Date Joined: April 2, 2013
Last Online: November 8, 2022
Birthday: September 10, 1984
Country: United States
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Hello Im Nancy. Im 37 and live in Portland Oregon.
August 2022 My son Skyler is deaf / hard of hearing. We are learning ASL and are proud!
Jan 2022 my son Skyler is 2!
November 2019 - had a baby boy Nov. 13th Skyler! We are over the moon for him.
March 2019 - Found out I am pregnant with my first baby! woohoo! Due November 7th!
Feb 2018 - getting ready for a 3 week trip to Nicaragua! Granada and corn islands!
Sep 2016 - I just spend 30 days in Indonesia (Bali, Borneo and Java) with my boyfriend. We saw the wild orangutans in Borneo, visited Hindu and Buddhist temples and snorkeled with sea turtles. It was so beautiful!
I love hand embroidery (check out my Flickr) Community gardening, rubber stamping, sewing soft toys, weird art house films, baking gluten free, helping senior citizens and homeless communities.
My sweet baby boy Skyler was born with moderate hearing loss and wears two hearing aids. We are learning ASL! He speaks and signs.
I have always loved to send things to friends in the mail. I grew up always being the new kid as we moved around a lot, so writing letters and sending silly little things to old friends really got me through some tough times.
Now that we live in the age of social media, my friends do not do the snail mail thing anymore, everyone wants it easy, fast, instant satisfaction, I just can't keep up, and I don't want to.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
I love magical realism
I love embroidery/sewing books
DIY - especially health, natural skin care, cleaning products, cloth diapering! Vinegar, baking soda and essential oils!
Learning new craft: Punch Needle!!!
Nine Inch Nails
The Mars Volta
modern Classical, 70's and 80's hits
Ive been Vegan 12 yrs now and was vegetarian a few years before that. It was a process, I took baby steps and it has been working well for me. I have found that I love food even more, appreciate flavors, textures, cooking, baking from scratch. My bf is vegan too and it really helps to have support and a food prep partner. I eat a lot of raw whole food in warmer months. For health reasons I am also gluten free. No corn. No nuts.
Originally I became vegan for health reasons, my digestive system always suffered with meat/dairy. I have more energy and sleep better. I love animals more and on a deeper level. I am against animal testing and cruelty. I read a lot about animal rights and current issues. Portland is a very vegan friendly place :)
Moomins, kawaii stationary, vegan chocolate, herbal teas, knee-high socks, plants, seeds, glow in the dark things, embroidery floss, cats, snakes, nudibranchs, sea critters, studio Ghibli, trees, rainbows, towers, simplicity, anarchism, feminism, tarot images, I Ching, dia de muertos themes, drumkits, fire, poi, eyes, raccoons, frogs, kid jokes, Autumn, Halloween, heart shapes, spirals, pelvic images, butterflies. Vintage postage stamps! (used and unused)
buttons (bright, small, 2 or 4 holes), stickers (all kinds!), sewing notions (snaps, zippers, eyelets) embroidery floss, fabric scraps, anything animal related, anything vegan, zines ( about anything), heart shapes, patches (weird and/or cute), totoro, kawaii stationary, eye shapes, old keys, magnets, anything with a raccoon, button-pins, origami paper, small cat toys, any type of PC, pelvis images, butterflies, Moomins, any postage stamps (used/unused)
I thought I'd add a little section on hip dysplasia and spread awareness on this topic. There is very little info about adult hip dysplasia.
I was born with shallow hip sockets (dysplasia), but didn't know it until 2013 (29 yrs old) when my hip pain became debilitating and I had trouble sitting and walking.
Generally, hip dysplasia is difficult to diagnose and doesn't affect you until you are in your twenties. Young people generally get a PAO (peri-acetabular osteotomy) or a hip replacement if there is arthritis.
A PAO (as pictured above) is a major hip surgery that involves cutting and rotating the hip socket to cover more of the femural head. Major pelvic bone cutting involved here!
I had a PAO surgery done Nov. 2013. I was on crutches 15 weeks! I learned how to walk again and am walking better than ever. I am now fully recovered. Though I still struggle with chronic pain, I am getting stronger every day.
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