Hey all you cool cats and kittens! No wait. Scratch that. Let’s start again.
Hey, hi, how are you? Why are you here? Not like in an existential worldly way but like right here on this page. How did you get here? I don’t even know why I’m here. I’ve put this off as long as I can today. I worked out, took the dog for a walk, cleaned the house and it’s still not supper and chill time yet so here goes nothing.
For years since we quit our jobs my mama’s been telling me to start a blog. Every time I reply, I don’t even know what I would write about. Without fail she says, just write about the things you’re interested in. At which point, my brain takes its leave. It’s like how between New Years and Halloween I have a long mental list of all the things I want for Christmas but come November I have suddenly never wanted or needed a single thing in my entire life. I don’t know what I’m interested in. I’m not one to get riled up or passionate about a lot. Haha, who am I kidding? Give me half a chance and a touchy subject and I will go clean off. So no promises about what kind of content you will find on this page. You’ve been warned.
Me? I live on a ranch five miles down a gravel road outside a town that you can not even find on a list of Texas towns. It’s definitely not the heart of Texas, but it is deep in some body part for sure. My husband and I are both retired from a Fortune 500 in Houston. Him because he’s old(er), me because I’m either lucky or good. My pride and joy is my sweet old man doggie, Indiana Jones. He’s 13 years old and he’s been my baby since he was 10 weeks and wrapped in a Care Bears blanket. We are also now raising a mouse killing ninja kitty that we rescued almost a year ago. His name is Felix Felicis and he’s the pride and joy of his formerly cat hating daddy. I am also the very proud aunt of three actual and amazing kiddos who live in my hometown in Mississippi.
What is this blog going to be about, you ask? Well that is an excellent question. I haven’t the foggiest so I will now just list for you some of the things I enjoy. I like to cook and eat. At our house we have recently left the paved path of recipes and ventured onto the hiking trails of experimentation. I love Harry Potter. As a very late adopter, I didn’t pick up the first book until I was 32 and now (at 35) I’ve read them at least a dozen times but have lost count. I like space and science and history. I’ve been to adult space camp with intentions of going back. I like television, especially classic sitcoms which do not yet get the cultured credit they deserve. I like crime, especially murder. Listening to podcasts, not committing them, so far. I’m a hopeless homebody who likes to travel. I’m a reformed theatre kid but will still sing you all the words to a Broadway show whether you like it or not. I enjoy keeping up with current events and getting massages. I like to exercise, read and sleep.
So there you have it. My first blog post. There will likely be some food, some Harry Potter, some travel and pop culture and probably a good deal of griping about things I don’t like because this is the 21st century and that’s what the internet is for. I make no promises about the frequency of posting, I’m kind of a flake. Hopefully this will be funny sometimes and maybe even occasionally relevant. My mama will probably be the only one who reads it. Hey mama, love you. ❤️