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Cheap High Heels and a Hot Flash
Actually, I'm a woman of the struggling middle class and my taste runs much higher than my credit limit. Next year, I'll turn the big five-o. I am married to a wonderfully tolerant man and together, we have five kids, all of whom have basically flown the coop. In my professional life, I am a fundraiser for a local hospital and I take great satisfaction in knowing that what I do helps so many needy patients and their families. At home, I am the mom of two critters, a sweet female boxer and an insane Chocolate Labrador.
Writing has been something that I have always enjoyed doing. Growing up, I had a manual typewriter. I would spend hours pounding out papers for school and at one point I stopped handwriting in a diary and began typing it out instead. Something about the sound of the typewriters keys was quite soothing. Raising a large brood of kids didn't allow for much free time, so my writing was pushed aside. Now, I have an abundance of empty hours, so, I'm back at it. This time, I'm hearing the click-click-click of a keyboard instead of the manual keys and 'ding' at the end of the typewriter margins.
You'll find that my blog is often more of a story telling site or a place for me to vent my opinions about social issues, than it is a mere discussion. I'll have posts and reviews on cosmetics, because I am a make-up junkie. On occasion, I write about my children and their adventures. And, I often write stories about my dogs, primarily the crazy Lab, Mr. Riley.
I've been told that I am loud, opinionated, outgoing, animated, somewhat stubborn, giving, soft hearted and funny. I would tend to agree with those descriptions. I take great pride in my Italian heritage and I love making people laugh. I hope the humor in my stories translates to a smile on your face.
This blog is called Cheap High Heels and a Hot Flash, because at this stage of my life, the title fits. Five years ago it could have been called, 'Everything is still Perky'. Five years from now, I may change the title to 'Arthritic Knees and Rock'n Some Blinged-Out Flats'. Who knows? What I can say, with certainty, is that I need a 12 step program for my cosmetic and hair product obsession. I never met a pair of cheap high heeled shoes that I didn't like. And if I had money, I'd take a trip to Italy, move to a cooler climate, play in the snow, buy a house with acreage and fill it with horses, a barn, lots of Boxer dogs. I'd also have one heck of a make-up mirror!
I hope you enjoy my writing.
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I write about my pets, social issues, my children and just about anything that comes to mind. I am a Kansas City girl, born and raised. I am married and the mother of 5 wonderful children. The big 5-0 is just around the corner, but in my mind, I'm still a kid. I've always loved to write. My insane Chocolate Lab, 'Mr. Riley', is usually my favorite topic. But, I do have some social issues that are near and dear to my heart. I enjoy making people laugh. As a child, I was always the class clown. Not much has changed. I've been told that I'm loud and a bit sarcastic. That I don't disagree with. My sense of humor and big personality likely comes from my mother and my bigger than life Italian family. I consider myself to be a happy and fullfilled person with a bit of a stubborn streak and a very soft heart when it comes to children and animals. I am a devoted K.C. Chiefs fan. Whether we win or lose, and it's been mostly losses in the past few seasons, you'll find me screaming at the television and cheering on my team. After a win, I proudly display a Chiefs flag on my car window. I am a make-up and shoe junkie and consider ice cream to be a complete food group all of its own.
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