Hi! I’m a 50 something wife of one and mom of five kids, one bichon frise named Georgie, and a goldendoodle named Arnold. I have two addictions; knitting and quilting. Actually , three. I’ve been spinning for three years now. Oh, and maybe a fourth. I’ve recently begun painting old furniture. And now there’s a fifth! I took up weaving as well. It’s way too much fun! I have tons of fabric and yarn, and I’m working on roving. Who knows what you might need at midnight when you’re starting a project? I don’t know if it’s my age, or the fact that we have five children, but I don’t have a brain any more. My children all tell me (with the utmost respect) that I’m crazy. What they don’t know is that I’m passing it on to them!
My goals in life are to love my husband (of 30 years), turn my children into decent human beings, and to celebrate the life that God has so graciously given me. I’m blessed to have an amazing family and a faithful God.
I hope that when you read this blog that you’ll laugh, be inspired, and leave feeling better than when you first stopped in. You’ll also feel better because you know there is one person in the world that is crazier than you (and has more WIPs).
L to R: Frankie, The Genius, Dreamboy, Superblonde, My Hero, Mrs Crazy, Ms In Charge, and Georgie.
My Hero and I have been married for literally half of my life. He’s a great guy and is way nicer than I am. He always does the right thing. Hence, the nickname “My Hero”.
I don’t think I need to explain my nickname. I’d much rather knit, quilt, spin or weave than do about anything. I don’t like housework, and even sleep is over rated, although now that I’ve hit fifty, I do need sleep.
The Genius is our
college daughter – college graduate, and now grad school daughter! She’s a genius only when she feels like it. When she find things she’s passionate about, The Genius kicks it in high gear. If she’s not interested, why bother? She’s a fabulous knitter, spinner, and weaver.
Our second daughter, Superblonde, is 22. She’s only
5’3” 5’4″ tall (she insists she grew), but she’s the loudest kid in our family. Usually it’s happy noise. She graduated from college last year and is teaching 2nd grade.
Our first son, at age 21, is nicknamed Dreamboy because he’s always dependable. If you ask him to do something, it’s done. He’s pretty laid back and is always nice to his mom. And he wears size 12 shoes! He’s recently informed me I’m the best cook he knows. I’m thinking he’s just trying to make sure he’s fed. He’s currently in his second year of college.
Ms In Charge is 17 going on 25. She could run the world, given half the chance. She has a great brain and the ability to push every button her siblings (and her parents) have! And she’s now at least 2 inches taller than I am.
And then there’s Frankie. He got the nickname in the pool with his grandpa one summer. Why? We have no idea. It just stuck. Frankie is 15. He loves cars and can tell a Maserati from a Ferrari. (Not that there are many of them in rural Minnesota!) He’s usually happy. He has perfected the art of pesting his siblings. He’s also become the class clown, which doesn’t bode well for his grades.
So, there you have it. The Crazy family. Life is Good!