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Excelling at Mediocrity

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hibiscusSo let me introduce myself.  My name is Kendra, my job is wife, mommy (and everything that goes with the first two,) I am an independent distributor of a jewelry business, and now a blogger.  In other words, a stay-at-home-mom who’s trying to help daddy make ends meet.

As far as mediocrity goes, I was a straight C student in school.  Not that I was lacking the intelligence, more that I just had better stuff to do than homework.  I much preferred daydreaming or reading Stephen King novels and stashing them under my bed as I heard my mom’s footsteps approaching.   Hubby and I have managed to repair our post-college, newlywed-dashed credit and claw our way up to a solid middle class.  We met and married while attending college,  but I never managed to finish a degree.  I was envious of  hubby because he knew what profession he wanted to be in since freshman year of high school, lucky bum.   I thought about cytology but found that those jobs are disappearing at a jackrabbit’s pace, plus my aunt is losing her eyesight from looking into a microscope for 37 years.  Then I tried my hand at nursing, but I couldn’t get through the chemistry requirements.  Well, maybe I could have if I hadn’t treated college as the most awesome (and expensive) party EVER!   After recovering from the disaster I made of NMU and maturing a little, I attempted an associates degree.  But, here again, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life.  All I knew was that after being a home health aid for 6 years, (about as low on the totem pole as you can get in the health care occupation,) I wanted to do something where I didn’t have a large amount of direct physical contact with people.  I may have been possibly experiencing some burn out at the time.   I attempted the coursework for becoming a CPA, *snore* not for me.  Then I switched over to computer information systems but couldn’t get through the programming courses.  I have decided that if I found something I was truly passionate about, I’d go for the degree and have the drive to stick with it.   Still looking-haha!

I’ve been called a “supermom” once or twice because of my cute homemade preschool snacks, but NO, mediocre mom at best.  I spent 5 hours on the hibiscus cookies that were decorated with colorful royal frosting because I enjoy the artwork, it’s zen-time for me.  And before you get this picture of a 5-year-old in one of his daddy’s old t-shirts helping stir the batter, I’ll admit that I baked them while he was sleeping and decorated them during his school day.  The 17-month-old just wandered around keeping herself busy, occasionally stopping and looking at the PBS cartoons that are perpetually on at our house.  In my defense, I was supposed to have a sitter to help out while I embarked on my project, but she had to cancel.  Yeah, Not a supermom!

You’ve heard the expression “Jack of all trades” [master of none]… well that’s me.  My cakes and cookies are cute, I get an” A” for effort anyways.  My artwork’s so-so.  My cooking is pretty good, but I’ve had some doozy’s go on the “never attempt again” list.  (Who knew that okra could turn a pot of gumbo into aloe consistency slime?) I do not keep a filthy house, nor am I able to keep a clean house.  My garden is organic, but weedy.  I honestly am not berating myself, nor am I attempting to garner compliments or accolades, I’m just letting you know who’s writing.  I’ve always been the type to wear my emotions on my sleeve, and I’m an unabashed tell-all type of gal.  I find humor in my failings and have the ability to laugh at myself, and I invite you to laugh with me too.


Author: KenSea

Wife of 19 years, mom to a very active (almost) 6-year-old boy and very sweet 1.5-year-old girl. My blog takes a humorous look at the trials and triumphs of life with ADD and ADHD. Check it out at

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