My name is Layni A. Perry. Some of you may remember me as Layni A. Stephens. Possibly Layni A. House. I am married to a charming guy named Harold. We live in a suburb of Cincinnati, OH with my daughter Ashton [see ‘Layni A. House‘], our daughter, Madelyn [Maddie), our 11-year old Boston terrier, Max [aka. Maximus Van Poochie (MVP), Minnie Moo-moo], a Boston terrier puppy named Millie, a Yorkshire terrier puppy named Buster Brown and our very pissed off cat, Moulan.
I am a Full-time Working Mom [FWM] or the Family Wealth Mismanager. I do both equally well. It’s a relief to know that Harold’s really good at it. I get an allowance.
I’m a Senior Administrative Associate for a leading jet engine manufacturer. This means that life is filled with PowerPoint templates and lethal amounts of tequila. No, not really. I’m a wine drinker.
I grew up in the Cincinnati area & I stay close to care for my aging mother. Nooo, not really. There just was never anything alluring enough to pull me away [save for a brief stint in KY, see ‘Layni A. House’]. I graduated from Hamilton High School in 1988. I played the flute in the band, was briefly on the drill team. I was also the valedictorian. No I wasn’t. Still I’ve done pretty well – even having not been. Which leads me to my point – don’t be an over achiever – you can still turn out ok.
I attended Miami University for a few years but didn’t graduate. Heck, I don’t even think I declare a major. I wasn’t a great student on account of my busy social schedule & possibly an undiagnosed case of ADD. Plus, all I ever aspired to be was an archaeologist, a teacher or a beautician. So I would either have wound up a granola (you know, the Merrell clog-wearing, Nalgene-toting, tree-hugging type) underpaid with cooties or always covered in other people’s hair. My family is understandably disappointed.
I’m a creative thinker. An idealist. An animal lover. I love John Mayer, good coffee, popcorn, peanut butter, tortilla chips and salsa, reality television, gourmet cooking, traveling, my family, my friends & my God (definitely not in that order).
Welcome to my blog.