Hi, I’m Vee, and I have cute kids. Two, to be exact. And a pretty darn cute husband too. While I used to be a corporate litigation attorney in Washington, D.C., my family recently moved to upstate New York for my husband’s new job. And with the move, a new title for me: stay-at-home mom. Yay? Yikes? Only time will tell. I will say that this career change was very much wanted, and I will say that I have a lot–a LOT–of reservations. I’m giving myself grace and if it’s too fricking* hard, then bully for me for trying, and back to the lawyering world I go!
Since this is my inaugural post, I guess a few more details about me and my cuties are warranted. As for me, I grew up in the American southwest. Love me some cactus, hate me some rattlesnakes. I went to college in Canada (ice ice baby), and law school in the northeast (clam chowdah baby). Then it was 3 years in New York City as an associate at a top-tier law firm, and 4 more years in D.C. as an associate at a satellite office of the same law firm. I guess that’s not a small amount of moving around. I’m 31-years-old (almost 32 but shut up ok?) and I’m a Scorpio. Not that I know anything about astrology … but maybe that detail is relevant for those of you who do.
I met the husband (“Hubby”) in high school, but we didn’t start dating until the end of college. We’ve been married for just over five years, and I think we’re pretty good stuff. We certainly have our issues, but they’re workable. Hubby just finished med school in D.C., and then started his residency program up here in July. He is a 33-year-old Gemini, for those of you keeping score.
Our son, who I’ll refer to as “K-man” for now, is a glorious little tow-headed two-year-old. He’s my world. He’s a nightmare in the flesh. Like, good lord, are all two-year-olds sociopaths or is my kid broken? K-man, an Aquarius, enjoys playing with Hotwheel cars — like, ALL the Hotwheel cars — and munching on bowls full of Pepperidge Farms goldfish. I have a sneaking suspicion he’s a genius, but it’s hard to wade through the bias.
Our daughter, “Ell-Bell” for the time being, is almost eleven-months-old. Girlfriend is chuuu-bby. Like, that’s the first thing strangers will say about her when they see her. I hope they stop, soon, before she develops a complex. She also has the most mesmerizing blue eyes I’ve ever seen — swoon! Ell-Bell is a Sagittarius who enjoys cheese sticks and stealing Hotwheels from her brother. They already love each other so much.
So that’s our little family. Why this blog, why now? Well, I used to blog feverishly about my efforts to get pregnant with K-man, and I found it very therapeutic. Alas, that blog has served its purpose, and I feel like it’s time to start fresh. I find myself narrating blog posts in my head all the time, so why not put pen to paper?
I hope that this will be a blog about everything. Parenting, marriage, extended family, life up here in the frigid north, shower thoughts, etc., etc. I’m not that picky. Honestly, I’m just a girl who’s alone in a new place, with an isolating job, and I need someone to talk to! A blank screen will do the trick.
Until next time,
*Sometimes I get a little excited and use “colorful” language. I’ve tried to be good in this post, but I can’t promise future posts won’t drop a few four-letter words here and there. I’d love to say “sorry not sorry” but I actually am kind of sorry. So, yeah, sorry in advance.