Hello, my name is Kathy. I am a 52 year old married mother of two young adults. We have a bearded dragon named Lionel and two Gecko lizards...Janet and Lizzie. Our sweet doggie Chuck went to heaven this year, 2022. I enjoy my wonderful family!
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, born and raised here. I am an accountant and work for several restaurants.
My focus word for 2023 is CONSISTENT (I have some goals I really want to go after this year).
These are the things I love...
A: Autumn, my favorite season; address labels
B: Bullet Journaling; Bookmarks; the Beach;
C: Christmas, my favorite holiday; Crochet; Cheerful anything; My Cricut machine; Candles; chocolate (dark is my favorite, but I love it all);
E: Elephants, my favorite animal; Envelopes
F: French Bulldogs; Flipbooks; Family
G: Genealogy; Game of Thrones; Gudetama The Lazy Egg
H: my planner, the Hobonichi Cousin, Home Spa Time; Happy Mail; Handmade anything; (trips to) Hollywood; Hearts; Hot Cocoa; Halloween
I: Ink Pens, all kinds!
L: Letters in my Mailbox; Libra, my sign; Leopard Print; The Little Mermaid (Disney); Letter Sets
M: Mermaids; Miniature anything, I love tiny things!!; the Moon
N: Notecards; Naps
O: Octopus, the Ocean; Orange/chocolate flavor combinations; October, my birthday month
P: Postcards; Postcrossing; Penpals!; Pocket Letters; Podcasts (The Office Ladies, What Should I Read Next are favorites); playing cards, any random cards you might have...I am putting together my Franken-deck
Q: Quiet Time
R: Reading (see below); Running, although I haven't done it in a while, The Raiders (Oakland/Las Vegas)
S: Sewing; Stationery sets; Stickers; Sparkles; Starbucks, especially the holiday flavors; Soap, handmade or bought...I love having nice hand soap at my sink;
T: Tea, I love all kinds; Traveller's notebook, standard size, Trader Joe's shopping bag from your region
U: Under the Sea themes;
V: Vanilla, my favorite scent; Vintage Homemaking; my Vanity Table
W: Washi Tape; the Golden State Warriors; What We Do in the Shadow (movie and show)
Y: Yellow, a cheerful color!; YouTube
I like mysteries, I am a reader of Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache series. …Amazon Prime is current airing a series based on the books! I’m so excited!! The show is called Three Pines.
I get most of the books for my to-be-read list from the podcast What Should I Read Next. If you haven't listened to this podcast I would highly recommend it, it is lots of fun.
Books I've read and enjoyed (that I can think of right now): Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry; Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann; Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel; The Dry by Jane Harper; We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
My very favorites are:
Overboard (the one with Goldie Hawn)
Let The Right One In (I don't normally enjoy "horror" movies, but this Swedish film is sooo good! If you've seen it I would love to hear your thoughts!!)
My Favorite TV Shows:
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
What We Do in the Shadows
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