Carol Tiffin James

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Occupation Medical transcriptionist
Location Hancock, Maine, United States
Introduction My husband Ed and I are "empty-nesters" trying to downsize and simplify life. The first major step was selling a 3-story Victorian house in town and moving into a small house on a dirt road, which was accomplished in late 2006. We are seeking peace, contentment, and the ability to appreciate the present moment. We are trying to go through this transition with a desire to learn from our mistakes, lots of patience, willingness to take risks - all managed with a hefty dose of humor. My journey focuses on life's changing roles, my response to aging, roadblocks to simplicity, grandparenting, acceptance and celebration of the past, my yearning to be productive in my creative endeavors as well as in my job (certified medical transcriptionist) and my ongoing attempt to maintain priorities. Our life took another turn in summer 2011 when we moved my disabled mom from Memphis to live with us, thus adding caretakers to our roles. Mom moved back to my sister's summer 2012, but we were blessed by having her here for those months. And life goes on!
Interests Quilting, cross-stitching, sewing, photography, piano, organ, Celtic harp, singing (esp classical), writing poetry, making greeting cards, spelling and grammar, medical language, medical transcription, French, Abraham Lincoln.
Favorite Movies David Suchet as Hercule Poirot, Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes, old B&W movies, Downton Abbey
Favorite Music Classical, especially Mozart, Oldies, Big Band, Smoky Mountain bluegrass, opera, harp, and Christmas music
Favorite Books Lincoln books, quilting books, sewing books, "The $64 Tomato", "The Omnivore's Dilemma"