Friday, March 26, 2010

Hola, Bloggy Friends!

I'm so excited for the new followers and friends I've been fortunate enough to "meet" over the past week or so. (Except for you, the one who left me, whoever you are! But I won't stay bitter for long, I promise!)

And I'd like to tell you a little about myself. But I'm lazy. And STARVING. My husband and my mother-in-law went to pick up our Chinese food for dinner, and it's been way too long. They should be back by now. But it's cool, cause the wee one and I rolled some chocolate chip cookies up while father-in-law watched w. a beer nearby. Fun times. Lucky to love my ILs.

Anyway, about me ... you probably have read my header, and probably have skimmed some of my posts, and probably, well, if you're back here following me or stopping by now and then, you must have liked something, right?

I'm a not-quite-40-year-old-mommy of a 3-going on 13-year-old princess. I'm really not 40 yet, but I have about 2-1/2 (holy schnikies!) years to go before I get there. Oh, and a month. Cause my 1/2-birthday is in April. Late April. So I can't forget that month.

So right now my daughter is singing the alphabet for my FIL. And it goes, "Now I know my ABCs, next time won't my ABCs.' And now she's screaming her head off at him for fun. Oh, the joy of being in the torturous threes. Love it. I mean, gotta love it, right?

I relocated from NYC to NC almost four years ago. I was a child and family therapist (social worker) in NY after completing my masters while finishing up a 9 year (yes, you read that right, NINE) run in TAX publishing. Bored yet? And so, that's me, in a nutshell.

Ah, and so I'm back. Did you miss me? Nope, right? Because if I didn't tell you I was gone you wouldn't have known! The Chinese food was depressing. The best place and they changed owners and now, well, it kind of sucks. But we did make decent chocolate chip cookies, and I think I'm going to have some strawberries and ReddiWhip for dessert. Yum.

Back to me. I am mostly a SAHM, with a work-from-the-home job as a partner in an online consignment shop, (can I add a plug for myself here?) and a volunteer position or two with and

I've been blogging for a little over a year, but have not yet hit my one-year-public-Blogiversary yet! I'm psyched about meeting new people and I love to talk about lots and listen to whatever is on your mind. I'm a loyal friend, an honest person, and I STILL don't drive. You still like me, right? I have diagnosed myself with PTSD when it comes to that, as the last driver's ed lesson I took some old guy ran a stop sign and crashed into me. And the instructor made me drive home. Which probably seemed like it was supposed to work, but for me made it worse. Stupid old guy. Stupid old guy instructor, too.

OK, enough about me. Tell me about YOU! Leave me one comment with one sentence about yourself. And say whatever else you need to say, too, of course. And no rules whatsoever on how long that sentence can or cannot be. Fun, right? ;)


  1. Hi Andrea.. :) About Me: I love ice cream, facebook, reality TV, sleeping late, quilting, bacon, baby giggles, professional hockey, pie, Alton Brown, fondue, the beach, and iced coffee (but not in that order!)

  2. How about something I have shared so far...

    I'm afraid of the dark. I sleep with a nightlight & I'm in my 30s. I know it's sad, but true. Plus, I'd never make it down the stairs without it so I pass it off as a pragmatic decision but really I'm a wuss.

  3. Mom of 8 (2 mine, 2 his and 4 foster) Na-Na of 1, and I love everything about my life!!!

  4. Hey! I'm here! Via CCWA and I am following and I like you. I am too in NC and dabble in all sorts of stuff. MamaBirdNest(dot)com is my food/family/fun blog. I also am doing a weightloss blog Flab to Fab at that as a therpist you could spend hrs going through all my issues!! HA! Love to get to know ya!! I'll be popping by regularly!

  5. I'm a SAHWM and 4 kids who has chosen to home school and help DH run a business. BTW, please go to my blog, as I left a treat there for you. Hope you enjoy!

  6. Eh, driving is overrated ;-).

    My masters is in psych but prior to primarily staying at home w/ the boys, I did juvenile probation. Do you ever miss working? I don't, generally, although I'm happy to get out to teach the classes once a week.

    I like to eat. My current snack of choice is mint oreos. Yum.

  7. Thanks for the dose of friendship today, I really needed it. I am so inspired by you and all your recent endeavors. For all those reading this, Andrea is an amazing friend and an honest, real person and I am lucky to have her in my life (although I am an awful friend who doesn't know how to stay in touch :)!) Now than I'm about to leave the 9-5 lets see if I can improve!!

  8. I am an almost 30 year old (will be 29 to be exact on June 1)
    mother of 4 children and a daycare provider from MN who loves blogging, cooking and shopping.

    Wow alot for one sentence!

  9. This was a fun post!

    Let's see.. one sentence...

    I can never get enough of traveling and seeing new places - and old favorite places, too :-)

  10. I am a stay at home mom of two who loves blogging, exercising, traveling, and trying to stay sane in this nut house.

  11. Belated congrats on your CCWA day. You know I love you and your blog. Big smiles to you!

  12. You know a lot about me already, but I betcha didn't know my 2-year blogoversary is coming. shit, i think it's tomorrow. or maybe wednesday. not sure which. not that i need to do anything special, but perhaps i should. hmmmm....

  13. Hi Andrea.. I'm your spring fling buddy, Sandy...I'm the mom of three grown kids.. son, a Lt. in the USCG.. daughter, in business in Palm Beach and another daughter living on a Navy base in Guam with husband, and my three grandsons... I'm enjoying my life without a big house full of kids.. but it does get lonely now and then.. so I keep busy and started my blog with the hopes of making new friends.. I did.. I have 95 followers and am thinking of what to do to celebrate 100 of you wonderful bloggers....
    I so enjoy reading your posts.. keep it up and look out for the UPS person in the next few days..
    Happy Hot days!


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