A year in on my adventure with Lulu's House, and it’s time to start a blog. I really didn’t think anyone would be interested, but by the amount of questions I receive during markets, it is apparent that they are! Typically, I refer to Lulu in the third person but I want this to be a personal rambling from me, Lorrie, so I am coming out as Lulu, and I’ll write in the first person being Lorrie/Lulu. Technically, second and third person. Which reminds me, I will also send these posts to my daughter, an English major, to proof for me in order to make them bearable to you: the curious reader.
Let us go back a year and a half ago to when I was still working as a full-time away nanny with two, two-year olds. Now, I thought to myself, if I can do this, I can do anything. And honestly, the kids were killing me. I was getting slower while they were picking up speed at a scary speed-of-light rate. So what next? What do I love to do? Can I pull it off? Can I make a living? I have answered all those questions this past year - except the last one. But, I’m still having fun and that is what it’s all about. Right, supportive husband of mine? So persevere I will.
First question I get asked a lot is, “How long have you been fairy gardening?” Which I find odd, like it was an accredited career, like when I went to "Bow Making College," more on that later. But here is the short answer. My Grandmother was an amazing gardener who gave me her love of plants and flowers. We would go for walks and she would identify species and talk about them like they were old friends. Occasionally, we would sit down in the field, garden, yard, back alley, etc. and get up close to the micro happenings in the dirt. Of course, before we knew it we were building tiny houses, furniture, gardens, etc. out of sticks and rocks, plants, etc. for the tiny things that happened to live there. Honestly, we never saw one, but the fairies were always present or presumed to be enjoying our miniature oasis.
It never left me.
Future topics, such as why I will never grow up, plant care, creative play, etc. If you have any ideas for me, please comment.