Date Joined: March 14, 2016
Last Online: August 18, 2019
Birthday: October 1
Country: United States
Hello, my name is Kathy. I am a 48 year old married mother of two teens. We have a French bulldog named Chuck, a little snake named Roger, and two Gecko lizards...Janet and Lizzie. I enjoy my wonderful family!
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am an accountant and just started a new job after nearly twenty years at my previous workplace. Big changes!
My focus word for 2019 is COMMIT. I am committing to living healthier, getting out more, executing some of the plans I’ve had on the back burner for a while now, and to doing my best to improve my mental health (I get the blues really bad since I lost my mom a couple of years ago).
These are the things I love...
A: Autumn, my favorite season; address labels
B: Bullet Journaling; Brocante Home, a favorite blog; 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); the word "COURAGE" (I would like anything with the word on it, as this is my focus word for 2018)
E: Elephants, my favorite animal; Envelopes
F: French Bulldogs; Flipbooks; Family
G: Genealogy; Gala Darling, a favorite blogger; Game of Thrones
H: my Happy Planner; 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; Oakland Raiders; October, my birthday month
P: Postcards; Postcrossing; Penpals!; Pocket Letters; Podcasts
Q: Quiet Time
R: Reading (see below); Running, although I haven't done it in a while
S: Sewing; Stationery sets; Stickers; Sparkles; Starbucks, especially the holiday flavors; Soap, handmade or bought...I love having nice hand soap at my sink; SuperBetter by Jane McGonigal (if you've read this and/or play, I'd love to hear how you are using this book.)
T: Tea, 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
Y: Yellow, a cheerful color!
I like mysteries a lot, I am currently reading Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache series.
I get most of the books for my to-be-read list from the podcast What Should I Read Next. If you haven't listed to this podcast I would highly recommend it, it is lots of fun.
I wouldn't consider myself a fan of sci-fi or fantasy, but after watching Game of Thrones I have begun to read the series. I am currently on the first book.
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
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