For the new year, I decided to change my avatar again. This one's of my Birthday Prince when he turned 1. :) I hope that you like it.

I'm the married mom of an adorable toddler boy, and step-mom to two young adults (a young man and a young woman). I discovered how great Taylor Swift is a little over two years ago. (I was too busy getting married, settling into our home, and having our baby to listen much to the radio while Taylor was being discovered by the world!) I really appreciate most that she is such a giving soul, and that we all as a consequence benefit from her talents.

My best TC friend just added a bit to her profile about her birth family, which I thought was neat, so I'll do the same. I'm the youngest of four. I have three older brothers, so I was definitely a welcome surprise when I came along! My mother used to tell me that my parents were just sure that they were going to have another boy, and had even started to buy things for a baby boy. Then, surprise! :)

Me and my three siblings are spread out now geographically. I live in the Chicago area, I have one brother in New Orleans, one brother in northern Arizona, and one brother in Seattle. My brothers are: a social worker, a statistician, and a nurse. My brother who is the nurse actually now works as an administrator for the nurses at the hospital where he is employed, and he runs their training program for the nurses for their medical records system. Professionally, I work as an archivist and a librarian, though I have been unemployed now since getting laid off from my last job in late July of 2012.

Mom passed away unexpectedly nine years ago from a quick pneumonia. My dad is still alive, though, and lives in Washington State. He just remarried one of his high school classmates that he reconnected with at a high school class reunion last year. She told him that she had a crush on him when they were in school. :) I also have a 96 year-old grandmother who is amazing! I hope to be as sharp mentally, and have as great of an attitude as she does when I'm her age!

Thanks to Cali for the graphics!

Recent Blogs

  1. "New" Car!

    Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 7:27 AM 4 comments
  2. Back Home!

    Sun, Aug 18, 2013 at 9:18 AM 6 comments
  3. Back to the Hospital!

    Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 12:05 PM 22 comments
  4. Archives work! :) :) :)

    Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 6:58 PM 14 comments
  5. Old Boss :(

    Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 6:58 PM 6 comments
  6. Trying to Solve the Puzzle

    Wed, May 29, 2013 at 6:59 AM 9 comments
  7. Feeling judged

    Thu, May 23, 2013 at 1:58 PM 18 comments
  8. Dad's hitched again!

    Mon, May 13, 2013 at 3:11 PM 8 comments
  9. Visit Over

    Sat, May 4, 2013 at 2:57 PM 10 comments
  10. Visit from a friend :)

    Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 1:06 PM 18 comments
  1. mpdporter13Swiftie avatar

    On Tue, Aug 13, 2013 at 7:46 AM, mpdporter13Swiftie said:

    Happy Swift Day Diane :-) May all your Swift dreams come true. May Daniel get better soon!!!!

  2. Dave Pastern avatar

    On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 1:07 PM, Dave Pastern said:

    Thanks for adding me!!!


  3. mpdporter13Swiftie avatar

    On Sat, Jul 13, 2013 at 6:39 AM, mpdporter13Swiftie said:

    Happy Swift Day Diane!

  4. Zack Tremblay avatar

    On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 7:40 PM, Zack Tremblay said:

    Hey! Just wanted to stop by and see how you were doing! Hope all is well! love love love, Zack!

  5. Vanessa loves Taylor Swift avatar

    On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 6:33 AM, Vanessa loves Taylor Swift said:

    Hi how are you's ?

  6. Never forget Taylor is the BEST avatar

    On Sat, Apr 13, 2013 at 7:30 AM, Never forget Taylor is the BEST said:

    Heyy-You are so kind,you have a very kind heart made out of gold and you use it to make people feel better like me ;) You are just so amazing !!! You deserve every one of your badges that you have.You really are one of the best people i have met ;) xx

  7. Katiebug88 avatar

    On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 9:26 AM, Katiebug88 said:

    Aweeeee! That just made my day!!! :-)

  8. Katiebug88 avatar

    On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 7:11 AM, Katiebug88 said:

    Leaving some love on your wall. :)

  9. Never forget Taylor is the BEST avatar

    On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 8:33 AM, Never forget Taylor is the BEST said:

    Hey im fine now :) Thank you so much for caring about me like that!

  10. Katiebug88 avatar

    On Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 3:15 PM, Katiebug88 said:

    Hello! Just putting some awesomeness on your wall! =)

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