23 May 2011

The formalities

Welcome! I'm a redheaded stepchild, but to keep it personal, I'm Sarah.

I really am a redhead thanks to my late father, and I really am a stepchild thanks to my fantastic stepdad:

Occasionally someone refers to something forgotten or unloved or even sort of hated as a "redheaded stepchild" in front of me, and it makes me giggle to inform them that I am, in fact, a literal redheaded stepchild. I guess I'm mean enough to enjoy watching them squirm, but I also want to take ownership of that lurking negative connotation and demonstrate that we redheaded stepchildren actually are loved. No really, we are!

I'm married to the best husband in the entire world. I know everyone thinks they have the best husband, but clearly they have not met mine because he wins. This is Mr. P:

He is a teacher, and I think it's cute when the kids call him Mr. P, and apparently I am all about establishing literal character names. I expect he will make frequent appearances, as he is a favorite person of mine. He is also responsible for the appearance of this blog, because he can count webpage coding among his many talents. So while I may be the one blathering on here, he is the man behind the curtain.

We live in Nashville for now, and I absolutely adore this city. It's not perfect, but neither am I, so we get along swimmingly.

I'm not a stranger to blogging, but I haven't written for a number of years, and I think it's finally time to start again. So welcome, imaginary audience! I am glad to have a chance to talk to you even if my writing voice is a scratchy and unsteady from lack of use. Consider this a warm-up, and I hope to hit a high note, someday.