I’m a 60-something SAHW, married 30+ years to an extremely patient and tolerant man. I have two grown kids with the corresponding in-laws (my children of the heart), five granddaughters on the hoof and a grandson slated to make his appearance in August. They are, in order of their appearance, Susannah aka Papoose, Harper aka Babydiva, Annabelle aka Sprout, Charlee aka Elf and our newest, Emma aka Peach. My four footed, furry children are two cats, Mac the Ginormous and Sonny the Wondercat. My world is one of semi-controlled chaos and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS (cue Julie Andrews)
1) Books. I’m a fairly nondiscriminatory reader. I’m currently in non-fiction mode, reading biographies, how-to guides, and anything to do with history but am branching out with a little fiction. I’m also a sucker for a catchy title or cover art, playing right into a publisher’s hand. A couple of favorites are Gwen E. Steege’s Knitter’s Life List and The World of Downton Abbey by Jessica Fellows.
2) Animals, any and all. I’m an equal opportunity animal lover; my mother said that as a child, if it ran, walked, crawled, slithered or flew, had fur, feathers, scales or wings, four feet plus or no feet, I loved it and made it a pet. Haven’t changed a bit. Home is where my pets are. My vet loves me.
3) Baking/Cooking. Baking is my Valium. It calms me, centers me and helps me refocus when I feel like I’m going in a thousand different directions at once. Again, I’m an equal opportunity baker – cakes, pies, muffins, cookies, bread, you name it, I bake it.
4) Knitting. This is beyond a favorite, it’s more like an obsession. I learned to knit as a little girl and picked it back up several years ago, when I needed something to occupy my busy, restless hands. I’m in love with everything knitting and it doesn’t appear that I’ll fall out of love with it any time soon. My local yarn shop also loves me.
5) Retirement. Enough said.
So, that’s me in a nutshell. Stay tuned for updates!