About Me

First, if you come upon a password protected post and would like to read it, please e-mail me at mrfsealah AT hotmail DOT com.  Thank you.

Secondly, if you do take the time to read, please comment.  I LOVE comments.  Even if you disagree with what I’m writing about or whatever, feel free to comment as long as you don’t turn it into a personal attack.  I really enjoy hearing from the folks who stop by here.

Me?  What can I say about me?  Right now, it’s July 5, 2013.  I’m a 56-year-old, mostly happy, sometimes cranky, living too much in my head, lesbian grandmother, residing in Colorado, USA.  I came out at age 45, having finally realized how I needed to live my life to be the best “me” possible.  Shortly thereafter, the Universe gave me the love of my life and we are creating our dream lives NOW, not waiting for some elusive “someday”.  I work as a medical transcriptionist, turning the garbled ruminations of overworked doctors into brilliantly legible reports that will go into your permanent medical record.   I work from home, and I love it.  I’ve thought about going back “outside” to earn perhaps a better living, but the thought of wearing a bra 8 hours a day keeps me right here typing away.   Otherwise,  I worry too much and don’t exercise enough (though I’m working on it), so that makes me a card-carrying member of the human race!

The other people you will read about here are:
G – my wife, love, partner, and truly the best thing that ever happened to me.  At the moment, we’re going through some heavy-duty stuff, mentioned below, but 11 years on, we are managing to keep our lines of communication open and our love strong.  She challenges and supports me in ways I never even knew could be. 

Skittles, our little Schnorkie who literally threw herself under the bus to be with us.  She is just about the sweetest, cutest thing I have ever seen.  She is a true joy in our lives.

GS1, aka E.  He’s my oldest grandson, now 13, and recently moved in with us, after being semi-tossed out by his mother and/or her current boyfriend.  This is a huge adjustment, as you can imagine, but so far, we are managing pretty well.  He’s a good kid, and in the long run, this might be a great thing for all of us.

GS2, his brother, age 11, still living in Denver with his mother, my daughter, who is officially known as the Bringer of Chaos. He’s a sweet kid, but from day one he’s the enevelope pusher.  If there’s a cliff and you tell him to stay a foot back from the edge, by GOD, he’ll be within six inches of it if not closer.  That’s his nature.  He’s funny, smart as a whip, and misses nothing.  He’s also exhausting to be around for more than half an hour.  I love him, but he wears me out.

Latte, my new granddaughter, age 3 months.  Can’t say much about her, because well, what can you say about a 3-month-old?  She’s really cute, already trying to roll over and already has a tooth!  So, I imagine she will be quite a precocious kid.  My daughter really wanted a girl.  All I can say is, be careful what you wish for.

My daughter and her current boyfriend.  At the moment, I don’t have much good to say about either of them, so I’ll practice that old saw of not saying anything more.

Then there’s G’s son, A, his wife, and her 5 grandkids, who all live in upstate New York.  I have yet to meet them, although they know me via phone and Skype.

The yard and our gardens.  This space where we live, a corner lot, across from a park, in sight of the Interstate, has become our haven and little piece of heaven on earth.  Strangers stop and ask to have a tour.  We trade produce for ice cream when the Good Humor truck goes by.  I honestly can’t see myself living anywhere else.  Check out the photos.  You’ll agree.

Various friends and family members, usually identified by initials or names, depending on how I feel when I’m writing.

This page may change as time goes by, but those are the basics.

GG

14 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Oy! How did I miss your move???

    Must have happened while my head was spinning over the past few months from work overload, and I stopped checking the dailies at Bloglines.com. I wondered why I wasn’t seeing new posts from you.

    Welcome to WordPress. How do you like it so far?

    BB,
    Bright Crow

  2. Hi GG–I’ve followed your blog for awhile now and enjoy reading it. I’m looking at getting into medical transcription and I’m guessing that is what you do. Any chance we could email a little about it? Please email me if you desire and I will respond with my questions/concerns. I’m 34, live in Iowa with my wife (thank you Iowa for letting me marry) and our son. I’m looking for a career change and will tell you a lot more if I hear from you. Thanks so much!!!! (I wasn’t sure of a better way to write to you so feel free to not post this comment obviously.)

  3. Hi GG:
    Got here from My Big Gayborhood, after reading about Lori’s “visit” with you. Had no idea it was virtual, it was so believable!
    I’m 53 years old and came out a couple of years ago, after being married for almost 30 years. Got three adult children – no grandchildren yet, but I must say I am now ready for them. I look forward to reading more of your blog.
    Glad to see you are so happy in your new life.

  4. You’re wonderful!

    …and I’d love you to contribute to my study! I’m an Astrology student conducting a study on Diversity – looking at it through the lens of Astrology – seeing if any consistent planetary configurations or patterns present, or any astrological themes that relate to stages of the individual journey.

    You can read more about the study, and me, as well as participate here:

    http://neptunetune.wordpress.com/astrologysurvey/

    I appreciate that some responses will require personal information, so please feel free to share as much or as little as you would like, and know that all contributions and data is confidential.

    Message me if any questions arise and I hope to hear from you.

    ~ Dru Philippe

  5. Wow! Your posts are just awesome. I actually found this because I’m preparing to do the Camino de Santiago in May 2012 and one post led to another!

    I recently moved from Colorado Springs, CO to Blountville, TN (yes, it’s hicksville twice removed) because family lives out here and I could live with them, pay less rent, and then go squander my retirement account with travel. While common consensus is that I should be working and saving for a few more years, I’ve decided to buck the system and go travel before I can’t!!! Turning 54 in a few days (Sunday), I could care less anymore what the rest of the world is thinking!

    So, I thought I would say and let you know I’ll be following your blog! I too have started blogging but I’m still struggling with how to set up all the fun stuff on it so it’s basically very plain and simple!

    Cheri Arnold
    beginningsandendings.wordpress.com

  6. Hi Granny,
    just found your site via another site from Latebloomerz. As a granny of 8, I can identify with your story. I did not come out until I was about 59, (very slow bloomer), turned 69 two days ago. Last almost 4 yrs been living in Australia with my sweetheart. Hoping that Doma is overturned this year so we can “come home”.
    Have to check on my drying apricots. New dehydrator. Not sure it’s working right.
    catch you later.
    Marline

  7. Hi, Marline and welcome! I hope you check back and let me know where in Australia you are. I have dear friends in Adelaide and Glasshouse Mountains. Hope the apricots turn out well!

    GG

  8. Well, it’s certainly nice to meet you and your family. :-)
    Thanks for popping on over and sitting a spell. Am looking forward to your haiku.

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