Hey Wonderful Readers, longtime and new (thank you!) followers:
I thought that since both my boys wanted new nicknames I'd better update the tab. Of course I have a hidden agenda as well - for the new followers who might not know the people in my world, this is a SUBTLE hint to read the tab above to get to know me and my family better.
Here are the new ones, for those who've already read the tab, which I renamed, because people were thinking that they could put their own nickname in there and it would translate it...which is a really cool idea, but no. That's not what it's for.
The Transporter: formerly known as Jake, our almost 16 year-old who has his precious permit. I'm a princess-cup-holder now! He drives me everywhere at the drop of a hat, and always wants to stop by our favorite coffee drive-through. Of course, we drive ANCIENT cars, none of which have cup-holders. Yes, they do exist – cars with no cup-holders. Except me. He says I'm an excellent cup holder. He's an excellent driver, and I'm so grateful. I'm driving phobic since the car accident in 2007 which totaled my car. Life is Good.
OYT: Stands for Our Youngest Teen, and formerly known as YellowBoy, who now at 13 thinks the YB makes him sound “baby-ish” and so he picked this nickname instead. He's excelling in school, but has inherited his mother's extreme medical worst case scenario situation so it's been tough going lately with concussion, closed head injury, neck injury, and a never-ending sinus infection. Told you this was an update. I plan on doing them more than once a year.
Now to introduce a new blog resident. I've wanted to write about her for a long time, but with my procrastination, never got to asking her if it was OK, and if she wanted a nickname, or her real name or “don't you DARE write about me”...but I should have known. She's all for it. We have similar personalities...as you'll see as I write more about
SMK. Stands for“Sister Mary Katherine”. Don't laugh. She's nowhere near a nun, though her mother called her that as a child HOPING it might influence her. Instead she's an in-home daycare provider (bless her heart – I don't know how ya'll who do it, do it...) and lives across the street. Over the 12 years we've been in this house, she and I have gone from neighbors to acquaintances to friends to dear friends. I'm truly blessed to have her in my life. A post all about her is coming up soon. I did write a poem about her...here's the link if you're interested
If you'd like to get to know the other people in my life who have agreed to be on my blog from time to time, check out the nickname tab above. I'll alert you when I make changes.