I grew up in Maryland. Went to college in Florida. Have lived in Colorado for 12 years.
Married Bryan nearly 10 years ago. We are great for each other.
Had Declan in Sept 2002.
We didn’t think we were ever going to have kids. We spent 2 years changing our minds. It was a great decision, although it definitely is hard sometimes.
Bryan loves me. A lot. (He just told me.)
I love Bryan and Declan. A lot.
I am a Creative Director who works in health education.
Staunch liberal. Well… middle of the road liberal. Not too crunchy, but definitely in a blue state of mind.
Love photography and pottery.
Am generally a happy person, but there is still always something for me to bitch about.
For example, my father died when I was 11. He was an abusive, schizophrenic alcoholic. It pisses me off that he still affects me 20+ years after his death.
I have wicked night terrors… but Lunesta has helped those tremendously.
I am of mostly German heritage, with a little English and Irish in there too.
I believe Declan to be an old soul.
Have a graphic design degree from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida.
As you will see, I generally have a typos in just about every other word I type.
In fact, I almost always type “from” instead of “form” and vice versa.
I have a geographic tongue.
I post on several online mommy message boards. I have even met a few of them in real life.
My mom and her sister are bossom buddies.
We are a strictly Macintosh household.
Declan was 8 weeks premature. He spent 6 weeks in the NICU. He has no lasting effects.
I take photos of Declan constantly.
I came close to becomming a photographer for my career.
I am again toying with that idea, at least as a sideline for portraiture.
I like to read… but generally avoid books that make me smarter. Although, I did read about 500 books about parenting while pregnant with Declan.
I took bits and pieces of advice from each book, but do not think parenting is one-size-fits-all.
I am agnostic. I do believe in a higher power, just not a specific one.
I take pottery classes.
I have one sister, who in engaged and they have an adorable 6 month old son together.
I watch movies constantly and have reviewed over 4,000 movies on Netflix.
I rarely watch TV.
I wear glasses. I have contacts for swimming, but I hate touching my eyes… and also, I look better in glasses.
I am diabetic. They discovered it while I was pregnant with Declan.
I am overweight – but have lost 12 pounds since August. I hope to lose at least 20 more.
I have over 3,500 songs in my iTunes library. I worked in a record store in high school, which taught me to appreciate most styles of music. Although in general, I prefer 80’s new wave and adult alternative. I also love to make mix CD’s for people, a la High Fidelity.
I have control issues. Having Declan is teaching me all about letting go, feeling good and remembering my inner child.
I have been in talk therapy for almost 2 years. It has helped me a lot.
~~My Lunesta is kicking in. Night night.