{Well, Hello There}

8 Jan

Hi, my name is

Inigo Montoya.  You killed my father.  Prepare to die.

Chicka, Chicka, Slim Shady.

Joe. I got a wife and three kids and I work in a button factory.  One day-

Ashley. Niehaus.  The Niehaus took a bit to get used to, as I have only been using it work about 18 months.  That’s right.  18 months ago, I married the most wonderful, fun, likable, funny, sweet, caring, romantic-okay, I’ll stop-man, Eric.  I love the man, the name, the life, and being a wife.

So, what is this here site?  Why, it’s a blog, of course!  But why a blog?  Well, that comes later.  Order people, order: who, what, when, where, then WHY.

So, when?  Ummm…right now.  New year, new hobby.  More specifically, whenever I feel like it.  I hope to post a few times a week.  I spend a lot of time on the interwebs, yo.

That leads us to where.  Duh, the internet. Okay, so that was a dumb answer to a dumb question.  I’m currently located in Lima, Ohio.  Ever heard of it?!  6 months ago, you would have said, “Definitely not.”  OH, but not now.  Nope.  Now, we can claim to be the hometown of “Glee”.  You know, that wonderful TV show musical about pregnant high school teenagers and gay football players and want-to-be superstars.  FABULOUS show, but let me assure you that it is not an accurate depiction of the town. Lima is a bit more…ghetto…and I say that with love (and I can say that because that comes from the mouth of native Lima folk).  However, please note that I said ‘currently’.  As in, I’m not from Lima.  I’m from Cincinnati, Ohio.  Born, raised, schooled, loved, etc.  I’m a Cincinnati gal through and through.  Bengals, Reds, Skyline Chili, Graeter’s Ice Cream.  Big Butter Jesus.  And I miss it.  There’s only a two hour drive from Lima to Cincinnati, which is good and bad.  Good because we can go home to visit pretty much whenever we want, but bad because we haven’t really taken the time to settle here in Lima because we’re always going to Cinci.  Always.

We have to go to Cincinnati every weekend.  Lima has no Target.  Oh the agony! No Chipotle…no Chick-fil-a… no good shoe stores… Maybe I should be more positive.  Here’s what Lima DOES have that makes me happy.  Panera Bread. Skyline Chili.  Macy’s.  TJ Maxx.  Hobby Lobby.  An independently owned scrapbook store.   American Eagle.  Applebee’s.  All of this would be bearable if only Target wasn’t somehow completely blocked out.  I mean I have to go 1.5 hours to get to a Target!

Back to why.  I need a place to consolidate all of my “stuff”.  I have notebooks full of décor ideas, recipes, and projects.  I have Power Points of inspiration (don’t get me started on the joy of Power Point!).  I have One Note notebooks of pictures and ideas.  I have Internet booksmarks galore.  A blog seems like an organized (must be organized!) and exciting way to consolidate.  And, I’m bored at work.  Don’t get me started on that…

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