What would a blog be without a little “about me” section?
If you’ve read any of my posts, you have likely noticed that sometimes they follow a theme, and sometimes they don’t. This pretty well sums up my life. Things will be clicking right along, and then something will come up that causes my path to veer sharply to the left. And then there are other times that I will decide on a whim to take the right fork in the road just to see what’s there. This blog is a place for me to document, share, and seek support as I journey through life.
My life thus far has been interesting, to put it mildly. I had a fairly typical dysfunctional childhood, remnants of which continue to haunt me into my adulthood. I married my high school sweetheart, have a challenging and fulfilling day job, and have three adult children. There are numerous hobbies which fill my free time, my housekeeping standards are pretty low right now (I can overlook a startling amount of dust), I am a pretty good cook, and I think I’m a decent person.
I try to do what’s right, for myself and my family and the world around me. If given the choice I would rather be outside, I try to eat whole foods and keep processed stuff to a minimum, I am waging my own personal war against high fructose corn syrup and plastic in general, and sometimes Chris and I will find time to go out and do married-couple activities. We are a regular working family with a mortgage and pets and laundry to fold and dishes in the sink.
I like to read, knit, sew, bake, make jewelry, can fruit, make jam, fix things, work with power tools, dig in the yard, grow my own food, make soap, paint, and occasionally spin (wool). We go bike riding, hiking, camping, and really like to be outside. I think I already said that. I’m a big fan of Netflix, the internet, digital music files, homemade bread, and cozy slippers. Mushrooms and liver are not allowed in my house, for they are truly nasty. Chocolate, coffee, and fresh butter are always welcome.
This here blog is mine, all mine – which means that I will publish whatever strikes my fancy. That may be a recipe, pictures of my latest knitting projects, rants on the general public, or even a wee bit of sentimentality from time to time. My family means the world to me, so there will be frequent references to them. That’s just how it is.