I have to start right off the bat by being brutally honest with you and admit that I don’t know a darn thing about blogs or blogging. I am truly technologically challenged. Setting up this blog has been much more of an ordeal than I thought it would be. The set-up was supposed to take seconds or minutes but has taken me a whole day and I still have a long way to go! This is a WHOLE new world for me. I will confess, I read Word Press for Dummies and felt like I was reading a foreign language book. Yeah, I know. That’s a little scary. So please bear with me while I figure this all out. Maybe trying to start a blog on Friday the 13th wasn’t such a good idea! Ha!
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 have always lived in the Southeast. 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. I quit practicing veterinary medicine soon after my youngest son came along. 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. Wouldn’t trade my time at home with my kids for anything in this world.
I love to write and my dream is to one day write a book. I love nature and animals, love to go on hikes in the woods and visit the mountains. I also enjoy reading and spending time with my family. I am a pretty shy, quiet, and sensitive person. My parents raised me to be honest and compassionate and yes, I think it stuck.
Why am I starting this blog? I have many reasons. First and foremost for fun! I hope 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 plan to share information and tales from the veterinary world. 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.
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