About Ginger…a sleep deprived, North Carolina gal, y’all.

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I’m a 52 year old baby boomer. I have three, fantastic and talented adult sons and one teenage step daughter. I’m married to the world’s most thoughtful and generous man. This past year, we became grandparents to a perfect, beautiful little baby girl, and a handsome, adorable baby boy. I have a great big rottweiler that thinks she’s a teddy bear.

I live in a beautiful, coastal, Southern town….Wilmington, North Carolina. I was born here, to parents who were born here. My grandmother and I graduated from the same high school. I love this place….it’s in my blood. The people, the customs, the food, the oak trees, the historic buildings, the battleship, the gardens, the salt air, full of screaming sea gulls, and the lonely river that flows through it.

I love to snap photographs of everything around me. If I’m not snapping a picture, I might be snapping about something that irks the pure tee fool out of me!

My husband and I both work at the one of the world’s largest manufacturing plants. We work 12 hour swing shifts, so we’re permanently dazed and confused. We work with a menagerie of interesting characters. When you work side by side with folks, night after night, month after month, year after year…..you get to know them better than you ever thought possible. Which could be a good thing. Or not.

( Jan. 23, 2009: This post has been edited to correct spelling errors, thanks to our resident school teacher – the offbeat, the idiosyncratic, and the just plain bizarre Jan, over at planetjan!)

38 thoughts on “About Ginger…a sleep deprived, North Carolina gal, y’all.

  1. Wow. Sounds like a wonderful place to live. You sound very content. I am a baby boomer as well. I am in MN. and right now at 1:15pm, it’s 30 degree’s out – so a little bit cooler than your area, I’ll bet. Your job sounds very interesting. I thought of a comedic sitcom as I read it. Keep smiling!

    • Your home town looks wonderful, I think you would appreciate where I live which is on the central coast of NSW in Australia. It’s a coastal town with a beach lifestyle. Your baby (dog) is a darling. I have 2 dogs one being a springer spaniel called max, and the other a beagle called miss molly. We lost one at xmas called rambo who was an english spaniel. He was very old, blind, deaf and with a tumour so we had to have him put down. I too am menopausal, actually just at the end of it. It’s nasty stuff because I had not slept in weeks and nearly went nuts. Oh! I was already nuts to start with lol. Any how just wanted to pop in and say hi, I will stay tuned.
      funkyfi

  2. Hi Ginger!

    Thanks for stopping by the blog. Yeah, menopause; it mostly sucks!

    7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Sweetie, I don’t know how you do it. I barely function from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Someday I’ll realize my ultimate career goal: Getting paid to breath. Unfortunately, I’ll probably stop the next day.

    Happy Belated Birthday!

    Mind if I stalk you a bit? I love N.C.

  3. Beautiful dog. I am a dog lover myself. My family line comes from North Carolina, we settled in Alabama, (most of us anyway). Friday is my surname. I live at the bottom of Alabama near the Gulf Coast. Love your pictures.

  4. Hi,

    I enjoyed reading a little about you and your world and I want to come again.

    I LOVE your state but have never spent a lot of time in the coastal area- just in the mountains in the western part! Your area sounds just about perfect! 🙂

    Thanks for visiting me today and I hope you can come again.

    Junie

  5. I found this website looking for the definition for “slab bacon”. Is this” streak of fat/streakof lean “?

  6. I gotta say, I like the way you think and write. I grew up on an island here in North Carolina. Harkers Island. I’m 45 and post-menapausal. I teach computers in middle school and also have grown children. Actually, grown stepchildren. I wish I still lived on the coast, but I married a man who lives in Raleigh, so I’ve had to relocated.

    I, too, raised my rottie like a child. He was the only one God blessed me with until my stepchildren. He had a very long German registered name, but I called him Khemosabi (Khemo for short). I had to put him down last September and I’m still grieving. It’s not as intense, of course, but I still sometimes think of him and just start crying all over again.

    In January my husband and I went got another Rottie. I was in a hurry and didn’t research like I should have. I bought my new baby from a backyard breeder, also. For a short time I regreted. Poor little Wasabi was separated from his mom at 5 weeks. He has a profound overbite and no social skills. He’s now 9 months old and I’m still working with him. I say I regretted it for a short time because I also rationalize what would have happened to him if I hadn’t purchased him? You should ask yourself the same question when you look at Hannah. I think we did the right thing. She is loved, as my Khemo was loved and as Bear is now loved. Had we not taken them, someone with less love and understanding may have bred them, abused them, neglected them, or put them in a shelter or they could have ended up in a rescue.

    I agree it helps them to continue their business when you buy from a backyard breeder, but what is the alternative? Not buying the puppies won’t necessarily stop them from breeding them.

    Anyway, just wanted to say hello and let you know I enjoy your blog.

    • Hi Donna! It is nice to meet you – I am partial, of course, to other North Carolina gals! I’m so sorry that you had to say good bye to your baby. One day I will have to cross that bridge, and if I start to think about it for very long, I start to cry a little already. I know how hard it must have been for you!

      And yes, I agree that we did not make a mistake when we got Hannah. Bad hips and all, I wouldn’t trade her for the world. And I’m glad that SHE has US to take care of her!

      Good luck with your new baby, and please drop in to visit me anytime!

  7. In January my husband and I went got another Rottie. I was in a hurry and didn’t research like I should have. I bought my new baby from a backyard breeder, also. For a short time I regreted. Poor little Wasabi was separated from his mom at 5 weeks. He has a profound overbite and no social skills. He’s now 9 months old and I’m still working with him. I say I regretted it for a short time because I also rationalize what would have happened to him if I hadn’t purchased him? You should ask yourself the same question when you look at Hannah. I think we did the right thing. She is loved, as my Khemo was loved and as Bear is now loved. Had we not taken them, someone with less love and understanding may have bred them, abused them, neglected them, or put them in a shelter or they could have ended up in a rescue.
    +1

  8. Believe it or not, I stumbled onto your web site because you mentioned you had a Rottweiler. You should write more about your Rottie girl because they are a very special breed. I know, I’ve had six of them in the past 15 years and have a fun blog called Living With Rottweilers. Here is the link: http://livingwithrottweilers.blogspot.com/
    I live in Kentucky and have visited the battleship North Carolina some years ago when my kids were younger. You are right, the state of North Carolina is a beautiful place.

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