This is a secret and somewhat hidden little page on Hopping Fences, and yet, here you are.
That means one of two things is about to happen: you’ll either leave here loving me and we’ll be online friends forever, or you’ll leave here hating me and you’ll never visit this blog again.
Either way, thanks for clicking through! I hope to learn a little about you, too! 🧡
Okay, you came for the nitty-gritty, so let’s get to it!
About Erin of the House Ludwig, First of Her Name, Queen of Listmaking, Mother of Silas, Protector of Animals:
- If you got that then you already know I’m a huge Game of Thrones fan. Sure, it’s gory and risque and makes me squirm sometimes (okay, oftentimes) but it’s oh so good!
- I first met my husband when I was 15 years old but we didn’t start dating until I was 23. We married when I was 25. We’ve been married 14 years. You do the math.
- My husband and I struggled with infertility for 10 years, so when I randomly became pregnant with our son I thought the signs of pregnancy were symptoms of cancer. Not even joking.
- My pregnancy was terrible. I was on bedrest for most of it, hospitalized, and wound up delivering via emergency cesarian at 31 weeks. My son spent 6 weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit and I spent a night in intensive care for grownups.
- I have only one child. (See 3 and 4 above.)
- I was once removed from a plane in the Dominican Republic because of something suspicious in my luggage. The “suspicious” items turned out to be 4 bottles of rum. No, I’m not an alcoholic, but I play one when I’m hauling goods from a faraway land.
- I once spent an evening drinking wine with an elephant. The elephant didn’t drink wine, just me. It was glorious.
- My husband and I honeymooned at Disney World. We’ve been back 5 times since and would live there if we could.
- I have two dogs. One has three legs and one is missing an eye.
- In a past life, I worked in animal welfare and taught anesthesia to veterinary students. Now I’m a mom and a blogger. I like moming and blogging better.
- My husband and I plan to sell everything and live in an Airstream. We’ll homeschool our son.
- Speaking of homeschool, I was homeschooled from my sophomore year of high school through graduation. I’d do it again.
- Opposite of Game of Thrones, I’m equally a fan of Downton Abbey. What can I say? I’m an equal opportunity viewer.
- Most of my friends don’t live in the same state as me. Most of my family doesn’t either. Yet I’m a thirtysomething who’s lived in Colorado for more than 30 years. Figure that one out.
- I was a vegetarian for more than 5 years until I gave birth to my son. I made my husband stop for a hamburger on the drive home from the hospital (which was delicious) and it was all downhill from there. I missed bacon the most.
- I used to be skinny. I will be again one day.
- For some reason, I feel like I should like podcasts, so I keep trying to listen to them. But I hate them. Talk without a face is just noise.
- I love world religion and politics, just don’t talk to me about it.
- I have no interest in keeping up with the Joneses.
- I hate cooking but when I do I’m pretty good at it, so I don’t do it very often. Otherwise, I’d have to do it always.
- Thanksgiving is my least favorite holiday. It’s too much work.
- I make my own cleaning supplies not because it’s healthier for my family or the environment (though I value both and appreciate those benefits) but because I’m too cheap to spend money on things I can make myself.
- I’m a sucker for family heirlooms and eat dinner at the same table I sat around as a child in my grandmother’s kitchen. I also snuggle under quilts that were hand-stitched by my great grandmothers. I’ve even taken in furniture that belonged to my husband’s grandmother. Because, family.
- I’m an introvert. Writing is how I best express myself.
- I always have music playing. Unless the TV is on. Then I’m watching TV. But music beats TV any day of the week. Except for Sunday, when Game of Thrones is on.
Now I want to hear from you!
Share an interesting (or not-so-interesting — whatever) fact about yourself.
I can’t wait to get to know you!