Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I'm New At This.

So after a long lunch with a couple of colleagues, I've decided to give this whole "blogging" thing a try.  It's a good way to record the funny things my kids say, vent some of my frustrations, and have a way to hold myself accountable to things like dieting, exercise, and having some "me" time.

I'm not saying this will be an everyday thing, but I'm hoping that I can re-visit posts and get some insight into what I was thinking at certian times of my life.  Even if no one reads this, I promise to have fun in the process!

So a little bit about me.  I grew up in Colorado - about 1,100 miles from my current Indiana home.  People always ask me, "Why on earth did you move to Indiana from Colorado?"  My canned answer is that I came to Indiana on a sports scholarship to Purdue University and met my future husband.  He happened to be a farmer and "farmers don't move".  That's how I got here.  They ask about the transition from city to country.  It was not nearly as dramatic as you might think.  I went through culture shock when I moved out here for college.  My stuck-up-18-year-old-self thought that no where on earth could be as good as where I came from.  Then I experienced my first Indiana fall.  There were actually COLORS and it was beautiful.  I loved it here.  Then I experienced my first Indiana winter.  Not so beautiful. My first January in Indiana, Purdue cancelled classes because the windchill was 30 degrees below zero.  I distinctly remember snot freezing my nostrils shut.  As many hills as I have skiied down, that never happened to me when in Colorado. We'll talk more about that transition in another post.

I'm the mother of three children.  The oldest is 8 years old and for the sake of his annonimity, let's call him "Big Man".  Then I have a beautiful 5 year old daughter we'll call "Sis". Then the "Little Man" of the family is now 14 months old.  Most of the posts, I can imagine, will be about the older two.  But the Little Man has been a source of some serious laughs these days.

Backing up a few years, I should introduce my husband.  He's a third generation corn and soybean farmer here in West Central Indiana.  He is part of a partnership with his two brothers and together they have experienced some great opportunities to build their business in the last few years.  I've learned A LOT (ok - I've learned everything I know) about farming from my wonderful husband over the last twelve and a half years.  We've been married for 9 and a half years now and finally feel like our relationship is clicking on all cylinders. 

We've got a few exciting projects happening in our lives right now.  Our family is building a new home, we're traveling back to Colorado for the holidays, and we're nearly done with the harvest of 2010. 

I look forward to any comments you might share and insights in how to deal with my city-girl-turned-country blunders.  I won't be posting too much about cooking or cleaning, since those are two of my least favorite things to do.  So thank you Denise and Mary Beth, and Happy Blogging!


  1. I feel honored to be your first comment and follower! You're not a blogging virgin anymore!
    Welcome to the blogosphere!

  2. Your reasons for starting your blog are pretty much the same as mine - to have a reference point! I have had a blast doing mine and honestly didn't think I would!
    Just have FUN with it!

  3. haha. Laughing at the comment "farmers don't move." I teach, and my superintendent gave some of us a hard time for not living in the district, but most of us who don't live here are farm wives!!!

  4. Always glad to meet a fellow Boiler in the Blogsphere. And I loved fall time on campus too! Stop by for a Latte' sometime and we can swop stories.

  5. Welcome! Can't wait to know more about the non-Purdue side of you!

  6. Hi Danica! Welcome to the blogosphere! Come by and visit me at hoosierfarmbabe.blogspot.com Looking forward to keeping up with you on here!

  7. Welcome to the blogosphere!! Glad you've been bit by the bug :)

  8. Welcome!! Blogging is a good "creative" outlet. Mine is fencerowtofencerow.blogpsot.com

  9. Farmers don't move and neither do townies! I would know. :) Thanks for sharing your blog with me. I'm at countryfriendfarmersdaughter.blogspot.com.


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