We're having Jammie Day. I'm allergy-plagued and groggy, Melody's tummy isn't right yet an Charlie didn't sleep much yesterday. So we're bumming around the house today.
So I'm declaring today Ask Me Anything day. Post a comment with your question, and I will answer it. Obviously, I'm not paypalling you any funds or giving you my cell phone number, but I will pretty much leave it open....
What social ills would you like me to address? What have you always wanted to know about me?
Ask away . . .
I have been good friends with her birthmother's brother since middle school and her birth grandmother and my mother are good friends. At about 15 months old, she ended up living with her Gma, who has some significant health problems and is not up for the task of raising her to adulthood. So we offered to be a back-up if the original family they had in mind did not work out.
So, two years later, her Uncle asked if we were still interested. I said, 'Yes, absolutely!' then remembered to check with my husband. Dowlan was just as excited as I was. We discussed things with her Gma for a few hours, then left to visit my in-laws in Oklahoma the next day. On the way home, we went back through my hometown to pick her up and bring her home.
I want my mom's house. It is an American Foursquare type of architecture--two stories with four rooms on each floor (give or take a bit) and a huge front porch with columns. The attic has dormer windows. It was built in 1910 and is beautiful. The hardwoods are so soft that you just want to rub your bare feet all over them. Mom has worked so hard over the 27 years they've been there to restore it. The yard is huge and beautiful. Upstairs are three bedrooms, a trunk room, bathroom, hallway and a living area. downstairs is an entryway with a grand staircase, kitchen, dining, breakfast area, guest room and the music room--where my mom teaches. i guess it would have originally been a parlor.
Everything is just so pretty in it--the knewel post on the staircase, the molding and trim. The walls are solid oak planks--none of this dry wall junk.
I'm in suburbia right now and not a huge fan and I know I am definitely not fit for rural life. I like people, buildings and stores within walking distance.