I don't blog much about my personal life. I really don't know why - I guess I'm just not quite ready to divulge too much about myself. But, I thought I'd share a little of what's been going on in Abelard's life these days.
First of all, my youngest daughter was married on Saturday. Her husband is a non-member; so, the marriage was performed at church by our bishop. It was a very nice ceremony, a wonderful reception afterwards - and I was dead tired when it was all over. The groom's family was a little miffed that we weren't serving ice tea at the reception (and one family member was overheard during the reception asking where the liquor was); so, they brought an ice chest full of coke and dr. pepper - don't see that in an LDS cultural hall very often. And, I should point out that it wasn't just the non-Mormon's who had a can of coke or dr. pepper sitting in front of them at the table. :)
The only negative is that I was informed the day before that I am being laid off from my job after 28 years of service. I'm still processing this bit of news. Fortunately, I'm in a better position than many who face this challenge seeing as how I no longer have young children living at home. I'm thinking it's time for a career change - any suggestions? How about a wedding photographer specializing in Mormon temple marriages and gay weddings? Seriously, pursuing a career in photography is one of the options I've been looking at. Another is going into teaching - high school math. But, that Walmart greeter job looks mighty enticing.
My youngest son is getting (temple) married later in April - he will be the last of my children to be married. Now it's time to start pumping out the grandchildren :) - we're up to 4.
So, that is what's going on in Abelard's life - we're having a busy spring; and, I'm feeling pretty stressed - some good stress, some bad stress, but stress none the less.
And, I'm starting to think that perhaps it's time to consider inching out of my closet a bit more. Not that I want to go to church wearing a pink shirt and rainbow tie - but, I'm just tired of pretending to be straight all the time. So, stay tuned, although I'm not going to rush into anything.
On that note, if you've ever wondered what I look like in real life - there is a site called My Heritage: Celebrity Look Alike where you can upload a photo of yourself and, through face recognition, it will tell you which celebrities you look most alike. So, you simply have to reverse engineer these faces to derive a picture of me :)