Saturday, November 12, 2005
End of the Road
This is the first time I've ever tried to set up a blog, so I really don't know what I'm doing.
I live in a small mountain community in Oregon that is truly at the end of the road, but that blog name was already taken (as was Lost Corner of America), so I ended up with View from Eagle Cap, the name of the wilderness area in my back yard.
I'm not sure yet how to create a profile my profile or to add a photo, but I guess that will come with time.
I am a baby boomer, with two grown children and one year-old granddaughter.
My daughter is married, still trying to get used to being a working mom and has always been goal oriented, a theater major who ended up becoming a CPA. She's very social, always in contact with a large network of friends, way too busy on too little sleep (for the past year, anyway). She keeps me involved in her life, and I love her for that and many other things. My son-in-law is a good match for Jenny, and my granddaughter Lily is as busy, smart and sweet as her mother was at that age.
My son is still finding his way in life, as I was at his age; he is a complicated mix (aren't we all): a self-styled theater and computer nerd, who finished advanced training in the National Guards three months ago, graduating as distinguished honor grad at the top of his class, repairing and networking computers and radios. In school he was a classic underachiever, top SATs in his class, C-plus average. Since then has become a vagabond, staying here and there in between drill weekends; plans to return to college ... sometime ... I think. Growing up as a video addict, he's a bookworm (fantasy) series, and only likes things like Simpsons, Family Guy and Spongue Bob Square Pants on TV.
Both my children are very nice, interesting people ... with an edge. Very, very different and very loved. They were both raised by me as a single mother and I can't help but think I did something right.
I personally drifted through life (ie., San Francisco Haight Ashbury, college at OSU, hitchiking, etc), until my daughter was born. Trying to decide coast or mountain, I settled into this mountain community 28 years ago. Of course, I never dreamed this would be my end of the road -- as in the place I decided to make final (perhaps) destination as a home.
I guess I'll end this for now to see how it looks.