I’m 100% Jersey Girl. That means I’m a little loud and pretty opinionated with a talent for creative swearing. Living in NJ comes at a premium cost, but it’s worth it! We have every season, with a coast of beaches, We have forests, rivers, lakes, mountains and lots of great hiking – which ALL suits me. We can easily get to New York, Philly, Boston and Washington. We have museums, aquariums, zoos, nature centers, and theaters and Jersey Girls do not pump gas – but can if we need to. I can’t think of many things that I can’t get to in about an hour or an ingredient for cooking I can’t buy. That all adds up to good living to me!

I’ve been married to Dennis my whole life and we have weathered all sorts of things life has thrown at us. My life has been deeply touched by Down syndrome, adoption and the raising of my ‘largish’ family of 4 boys that we share our house, meals and bathrooms with. Some days are better than others.

We frequently travel with ‘extras’ which makes it look like I have an entourage or manage a group home. Yes, I’ve been asked on multiple occasions. We ALWAYS have a literally full house.

I believe in God and a whole host of other things that I cannot see. I like people who challenge how I think. I like cleaning and baking. I am book lover and I’d be miserable without Audible. I am an avid crocheter and walker. I’m really into improving my health right now. If I wasn’t me, I’d want to be Dolly Parton.

This is a blog about the good, the bad and the mundane.