Oh, you’re there.
Twyla Lively here, suburban wife and mommy of twins. You’ve reached my personal blog.
Here are some random items about me:
I am an excellent speller.
My favorite foods are pizza, steak, and corn on the cob.
I am currently dog-less, but this is temporary.
I was single for a long time, waiting and searching for the right partner.
I am wildly grateful for what I have now: a sweet, hot, smart husband of almost 10 years (who is the right guy), two crazy little kids, boy-girl twins, a loving and supportive family, a select group of beautiful sister-friends, a princess bath tub, and plenty of wine.
I read a lot: Margaret Atwood, Anne Tyler, Geraldine Brooks, Sarah Dunant, Madeleine L’Engle, C.S. Lewis, Dr. Seuss, recipes, toy directions, etc.
I listen, seek, read, write, ask, pay attention, contemplate, learn . . . and worry.
I am the oldest of three. My brothers and I had the extraordinary gift of knowing well, all four of our grandparents.
My hubby and I recently discovered we like cruise ships.
I take long, hot, bubbly baths for relaxation, as often as I can. This is really often, so . . .
In addition to ninja warrior princess of the badlands, I might also be a mermaid.
I have a small tattoo.
I try to love God and others. I try to be a good wife, mother, sister, daughter, and friend. I try to help when others are in need. I try to exercise regularly. I try not to eat too much junk food, but we all have our weaknesses.
I live in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas, but I often go to my dad’s big ranch in West Texas and have adventures there.
I am an aspiring philosopher, psychologist, photographer, writer, cook, and ukulele player. That last one pertains to my hubby, not me, but I might be a little jealous.
I have completed a bachelor’s degree (English), two master’s degrees (business and family studies), and I have many years of corporate experience. Also, I am a certified PMP, which does not designate anything even slightly related to pimps and hoes, but rather stands for project management professional.
These days, my primary job responsibility is the mommy-ing of two lively first graders; my business critical path is carpool line to piano lessons to soccer practice; my chief accomplishments are moderating quarrels over Legos; and my shining, glorious achievement is the completion of daily laundry.
And, yes — resounding yes — this is the good life.