Date Joined: October 18, 2010
Last Online: February 4, 2011
Birthday: April 6, 1981
Country: United States
Trying to try the WWW in a less digital method to have a bit of pen-and paper, hold in my hands enrichment. Penpals were something I LOVED when young and a friend of mine nudged me to this site! I'll be thrilled when I'm not a 'newbie' so the more involved swaps will welcome me!
Texas-born, half Texas bred(hahah, Mom's from North Carolina), and quarter Texas raised...and yet I have NO love for the bulk of the stereotypical 'Texan' things, go figure.
Dallas is now home for myself and my son(he and I were made into a single parent family soon after his birth via a car wreck...life happens).
Truth be told I'm at a loss for what to write in here, I'm never any good at profiles. In a nutshell I am:
a pseudo-hippie -- being born and raised Pagan helped this front a fair bit(and man does it help with developing a concept of openmindedness!!) the 'queen of CL' according to my friends -- I've gotten to where almost 80% of what I own is from Craigslist. The car? Yep. Couch? You betchya! Fishtank? Of course. Moonflower seeds grown on my patio this year? Was there ever a doubt??
Seriously...even the moon flower seeds were a CL 'kill', I love it!
If it's organic I will probably appreciate it, I try to support my locals over the big chains in everything I do.
Having been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in early 2007 makes me the third generation female in a ROW to be diagnosed with it; watching my mother and grandmother progress through the disease has prepared me for what to expect.
If it's nice outside and I'm off work the kiddo and I are outside in some fashion, be it just wandering through the farmer's market or taking a road trip to a state park or just having a picnic on the patio of our apartment. Thrift stores are under-rated here and that is a good thing(for me ha!) I try to limit the red meat in my diet for health reasons but pork and chicken and turkey are my friends.
I work for a major city in a field I love but it decidedly has it's ups and downs, especially when my employer can NOT budget for a hill of beans >.<
I want to learn about geocaching, even if it's no fun with a 4.5 year old(hahahaha)
Truth be told I am a fan of a little bit of everything but am not too big on things like modern country(if it's Reba or the like it's not modern to me, the stuff within the past 15 years is modern) and Tejano....but everything in small doses is the rule and law for music.
I work nights(2pm-11pm) with Sunday and Monday as my days off and no longer have cable so almost every single show I like to watch is via Hulu. I do miss SciFi(before they changed it to SyFy!!) and the National Geographic channels to name a pai.
Grey's Anatomy is by far one of my favorite shows -- I've NEVER gotten hooked on a show in my life and have not missed a single episode in the 7 seasons of it!
Basics not covered above:
Favorite colors: purple(all shades), orange(tangerine!) are tops...along with greens and black. Not too fond of reds and yellows, blue isn't too bad at all. Almost NO pinks, sometimes 50's poodleskirt pink but RARELY.
Favorite animal/s: badger and ocelot are my Totems so they take this slot for sure. Almost all animals though -- coyotes, ducks, ravens, owls, mice are all in the top favorites. Favorite scents: warm, spicy things...clove, sage, amber, blackberries...you get the idea.
Favorite hobbies: fishing, camping, collecting handmade pottery(friend of mine is a potter, all are badger-themed save one piece.) Likes: the rain, big dogs(but I own a 12 pounder, go figure), blowing bubbles, gardening, cooking, meditation, herbal medicine/science.
This profile will likely be modified often, bear with me!
This section will, for now, be the 'things I want to try to do/used to do' as I've gotten almost totally out of the crafty side of myself.
I'd love to take a stab at: jewelrymaking, woodburning, stained glass, painting and pottery.
I used to bake a LOT and can't wait to get into the recipe swaps!