Using each letter of the alphabet, I wanted to share a little bit about my background and things that have happened in my life.


A – Accent: You might not know that I have a southern accent. I was born and lived in Mississippi, so my a have a slight drawl.

B – British: I love to watch British murder mysteries!

C – Children: I have three adult children and they are my life.

D – Degree: I have a degree in education. I earned my Masters in Ed a few years ago.

E – Ehlers Danlos Syndrome: I have a genetic condition called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. I’m hypermobile and my connective tissue is abnormal.

F – Flute: I played flute for 40 years and loved it, until my fingers could no longer work well.

G – Grandparent: I love being a grandparent!

H – Homeschool: I homeschooled my children for over 20 years.


I – Introvert: I am one and that’s fine with me.

J – Jazz: I enjoy and can relax listening to progressive jazz music.

K – Kindergarten: My childhood dream was to become a kindergarten teacher.

L – Learner: I consider myself to be a lifelong learner. Researching new topics is one of my favorite things to do.

M – Motherhood: Being a mother has been my life’s calling. It’s the hardest job I’ve ever done, but I wouldn’t change it for anything else.

N – Natural: I use more and more natural products as I try to remove toxic chemicals from my home and life.

O – Organist: I’m not a great organist, but did take lessons in college.

P – Pianist: I do have a degree in Piano Performance. I wish that I could still play, but it causes me too much pain.

Q – Quiet: I’m a quiet person, typically. I prefer to listen.

R – Retired: I retired, after teaching music for 25 years.


S – Sarcastic: I inherited a sarcastic tone, but I’m trying not to be. People who know me aren’t bothered by it.

T – Teacher: I come from a long line of teachers. In my family, my grandmother, aunts, mother, sisters, and son are teachers.

U – Unlikely: I’m a person who would be unlikely to live a simple life. I craved competition and business when I was younger.

V – Vanilla: My favorite coffee drink is a Soy Vanilla Latte.

W – Warrior: I’m a chronic illness warrior, meaning that I fight hard to live life to the fullest with many chronic illnesses.

X – Xerox: I’m so old that I used to say, “We need to Xerox it” (Meaning that we needed to make a copy of it.

Y – Yardwork: Yardwork was one of my favorite things to do, before my pain got too severe. I love digging in the dirt.

Z – Zebra: Zebras are the icon/mascot for Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. The reason for this: Doctors are taught that if they hear trotting it will be horses, not zebras. This means that they shouldn’t look for something rare. But, EDS is rare.

I hope you’ve learned a little more about me. Who we are will influence what we write and how we look at various topics. I hope to learn more about you, too. Share often!

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Lisa Ehrman

Lisa has been blogging since 2013, and loves sharing resources and ideas for living a simple life. To get free printables, bonus words, and more - sign up for the newsletter.


Peggy Nunn · February 4, 2020 at 9:59 pm

That is very interesting. I am from Alabama, so we talk the same language. I love music but cannot carry a tune, so I can only listen and not teach.

    Lisa Ehrman · February 5, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    Well, hi neighbor 🙂 Listening is the best, anyway. It can be so uplifting 🙂

      Tamra Phelps · March 3, 2020 at 9:50 pm

      For the record, I’m old enough to understand what ‘xerox it’ means, lol. I hadn’t heard of EDS until I found your blog (it wasn’t even called The Frugal Grandma then), so I learned something from you.

        Lisa Ehrman · March 3, 2020 at 10:30 pm

        Hahaha… We’re not that old 🙂 Thanks for sticking with me!!!

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