Kilter Annie's…

thoughts, musings and the like


I’m not much of a writer and I’m definitely NOT a “blogger”.  The quotation doesn’t indicate any form of derision…it’s just that, it seems most bloggers I’m familiar with offer some form of expertise worthy of sharing with the world.  I can’t say I have anything all too special to offer anyone, but people seem to think that my particular set of life circumstances make me interesting.

So, who am I?

Urban Dictionary served up a title that seemed to fit perfectly:

     kilter annie

      a ridiculously old and nearly lost term for to describe something off-balance or something that just doesn’t fit.

      last known usage was in central WI by an ~80 year old woman in ~1992.

Sounds about right.

I’m a multi-ethnic woman who was adopted as a child into a white, middle class family that came complete with six big brothers.  Yes, I said “six”.  As they were all biological children, I was not just the only girl, but the only brown one.  For the most part I’ve adjusted well, but I’ve only just begun to look at the mental and emotional traits common to many adoptees.  I will say, it’s great to know it’s not just me!

I grew up in the Midwest and, though I’m glad for the foundation it has given me, my way of life and ideals didn’t quite fit in with T-town, Ohio.  Always the outcast, the quiet one, the hippie and “that weird girl”.    I never knew where I fit in myself…even when I moved to Colorado.  That took quite a few years, until I realized that it didn’t really matter.  There is no “fitting in”, just accepting oneself.  We’re all a mess in one way or another, some just (choose to) hide it better.

Anyway, here I am.  Proud to be a Kilter Annie.  Glad to be a little off.

I’m a wife and mother to five children.  See, I told you I was a little off.  Seriously, who does that nowadays?!  We have a “his-mine and ours” blended family with three girls and two boys.  They range in age from twenty-four to almost six years of age and sweet Jesus, I am tired.

This whole “About Me” thing is never something I do well and, honestly, is feeling like it’s just getting to be too long.  In a nut shell…

I love music.  I love nature.  I love art.  I adore the piano.  I love animals.  I love my family.  I don’t play any instruments.  I’ve studied three languages.  I only speak English and sarcasm well.  People seem to think I’m funny.  I know it’s just that I’m a wise-ass.  I’m likely to use profanity, not to prove that I can, just that I frequently do.  There are many things about me that don’t make sense.  I’m cool with that.  I’m proud to be FROM T-town, Ohio.  And proud to have left T-town, Ohio.

English: Panoramic skyline of Toledo, Ohio at ...

English: Panoramic skyline of T-town, Ohio at sunset. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Thanks for stopping by the blog and for the follow! Can’t wait to read some of your foraging adventures. 🙂

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