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!