I am so pleased to have been gifted by Steph at http://frontporchprimitives.blogspot.com/ with the Versatile Blogger award! This really just made my day, as I was starting to think that my blog was pretty boring... other bloggers sometimes could write about dirt and make it interesting!!
Anyway, along with this award comes the stipulation to tell your followers 7 things that they might not know about you. So here goes..lots of useless information, haha.
1. I am an only child of an only child, and my child is an only child!
My mother and I (no, you don't get a more recent picture, hehehe!!!)
My son, Evan, high school graduation (2 yrs ago) and age 5.
2. I have had multiple sclerosis for 21 yrs. Fortunately, I have the type that has not progressed, knock on
wood. It really turned out to be a blessing in a way, because my hubby moved his business back home
so I could have my parents nearby and they could help with the baby (see above).
3. I am sort of a loner, probably because of item #1 above. I learned long ago to entertain myself with
my hobbies. Today, I am always either stitching, quilting, rug hooking, gardening, playing with the
4. I think I am a serial animal rescuer. I have three horses, 10 cats, and 4 dogs, all of which were rescues
except for one. The horse are from a wonderful organization headquartered in Columbus, Ohio,
New Vocations, which rescues and adopts out off-the-track thoroughbreds and standardbreds. The
cats are either from the pound or just appeared on the farm, ditto the dogs, except the Cocker Spaniel
Cavalier mix was rescued from an Amish puppy mill in New Philadelphia, Ohio,
5. I love to read and collect books. I don't buy fiction, that comes from the library, and my latest phase is British historical fiction, such as Philippa Gregory. I do buy nonfictions, lots of it, every gardening book known to man, hehe, needlework and historical books on samplers, quilting, and LOTS of prim/colonial decorating books.
6. I think I am obsessed with decorating and redoing this old (circa 1810 and circa 1850) house in a primitive/colonial style. Also with gardening, which is sort of like decorating the outside! My current project is redoing the dining room with sort of a country Victorian with pink wallpaper to primitive with valley forge mustard trim and stenciling.
7. Back when we first met and were first married, hubby and I did a lot of travelling. We both worked at a large incentive travel company, and travelled all over the world for business.. Scandinavia, British Isles, Monte Carlo, Hong Kong, China, Rio. And you know the funny part??? I never really wanted to go and would have preferred to stay home. Don't get me wrong ... all the first class hotels and restaurants were nice, but I guess I am just a homebody at heart!!! I thought it was all such a hassle, the packing, jet lag, unpacking.
8. I know I was only supposed to post 7 things, but I wanted to tell you this. When I was 16 yrs old, my mother bribed me with getting my first horse if I would put off getting my drivers license until I was 18. To me, that was wonderful, I couldn't have cared less about a car and driving, but was horse crazy and got my first horse, a half quarter/thoroughbred, named Princess Lynn, who I had until she died 30 yrs later! She is buried here on the farm.
Well, that's all for now, have a nice weekend!!!