Hi! Thanks for being here. I hope you are taking a break to be alone and connect. Or maybe you are looking things up in a moment of desperation crying on the can. Either way, I'm glad you are here. In the picture above, I decided to paint my first floor on a whim and sent this picture to my husband saying "surprise!".
I'm Trying For Joy, in the midst of grieving for one parent, a child born too soon and a Mom that I'm losing to Alzheimer's Disease. I've owned my own bakery, been a social worker at a children's hospital and now I'm working in adoption and foster care. The one constant through all of these things has been a continued love of writing. Other things about me: I'm interested in reading cookbooks in bed.
I like how I feel after I run.
I don't like IPAs.
I do like driving my Prius.
And I certainly like decaf almond milk iced coffees.
I don't like dogs.
I said it.
That dog part got you, right? I know you've been waiting for me to fess up to something and there it is. Cue sad faces from all the dog lovers. I'm trying! I really am. But I'm also trying to like olives, so I don't know how long this will take.