Welcome to my diary! I am a stay-at-home mother of two daughters and the wife of a Navy sailor, which becomes hugely obvious from the moment you start reading. I am also trying my damnedest not to lose my self in the world of mommyhood and wifehood. I am a mother, yes, but I am first and foremost myself. That’s not to say I don’t love being a wife and mother. I just don’t want to be defined by those roles.
My husband and I are currently residing in Rhode Island. I am originally from Virginia, as much as a Navy brat can be from anywhere. Yes, that’s right. I am a Navy brat. Apparently I couldn’t get enough of the Navy as a child, so I had to marry a sailor. It’s funny how those things work out.
I really have enjoyed living in New England the last three years or so, and will miss it terribly when we relocate to Virginia soon, especially since I will be going back to an area very familiar to me. Then again, at least I will know the area once we move, and I already have friends there.
In my personal life, I have a father, I have a stepmother (whom I usually refer to as my mother), and I have two siblings. My sister Michele is four years older than me, and my brother Mark is ten years younger. They all live on the East Coast.
I love to read. I read obsessively. I read every night before bed so that I can fall asleep. For the last year or two, I have been into historical fiction. When I was in high school and college, I was all about science fiction. When I was a kid, I loved the Laura Ingalls Wilder series. I guess my tastes are rather cyclical.
Lately I’ve been getting into photography. I take tons of photos of my daughters, as well as my cats (when they sit still long enough). I much prefer to take photos of things other than people or animals, however. Check out my Flickr link if you’re interested.