Hello, My Name is Poppy
Let’s just get the burning question of the way. Poppy is my real name. It says so right above the 125 lbs on my Washington State Driver’s License. Even though I am convinced my name was visualized in a haze of marijuana smoke, the extra unaccounted poundage was grown on my own. Organically. Weed is now legal in Washington anyway. My parents were just progressive.
I am an almost 40 year old mother ( <—— I’ll probably never edit that sentence) of a recovering nose picker, window licker and teen-ager who is so serious I sometimes wonder if she is mine. If she didn’t look so much like my ex, Rat Bastard, I would ask Maury Povich for a DNA cheek swab.
In my life before staying at home with kids, I worked as a 911 dispatcher for 10 years. It wasn’t a horrible job, but the hours were not conducive to raising children and actually sleeping. Something had to give, so I bit the bullet and opted to stay home. It has been 6 years and now I’m being rewarded.
All of my kids are in school full time. I am not itching to go back to work anytime soon. I paid my dues, bitches. My demanding children, marathon training, and time spent on Naked Island keep me plenty busy. Occasionally I clean. Just don’t use the kid’s bathroom if you visit.
Like two of my children, Funny or Snot, was conceived after a night of binge drinking and improper planning. Through this blog I document my life of leisure filled with trips to the mall, booze filled bon bons, and navigating domesticity. BULLSHIT.
I do go to the mall a lot, but it is rarely for something I need. Booze filled bon-bons? Sound great in theory, but I’d rather drink from the glass. Navigating domesticity? I gave up years ago.
If you dig through the pages of this blog you will find I write about being a fit mom and my passion for running. I am always training for the next race or adventure. I am a reluctant triathlete and 90% lean eater. I just can’t break up with wine or dark chocolate completely.
I do the occasional product review if I find it relevant to my reader and my auto reviews are legendary!
Mostly, though, I write about my family and dedication to a healthy lifestyle. I am completely devoted to the motley crew that belong to me. (Even if I’d totally ditch them if someone said Vegas!)
If you hang out here a few minutes, you will find I am pretty relaxed and I have a little bit of a wild side. My goal is to entertain more people than I piss off which was going just fine until my extended family pooled their money for a computer.
If my in-laws fire up their Commodore 64 and figure out the internet too, I am tapping out of the blogging game. They’re retired, they babysit and they like me. I am not gambling with that.
Latest posts by Poppy (see all)
- Don’t Drown During Your First Triathlon: 10 Open Water Swimming Tips - May 15, 2013
- Scarlet Fever is Contagious I Hear - May 13, 2013
- Why Motorcycles Suck for Date Nights - May 8, 2013