I live in Titusville, Fl., a small town between Cocoa Beach and Daytona Beach. Titusville's kind of like nowheresville, but I love it here!
During the summer we spend a lot of time at the beach and not enough time kayaking in our beautiful lagoon.
I have a nine-year old son and a nineteen year-old daughter. I often joke that I'm going to change my son's middle name to "whatwasmymotherthinking", but he's a funny kid and we have a good time together.
I have a lot of interests and way too many hobbies!
I love to cook, but not to bake (that's my husband's thing and that's just fine with me.)
I love to travel, but can't stand cruises. I like going places and learning about the people, the area and especially the food of the region or country.
I can be obsessive about knitting but prefer to do it in solitude instead of groups - I guess you could say that I don't play well with others.
I'm crazy about color - big, bold, noisy color - and white. Lots of white to show off all those loud colors.
I'm a warm weather girl who believes the only place ice belongs is in my scotch and the only snow I want to see is in a paper cone drizzled with sticky red syrup.
My sense of humor can be a little odd, but I'm blessed with friends who must "get me" because my best pals have been my friends for 20+ years.
I believe that if you can count your friends on one hand you are truly blessed. I enjoy my many acquaintances, but I know the difference between an acquaintance and a friend.
So, there you have it: That's kind of me in a nutshell.
There's generally classical music playing constantly in my kitchen.
Those who really know me, know that I know more words to more 70's songs than should be allowed for someone who can't carry a tune if her life depended on it!
My musical philosophy is that if you can't sing well, sing loud!
My iPod is bursting at the seams with podcasts. I love love love podcasts! I listen to knitting podcasts when I'm knitting, gardening podcasts when I'm gardening, organizational and life-coachy podcasts when I'm cleaning or decluttering.
Did I say how much I love podcasts? I fear my family is going to stage an intervention.
Cooking shows are probably my favorites: Top Chef, Next Foodnetwork Star and anything that includes Anthony Bourdain. I adore Anthony Bourdain.
House is another favorite and I'm really enjoying Kathy Bate's new show, Harry's Law.
Can you keep a secret? I working my way through all six seasons of Nip/Tuck on Netflix, but shhhh - let's just keep that between us, okay?
Any craft I'm doing at any given moment is my favorite.