Wednesday, August 17, 2011

We Want To Know Wednesday #4


I'm linking up with We Want To Know Wednesday hosted by Mamarazzi and Alicia AKA Queso.

These questions are from Mamarazzi and she wants to know all about our childhood...

{1} Did you live in the same town or move around a lot as a child? 
I lived in the same area for 30 years. We moved around to different houses frequently, but I never had to change schools or anything. My mother just liked to move; I think she has a problem.

{2} What were your parents like?
I lived with both of my parents until I was 9. My dad was out in his own world. I wouldn't say neglectful or anything. He just didn't spend much time home. My mom was strict and rigid. You knew what was expected of you and you best do whatever you had to in order to achieve it. After they split up, I never saw my dad. My mom was the same. Actually worse as hard as that is to imagine.

{3} Do you have any siblings? What were they like growing up?
I have two older half sisters from my mom's first marriage. They didn't live with us so I only saw them on holidays and weekends. I idolized them. I have one younger brother; same parents. We had the typical sibling relationship. He was the annoying little brother.

{4} Share a short story from your childhood.
Hmmmm.... I really try not to remember much of my childhood. I remember when I was younger, maybe around 3, I was with my dad, uncle and granddaddy at my grandparent's house. My mom, grandma and aunt had gone to a wedding or something. But, there was a thunderstorm and lightening struck the second story and caught the house on fire. I was traumatized. I am still terrified of thunderstorms. For years after that incident, I would pack all my favorite stuff in a backpack and wear it during storms in case our house caught on fire and we had to run out.

{5} What did you look like? (share a childhood pic for a chance to win a prize)
Me as a baby:

Me as a child:

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Where I've Been....

I have been MIA from blog world for the last week. I was going to participate in WWTKW yesterday but the questions didn't speak to me. In all reality, I had a family problem to take care of. This particular family problem has had me thinking a lot. A lot about the demons in my past. I have been writing them out on paper. With every intention of sharing them on this blog. But, after reading the first one, I decided that I was unsure if I wanted to do that. They are filled with so much raw emotion and it puts a lot of myself out there. I'm not sure if I'm ready to share that part of me with the world. I'm still having problems reading it about myself, remembering the days those demons popped into my life. I'm still writing, one at a time. And maybe one day, I can feel comfortable enough to share them.