Sunday, March 29, 2009


Welcome - to my first blog post... I really don't know what to say; but, I have a lot to say and will share it with you as we go along.

A little information about myself... I am a daughter, sister, wife and mother. At any given time... one of those titles will fit. I am also a friend, an employee, a neighbor and any other titles that may come along throughout the day. I am the mother of one son and two daughters and I have one daughter-in-law and one son-in-law ... more on these later. I am a wife of 20+ years to a self-employed painting contractor. I also am a cat person and I have three cats... or should I say my three cats have me??

I like to knit (only small easy items), crochet (again, only easy items; although, I have made a few afghans) and I quilt... have made a few bed size quilts. I love to read blogs on any and all of the mentioned hobbies that I have at the present time. My other passion is reading. I read very well... thank you so much... the ones with the most pages and many twists and turns in the plots -- not the "easy" reads ... not the "great authors" but, I like to read a variety of genres and authors; but, don't ask me to read romance... just not one of my favorite reads. I read more fiction than non and I read more mystery/thriller than chic lit. I like to try to read new authors and new topics whenever I am able too.

I have been known to haunt book sales... I am a bring your own bag type person and try to leave with a bag full of new treasures. A local annual book sale held in my town for 20+ years ended last spring.... this book sale was huge and many people waited all year for it to come. Long lines for the opening and many tables full of wonderful books to buy. Sadly, it ended and now local agencies and organizations are trying to fill their shoes.... trying is the operative word. Just went to one on Saturday... it was OK... it was their first attempt... I hope they will get better organized and continue to thrive. I give them kudos for trying ... those are pretty big shoes they are trying to fill.

I have spent my weekend sewing and cleaning... getting ready for spring and summer so that I can sit on my porch swing and watch the Susquehanna River flow by my home. Lots of ducks, fishermen and even some canoes and kayaks occassionaly are sighted. With 50 degree weather... it is just teasing everyone into thinking no more snow.... I'll wait and see.

Have a great day and remember .... be joyful.

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