So, I'm sure 99% of first blog posts go just like this and as they should - so here goes a little about me and why I've started this blog. First off, I should probably preface all of this with the overt statement that I am not a journalist, English major, or communication specialist so please ignore my grammatical errors and inappropriate uses of words - trust me when I tell you that I attended a large state school with a good reputation and was somehow able to avoid ever taking a college course that required me to write more than a five page paper. Yes, one of my first questions when looking at any sort of English-type class was "Whats the longest paper this professor is going to make us write?" If the answer was greater than 5, I scratched that name off the list. But I digress, and well, I do that often too so I'll try to stay focused when writing about topics. I am a 20-something new momma to a darling little girl named Madeleine, or Addie as we call her, who was born in October and a loving wife to a wonderful husband since May of 2008. I used to define myself a working woman who had sold her soul to the corporation I work for but I am stead-fast in re-defining my life as family first and work second. I've had the benefit of some great timing and in combination with a lot of really hard work, I have a wonderful job with a wonderful company that demands a lot. More on that later...
I find joy in the simple things in life and often long for days of past where life was much simpler. I enjoy doing what I can to live "green" from organic gardening and composting to cloth diapers and making my own household cleaners. I love nice things but get even greater joy from watching the dollars add up by shopping sales and using coupons - although I admit this is something I want to get even better at. I love cooking dinner for friends and entertaining outdoors.
And so, with all of that being said about myself, I've decided to join the wonderful blog world that I've been stalking for some time - yes, for at least the past year I have thoroughly enjoyed reading others' blogs. I hope to share my balancing act and hope you'll follow along with me and share in the wonderful madness my life has become.