Crazy Junk Lady

I have a question....

Do you tell your friends about your blog?

Not your follower friends of course...
but your 
real life friends?

Do the people at work know what you do
for fun

How about the neighbors
Do they hide behind their curtains and watch you drag old broken things out of the back of your car? 

Do they see you photographing every step and wonder why on earth you would need a picture of a half painted dresser? 

I thought about this today when a blog friend mentioned that she doesn't tell her real life friends about her blog...

I also went for about nine months and told only one real life friend about my blog.(
hey Laura!) 
I waited for a while to see what she thought, how she reacted... 

Did she still want to hang out with me?

 I also told my parents...
Did they think my kids had finally driven 
me over the edge? 

I mean really... 
sometimes my mother looks at me with her head cocked to one side and just smiles and nods...

Does that mean she is secretly gathering information for the men in the white coats?

I was very worried that everyone would think 
I was crazy!

"You find junk on the side of the road and do what with it?"

"You actually like rust?"


Would they see the art in it like I do?
(It is some kind of art isn't it?)

As a seasoned teacher in a 
prestigious private school... 
Do they know I play with power tools 
on the weekend?

Would they think I was starting 
to lose my mind?
you know I am getting a little older...
are they whispering behind my back?

Would they think of me as that 
crazy junk lady?

Now a year and a half later, 
through word of mouth, or maybe just 
idle gossip...
I think almost everyone I know 
has at least seen 

I've let them into my private creative passion and found that I have many supportive friends and neighbors...they readily volunteer to give me their old junk. 
(is that a good thing????)

I even get text message "curb alerts" most weekends from someone I know...

I think I've convinced at least some people that re-purposing junk is a form of 
artistic expression.
(stress relief, therapy, self-absorption call it what you will)

So whisper away... 
I'm having fun, staying busy,
keeping out of trouble...

and hey... 

I was on National TV!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .