Who am I?

Hell if I really know.

For starters, I’m a married mother of 3 kids.  I have a 20 year old daughter who’s going to be a Senior in college, and two boys (16 and 14) who are going to be 11th and 9th graders.   Let’s just refer to them by some of the silly names I call them:

The Who, Who Girl or Ho Ho = daughter (21)

Roo or Roo Dog = middle son (16)

Brucee = youngest son (14)

We’re a soccer family so all of my kids are involved in (or were) soccer.

My husband (let’s call him “Mick”) owns and labors in his own landscape company.  We’re in Michigan so he doesn’t landscape all year.  In the winter, he works on snowmobile performance (plus boats, 4 wheelers, hovercrafts — whatever shows up).  He’s so energetic so I never see him sitting around.  He’s really into fitness and he encourages me to take care of myself without making me feel bad about myself.

I work part time at an insurance company.  I love my job because of my schedule.  I feel like I have the best of both worlds in that I have the structure I need to get out of bed everyday but I leave work early to go home and do my fitness and still have time left to do my wifey and motherly duties.

I like to run.  I’ve been running for a few years now.  I only like to run outside when it’s 50 degrees or warmer but I’ve successful run outside in much worse this last winter.  I really don’t like the treadmill.  Running outside is so much more enjoyable.  For about three years, I was just sticking with the same route outside which was around my square block which measured out to be 3.6 miles (I live in the country).  With the help of GPS, I now like to try new routes around town.   I’ve made leaps and bounds with the lengths of my runs.  I’ve done four 5k’s, a 1/2 marathon and two marathons.  Believe it or not, I don’t care for organized races.  Signing up for them makes me crazy because I angst once I’m “locked” into a race.

I will say that my daily runs are more meaningful to me when I’m signed up for a race.  I feel like I have a purpose.

Five years ago, I never would have imagined my running over 26 miles AT ONE TIME.  I do believe that I’m getting better with age.  I have sunspots and wrinkles but my overall self is a better one, at least to me and that’s all that counts.

I like to shop.  I like clothes.

I like to be different so I like tattoos.  I’m up to eleven (which includes some really little ones).  I’m only thinking about having fun NOW so I could care less how awful my tattoos will look when I get old.  It’s all innocent fun.  I’ve a made a couple of tattoo mistakes and tried to clean them up w/laser but after the pain, time, and cost of laser  treatments (5 sessions just for some fading) I ended up getting bigger tattoos as coverups.  The tattoo that represents me most is probably the question mark on my wrist.  I just don’t want to be defined any one way.   I want to be mysterious.  I have lots of highs and lows so you could say I’m a bit moody.

I love, love, love all animals (except for hyenas).  We have 4 cats and 2 dogs.  Too many, I know.  Our cats are all rescues.  Our dogs are Bella, the 3 lb blue chihuahua and Sophee, (Princessa Sophia Sunshine Kisses) the golden retriever.   I love our animals.   They’re part of family and give us a lot of joy and giggles.

Traveling is fun but expensive.  Summer time, we try to rent a cottage on Lake Michigan for a week (beautiful).  To escape the depressing winter yuck months, we like to cruise.  I think I’m on my 7th or 8th and the rest of the family is on their 4th or 5th.  I love visiting different islands and I love to eat.  Oh yeah, I do NOT diet.  Couldn’t if I wanted to.  Cruises are great for eating.  Overall, you get the best bang for your buck with a cruise.   I try to work out while on our vacations so I don’t feel so guilty about all the chowing I do.

Blogging is fun for now.  It’s my online journal.  It’s new to me and I don’t know what I’m doing so hopefully I can keep it up.

I’ll try to post a couple times a week.

I’ll try to keep the filter on and not TMI (no promises).

I’ll try not to be a downer (but I might slip sometimes…).

Thanks for reading,

Shelly

Follow me while I ramble on Twitter, as well, at @ShellyinMI

Check out my sick mind by looking at my pins on Pinterest at Shelly in MI

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2 Responses to “Who am I?”

  1. Megan @ MegGoesNomNom November 18, 2011 at 10:30 pm #

    Holla, fellow MI blogger. 🙂 I’m an A2 blogger.

  2. James Schudel December 25, 2011 at 6:02 am #

    I miss michigan!!!!, I moved to Arizona a year ago. Arizona sucks!!. Merry christmad

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