"Any arbitrary turn along the way and I would be elsewhere; I would be different." ~ Frances Mayes

After losing 112 pounds in almost a year and a half, I have come to realize how very much I was missing. I may be Late to the Party, but I am doing my best to catch up in my own unique way!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Welcome Mat is Ready - Come on in!

The welcome mat is out, so for those of you who are here for the first time, come in and join the party.

First of all, a great big THANKS to Debbie, for sharing  my blog with her followers on LOVE THE DECOR.  The world of blogging is fascinating to me and since I started mine just this year in June, I have had a wonderful time getting acquainted with people from all over, Debbie included, who by the way, is a great swap partner!  It truly is a small world!

I began Late to the Party as a way to express myself and to convey the variety of things that I find interesting and unusual.  I have always loved to write and thought this would be an excellent way to show the world what I like, what I think and what makes me tick. The way I look at life is sometimes 180 degrees different than most people and that's okay.  I hope I give people that read Late to the Party something to think about. Besides that, it is great therapy for me!

As for my personal life beyond the blogging world, I am 58 years old but I certainly don't feel that old!  I have been married to a wonderful man, Ed, for 38 years and have three grown daughters (one here in GA, one in South Carolina, and one in Vancouver, Canada), two wonderful sons-in-law and five grandchildren, one of whom has Autism. I work for the Georgia House of Representatives as an administrative assistant for two committee chairmen.  I LOVE my job, even though during the legislative session months of January, February, March and April, it can be very hectic and chaotic.  I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, which presents its own problems, but I won't allow it to define me.  And over the past year I have lost 107 pounds, started hiking and am going to hike for the first time on the Appalachian Trail in October.  All in all, life is so very good and I am blessed - blessed with family near and far, with friends old and new, with hearth and home, with relatively good health and a curious mind, and blessed with a God that loves me unconditionally.  What more can a girl ask for?

So make yourself at home and explore at your leisure.  I invite you to become a follower and we will laugh and cry and ponder the universe and all that makes life worthwhile together!  And PLEASE feel free to leave your comments when you do!

I leave you with this: "Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another 'What? You too?  I thought I was the only one!'" ~C.S. Lewis

Have a wonderful day!  PAM


  1. Pam, thank you for that warm welcome! I found you via Debbie's blog! You sound like someone that I would really like to get to know! "The What, you too?," got me, that was great!

    I'll be back to check and see how you are doing with your pondering, we are both 58 and I been pondering for along time!

    Enjoy your day~

  2. Nancy: Thank you for the comment and for reading the blog! I hope you come back often!

  3. Very nice welcome to everyone Pam
    Loved your post and your quotes
    may you be blessed with many visitors today