I am a 45 year old woman who lives in Arizona. I have three children, all boys. A twenty three year old mentally disabled child. Diagnosed with XYY when he was a child. Has not been able to live at home for years due to his unpredictible violent behavior. He is 6'10" tall and is a gentle giant most of the time. My other boy is 14 and I am really stressed about the teen years. He is a great kid, most of the time. But what is up with this new attitude? My youngest is a fire cracker! He is 11 and knows everything, of course. I am not working due to having lupus, but was a 911 operator for the City of Mesa. I loved my job and miss it so much. My husband runs his own company, but due to the economic meltdown he has lost over 50% of his business. He has just recently sold it and hopefully will find another job soon! Yikes! So, I guess you could say I am suffering from a midilife crisis? To dull my anxieties I took up painting. I have tried every craft there is and am just OK with them all. I don't know if I am any good at painting, but it is my new passion. It takes me away from the daily struggles life sometimes hands down to the already weary. If you notice some of my works have titles that show that I was either in a panic, sad, angry or in some other fierce emotional state! Ha
I love viewing the exceptional works that are posted here. Very talented people!