I'm so glad you're here! It's always nice to know I'm not alone in this journey called home schooling.
Let's sit a spell and get to know each other a little better, shall we?
You grab your cup of coffee and I'll grab mine. We'll call this the cyber-momma version of speed-dating...only without the date...and maybe without the speed because I'm a talks-long-and-loud kinda girl.
Here are the top ten things you should know about little 'ole me.
1. I am a SINNER saved by God's unexplainable grace.
I KNOW there is nothing good in me save for Christ and CHRIST ALONE!
2. I am hopelessly in love with my college sweetheart.
Ours is a love affair that was written long before we were even born by One who knows us even more than we know ourselves. Nearly a decade-and-a-half has gone by since our "happen-chance" meeting and the Hubs is still just as dreamy as ever!
3. I, like so many other mommas, suffer from "mommy guilt."
The Deceiver spins his infamous web of lies telling me that I have to be super mom, super wife, super friend, super (you fill in the blank). And too often, I believe him. I fail to remember that He who began a good work in my children will preform it until the day of His return...not because of my "best laid plans", but IN SPITE of them.
4. I am a regional transplant.
The Hubs and I came from two COMPLETELY opposite ends of the country, met in an entirely different state, and settled 30 minutes from his hometown. I'm a big city, southern girl in a small, northern town and often feel like an elephant in the room. With over a decade under my belt, I feel slightly more at home, but am still a work in progress.
5. I like...OK...LOOOOOVE to talk.
I can totally relate with Anne Shirley when she says, "If you only knew how much I WANTED to say and DIDN'T!" Unfortunately, like Anne, I often put my foot in my mouth, which is why blogging suites me...I can say whatever it is I want to say. But, find safety in having a "delete" button within a pinky's reach.
6. I disdain unsolicited advice.
I'm more of a "I'll figure it out myself" kinda girl.
7. I get a little giddy in the stationery department of Target.
My heart skips a beat when I see all those pretty planners, notebooks, binders, and organizational tools. Some girls have a million pairs of shoes or handbags. I have an embarrassingly large assortment of stationery supplies.
8. I count myself blessed to have five women in my life that continue to speak TRUTH to me.
Even when it hurts. If you've been around these parts for any length of time, you've already met three of them. Someday, I hope to introduce you to the other two.
9. The Hubs affectionately refers to me as "the family goat."
Before you write him a impassioned email replete with scorn...it's quite true...I AM the family goat. With the exception of ALL melons and any egg-based breakfast bread (french toast, popovers, bread pudding, etc.), I will eat...and LOOOVE...any food put before me. Trust me, I make a great dinner guest!
10. If you surprise me with a dark chocolate mocha topped with a drizzle of caramel, I'll be your friend for life.
Ok, so that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but my obsession for a cup of coffee is NOT. In fact, the Hubs has mentioned on more than one occasion that I should host a "Where's Waldo-esque?" style contest to see if all of you can find the cup of coffee lurking in just about every Unlikely Homeschool photo.
So there you have it...ME...in a somewhat lengthy "nutshell". Glad to meetcha! And now you. Tell me a little bit about yourself.