Date Joined: February 27, 2014
Last Online: November 23, 2017
Birthday: December 5, 1964
Country: United States
To every thing there is a season & a time to every purpose under heaven a time to be born, a time to die; a time to plant, a time to pluck up that which is planted.
I am a Christian. I grew up in the 70's. I can sing along to most of the top 40's of the era. I live in Louisiana where I was born and raised with my husband and our 9 pound black & white domestic short hair who answers to Sammy when he so desires. I am a pediatric nurse who loves to cook and craft.
Country, 70’s (I can sing along to most of the top 40 of the era), Do I have to choose?
When I have a bad day or life seems to be really throwing me a curve ball, like having a deluge of water fall for yet a second time, I think of Jamie Owens Collins song Hard Times- there are several versions on you tube.
"Just remember, the rains to help you grow...The hard times make you strong."
Some days I do not want to be strong, but God says He has this, and provides the way!
How about Kenny Rogers, "I am The Greatest". We just need to look at the situation from another perspective.
Hymns... Amazing Grace...
Romance, Mysteries, Sci-Fi... Anything I've down loaded on my Kindle (maybe NOT anything!!) Audio Books are the best, I can listen while driving, or doing housework or gardening. I even love cookbooks, especially when there is a story behind the recipe.
The best book I have read in a while is The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet- I’m waiting to find a new fav, but I'm sure if it is going to happen.
Update: Jamiebee1 sent me a door sign advertising Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and sweet signed by the author Jamie Ford!
Don’t laugh, PBS I love Masterpiece, Agatha Christie, Piroit, Sherlock Holmes, Death in Paradise, & Keeping up Appearances to name a few.BBC America! Especially Doctor Who.
I look forward to the weekly NCIS New Orleans- If only to see historic New Orleans, or to catch a glimpse of someone I know as an extra bonus. The accents are rarely correct, but occasionally the real N'awlin's comes trough.
Collecting recipes, especially family favorites & pretty recipe cards.
Cooking with my husband. Walking-ok more of a goal than a hobby.
Reading- I keep my kindle on hand, you never know when you have to wait in line or your appointment is going to be pushed back by an hour or 2…
Reading & Writing- I keep my kindle on hand, you never know when you have to wait in line or your appointment is going to be pushed back by an hour or 2…Writing-I’ve always wanted to write, now I am beginning to dabble.
Photography, can you call it photography if all you do is point & shoot, but isn’t it great when that picture comes out, or even better when you find something extraordinary that you did not even realize you were taking.
Crochet, my all time favorite craft- any night (or in my case morning) after work, you can find me catching a dvr’d show while crocheting a few rows of my latest project. I can spend hours just browsing in the yarn isle. The colors and textures amaze me. Sometimes I can pick up a skein and know exactly the perfect pattern to turn it into a piece of art. My current crochet projects revolve around baby blankets & amigurumi.
Envies Why buy envelopes if you can make your own???
Buttons, beads, yarn, unusual paper, smooth stones, crafted wood, pottery, texture… Flat item swaps: Stickers, book marks, post cards, unusual cancelled stamps... Anything that tells a story, it can be about you, where you are from or just something you find interesting. I love Christmas, and holidays. Don't concentrate on what I would like, tell me about you by sending something you would like. Send me your favorite quote or bible verse. Send a book mark that lists your favorite books. A post card from your home town... Just write a little note about the items you chose, or even what you wanted to send but couldn’t! Things made by hand...
Recently I have received some second hand local cookbooks- LOVE them!
When I was younger mom gave me her copy of the Joy of Cooking where I learned the “rules” of cooking. Learning to cook by rules was important because Mom's recipes or receipts as she called them were often just a list of ingredients with vague directions, "add just enough water to..." and the all helpful "cook until done". My favorite part of a recipe is the story it tells. Our family Cook book would not have been complete without the story of my dad explaining that Gramma always added well washed river rocks into the pot to make the beans extra creamy, (Gramma denied it when my sister-in-law asked how she chose the rocks, Dad still swears it is true!) I love learning about your cooking traditions. Chocolate, of course! Teas, Coffee... Seafood, Tex Mex, Gramma's home cooking!
In one swap I received a magazine clipping glued to an index card with hand written ideas. It brought me back to Mom's favorite recipes. Can I just say it is one of my favorite swap swag!
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