“Your problem is you think too much.”
A friend made this diagnosis years ago and it’s true enough. But I don’t think of it as a problem; it’s how I’m hard-wired, and I’ve discovered that writing my blog is a great outlet for all that is swirling about in my head.
OK, so what am I “about?” How does one even answer a question like that? My blog is my happy place – the place I can escape, at least temporarily, the pressures of having an adult daughter disabled with brain injury at age 29 – the place where I feel normal again. “Normal”, of course, being a relative term.
When you’re dealt a blow like my family has sustained, you have to find the “silver” in the everyday which, while cliche, certainly abounds. And that’s what this blog is about, I guess. Gardening, books, travel, and a little humor thrown in to boot. Not to mention the adventures of my two Westie boys, Max and Berkley.
And in the few months I’ve been blogging I’ve made a discovery: YOU, fellow blogger. I had no idea the blogosphere abounds with so many truly interesting and interested people and I think of it as a unexpected “silver” in my day.
Oh, and the name of my blog:
Silver: Metaphorically speaking, all the good things around me. And I do collect vintage silver.
The Barn: Our 1915 farmhouse in Central Virginia.
And isn’t my little Max the cutest thing ever?