So, I’m Lisa. I love coffee (and occasionally tea). Cake is magical. (Refer to the 1980’s picture above) Tea Rooms are a special treat for me and I will make almost any excuse to visit one. If I could be anywhere, it would be at the beach.
I come from a family of ministers – men and women – on both sides of my dad’s family and at least one side of my mom’s family. My father is a minister, so I am one of those “preacher’s kids.” And, I was a pretty typical one. Dad’s “job” moved us around a lot. We moved from OH to PA to CA (Los Angeles) to MO all in three years’ time. That time happened to be middle school, which is not an ideal age for change in a hormonal girl’s life.
I am glad, however, that we landed in Missouri since that is where I met and married my high school sweetheart. (Yes, I did! Everyone say, “Awwwwww” together). We’ve avoided becoming one of the statistics and celebrated 25 years of marriage last May ❤.
We have two boys. Well. They aren’t really boys anymore. One is twenty, the other is almost seventeen. I adore them. I have my reserved deep thinker and my charming “talker.” I truly have been a blessed mom. They are both amazing young men.
Just when we made it to nights without interruptions and mostly self-sufficiency, my three guys rescued a stray puppy. I am once again a “mommy” — getting up two times a night for potty trips, cleaning up throw up and administering baths. Oh — and it’s yet another boy. My house is so full of testosterone that I find it necessary to flee at times.
When I run away, it’s only for a few hours. But, they are hours well spent with my beautiful friends — all of whom I consider sisters. I have been blessed with such loving and funny (they make me laugh-I’m not saying they are weird :)) girls. I don’t know what I would do without our little “time-outs.”
I’ve been through some not-so-great times. I’ve dealt with depression, anxiety, and panic. I tend to write about these subjects because I’ve found that many people have had the same types of experiences.
Well, that’s a little about me. I’m looking forward to getting to know all of you.