I am participating in ABC &123's Picnic table talk. This week is introductions so here is a little bit of info about us.
I am Kristiana (Kristi) and I am married to David, we have been married since 2004. Zorro (will continue to be known as Zorro) was born in 2006.
David is a computer guy turned law student. Our life right now is a ball of stress and madness as David pushes on to his 3rd year in Law School.
I am a SAHM and sometimes an Esthetician. :) I see clients every so often mostly for waxing and I do skin consults for a natural mothering store that sells non toxic skin care.
We live in Orange County, California and the name of my blog, Orange Juice, has to do do with that. The URL is a play on our last name. I started blogging as an alternative to scapbooking and photo albums because I don't like them hanging around. I am petrified they will get ruined. But when I first started blogging it was a Private blog and I didn't really keep it up. I am also not a "journaling" kind of person because I find myself uninspired to write to....no one. Once I went public and had a "virtual audience" real or imagined (ha ha) I realized that it was easy for me to write.
David and I both love reading, before S I would read about 2-3 books a week and my goal was to read at least 1 fiction and 1 non fiction a week. Those days are LONG gone though...for now. But you can see just how much D loves to read...sometimes he actually becomes the character...here is David Proust...er...Marcel Proust. And those "handle bars" are real baby!
I never thought I would be a crafting, curriculum writing, homeschooling type of mom. In a whirlwind I found myself going down that road and I am so glad I did! I find that our lives are richer for these things. I have begun to tap into my long suppressed creativity, David supports me all the way, and Soren reaps the benefits of learning, doing and enjoying so many more things.
Here's a few more notes about me:
I don't edit my writing- too boring
I'm an insomniac- really, just ask me when I went to be last night
I always bite off more than I can chew
I REALLY like to shop -
I watch the Biggest Loser and eat candy while I complain how much weight I have gained
I get distracted easily
I REALLY like it when people leave comments so I don't feel so lonely ;)
If you are reading this but haven't been over to ABC & 123 GO GO GO! It's a great learning co-op blog with lots of ideas that mommy's are sharing with each other.