Hi. I’m Shannon. Sometimes I have green hair. I like to be at home. I homeschool my two kids (middle school, high school), but I’m not a great teacher–I squeak by by the seat of my pants. Sometimes I get frustrated with my kids and want to do something for mejustme, and I think about enrolling them in an actual brick school, but I’d miss them too much. They’re kind of my best friends, and I think they’re cool. I’m mentally preparing myself for the day my daughter flees from me and my over-protectiveness. My son, though, he’s like me. He’ll have to be physically extracted from the house when the time comes. We live in a little blue house in East Tennessee in the foothills of The Great Smoky Mountains. It’s very pretty here. Very, very storybook pretty, but it comes with a price for a lot of people, including us–we sneeze and sniff and wheeze on and off all year. Knoxville is the allergy capital of the US. True story. I want to find a not cliche way of saying I’m a Christian–a not cliche way of saying that I owe everything to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. But I’m a Christian, and I do owe everything to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Best friend ever. Husband second. Then kids. I do concern myself with politics, but I can never figure out exactly what I am. Seventy-five years ago I guess I would’ve been a Democrat, today no way. I usually vote Republican, but only because push has come to shove. An online test once told me I was a centrist, like John Kerry; this shocked me. I identify with a lot of libertarians, but not necessarily Libertarians. I thought The Tea Party was a great movement at its get-go, but now…I don’t know. I’ve decided I’m just a Christ-follower, and if there’s a truly Godly man or woman emerging as a leader, well, I’m with that guy–that’s who I’ll place my money on any day. If Christ isn’t in it, then I think it’s a crap shoot. A lot of people would say that makes me a religious fundamentalist idealistic unrealistic idiot.
But ultimately, they’re not who I’ll answer to.