Last Online: September 30, 2012
Birthday: May 23, 1946
Country: United States
I llive with my husband of 45 years in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina. We have three sons and one granddaughter. After nearly forty years of teaching children and adults with disabilities, I have traded in my teacher shoes for something a little less "hands on." I start work next week as director of vocational rehabilitation at a community agency. I am really looking forward to a whole new set of challenges. My beautiful (at least I think so) granddaughter Vera is in second grade now, and has become a devoted crafter like her grandmother. My husband has put a garden of birdfeeders right outside my office window, so I see cardinals, goldfinches, hummingbirds, robins, purple finches, bluejays, doves, chickadees, orioles, etc. every day. They are fun to watch. Other than reading and crafts, I love to travel and I enjoy writing children's stories for the Internet. I am a committed Christian and find Bible study, meditation and prayer helpful in making peace within myself.
My favorite music is a little of almost everything. I don't like violent themes or abusive language, though. Andrea Bocelli is a current favorite.
I love to read and am not too picky about what I read. I like historical romance, mysteries, spy stories, Robert Ludlum, John Grisham, Maeve Binchy, Michael Crichton, James Patterson, and George R.R. Martin (I have read all five volumes of A Game of Thrones!). I definitely am not in a rut!
Gone with the Wind, Dr. Strangelove, almost anything with Nicolas Cage or Sean Connery, the Bourne movies, Driving Miss Daisy, Schindler's List. Too many to mention all of them.
Card-making, ATCs, matchboxes, papercrafts, and crocheting.
I love all colors, especially pastels. I suppose my favorite--if I had to choose just one--is soft, buttery yellow. My favorite Christmas colors are red, green, and gold.