I am Kristin, another patriotic American tired of standing by watching as the people in Washington and beyond destroy this country.
When I was a little girl, I told my parents that I wanted to be a writer when I grew up. My love for the printed word has never gone away, though I've had too few opportunities to write. Over the years, I have written a tiny bit of everything from poetry to short stories, role play to political commentary.
Big shock, I am also an avid reader. To be brutally honest, I am a self-diagnosed, somewhat-recovered book addict. Before children, the house could have fallen down around me and I would gladly sacrifice a night's sleep to get my fix on the next chapter.
Children change a lot of things. I have fraternal twin boys who just turned six and boy have they ever rocked my world; rocked it so hard, I hardly remember the first three years of their lives. Maybe it's just me, but I'm convinced something magical happens on a kid's fifth birthday. It seems like overnight they go from being a lot of work to being engaging, self-sufficient, interesting little people....and a lot of work. Did I mention I homeschool them?
My loving and patient husband and I have been married almost 11 years now. Let me stress the word PATIENT here. He's a Scorpio. Patience is not something that comes easy for him. It's only by God's grace that he puts up with me (and I with him, but I digress). Love you honey. *smooch*
Speaking of God, I am a Christian. Daily, I strive to put more and more of my trust in Him. As I do, my life feels more and more blessed. That's not the saying that I don't sometimes have an OMG, I'm freaking out, is it 5:00 yet, moments. Sometimes....err, umm, okay, so, weekly.
In addition to reading, I am passionate about food and wine. Passionate to the point that I'd rather not eat than eat something that's not delicious. I know, that's crazy, but that's me.
I hope this blog will in some small way inspire my readers and help preserve and restore this country for my sons.
I welcome your (respectful) comments. The thought that someone, somewhere out there, is reading this helps keep me going.