I feel like I’m beginning part II of my life or maybe it’s part III. The first chapters of my life would be growing up and leaving home. Not only would that not be interesting but it would be a little sad. I didn’t have much of a home life and spent most of my childhood figuring things out for myself. It made me the person I became, the good and the bad. The next chapter was getting married young and having five children. I loved being a mom, even if I didn’t know exactly how to mother my children. I do think seeing who my children became I did a pretty good job. If blogging was big then I would have blogged about creating a home, taking mommy field trips, making and sewing all things creative, and challenging my children to be the best they could be. My marriage to their father fell apart. I was married but I was doing everything on my own again. When my last child was ready to graduate from high school I began my next chapter. I wasn’t alone for long and found a great man to share part III of my life. It was the beginning of my GRAND Life. My children are adding GRANDchildren. Mr. B. and I go on GRAND adventures all over the world. I am able to design and create GRAND homes. Instead of using my artistic skills to support a family I now can make GRAND art (wish I had more time to do that). This blog isn’t for the young mom, or fashionista forty-something, it’s more for me, the empty nester who enjoyed the nest I built but I’m now ready for a GRAND NEW DAY.