Happily married and newly wed. Yea! I have three step children (Sean, Adam - now deceased - and Chelsea) and a couple of dogs, one of which is a new golden retriever puppy we call Rudy, the other is our golden retriever named Shadow. We had a very hard year last year. I didn't know how we were going to make it through emotionally. We did, by the Grace of God. We lost our dog, Daisy, my father, and then my husband's son, Adam, who died tragically from a gunshot wound. With everything going on, even in the sadness and the grief, I am extremely thankful for everything in my life.
We are busy but not in the typical way that you would imagine for most couples. We have our ups and downs like everyone and we are almost inseparable since we work together. That is tough sometimes. I like my life though.
I love all kinds of music, sometimes it depends just on my mood at the moment. Everything in life seems better with some music in the background. Gets me through. . .
P.S. HEYJANGO! What happened to the song count? I got back on here and that feature is gone! Bring it back! I like knowing how many songs I've listened to here!!
Cooking, reading, gardening, buying local. I try to support small, local businesses (including farmers and local grocers) as much as I can. I lean toward a libertarian perspective on things. I don't like government and the end result of it. I do not believe in the phony green movement.
I could go on and on about my beliefs and what is wrong with the world, but it doesn't matter much in the end anyway. The things that matter more are things like love, family, food, music, laughter, travel, and good wine. I wish I didn't like the wine so much. It's fun, though.
One thing I've learned about life is the importance of being lifted up. So I urge everyone who bothers to read this to make an effort to find something every day that lifts you up. Pass it on and give that to someone else. Usually it is the simplest things - usually a smile or hug works just fine. Read the Bible and talk to God. Ask Him to come into your life and make Himself real to you. Ask for the Holy Spirit to come, too. He will. :) What a great invitation that will be!
I am not really into religion, but I do love the Lord. I am part of a church body, but not really part of a church building. If I could find one that I could put my trust in, then I'd probably go more often.
Obviously, I love music, like all the other people here. I basically like all kinds of music and go through different phases of what I get hooked on. One thing about Jango that you have to watch: if you "like" someone like Linkin Park, be prepared to listen to them about every 5th song or so on your stations. That is annoying. I haven't figured out how to get that corrected exactly.
Lastly, I must say the greatest interest I have is the Lord. I have come full circle on so many things over many years, some which were riddled with unbelief. Basically, Jesus became real to me. He was invited in and he made himself completely irresistible. I have never experienced such love and peace anywhere but with him and the Holy Spirit. I have such love and interest in him. I have discovered as many of you have discovered that I can go through anything here on earth as long as I have him and that peace. I have great love for the Lord.
Most of the time not watching and if I do my husband controls it. We mostly watch sports like football and golf. Otherwise, I like "2 1/2 Men," "American Pickers," "Storage Wars," "Doomsday Preppers," "Pawn Stars," Discovery, History Channel, and BRAVO.
Some favorites are "The Godfather," "Godfather II," "Titanic," "Along Came Polly," "Tootsie," "Amadeus," "Dark Victory," "The Way We Were," "Barefoot in the Park", "The Holiday," and "Finding Neverland."I will watch anything with Ben Stiller, Robert Redford, Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro.
Each day usually starts off by reading the Bible. Besides that I am often reading 2-3 books at the same time. I like history and biographies. I also like reading about health, nutrition and animals. I like reading fiction from authors like Ken Follett and Nora Roberts. So many more. Right now I am reading the Suzanne Collins series. You know which ones I'm talking about.