I will celebrate my 10th year as a single Mom to five amazing children in August 2011. My children are now 10, 13, 15, 25 and 26. Two done with undergrad (one heading to grad school for her Masters in Nursing in Sept 11), one in high school , one in middle school and my youngest daughter now entering 5th grade in the fall (she keeps me YOUNG!).
It's been a long, long 4 years after an accident turned my quiet and mostly uneventful single Mom life upside down. I've gone through 3 rather painful knee surgeries over the past 4 years. Yep. I've gone from wheelchair to walker to crutches....crutches for the better part of two years....to a cane...to now walking (slowly) and still packing that brace where ever I go. Ack. It's been the most challenging time in my life, yet a time where I've learned to appreciate many, many small blessings. I just wish one of those small blessings was being able to climb and descend stairs.
So, the active girl in gorgeous 4" heels and designer jeans now prefers flip flops or sneakers, and a wide variety of knee braces.
BUT...my children. So great. They keep me laughing, going, writing my story, enjoying life beyond the nagging pain. Two wonderful grown daughters with beautiful homes, one of them has an amazing husband -- both with outstanding careers) and three at home to keep me in great company.
I'm snarky, full of sarcasm but sweet to those who really know me. I hate chatting on the phone, love very few people, like many and miss my parents dearly ---they both passed away in the early 2000s.
Love? Pedicures, comedy, lemonade, my iMac, baseball, tropical anything, Christmas, a great big NY Strip steak, Manhattan and of course, my crew of 5. Without them, I'd be so boring.
Bargains? I need them -- I'm a single Mom! I post what I find on http://thecouponess.com