Hello! Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you will feel welcome here at my humble little corner of the blogosphere. I started this blog August 13, 2010. It was Friday the 13th and I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. I read WordPress for Dummies and didn’t understand 90% of what I read. Yeah, that’s scary, I know. It’s now almost ten years later, and I’m still trying to figure out what I’m doing. Technology is definitely not my thing!
Who am I? I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend, and veterinarian. It feels strange not to also have daughter in that list, but I lost both my parents to cancer – my dad in 1994 and my mom in 2006. And boy do I miss them. I grew up in the 60s, was a teenager in the 70s, graduated from veterinary school and married in the 80s. I was the youngest of three daughters in my family. I’m a southern girl through and through and have always lived in Tennessee. My father was a private pilot who owned his own flight school and his passion was teaching others how to fly. My mother was a housewife, who went to work as a hostess at the Grand Ole Opry when her daughters grew up, and worked there for over 25 years. I met my husband in junior high, we started dating our senior year in high school and married 8 years later when he finished nursing school and I finished veterinary school. We have two amazing sons who are now grown. Both are engineers and live in a different state so we don’t get to see them as often as we’d like. I quit practicing veterinary medicine in the mid 90s when my youngest son was two. As much as I loved vet med, I just never could seem to find a healthy balance between being a mommy and being a veterinarian. So I decided to become a full-time stay at home mom. It was a decision I have never regretted. I wouldn’t trade my time at home with my kids for anything in this world. I went back to the veterinary field very briefly when my youngest was still in high school but things had changed and I decided that practicing was no longer for me. I’m still trying to figure out this empty nest thing.
Some things I love:
- God and His Holy Word
- Reading and studying the Bible
- Reading non fiction books, especially books about spirituality
- Hot lemon tea with honey
- Animals of all kinds
- My two cats- Nugget and Dakota
- Taking long walks in the woods
- Ed Sheeran’s music
- Watching old episodes of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Little House on the Prairie, and the Waltons (and you can stop rolling your eyes now)
- Crossword puzzles
- Candles and tealights
- Stationery, new and blank notebooks and journals, colored notebook paper and index cards
- Colored glass
- Collecting pigs
Why do I blog? I have many reasons. First and foremost for fun! I like to share ideas, thoughts, and opinions on a variety of topics that I find interesting…. homemaking, cooking, parenting, and spirituality just to name a few. I also love to share information and tales about veterinary medicine. And for selfish reasons, I hope to develop some writing skills along the way.
As my tagline says, I am a die-hard night owl. I gave up trying to convert to “morning larkism” a long time ago. I just plain and simply feel better at night, both physically and mentally and have more energy. For some reason, my brain comes alive at around 10 pm. So now you can understand a little better the meaning of the blog title.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will come back. I urge you to leave comments and feedback, both of which are greatly appreciated.