So who am I? A very unique individual…my kids (a soon to be 29 year old son and 25 year old daughter) call me theri crazy gypsy mom.
I have been married to my best frioend for 33 years–yep we were high school sweethearts! It really does happen–we were however NOT homecoming king and queen…we were the “cubes”…into science club and such… (including a black powder cannon–in small town Nevada there are lots of places to fire them) Our first computer was a TRS 80 before they had a cassette tape drive (and were really happy when we replaced the tape drive
Love Belly dance, fire performers, walking in the rain, trying to play the guitar, singing off-key, playin with the grandbaby, reading books on quantum physics (yeah really), string theory, bubble theory, logic puzzles, crossword puzzles, Brian Jacques Redwall series (you shouldn’t give kids books you haven’t read–if you do–how do you share the experience???)…thought it was fun to learn to get a charlie brown to print on computer paper (the old sprokcket fed green n white lstriped stuff) using punch cards on a Berkley link computer in high school (yeah wierd things come to mind in a post like this)
I have only met a couple of crafts I don’t like–needle point and cross-stitch…everything else is fair-game–my favorite being quilting–my granma taught me very young…and I still hand quilt (kinda a dying art) I find it quite satisfying–especially on a prayer shawl… Dollmaking comes in second…I also like making jewelry–beading is fun–but melting metal is just plain awesome! I learned to tat, and how to use a lucet (and I own more than one) to make cord, how make netting (and own a netting shuttle)
Taught both my kids how to sew (yep the boy too), how to make butter–we normally have homemade butter at thanksgiving still–sometimes we miss—just because we forget till its too late–the heavy cream never goes to waste
learned to pan for gold…and what mercury looks like in your gold pan–very fun to play with-
Love animals–have a dog (a doberman named Kira) and 2 cats–Lilo and Sushi
Love games–mainstream board games like Monopoly and Scrabble–Xbox (love Halo, Gears of War, Rock Band—oh the list goes on), not so mainstream board games liek Twighlights struggle and Combat Commander-card based games like Muchkins (Munchkin Quest too!!)–oh not many of them I don’t liek either
LOVE jigsaw puzzles…we have a news years traditon that centers around jigsaw puzzles!
Work like driving is a necessary evil of life–wating for the day that “scotty beam me up” technology is real–and I win the lottery! yes it is good to have dreams…