Hi and welcome to everybody!

This makes Welcome Wagon Diary #18 and, boy, has this been an exciting week!
I came over here just a few days ago and already it feels like home. Well, a 27-inch plasma screen home, but home nonetheless!

I guess I’ll tell you all a little bit about me and then, hopefully, any newbies will jump on in and introduce themselves and keep the lovefest hopping.  

I’d like to report that I’m 19 years old, trim and fit, fabulously wealthy, and have my whole life mapped out in front of me.  Unfortunately, 19 passed me by about 25 years ago and I’m still trying to figure out just what the heck to do with my life!  

I am the mother of four, ages 24, 20, 17 and 15.  I’ve had several jobs in my life, but not a career.  I’ve been poor, I’ve suffered on occasion from depression, I’ve had to struggle to stay afloat, and I’ve lived much of my life without health insurance.   So issues of mental health, poverty and health care, as well as the war in Iraq and the possibility of a draft, are the ones that I tend to focus my energies on these days.  I am a newshound (aren’t we all?) and I am an incurable writer of letters to the editor….the first published when I was just 8 years old.  It was about clubbing baby seals.  Um, I was against it. 🙂 Aside from that I am not as politically active as I should be and I hope to change that and to get motivated from the inspiring diaries I read here on Booman.

So, what brings you here?

Please introduce yourselves.  Don’t worry, this is not the first day of school and there will not be a quiz at the end of the day.  Just tell us who you are, where you’re from, a little about your interests and anything else you might want to say.

Welcome to the frog pond!

PS- please recommend this and remember to unrecommend #17….even though there are cool celebratory photos in honor of user #1500!  Woo hoo!

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