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My Sweetie

My Sweetie

At the ripe old age of thirty-three, I married my hometown sweetie. He was in sixth grade when I graduated, and NO, he was not my sweetie or anything else until many years later.  We are a perfect match and meant-to-be soulmates.

My sweetie and I live in upstate New York, and I mean UP state, as in above Albany.

Dandelion queen at 50

Dandelion queen at 50

At thirty-six I had my first son. At forty-three we adopted our first daughter from Russia who was six years. At forty-six we returned to Russia and adopted our second son and daughter, biological siblings aged almost nine years and six years. Our four children are within a four year span from youngest to oldest, and each could chronologically be my grandchild. Which at the rate they’re going, will be the only way I can ever claim any grandchildren! Although young adults and independent, they keep me young or add more gray hairs, depending on which child and which day.

camping

Camping (age 30) with Pookie-Pie

My four children, pretending to be angels, 12/96

My four children, pretending to be angels, 12/96


49 Comments

  1. Mimmy Jain says:

    I’m loving reading your blog — you really should consider putting it all into a book. It would be wonderful.

  2. leovlad says:

    I agree these memories would be perfect for a book! I adore the way you’ve organized the blog by years/events. It’s so nice to read such wonderful stories. 🙂

    • skinnyuz2b says:

      Thank you, as a writer you probably know how much encouragement is needed to keep going. And as for ‘tattoos’, I hope you enjoyed Body Art. I might have become a famous tattoo artist if Mrs. LaCross hadn’t discouraged my early attempts.

  3. Val Mills says:

    Why haven’t I found and read this intro to you earlier? And hey – love your new profile pic 🙂

    • skinnyuz2b says:

      Thank you, Val. This photo is about ten years old, but looks roughly the same. I was working outside, all hot and sweaty with wild hair, when my two daughters made me a crown of dandelions. My husband snapped the pic.

  4. skinnyuz2b says:

    Thanks Cat. Is this because I inspired the young boys to run faster or because I inspired other kids to clean their plates so they wouldn’t end up so skinny? Just kidding, I’m actually very humbled.

  5. spunkybong says:

    You’re writing is growing on me. You call him Pookie-Pie? Mine calls me ChooChoo. You’re naturally funny. The best to you both, Skinny and Pookie!

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    • skinnyuz2b says:

      Many thanks, DW. I hope they don’t read my posts or they’ll discover that super sweet was not an adjective used to describe me. At least not used by my brother!

  7. doncharisma says:

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    Don Charisma

    • skinnyuz2b says:

      Thank you, Don. I know i previously thanked you on your blog, but just realized I didn’t do it here.
      Your blog is chock full of the most helpful and useful information.

  8. what a great idea to keep memories and stories of your life in a blog. I will come back and read more 🙂

  9. Sunni Morris says:

    Where exactly in upstate NY are you? My youngest sister is up there too – just across the Canadian border.

    Sunni

    • skinnyuz2b says:

      Hey Sunni, we’re just east of Lake George.
      During the 2010 Census I was the manager for recruiting of a seven county area – from Saratoga to Canada – so I probably oversaw the mapspotting of your sister’s home and might have had a recruiting assistant try to hire her.

  10. doncharisma says:

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    Congrats:)

    Warm regards

    Don Charisma

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    Hi Mary

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  14. News Cruise 60 says:

    I love the theme of your site! It’s fresh, different. I’ll be a regular here. Great “back story” and a lovely family you have…

    Thanks for your visit and comments.

    “EE”

    • skinnyuz2b says:

      Thanks, EE, for the great feedback – always appreciated. I was fortunate that my Mother’s warning of “Some day you’re going to have a child just like you!” did not come true … at least not on a daily basis.
      I’m a fan of your site, too!

      • News Cruise 60 says:

        Hey, I’ll bet you’re a pretty good role model! Don’t sell yourself short…

        I have 1 kid with whom I have a good relationship. I have two others with whom I have no relationship…(long story).

        Anyway, I do wish those two kids were a bit more like me the way I am now. But their mother is a nasty woman with no forgiveness in her heart! And she’s taught those kids of ours to have little to do with their “bad dad.”

        Oh well, “TMI” as they say…sorry! Anyway, thanks for the comments here and stop in as you can.

        “EE” 🙂

      • skinnyuz2b says:

        One is better than none, but I’m sure it’s like the Prodigal Son or the lost sheep. The heart yearns to welcome them back home. Keep your chin up and heart open, you never know what the future holds. Hugs.

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  18. Thom Hickey says:

    Pleased to have happened on your blog. Lots to explore. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox (plugged in now).

  19. Lynn says:

    Hi Skinny!
    Found you through Susannah’s blog & thought it was about time I checked you out as well! Look forward to reading:)

  20. You might enjoy my post, Christmas In The 50s. I think that it will fit into your thoughts of yesteryear. May our Lord Jesus richly bless you.

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