Who is this Mermaid?

I have been noticing some of the bloggers I follow have been posting little known facts about themselves. I think it’s a great idea, and helps the readers get to know the blogger in a more personal way. So here are 20 facts about me in no particular order.

1. I have been married to my husband Mark for 25 happy years. We have been together for 29. 

2. I have a daughter, Michaela, who is a junior at The George Washington University. I have a son, Max who is a junior in high school.

3. My dog Wally is a Coton de Tulear, a rare breed.

4. My college degree is in Early Childhood Education, and at one time, I owned a home daycare.

5. I have two sisters, and two brothers. I am number four!

6. Traveling with my family is something I take joy in.

7. Dining out with Mark is something we do often. 

8. I like to gamble. I especially have fun playing Let it Ride.

9. I love ethnic art work, and try to buy a piece of art from the different islands and countries I have visited.

10. My house has to be clean at all times. You never know who might visit!

11. I love to entertain and am known for my trivia games during our parties.

12. I am 4’10″…..you read that right!

13. I enjoy hanging with my kids.

14. I am allergic to crab and artichokes. 

15. I go to bed very late, and love sleeping in. 

16. I enjoy drawing and painting and have some of my artwork displayed in my home. 

17. Walt Disney World is my happy place.

18. Shopping makes me happy! Shoes, clothing, or for my home.

19. I make a mean cheesecake!

20. I enjoy being surrounded by friends and family.

I hope you enjoyed learning a bit more about me. I would love to learn about you. If you would like, please share a fact about yourself in the comments below. 
Photo by Dee Lewis Photography


12 thoughts on “Who is this Mermaid?

  1. Most people who know me, know I’ll always be a Jersey Girl, have one daughter who has a 13-month old son (and another baby on the way) making me a very proud Nonni. I cherish my friends – both lifelong and recent (that’s you, Susan!)

    I was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in 2009, but had almost 20 years at stage 1. Consequently, in some strange way, I consider myself blessed.

    What most people don’t know about me is that I’m a proud alumna of Smith College where my major was English Language and Literature. While at Smith, I learned how to write and found my voice. Writing is a cathartic experience for me and has helped me realize that cancer will never define the woman I am.

    At my funeral, I want the Carter Family’s song, “Will the Circle be Unbroken” and James Taylor’s “You Can Close Your Eyes” played as gifts to those I leave behind.

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  2. I am also a deb. And I have a sister Susan. Six year breast cancer survivor. One year mets aliver. Also youngest of four. Married 28 years. Two beautiful daughters and two just as beautiful granddaughters and a grandson. 7,8 and 3😊. My house is no longer clean. How did I ever do it all?

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  3. I have five brothers and am the only daughter. Yesterday was my 13th wedding anniversary; my love story with Mike is very similar to that of When Harry Met Sally. I have four stepchildren who I call The Bonuses; all are adults. Two grandchildren and another on the way. I have two labs who rule our house. They are my nursing staff on bad days. I ride horses and train in dressage; I have been able to keep this up, with some adjustments for energy levels – through over thirty chemo treatments – it is my mental health outlet.

    My husband and I love to travel and cook. We have a tradition with the kids called Mock Thanksgiving the Saturday before Thanksgiving so they don’t have to worry about balancing various family members on that day. We all cherish it.

    I appreciate your welcoming me into your circle even though my metastatic cancer is Uterine Papillary Serous Carcinoma, stage IVB. So much of what we are going through is very similar. I am a very positive person and enjoy life. I am a Thriver.

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    • Happy anniversary, Anne! I have just learned so much about you, my pen pal! Thank you for sharing with us. I am happy you are part of this circle, well, not the part of having an illness. All our welcome 😃.


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