So, here I am.....

The girl that said she'd never blog. The far from computer savvy girl that is always up for a challenge despite a serious lack of time.My blog goals. Do I have blogging goals? Hmmm, I guess I should. So I pledge to be funny, lighthearted, not vent or complain to much and maybe just maybe share a crumb of wit and wisdom on occassion.I will most likely chat about etsy, my addiction and muse. the incredible artsists and friends I have found in a community that oozes with creativity, friendship, support and a home for all things handmade.You will hear me ramble about the insanity of my life including my 3 boys, ages 12, 16 and 53. Yes, that last one I am married to, but trust me, he is just as much boy as man. After 17 years of marriage I find myself raising him along with them. Then again, he would probably say the same of me at times. I will often speak of friends I would go to the ends of the earth for and a family that more often than not defines dysfunction. Then again, I strongly believe a functional family is the stuff legends are made of.I am a lover of music of all kinds and not so much the TV ( except maybe Glee). I have an addiction to handmade glass, especially venetian and lampwork beads as well as unique pottery. I have made a concerted effort to tame my jewelry fetish with my own creations which can be seen at you haven't figured out by now, I can jabber my jaws and my fingers as if someone could care what I have to say.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

meeting a Milestone

Today I met a milestone in my life and its just a matter of time til it kicks my ass. Yep, today was the day that I became mother to a teenager. Now, believe me, I thank the Dear Lord daily for giving me boys, but he's a teenager just the same. He may not leave the human race and conduct hostage negotiations like a 16 year old girl, but he is also not immune to the occupation of his soul at times by a combative, self absorbed, antiauthoriatarian all American punk! As this happens, I will do my best to remeber to continue to count my blessings and thank the Lord for boys.

Now, i have also come to grips with the fact that this makes me of an age eligible of having a teenager. Whole different ball game there. I am crossing over to the dark side. slowly and begrudgingly, but crossing just the same. I realize that even if I had my children at a young age, this would make me OLD. No more foolin myself ( we all know how well i do that) into thinking I am only getting up there because I had my kids later. ( okay, mid thirties, not like I was old and gray at the time). But it is becoming increasingly more difficult to ignore the fact that I am crossing over. Afterall, DH received an AARP card this week. I should be more sensitive, but I'm not. i laughed hysterically!

and so, though I am still dillusional enough to think my kids think I'm cool, I also know this time is narrowing and I am riding the cusp of being the nersy old mom they hide from and whisper about. Oh well. I guess that means they're normal.


babyleila said...

Good luck with your new teenager :) Thankfully I still have a few years to go until that stage! Beautiful designs by the way!

Chris Stone said...

Did you frame the AARP card? And congrats on using HTML! someone showed me... but. It'll take more than that!
Wait 'til the boys learn how to drive... maybe then you'll be wishing for girls!