Hi I’m Robin Sue, the gal behind this place we call Big Red Kitchen. Some days I know exactly who I am, and some days I dream of who I want to be, or should be. Dreaming. I am good at dreaming. The above photo was snapped by Himself, my husband of 19 years while on a train from Munich to Berlin last summer. He caught me dreaming. Most days I dream about writing the perfect blog, cookbook, novel, of having a perfectly clean house, a beautiful healthy meal on the table each night, of well-behaved children, travelling to far and exciting places, and of being organized. I wonder what successful authors who travel the world eating wonderful meals, and who are highly organized dream about?
Let me see if I can get in this space who I am. I am unorganized and cluttered, I procrastinate, I hate administrative work, I have the “I would rather” syndrome, some days I am on top of the world and others I live in self-doubt, I would love cooking more if no one complained about it, and I hate doing laundry. I am a check the box kind of gal- do it once check the box and never do it again, I think that is why chores are so hard, they have to be repeated, repeatedly. I am creative. I take shortcuts. I problem solve. I get bored easily. But I am never bored. I love to be with with interesting people. I love people-watching and creating stories about them. I can stare at a wall for hours and be exhausted because I just created the most wonderful things, all in my head, some make it out, some don’t. I am a crier, even over dumb commercials. I wish I stood up for myself more often. I hate confrontation. I love the radio blaring, I love to dance, I love appetizers, I love to laugh at stupid things. I have a warped sense of humor. I am talkative. I learn more when I teach. If a book does not capture me in the first chapter, I put it down. I love nights. I love God. I love my family. But sometimes I am lonely. I am my biggest obstacle. I love doing nice things for others. I am easy going, but don’t make me mad. I try to find good in everyone. I am happy. I am blessed.
Who are you? Many of you have followed me for years and have never introduced yourself. Please pop in and say hi! I would love to meet more of the folks that read BRK.