This is the most recent photo of me that I have – Disney, Animal Kingdom, November 2013.

I’m not one to take photos of myself or like them when they are taken, but there I am in all my “how do these ears look on me?” glory. I so should have bought those ears. They were FABULOUS!

Ok, so about me… I am 39 yrs old and totally ok with that. Not freaking out about the big 4 0 at all. Seriously…not one to worry about such things. I’ve been married to Todd since 2001 and we met online way before meeting online was the cool thing to do.

We do not have kids. My husband has a number of autoimmune diseases including a doozy called Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome and Lupus, so we kind of decided against kids. To seal the deal and in case we were thinking about changing our minds I was diagnosed with Uterine Cancer in 2011 and had to have a hysterectomy. I am also diabetic.

We live in Southeastern Michigan near Detroit and I currently work full time in the D while my husband tends to our 6 animals that we lovingly call “the zoo.” We have 2 dogs and 4 kitties. Yes, things are a little hairy at our house. It’s chaos and always “alive” and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

With the basics out of the way…here’s the important stuff:

I like purple, pears, and puppy breath. Not in that order. I am sarcastic and quick witted. I mean about half of what I say and if I’ve offended you, call me on it because I doubt it was meant to be offensive. I do not like birds or moths. Both creep me out. I LOATHE doing the dishes and 99% of the time my kitchen is such a mess that it needs to be set on fire just to clean it up. I have an obsession with office supplies and currently own more pens than I will ever use in my lifetime. Yet.I.Keep.Buying.More.

I love pretty much all things Disney and have corrupted my husband to love it as well! I get my nails done and love glitter but am SO not a girly girl. I just discovered that I like tea and drink it daily – both hot and cold. I am pretty comfortable in my own skin and am pretty much what you see is what you get. I work in customer service and struggle with confidence and empathy. I don’t know how to express myself sometimes. I am very creative but not overly crafty. I think if I had kids all of that would be different though. I do not like change, but have found in the past year that it may not be as scary as I once thought.

I am a typical Taurus girl. I love glitter and shiny things but hate the color pink. I obsessively watch shows on Netflix and will watch them one after another till I’m done…or caught up: The Tudors, Downton Abby, Sons of Anarchy. I am really hoping to use this blog as an outlet to discover and express myself more. I read a lot and most of it is smut. It’s nonsense and I love it. I listen to Christmas music year round. In my family we have a saying, “everything in excess.” This explains why I tend to go big or go home.

Favorite quote: Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.~ Dr. Seuss

Thank you for going on this journey with me.