Let me introduce myself…

Author: randomandodd  |  Category: Random

In order to hold myself more accountable with writing I started “Blog Revival” It was an idea I got from my friend Kathryn.  She and I were on a comment section of a very high profile blog (Dooce) and I met some amazing people from that time in my life. We all fell into Twitter, MySpace and then Facebook and our blogs fell to the side as we jammed everything into a small box and stuffed down what we were really feeling about the situation.   She decided she wanted to write again. I haven’t stopped, but my brain did.  I update crap here and it sucks because I’m tired of censoring what I write out of fear of what other people will read and twist. I’m just saying, some people I know (and some I have never even met…yes you, stalker ass Seattle freak, go away, you don’t know me, i didn’t date YOU and I am not a threat…go away!) tend to come here, read what I write and then twist that shit all up to fit what agenda they have going.  Another person comes here, reads what I write and then twists it so badly that I get a call from my step daughter.  You know who you are too, it’s been like 10 years, you can go away too.

With all that being said I’m tired of censoring what I write (and I just did on that last paragraph)  and I am not going to do that anymore. Fuck you if you don’t like it.

My name is Kristine.  I am a mother of 3 grown daughters (they were just babies when I started this thing) I am an office manager/service writer/jane of all trades at the Automotive Repair place I work at.
That’s not ‘who’ I am, just what I do to pay the bills.
I love being outside in the mountains, on trails, in the water. I live in the city though and the weekends are the only time I get to do fun stuff. I take that time very seriously.
I use to be a professional photographer, I keep saying “use to be” hoping that I won’t get any more jobs, but I keep getting them.
This summer I went to the first wedding I didn’t have to photograph and I have to say it was a DELIGHT! I had no idea that weddings could be so much fun!!  I am going to my second wedding I don’t have to work at and I am going to party like I have been to 500 weddings and always had to work!
My boyfriend, his 13 year old and I live together in Sacramento, California.  We bought a house this year and pop up trailer and we plan on taking more trips.
I’ve been the step parent since I was 18 years old, I am thinking of going professional at this point.  Jesse is a great kid and I am the lucky one.  I’ve been blessed with some awesome step-kids that I don’t call ‘step-kids’.  My kids. My boy, my Roo.
Things you should know about me; I’m fiercely protective of the things I love.  If I have learned ANYTHING in the last 10 years of my life is when you have something you love and you don’t want to lose it, PROTECT IT.  It doesn’t matter if people call you jealous, obsessive or crazy.  Let them, because at the end of the day, you and all that you have protected from outsiders can have a good laugh…then snuggle in and fall asleep together. Go ahead, call me a paranoid freak. I’ve been on both sides of the fence and I have to say, I might not have given a shit in the past, but I made a promise to keep this one safe, laughing and blissfully happy and I will keep that promise.

For now, I think that’s all you need to know! I’ll add photos from my phone if I can figure out how that damn thing works. In 2004 we didn’t have this kind of technology!

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8 Responses to “Let me introduce myself…”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I’m so glad you got this idea.

    And happy looks so good on you. <3

  2. Birdie Says:

    I love who you are. Always have. You were strong, even when you didn’t know you were. I see things in you that I want to emulate. Your intense devotion to those you love is something to be envied. Don’t ever change. Keep being you.

  3. A Cheap Chic Chick Says:

    OMG. We’re doing this!!!!! While I hate when Facebook has done to my ability to blog and create longer thoughts than one or two sentences I love that we’ve all kept in touch (for the most part) and look forward to this next chapter. I’m so happy that you’re happy… <3

  4. SoozieQ Says:

    I was so happy to see this blog group pop up on FB. I have missed reading people’s blogs and surprisingly missed writing one.

    I cannot believe the changes in your life that I’ve watched through a computer monitor over the years. I have always been, and will continue to be, rooting for you and your happiness in life.

  5. Cricky Says:

    OMG we’re blogging again!?!?! Yay!!

    Since 2005 I’ve watched your family grow and change, even though we’ve never actually “met”.

    I can’t wait to see what happiness lies in store for your family.

  6. Jana Says:


    I did it! Thank you Kristine <3

  7. Liza Says:

    So glad you and your blog peeps are starting this revival! I need to write more and I love reading other peoples posts!! You’re an awesome internet godmommy <3

  8. Ibett Says:

    Omg!!! Just yesterday I was thinking that I should start blogging again, and today decided to check in with a few of my old time favorite bloggers (you!)

    Glad you’re making a come back! Maybe I will too.

    Love, Ibett
    (Aka the Merry Widow)