NOTE: I take swaps very seriously and always send them out on time. If you didn't receive a swap from me, please let me know and I'll take care of it immediately. Sometimes the mail just doesn't get through. I try to put tracking on all my swap packages. Thanks.
I am married to my best friend (32 years in June 2013), who is retired (disabled) after having a stroke. I retired in March of this year and am loving it. My husband and I do lots of activities together.
I live on a small northern Maryland farm and train/show miniature horses.
I also like doing home improvement projects like laying tile, painting, drywall, etc. I just renovated 2 bathrooms and did the plumbing and tile work myself. I'm in the process of renovating my kitchen. I also enjoy sewing and craft projects.
Favorite shows: Downton Abby, All Creatures Great and Small, Chopped, Big Bang Theory, GLEE, Two Broke Girls, Project Runway, Judge Judy, Long Island Medium, and anything on HGTV or DIYnet. I watch Deadliest Catch, Pawn Stars, American Pickers, and Ice Road Truckers with my husband - it's our quality time together. I'm also watching the Cooking Channel and trying to figure out how to cook.
I also watch the Ravens football games with my husband.
GO RAVENS SUPERBOWL CHAMPIONS
I like to listen to country music and current Pop music.
I just finished reading "The Glass Castle". Loved the way the author got herself out of a bad situation.
I also read "The War Horse". It's so sad what happens to innocent people and animals during a war.
I don't go to the movies anymore. The last one I went to see was a Cheech and Chong movie. The smoke was so bad that I had to leave. I like to watch movies on tv when I have time. I really enjoyed "Julie and Julia". Almost made me want to cook - almost. Saw "Secretariat" and loved it.
I have a sewing machine, serger, and embroidery machine. I love all kinds of crafts but especially sewing. I make my own clothes, costumes for my animals, and gifts.
I always plant a garden in the spring and it survives in spite of me. It's not much - tomatoes, asparagus, and zuchinni. Thanks to the horses, I have an endless supply of composted manure.
I've have 6 American Girl dolls and love to make clothes for them. I belong to a wonderful swap group call Adventures in American Girl Dolls run by Karen Owen @Karenmomofthree . We set up challenges and have so much fun swapping outfits and ideas. What a talented group of ladies!!
LOVE: Any color is good. If you make me something, I will love it no matter what color it is. I love sewing challenges, anything horsey, the smell of leather, and Chihuahuas. I am teaching myself how to cook. It's a very slow process so I am either a bad teacher or a slow student. I've almost mastered fancy swirls on cupcakes. Also, I can make spicy meatballs in a crockpot - for parties. That's about it.
HATE: I hate noisy kids on planes and in restaurants, cigarette smoke, bloody gross stuff, and movies with unhappy endings.
I have a 3 year old female Chihuahua named Sweetpea that my husband bought for me at a yard sale. She runs the house and bosses around the other older dog, Petey, a Jack Russell.
I also have 4 miniature horses that I show in local shows, parades, and charity performances. They keep me healthy because I have to clean the stalls and groom them every day. I also trim their hooves every 6 weeks. If it wasn't for them, I wouldn't get any exercise at all.
Oh, and I have 3 barn cats - all rescue.
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