I wear many hats in this thing called life. I am a science geek, an introvert, a busy mother of teens and slightly neurotic about dirty dishes. I used to have a really important sounding job in cancer research when I decided to give it all up to be a stay at home mom. I played with Playdough, colored pictures of Barbies and freaked out when the baby ate dog food. Then the second kid came along and I started to think dog food might have nutritional value.
I am married to Alex, who is patient enough to suffer through my endless hours on the computer and dinner that is less than inspired.
Drew and Emily are my children who are growing up way too fast. I will have to start lying to them soon about the things I did NOT do in college. Is that bad parenting?
I won’t name the pets. There are too many and the fish die too fast for me to name and get attached to. The house is loud and slightly messy but since I have yet to win the lottery and can’t afford a maid it will have to stay that way.
I never did go back to working in cancer research. Brilliant scientists are rarely home when their teenagers get off the bus to make sure they don’t do stupid stuff while left unattended in an empty house. Until the teenagers flee the nest and do stupid things at college I will be at home, hovering over them and occasionally freaking out at how fast they are growing up.
What is Fractionated Living? It is me…divided by work, life, kids, marriage, and hobbies and trying to come up with the answer to life. Actually, I already know the answer. 42 is the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything. I just need to figure out how to get there.