Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Introducing Marla Hansen: Valium Optional

What can be said about me that hasn’t already been said behind my back by my sisters? I suppose I should start with the basics, so I shall. My name is Marla Hansen and I love to write. I can’t promise you will enjoy or even agree with most things I write. I can guarantee, I will find my writings to be just what I needed to say.

I tend to write about what matters most to me. I might post about my relationship with my best friend who is also my husband. There is a lot to say about our thirty-eight years together. For instance, neither one of us has ever thought of divorce. No, seriously, never. Murder many times, but never divorce. Then there are my seven children. Having children too numerous to remember by name can become quite a story in itself. Add six grandchildren to the mix and well, it’s just plain mayhem.

Did I mention we live on a farm? Yep, we do, with chickens and horses and pigs and ….. Well, I am going to save the goat sleeping on the living room couch story for another day. Let’s just say it is a real funny farm in every sense.

I also care deeply about deep things ….like people. I am especially drawn to people who are not like me. I like different. Different cultures, races, viewpoints, and everything in-between. I am a Christian who truly loves Jesus with all my heart. I also love people who love Buddha, Mohammad or No One. Yep, I love them and invite them to dinner at our house. I want to hear about their lives and what makes them tick, so to speak. I guess that sums it up. I love because I am loved.

Now before you ask if those are wings on my back, look a little closer….at my head. Are you looking? Closely? My mom always said I was an angel…with horns. I think that is probably one of the truest statements about me ever spoken. I can be opinionated but only because I am right most the time. I can get angry, moody, silly, stupid, scary.

Speaking of scary, I am always looking for the next adventure involving humanity. Right now, it’s about The List. What’s that? You’re a crazy adventurer too! Awesome….feel free to jump right in and be a part of making a difference too.

12 comments:

kbxmas said...

Yay, it's Marla!! Welcome. :-)

Katherine Jenkins said...

Welcome Marla...I don't think I'll be needed the Valium..you are a breath of fresh air just as you are! Do you have a picture to include with your intro..one with angels wings and horns maybe? It would be great to SEE you!

Lorenza said...

Hey Marla, happy to follow you on this blog too!

LOL

marci-me said...

Hey Marla! Nice to see you here!
Welcome!
~m

Beth Chapman said...

Marla - welcome! Let those wings fly and the horns poke us with your wit and wonderful stories. I'm waiting for the goat story!

Pamela Bousquet said...

Nice to meet you, Marla....I, for one, am looking forward to reading MUCH more about you...digging deeper into your thoughts and opinions sounds really cool to me. I'm very drawn to your style and viewpoint!! Thanks for being here! -Pamela

Heather Conroy said...

Hi Marla!

Deb said...

Welcome, Marla! Looking forward to hearing more from you. :)

Sai said...

Welcome Marla! Can't wait to hear your stories. :-)

Sandi said...

You had me as soon as I read "Valium Optional." I could so identify with that. And I can't wait to hear the goat story!

We live on a farm as well. Our family motto is "We'll do well at The Home." That alone should tell ya I get the "valium optional" lifestyle. lol.

Mansi said...

Ooh! We might be "bumping horns" pretty soon! Welcome to the 'hood :-)

Marla said...

Thank you to everyone for the warm welcome. I took to my bed with the flu right after I posted this, so sorry for the delay. Can't wait to jump in with both feet once I can stand again.