It’s very simple, really. I’m trying to do the best I can with the time I have. It’s crazy at times, and yes – I would love to drop it all and become a hermit or a beach comber, but I remain, as always, with “constant vigilance”.
I’m a knitter, a CNA (certified Nursing Assistant), wife, cat and dog lover, volunteer, liberal 26 year old. I live in Virginia, a place that still has four reasonably distinct seasons. I live with my husband, John – who I am still surprised hasn’t run away screaming from me *smile*, and our two cats; an Orange Tabby named Mavey and a white cat named Cooley.
I’ve been knitting for about five years, and sometimes it feels longer, as I seem to have little concept of space and time when it comes to really good memories. Looking back on what my first project was … I’ve improved and come so far, with still much to learn. Socks are my favorite by far, but I really want to get more into Fair Isle.
I love my job. Even though the thought of never working again is a pleasant one, I still wake up on the days that I work and look forward to my 12 hour shifts. I work in a Skilled Physical Therapy/Geriatric Rehab unit, attached to a local hospital and long term care center. I have always found myself more in pleasant company among my elders, and I also feel that taking care of them is a great privilege and pleasure. So what if working Night Shift takes 10 years off your life!
I love to volunteer. As a little girl, I remember my Dad making sure I realized how important it was to give back. When it comes to winter – with the help of many gracious on-line knitting friends – I’ll be working the Warm Up Winchester project again. The goal of that … raise over 100 warm hats, scarves, gloves, etc for the poor and homeless in my community.
Liberal … and Pagan! Oh no … hide your children, lock your doors!!!! I won’t mix religion and politics, but yes – I’ve got a huge bleeding heart (but oddly enough, I think I should be able to defend my home and family by ‘bearing arms.’) And being Pagan covers so much, that if you really want to know, ask me. I don’t mind explaining if it will help people understand and keep open minds!