decided to pick a president. I was going to do Teddy Roosevelt (which is my husband’s favorite president…weird), but I decided to do John F. Kennedy. Well that’s when the obsession began. But as I got older it became worse. I have a picture in my living room of him.
I love to workout. I have always worked out and viewed it as a chore but over the past few years I have being going to a CrossFit gym and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I look forward to going. Two kids and two years (so far) of CF and I’m the happiest I have ever been looking in the mirror.
I love anchors (I even have an anchor tattoo) and pineapples (which I will be getting a tattoo of this year). I do love a lot of other things, they include: tater tots (don’t ask me to share because I won’t), smoothies, coffee, my grandmother’s pasta sauce, almond butter, reading historical nonfiction, my family and friends, red wine (Saturday are wine nights), Marvel movies, Jurassic World, walking, day trips, Disney World (been going since I was 3) and all things Disney, traveling, the beach, things on sale, and I’m sure there are a bunch of other things I can’t think of right now.
So I hope you take this journey with me as I try to navigate through my quirky life (where I often feel blindfolded) and either entertain you, inform you, help you, or just give you an excuse to “check your phone”.