Thursday, July 24, 2008

Welcome to my blog

I am home for a few weeks after having major surgery and, having a lot of time on my hands I started to read a lot of blogs. The more I read the more I thought that I might be able to do it too. I could write down all of my thoughts and the funny things that happen to me and maybe, I will make someone laugh and maybe, brighten their day a little bit, or not. I might not be as funny to others as I am to myself. I mean, I really crack myself up sometimes but I notice that most of the time I am the only one laughing.

I'll tell you a little bit about myself. I live in a very, very, ultra small town in Missouri. In fact if the road didn't curve I could stand in my front yard and take a picture of the whole town. Yeah, the little curve in the road makes the town look larger. Yeah, right.

I have been divorced for the last 13 or more years and I was surprised when I realized that I had never, ever, ever, lived on my own before! My sons are full grown and have families of their own and they really don't want to live with good old Mom and I just haven't found anyone that I want to give up my freedom too (now that I am used to having freedom). I was scared at first and didn't know how I was going to do it on my own but it has turned out to be so good and I am so happy to be alone that sometimes I'll burst out singing and there isn't anyone here to tell me to shut up! It is wonderful.

I can't be called a "Cat Woman" because I never really got very attached to cats but, dogs are a whole different thing. I have six Chihuahuas! They are so awesome! I love that they are small and cannot get on the dinner table. They all sleep with me so there is no need of an electric blanket in the winter and if they are in my way they don't get mad if I give them a little push. In fact they don't get mad at me for anything I do. I work 12 hour shifts and they are so happy to see me when I get home. I left them home when I went to Oklahoma to visit my sister and her family and, although they didn't like my best friend coming over to check on them they didn't take it out on me when I got home. Are you noticing what I am saying here? If I had a partner and left him like I do my dogs there would be lots of problems. Am I being selfish now in my old age? I am thinking that once the old age hit me I got tired of putting myself last all of the time.

I hope that my bad grammar and spelling (I am using spell check but, sometimes things slip by) hasn't put you off. It has been a long time since I have been to school and I must admit that I was not a good student at all. For me school was all about boys, boys, boys.

Well, I will post this now and see if anyone reads this thing.


Anonymous said...

You are so true about the dogs. Love the blog, can't wait for more.

Dawn in Austin said...

I have one dog and one cat. I love my pets. I have been divorced before and am remarried now for 13 years. Sometimes I wish I had the quiet. :) Anyway, good luck with your blog. I'll read it. I'm secretly wondering if I, too, have what it takes to write about nothing and make it seem interesting. You're the first I've seen that doesn't have little kids. Will be nice to read grown up stuff. :)

Theresa said...

Love your Blog Jan your right on about the dogs....I miss my cat we had to put down few weeks ago...good luck with your have nice thing to read

Anonymous said...

wonderful, jan! you are an awesome writer. I love reading your stories about your life. I love having you as my MYSPACE buddy too. I am sending an email there tonight to update ya about "stuff." Each day should be better than the last with the healing process. Been there, done that, so can be optimistic in saying you are going love life without those "parts". ha.

Red Flashlight said...

Living alone was really rewarding for me. I lived alone (for oh gosh 15 years or so) until I met my husband. I used to say all the time that it would have to be someone really really special, a perfect match really, to make me give that up. Well, I found it. So now I am pondering whether living alone was a necessary prelude to finding the right person.