Who is Donna f.,you ask? She is a riddle wrapped in an enigma swathed in a....Ah, Hell, I'm none of those things. I'm pretty transparent to be honest.
I am fifty-one years young, the "baby" of six children, to a pair of hillbilly parents.All are at least seven years older than I, and by the time I was twelve, all had married and moved away.
My last name originally had a "g" on the end, but it was lost somewhere along the line from Ireland to Kentucky, and never replaced. There is a county in Texas which bears my last name.
I lost my Mom when I was a mere 20 years old. In the past few years I have lost my Dad, and one brother and one sister. Losing my sister was the hardest thing I have ever went through, and it scares me silly to think, being the youngest, I will have to go through it a few more times before I succumb myself.
I am technically a widow, having lost my husband of 23 years in January,2001 to a heart attack. He was an abusive jerk, so I did not grieve overly hard for his passing. In fact, I went a little hog-wild with the partying for several months following his death, but that is a story for another day.
For the record, whenever someone berates you on a daily basis for over twenty years, telling you that you are worthless, ugly, fat, and undesirable to all of mankind...Get a second opinion. I found out pretty quick that he was wrong as wrong can be. Well, he was pretty on the money about the "fat" thing, but otherwise, he was dead wrong.
I am the Mother to two kids, who are 30 and 24. Some days they are the best kids a Mother could give birth to, some days I could strangle them with my eyes closed. I have one adorable two year old grandson, and two step- granddaughters who are precious as can be.
I reside in a small town in North Central Ohio with the love of my life, Bill's Spirit, who saved my life and taught me what real love is all about. I treasure his existence in my life every time I look into his gorgeous hazel eyes.
I am a great cook, who can whip just about anything from next to nothing. That comes from helping out Mommy since I was a wee one, and being married to a social phobic whom you couldn't beg into a restaurant. Thus, if I saw a dish "Olive Garden" or someplace advertised, I would learn to make it myself. You should try my Chicken Marsala or Seafood Enchiladas sometime. Really!
I bake all my own bread and rolls, and rarely use anything which contains anything "artificial". I readily admit to being compulsed to have a chili dog a few times a year, and finding the "Perfect" dog is a life-quest of mine. Hey, you have your goals, I have mine.
I'm told I could be a comedian, but i don't have the gumption to work up an act. "Domestic Goddess" is already taken any ways.
Oh yeah, I am also a nurse with 30 years experience in Geriatrics. I speak and lobby for "Compassionate Care of the Elderly", to provide additional training for Nursing Assistants in the area of Sensitivity Training, and using humor to diffuse volatile situations.
Oh yeah, I dabble in writing from time to time.
That's me in a nutshell, emphasis on "NUT".