Friday, August 27, 2010

Follow Friday 40 and over

I have had this button on my blog for a while now, and have not actually linked up yet. I usually do Fearless Friday (which I will today) and the Book Blogger Hop on Friday, but this week I wanted to find some other bloggers out there in my *cough* age bracket *cough*. LOL! So welcome to those over-40 Bloggers, I'm looking forward to meeting you! Have a cup of coffee and take a look around! And by way of an introduction:

I am Lily, which is a pseudonym that I use to protect my children from the ramblings of their mother, and my husband from having his wife's name found on a google search while he is job hunting. He has been out of work for over a year now, laid off when his company decided to relocate to Singapore.

So, Lily Thorns (me), is married for 20 years to Mr. Thorns, and together we have six children. They are The Oldest (girl) who is in college, The Big Guy (boy) who is in high school, Tiger (girl) who is 12, Boo (boy) who is 10, Bananas (girl) who is 8, and Missy (girl)who is 6. I occasionally put up pictures of them, and you can see the blog of my children ( a new endeavor in our homeschool) here. And there is another bit of information, I am a 14-year homeschool veteran who need to pull out a new bag of tricks this year to freshen up our homeschool. We will be adding transliteracy to our curriculum this year.

All of what I write about here is true, just the names have been changed. Starting in September, I have been invited to write for Catholic Mothers Online. I am very excited and have my first deadline coming up on September 1st.

I am finishing up my classes to become a medical transcriptionist so I can work from home. It is a lucrative career, and I'm probably a month away from finishing. I'm not exactly certain when I will be done because I have gotten sidetracked preparing for our homeschooling year. I also have two other part-time jobs as a librarian and a receptionist.

That is me in a nutshell! Maybe when I lose a few more pounds I will post a picture. I'm probably down over 40 pounds at this point, though I'm not exactly sure because we do not own a scale. I will have to weigh myself, when no one is looking, at Rite Aid or some other public scale!

Have a great day, and WELCOME to all of the Over 40 crowd!


Purple Cow said...

Hello. Nice to meet you. My name is Purple Cow (not real name, either)... I, too, blog anonymously sheerly for the joy of writing.

Have a nice weekend.

jen said...

I am so happy to meet another geezer blogging.
Our families are very similar--I have seven surviving children, and parenting that many is tiring, isn't it? I admire your tenacity at homeschooling. I could never do it.
I'd love to follow your blog--don't see a link, but I'll try to be back.
Come on over for a visit.

Pam Ponder said...

nice to meet you I am following you back from friday follow over 40!!!

Courtney (Women Living Well) said...

Wow! You are a busy gal and have homeschooled forever - I bet I could learn soooo much from you!!! Thank you for the birthday wishes yesterday!!! I enjoyed stopping by and getting to know you!!Keep walking with the King!

Angela said...

Well of course I'm going to comment here since I hit the 'over 40' As for anonymous, my goodness gracious ME? lol....My children have a going joke when something is going on in the house. They start to 'pretend' they are me about ready to do a blog post about what is going on at the moment. lol....

Congrats with the new writing opportunity...I'm so excited for you.

Java said...

Hi Lily!

So glad to see you linking up today! I didn't know all that info about you so I'm glad you posted it and it was a nice way to get to know you!
I hope you have a great weekend!

detweilermom said...

Hi , I am returning the hop. I homescool also. I have been homeschooling for about 16 years now.

Terry said...

LOL....have to laugh at your kids acting like you posting on your blog.... too funny!

I am a new follower from Friday Follow over 40. Would appreciate it if you could stop over and follow me back. Terry

My Journey With Candida

Bocci said...

Hi and thanks for stoppin' by Bocci's Beefs and liking it enough to become a Follower! I just recirpocated. Yep, Parental Unit is over 40 (at least:-) so she'll fit right in!
Me? I'm just a spring chicken...
Your buddy,

Alexandra said...

This looks like fun. I may try this as well. Congrats on the weight loss! I'm down 12 pounds and already feel much better.I've got another 25-30 pounds yet to lose.

Traci66 said...

Thank you for following me. I am glad to follow back.

funfunfun said...

Nice to meet you!
Following from blog hop...would love to have you follow back!