Well, now, how the heck is everyone?
Let me introduce myself, for those who have not had the pleasure of meeting me.
I am a female.
My ancestors came from Ireland and Norway.
My mother was a saint.
My dad, a sinner.
I was the 5th child in a family of 7, the first to leave the clan in Minnesota permanently.
Now there are only 3 of us left.
And one of those 3 is missing.
Moved 8 times around the country.
My favorite places? Oregon and New Jersey.
Never been to Idaho, but I kid about it: Idaho? Youdaho.
Married twice, to musicians.
Both were a challenge.
Loved to travel, in my youth.
Love to travel to work, to the grocery store, liquor store and to my favorite watering holes.
Had 3 jobs in my lifetime.
And I loved all of them.
Customer Service, with a sprinkling of creative writing now and then.
Not a lot of close friends.
Most people get tired of me.
I am too silly, ridiculous and fragmented.
If you must know the truth, I have problems with close relationships.
I always feel I might be intruding.
Or worse, I might be needy.
I find it difficult to not like everyone.
I am extremely tolerant.
And love diversity.
So, I tend to go it alone.
Inevitably, someone finds me.
In a corner, in the spotlight, losing my religion.
Or worse, drinking my 3rd double, reflecting on my day.
Another chance to make a difference.
I don’t know.
I hope I did.
If not, I will do it again tomorrow.
And if you find me to be a silly, crazy, ridiculous individual, don’t let it fool you.
I care about you more than you will ever know.