I just returned from my best vacation ever. We sailed from LA the day after my 48th birthday, and docked in Miami this morning. I wrote about it as it was happening, but really the very best part of my vacation was the time I spent with my husband, Flar. We have been married over 28 years now, and celebrated our 31st sexiversary during the cruise. In the past few years, our relationship has been pretty rocky, but during the trip we really got to enjoy each other and in 15 days, we didn't have a single fight. This was a vacation first for us.
Flar is a kidney patient, currently in peritoneal dialysis. Our vacation was almost "ruined" by an offer of a transplant the Monday before we left. If you've type O blood and feeling a bit of a Seven Pounds itch, message me.
We have two sons. Critter is almost 20, and Tigger is 15 and a half. Critter is a sophomore at UK, studying mechanical engineering for an aerospace certificate. He lives on campus, but we get to see him at least every other week, when he comes home to use our washer/dryer. Tigger is a freshman in high school, and he just showed that he could survive two weeks "on his own" with our friends roina_arwen and knightaudit looking in on him for us. Both of my sons are the best you could ever hope for: loving and kind-hearted, each with their own unique personalities, interests and goals for their lives.
I was born and raised a Navy brat with born-again Christian parents from Houston, TX and one older brother. He was born in the Phillipines; I was born in Key West. I am a wholehearted follower of Jesus, although my path has been a kind of messy one, from praying for forgiveness and salvation at 2, to fully offering my life to Him at 44. If that builds a specific picture of me in your mind, you might be surprised.
My church community is at Quest Community Church, in Lexington, KY. We live in Nicholasville, just south of Lexington.
I earned a BA in computer science a year after Flar and I married, and I worked as a systems programmer until Critter was born. I retained my fascination with technology, but not currency in the industry over the years Now that I'm interested in reentering the job market fulltime, I'd rather find a comfortable job as a computer savvy administrative support type, than tackle the current programming world. Currently I have a parttime second shift job in data imaging.
When I write in my journal, it tends to be the dear diary stuff of daily activities, or events of note. Occasionally I write about deep thinking or just silly stuff. Until my vacation, I hadn't been updating very frequently. I tend to cycle between too much time on the net and ignoring it almost completely.
Nearly all my journal is public, and I welcome friends but also feel no insult if you drop me from your reading list. I tend to respond to LJ friendings in kind, and then once or twice a year trim away people that have dropped me. I rarely stay up-to-date with my friends-list reading, but I tend to be responsive to comments, inbox messages and email. I'm also on facebook & Twitter, and wordy me actually likes the shorter format for updates. I especially appreciate the "like" option on busy days. :)
This will be my third season of LJ Idol, and I'm looking forward to the social interaction it brings.
Good luck everybody!
This entry was written for inclusion in The Real LJ Idol writing competition on Live Journal, Season 6, Topic 0: Introduction.