Allow me to Listroduce™ Myself

since I'm sharing anyways. these are the first 10 things I can think of
  1. 1.
    I'm 41 years old. I'm really trying to embrace my 40's and become a way better version of me. But I don't want to ever be old. Old people freak me out. I think because I don't really know any. My mom is 69 and seems ancient.
  2. 2.
    I have been married for 6.5 years to the most patient, kind, tolerating man. He puts up with me, for God's sake! I think it works because he's a firefighter and gets to escape for a few days every week. We all need a break.
  3. 3.
    I have the funniest, craziest & most fearless little girl. She is literally my dream come true.
  4. 4.
    Our daughter is adopted. Not being able to have kids is something I'm still trying to process, but it fucking sucks.
  5. 5.
    I live in a small town of 1400 on the coast in northern California. We've only lived here for 6 months. I have never felt more at home, but I miss southern California's beaches.
  6. 6.
    I'm originally from a beach city 50 miles north of Los Angeles. It was an awesome place to grow up. A small town vibe, but big enough for everyone to not be all up in your business.
  7. 7.
    I got to retire in August 2015 so I can be a stay-at-home mom. I am so lucky to have this amazing opportunity. And working sucks.
  8. 8.
    I have tattoos on my arms and legs, but usually forget and then get surprised when people stare or comment on them.
  9. 9.
    I hate lying and stealing. I think they're despicable acts and should be punishable by cutting off body parts.
  10. 10.
    I'm Jewish, but not so practicing. Hanukkah is a pretty cool story, but so is every holiday/occasion ever where gifts are involved. Christmas is my favorite holiday.