I'm a retired grandmother who loves to cook, read, do paper/computer crafts and meet new people. DH of 9 yrs and I do a lot of traveling tho I love being home - in the daytime which is still a novelty! - almost as much.
I spent a lot of years in government and a lot of years living around the world. Different lifetimes.
I AM GOING TO BE TAKING A BREAK FROM SWAPS THIS WINTER WHILE I CONCENTRATE ON SOME DIGITAL WORK
I post the date I ACTUALLY send items, so if you don't get something in a reasonable time, PLEASE contact me, so I can resend. I usually have electronic copies of all that I make.
I really like to read and you can find me over at GoodReads.
I like to cook...a lot. I also like to eat and it's hard to stay only somewhat overweight.
I only started baking since I remarried, and am not so good at it, but I have fun. I don't like following recipes so you can imagine the struggle I have baking.
I've also gone back to bread making (making the dough in either the KA or the bread maker, but baking it in the oven).
I love learning to take pictures of my food, and my (adult) children wonder why my flickr pages are filled with food. It's - Cause I Want To!
Colors- green,yellow - tho a slight touch of red does wonders for most images
Drink - Lapsong Souchong tea; I am a confirmed black tea drinker tho I don't care for flavored teas very much.
Cat - Siamese - I have a history of these Asian boys who 'went south' i.e. got out of the house and moved to the trailer park in central Florida where I am told they all live.
Currently we have a 16 yr old male Lilacpoint who seems to be working at being a professional sleeper.
I used to be much more 'catholic' in my musical taste till I married an opera lover. Now I am out of the loop, and am finding I prefer music w/o lyrics. I miss having someone to go to concerts with tho I think I lost my ability to stand for 3 hrs I hit 60!
My Ipod is about half full but I realize I tend to listen to most of the same things, esp the playlist called Exercise (at the gym). Ugh. And boy should I be at that gym now!
What I like best is making collages with both print and digital input. I have a world of ephemera (some may call it clutter...)
I like to do things with my hands, in addition to cooking which was my greatest relaxation while working. Now I am happy making things with paper, collages in particular and simply decorated postcards.
I am slowly teaching myself Photoshop Elements and have really enjoyed venturing into digital scrapping. You can often find me at Designer Digitals.
I don't have any interest in Pagan, Religious or Cutsey things.
Please, no smoke filled items or scented ones unless the scent is pine. Pine, not Lestoil pine! ;-)