Cousin Dana is feeling better and she is going to share her adventures with us~ I’m excited that she is joining us here on the blog. For those who have asked how we are related, our grandfathers were brothers. We think that makes us 2nd cousins or is that first cousins once removed? We don’t know and we don’t really care. We’re cousins and that’s good enough for us. Here’s her first post with many more to come. Her posts will be under “Life On The Edge Of Crazy”
Hi y’all! I thought for my first post I’d tell you some things about me. Sometimes I’ll be serious and sometimes goofy. Sometimes I’m sane and sometimes I’m tettering on the edge of crazy.
I’m 56 years old and I’ll be 57 in January. I don’t mind telling anyone my age. I refuse to be defined by my age. I’m defined by my actions. My very wise aunt once told me that you always stay the same person your whole life. That never changes. Your outlook may mature, your opinions will change but you’re still the same person you were as a child. She was right.
In a few days I’ll celebrate my 35th anniversary to The Man. Don’t ask me how I did it, I simply don’t know, but somehow when I wasn’t paying attention I became old enough to have been married 35 years.
I gave birth to two children, Sonshine and Babykat. Sonshine will have his 30th birthday at the end of November and Babykat will have her 28th birthday in February. They are my reason for being. They are the my finest creation. They are my heart, my soul, my everything. I have learned more from them than I could ever teach them. I’m so blessed to have them. I love them unconditionally.
Although I only gave birth twice I have many “adopted” children. Most of them have very good parents. Some don’t. My “adoption” of them is symbolic. I’ll call them my heart children. They’re all very important to me and very loved.
I am an animal lover. If I could go to the zoo, any zoo, every day I’d be happy. There is an exception, though. Snakes. It’s not completely accurate to say I’m afraid of them. I have a snake phobia. A picture of them terrifies me. Along with the warnings about nudity, adult situations or violence, tv and movies should have a snake warning. I know all the things they do to help the ecosystem. I don’t care. I’d be happy if they were extinct.
I have a wonderful granddog that I love very much but out of all animals I love cats. I speak cat. Cats and I understand each other. We’re on the same wavelength. Some people think they’re aloof and uncaring. Nothing could be further from the truth. Out of all the cats I’ve ever had I never had one like that. At the moment I’m the proud cat mom of two cats. They’re my furry babies.
Five and a half years ago I was diagnosed with Stage 1 colo/rectal cancer. I don’t have cancer anymore and for that I’m grateful but six weeks of radiation left me disabled. I refuse to let it control my life any more than necessary. It’s MY life, not cancer’s.
I’m going to take you on my adventures house hunting. I’ll tell you about packing and moving. Then I’ll talk about the home we chose and the different DIY projects I’m doing. We’ll talk about my cats. Sometimes we’ll talk about serious subjects. If there’s anything else you’d like to hear about let me know.
So, that’s a little about me. You’ll always get the truth as how I see it. I can be blunt. I can be without a filter. I’m never mean or cruel. There’s enough of that in the world. The way I see it if I’m treating others the way I want to be treated then I’m doing pretty good. You may not agree with me and that’s ok. If we all agreed we might as well be robots.
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