We’ve been celebrating the birth of Binkie, my sixth grandchild, who arrived on July 20. I am reminded of the amazing creatures we are every time I look at her little face and see so many people–her mom (my daughter), her dad, brother, sister, my hubby, my other daughters, her paternal grandparents, and even myself. Plus ancestors we’ve never met. Just think! Your very own face could show up in a tiny newborn, hundreds or even thousands of years from now.
Welcome to my messy life! I am lucky to live in a beautiful little Wisconsin village with the hubby I grew up with (we married at 16 & 17!). We have 3 lovely grown daughters, sons-in-laws, 6 adored grandkids and countless extended family and friends. By day I’m an administrative supervisor where I’m fortunate to work with some of the best people in the world. I turn into a pumpkin immediately upon coming home at night and therefore cannot leave my beloved cinders before duty calls the next morning. Our house is usually crazy with a parade of characters coming, going, and sometimes staying. There’s never a shortage of people to love or things to organize and share. I enjoy reading and writing, organizing, holding babies, drooling over grandkids, cooking, creating, homemaking, finding old 50 cent things, flowers, the very holiness of living, and simple poetry you don’t forget. I love happy greens, like the worn green velvet on my art room chairs. It beautifully catches the colorful, mundane, and sticky stuff of life: coffee, glitter, ice cream, glue, and cat hair too. Thank you for visiting! Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.