Date Joined: June 16, 2012
Last Online: July 22, 2012
Birthday: May 5
Country: United States
Hi everyone! I'm a divorced mom with three kids - two grown sons and a 13 year old daughter. My daughter and I live on 10 acres in the beautiful Missouri Ozarks.
I have lived and traveled all over the U.S. My international travel has so far been limited to Mexico and the U.K. I would love to spend a great deal of time in India and southeast Asia.
I have large flowerbeds and I love gardening. I also enjoy reading, cooking, and kayaking. I collect vintage kitchen utensils and cookbooks as well as individual recipes. I also collect small rocks with naturally occurring holes that go completely through them. In my little part of the world, these are called "friendship rocks."
I draw, and make fanciful doodles featuring names. I make all sorts of pickles, spice blends, and other long-keeping food items. I also make soaps, lotions, bath salts, and potpourri.
I would like to receive handmade jewelry items, small interesting rocks that you have found yourself (not purchased polished stones), recipes, your potpourri or spice blends, and interesting little items. I love love love fragrance samples, cosmetic samples, etc. I also like note cards. Oh, in the "Favorite Movies" section I mention that I like animated Disney movies. This does NOT mean that I want any sort of Disney themed items.
I love many, many, many different kinds of music. I listen to music from all over the world, such as Amadou & Mariam, Les Negresses Vertes, Atif Aslam, taiko drumming, folk music from all over the world, and many others.
I like early music, renaissance music, classical music, opera.
I also like old time country music, old time gospel, blue grass and classic country music.
Sometimes I like to listen to jazz greats like Billie Holiday, Etta James, and others of that genre. Sometimes I like to listen to smooth harmonies like the Mills Brothers or the Ink Spots. Sometimes I like to listen to big band music. Sometimes I like down and out blues like Howlin Wolf and Muddy Waters.
Sometimes I like to listen to early rock. I love old rhythm & blues and motown. I love hard rock. I love indie rock. I do like to try to keep current, and I enjoy a lot of current pop music that I hear on the radio.
Primarily I read non-fiction, mostly history and biographies. But I also collect cookbooks, mostly ethnic cuisines. I also enjoy reading along with my daughter, so I read a lot of adolescent fiction these days - yes I enjoyed The Hunger Games series.
Well, my best friend and I laugh about this. I am a happy, high energy, light hearted person. But mostly dramas are my favorite movies. Atonement, A River Runs Through It, Memoirs of a Geisha, Shawshank Redemption.
But I like lighter fare, too. The Hangover, Hangover 2, and the Harold and Kumar movies are guilty pleasures for me. Moonstruck makes me laugh. I love the Disney animated movies. I have a weakness for Bollywood movies. Oh, and the Christopher Guest mockumentaries!
Nova, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Raising Hope, Chopped, Next Food Network Star, Design Star, House Hunters International, Martha Stewart.
Making spice, potpourri, and tea blends. Making little bracelets. Drawing. Also paper-cut crafts, like Scherenschnitte.