I’m Shelli, a 41 year old woman, living in Lancaster County PA – Amish country – with my Husband of 6 years, and my 15 year old Son. My life is pretty much devoted to my Son and my Husband.
I was born and raised in Delaware. I lived for a couple of months in North Carolina. On the eve of my 15th birthday, I moved in with my Dad in Pennsylvania. I’ve been in southeastern PA ever since.
My Dad was tough on me, but provided me many opportunities to enrich my life that I wouldn’t have had otherwise. We traveled yearly for vacation, everywhere from Canada to Florida. In 1988, I toured Europe with my Aunt. I have an intense love of traveling, and would love to see the whole world, starting with every state in the US.
I graduated in 1988, at the ripe old age of 17, from, coincidentally, the same High School that my mother, step-mother and their families went to. I went to College with a scholarship (for brains, not sports). Then, being young and thinking I knew everything, I dropped out simply because I already knew the material that was being taught, and thought it was a waste of my time. If I’d used my brain, I would’ve tested out, and gotten my degree. But … young and dumb!
Fast forward quite a few years. Mistakes and regrets aside, my life is pretty much on track. I am the mother of a wonderful Son.
I have a Husband who tries so hard to convince the world that he’s nuts, even though everyone sees right through his act.
I have a 15 year old, 17 pound cat, Punkin, whom I love to pieces! Each new day with him is a good day, as I fear I won’t have too many more days. I’ve had him since he was the tiniest ball of fluff that fit in the palm of my hand. We also have a 3 year old muted calico named Li’l Girl.
I spend alot of my free time on the computer, usually at night when my Husband is at work (peace & quiet LOL). I thought I might go back to designing web pages for some extra money, but that seems to have taken a back seat to everything else lately (besides, my Son is doing a better job of it than I ever did!).
My life can be very stressful at times. Nothing has ever come easy for me. I wish I knew why that was! I try to keep my sense of humor about most things, but occasionally The Bitch comes out (ok, frequently! LOL). That’s just me, deal with it! LOL I am very opinionated. I feel that most people that know me, either love me or hate me.
I’m Atheist. That means I don’t believe in a god OR a devil. One of my biggest pet peeves are people who can’t seem to keep their religion to themselves during conversation. I do NOT want to be preached at, or told that I’m a horrible person because I don’t believe what YOU believe! I’m sick and tired of the religious hypocrites; you know, the ones who claim that they are such wonderful “christians” then do and say the most UN-christianlike things. If you want to get into a theological debate with me, that’s fine! I’m all for it. But if that’s not your purpose, keep it to yourself! And when it comes to my Son, I have no tolerance for people who try to brainwash him! When he’s old enough, he’ll explore ALL religions, and decide for HIMSELF which he’d like to choose (or not choose, if that’s his choice). There are a ton of religions, and not ALL of them can be “right”. So stop trying to force your delusions down my throat!
I’m pretty heavily into politics these days, and I am a Liberal Democrat (about most things, anyway). I do exercise my right to vote in every election, and sometimes I can become very passionate about an issue or candidate.
There are certain things that I’m very outspoken about. Losing a friend to a drunk driver on prom night has made me very passionate about that issue. I’m also not very tolerant of anyone who abuses their spouse (man OR woman!), children or the elderly.
I really can’t stand liars, fake people and hypocrites. With me, what you see is what you get, like it or not. I am honest to a fault. I don’t have fake body parts. I don’t follow the crowd. People like that are the MOST fake of all. Be yourself, for crying out loud! Don’t try to act like something you’re not! Be proud of who you REALLY are, without the facade.
See, told ya I’m opinionated! LOL Now onto more pleasant things. I’d someday like to move to Florida, where it’s WARM most of the time. I’d love to work at Disney World! So would my Husband, and I’m pretty sure my Son would love it there, too (although, he’d hate the heat, since he’s my little Eskimo Boy).