Hey y’all! I’m Mindy, a sarcastic, assimilated PA Yankee living in North Carolina. I was transplanted to the South by way of the Air Force, and the South is home. It took me a long time not to be homesick for Bucks County, PA. But the people here are so darn nice I eventually went full Southern but with a Yankee core – kinda like those hard chocolate candies with the soft chocolate center that your grandma always had in her candy dish.
I’m a mom and my 22 year old son, Juston, is the best kid a parent could have and, when he’s not trying to kill me for the insurance money, parenting him is my greatest joy. We’re almost to the point where I can finally relax and watch him adult. It’s a great accomplishment getting your kids to adult: I’ll let you know how that goes when we get there.
Finally, my sweet and stinky Princess, Daphne, is a different story. She’s a worrisome old gal, but I love her to death. She’ll be 15 in January 2018 and you can’t tell her what to do any longer. Sigh. Aside from that she’s pretty darn perfect and the best dog ever! Her sister, Sadie, lives with my ex-husband and we share visitation. I miss having her around every day, but love our time together! Meet the crew…
Since I’ve been here for 20 years I’ve dubbed myself a Southernphile (yup, I made that up): a sweet tea drinker, pasta maker, gourmand, amateur photographer and traveler. One day I hope to figure out what I want to be when I grow up, but in the meantime I’m helping to make the world a better place by working to improve recycling in communities across North Carolina. When I’m not at work, which is where I am almost all the time, I’m out and about exploring the land of sweet tea one small town and local restaurant at a time. In my spare time I cook, garden, take photos and occasionally pull out my watercolors. I’d love to share my experiences with you. Come and join me for a spell!
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