Je t’aime – I love you. (also in French)
Years ago, and I mean more than 15 years ago, I was asked by someone how to pronounce my name. I thought this was a little odd, and thought the guy was trying to flirt with me. (And, who knows? Maybe he was.) Little did I realize that j’aime is a French derivative of “love.” And the guy thought my parents spelled my name that way because of the French meaning.
Really, though, my mom worked with a girl who spelled her name that way and she liked it. No fancy meaning.
I have been trying to think of a shorter blog name for my little space, and one morning lovejaime popped into my head. It’s short, it’s sweet and it can mean so many things.
So I stalked the name. It had been purchased, but expired in late 2011. When the registrars finally released it, I jumped on it.
I’m a 30-something-year-old living in Asheville, NC, which I (and others) consider one of the coolest places to live. Married for almost ten years, and a homeowner for nine years. We have a cat (Chloe) and I used to blog a lot about her. She’s pretty fabulous. And my blog is fairly random. We also have a 6-year-old boy. Sometimes I refer to him by name. For the longest time, we just referred to him as McLittle. We’re also parents to a 1-year-old girl, who occasionally was referred to as McLittler.
I love music. And I craft a lot. Ceramics, sewing, scrapbooking, card-making. Whatever strikes me that day.
I run for fun. Marathons. I may not be a fast runner, but I’ve completed five full marathons, and eleven half marathons. I’ve run more 5ks than I can even try to recall. I’ve been a runner since middle school. It’s something I just never gave up on.
I can make a perfect grilled cheese sandwich and pancakes. Preferably not together. Just ask my family and select friends. I’m really good with a spatula.
I started this blog because everyone else was doing one (back in 2005) and I didn’t want to be left out. I think out of that group of “everyone”, I’m the only one consistently blogging. What started as a random daily life blog morphed into a lot of posts about my running adventures, my cat’s shenanigans, married life and eventually life as a mom.
It is truly a lifestyle blog.
Welcome to my corner of the world. Hope you enjoy your stay.