A little about me:
I am 45-years-old. I live in the rainy Pacific Northwest (30 miles north of Seattle) with my husband Don and our two teenage sons, Michael (19) and Daniel (16). I also share my home with a 12-year-0ld yellow lab named Smarty and three cranky long-haired cats named Frosty, Trouble and Scooby.
Don and I have been married since July 1994. It’s scary how fast time goes by!
I’m a homebody and an introvert. I love to get out into nature but, when it comes to being where people are, I prefer to stay home.
I’m a jeans and t-shirts kind of girl. I don’t own a dress or shoes with heels.
I love animals, especially squirrels, which is a good thing since my neighborhood is teeming with them. I feed them, talk to them, take pictures of them and even name some of them.
My main interests are photography, herbalism, aromatherapy, and I’ve just taken up bullet journaling. I’d like to learn to sew, but haven’t made much progress with it, which probably doesn’t surprise the people I took Home Ec with in high school.
I am disorganized and scattered most of the time. I struggle with time and energy management. I try to read blogs and keep track of comments but I’m not very good at it. I apologize for any comments or conversations I accidentally ignore.
I seem to collect chronic illnesses. I had mononucleosis when I was 16-years-old and I don’t think I ever completely recovered. I was diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) when I was 19-years-old. I also injured my back that same year and began a struggle with chronic back pain. In 2003, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and, since then, have struggled with chronic fatigue, pain and brain fog (hence the previously mentioned scatteredness). In 2013, I was diagnosed with Morphea, a localized variation of the autoimmune disease scleroderma. It mostly just causes spots that look like bruises and, so far, isn’t that big of a deal. I think I have enough chronic illness now though and would like to move on to collecting something more fun!
I’ve been a stay-at-home mom since 1998. My fatigue and brain fog make me pretty much unemployable and I couldn’t take care of things at home and work outside the home. I’m just too damn tired to do it all.
So, here I am. Welcome to my quiet but scattered life! 🙂