Okay so here is the basic 411 on me. I am extremely blessed to be married to my soul mate. ❤ I remember our wedding as if it was yesterday, but in fact it was almost 18 years ago. I am the daughter of two amazing people I am very blessed to claim as my parents. ❤ I have a bachelor’s degree in Physics. Have a varied work history – best job ever was working as a Cast Member at the Disney Store, math/science teacher is a close second (children are amazing and I hope to have my own soon), analyst, computer programmer, and RN (current job and so not what I thought it would be like). My dream job is a tossup between being a writer or a rancher/farmer.
My first passion is cooking. I love pretty much everything about it. The smells, creating new things, the taste when the dish is successful, the smiles when people enjoy what I have made, and how good food can turn a frown upside down. I even enjoy the cleanup, crazy I know. However, washing the pans and cooking ware makes me smile because of how much I enjoy using them (and because some of them are just pretty such as my antique Pyrex bowls). The dishes and silverware make me smile because I think of the happiness of my family during the meal and well because they too are pretty. What can I say I am kind of simple sometimes. 😊 I love to garden because I love to use home grown items in my cooking and I absolutely love having cut flowers around the house. I plan to make more time for this in the upcoming year – I think it keeps a person more aware of the seasons.
I am in love with the idea of quilting and sewing, so I want to do more of that this year. Knitting is also one of the things I love to do. Socks are probably my favorite thing to knit, but I will be honest I do get second sock syndrome. ☹ This year I also want to try my hand at a few new things – making my own beer and building my own computer. I have wanted to try both forever, but have been too afraid to mess them up. I also want to get better at drawing/painting and hand embroidery.
I love to read and to watch movies. Persuasion and Dragonflight are tied as my favorite books, followed closely by Dune. I am a huge science fiction/fantasy fan. I would give my eyeteeth to be a dragon rider!!! Love playing World of Warcraft! (Varian you will be missed!!! Blizz this was not cool.) I am waiting with baited breath for the next Game of Thrones (or ASoIaF) book to come out. Extremely bummed I have to wait over a year from now for the last season of the TV show. Huge Star Trek fan (TOS is my favorite and Spock was the first love of my life – so want the Spock Fathead). I love Star Wars have watched all the movies more times than I can count and have watched all the cartoons. Batman was the second love of my life. I love comic books. When I was little I had a very difficult time reading because of my dyslexia. My awesome Mom got comic books for me – the beautiful artwork helped tell the story and the topics were more grown up, yet still had fewer words. I have loved them ever since.
Most importantly nothing makes me more happy than being home and taking care of my family and animals. We have a cadre of them. An adorable puppy (well he is 4 years old so not really a puppy anymore, but he still seems like it to me.). Two cats a petite, black beauty who is the queen of the house at 18, she is so tiny and such a sweetheart. We also have a little rascal (well big at 10+ pounds, none of it fat) who I raised since his eyes were closed. He is a gorgeous flame point. We also have two horses. One is my husband’s horse, a quarter horse who looks like a surfer (flaxen chestnut), nicknamed “The Dude”. He is a curious troublemaker who is very sweet and cuddly (and always trying to see if he can be the boss). The other is my sweet, handsome boy. He is a brown and white pinto with what looks like a Mickey head across his back. He is an Arabian/Saddlebred cross (aka National Show Horse). He is smart as a whip and pretty much likes me and no one else. He will however tolerate my husband when he has treats or food!!! 😊
Well those are the salient points in a large nutshell. I want to make my life into a magical one. My plans are to do things that will bring more magic into my life and that of my family. I also want to be more healthy and aware of things. I feel as though the last decade and more I have just been asleep, sick, and/or too tired to do anything except drag myself to work. Life is short and precious – I don’t want to waste anymore of it!!!
Many Blessings – DHG