Saturday, June 6, 2009

A new day!

Welcome to my blog!

I have been thinking about doing this for a while now and have finally gotten started. I don't know how often I'll post, but I'll try to do it often enough that you are up-to-date with what is going on with us.

A little back ground on me. I was born and raised in Alaska. Lived in Anchorage, Wasilla and Cold Bay. Worked in Aviation since 1989 for Alaska's largest commuter airline. Married a handsome guy from North Dakota, who longed to move back to the country in 1991. We had two kids and lived in a duplex with a postage-stamp sized yard when my hubby got the opportunity to transfer with the company he worked for to Wisconsin. Of course, I had just learned we were expecting our third child when we moved. So, off we went to WI (I should also mention we only knew one person in the whole state and had never been here before) with all our stuff, a nine and four year old, two dogs and raging hormones (that was me).

From the first, I have been enchanted with Wisconsin! All the variety of trees, flowers, beautifully clean well kept homes/yards in the city as well as the country, amazing thunder storms, and very nice people. . We lived in the city for three months until we found our home in the country and the fairy tale began.

A hobby farm with animals, hubby who works and has tons of projects around the farm, a son with teenage angst and a drivers license, a daughter who must always be doing or going somewhere (preferably on a horse), and young son who thinks he is Evil Knievel and things can get pretty crazy around here! My theme song when things go sideways is Guns N' Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle"!!

Anyhow, that is the basic back story on me...

Currently my three kids ages 16, 11 and 6, left yesterday with my folks and niece (from AK, who is also visiting the grandparents), for a vacation in Oklahoma. My mother was the trip instigator and I got right on board with that since I had spent numerous summers with my grandparents in Kansas and always had a great time. The kids were initially very leery, having NEVER spent any time away from us, but I finally got them talked into it, with visions of Frontier Land (OK's version of Disney Land) and many other benefits of hanging out for a few weeks with Grandma and Grandpa (being treated like Kings and Queens for one). The kids were happy and excited to get on the road, I smiled and waved them off. Then promptly burst into tears and spent most of the day alternating between anxiety and fear. Who knew I was such a sissy? Certainly not me. I had visions of my hubby and I sleeping in till noon, not cooking dinner if we would rather eat peanuts and drink beer and in general just enjoy each other. Instead I was in a funk all day and was exhausted from playing that WHAT IF game. So, it was an early night for us. Today I felt much better and actually enjoyed spending the day with just my hubby. The kids have made to OK and are already swimming in Grandma's pool. All is well there so far.

Stay tuned for more on their OK adventure and everything else.


tainterturtles said...

I just knew how you would feel when the kids left...I did the same thing when my kids left for college. It does take about three days or so until you start feeling more me!

I'm so excited to see your first post. Welcome to the world of blogging. Your thoughts will be appreciated by your blogger friends.

Enjoy your quiet night.

Aunt Krissy said...

You're a blogger now! I'm sorry that you had such a rough day yesterday, but we will have fun fun fun on WED!

crochet lady said...

Well you sure got a great start to your blog. Love your catchy title!

I'm looking forward to reading what you have to say, cause I never get to visit with you anymore.

No kids, wow. I'm sure they'll have a great time. I know it is funny how we think we'll just be so glad to have a break from kid stuff and then when they are gone we miss them like the dickens. Crazy.