What? Me, Miss February?
I am so not the pageant type of girl, but this is one honor I am super excited about! Arkansas Women Bloggers is an awesome group of amazing women whom I ADORE (ya’ll are gonna make me cry!)
So let me tell you about myself…
I grew up mainly in the former Canal Zone in the Republic of Panama. When I was a senior in high school a little war called “Just Cause” put a crimp in my plans to stay home and be a surfer beach bum, so my mom dropped me off at U of A in Fayetteville. (Now I can say “Thanks, mom!”) In college I met my man and we’ve been married 22 years now. We have four great kids, from a high school senior to a (surprise!) nine-month old baby. Dog, parakeet, and chickens make up our menagerie. A former nanny, teacher, translator, and pastry chef I now get to work from home as I stay home with my rowdy bunch.
I started blogging at Tales from a Panama-Mama in 2007 (maybe before) because my mom, who was stationed in strange places overseas, wanted to see pictures and such of what we were up to. It’s evolved and grown into an on-again, off-again addiction. I write about my life, fixing up old houses, road trips with kids, and being a wannabe urban homesteader. I had three blogs (one for cooking, one for life, one for books) and I’ve been trying to get them all combined in a way that makes sense. Still working on that and any opinions would be appreciated. But really, my blog is really my way of expressing myself so that I don’t go crazy. And I know that ya’ll get that.