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About me

Industry Arts
Occupation Scone baker, baby taker, bed maker, teen waker, birthday caker, leaf raker, bet staker, mold breaker, for Heaven's saker: Homemaker
Location Tucked into the rolling hills of Western Iowa, The Heartland, United States
Introduction Specs: Joyful Catholic. Happy Wife. Blessed Mom to ten on earth, one playing in God's garden. Thrilled grandmother to a quickly growing tribe of grandchildren! Retired Homeschooler of 25+ years, writer, and amateur painter. Working out God's will for me in the second half of my life.
Interests Faith, family, friends. Faith the foundation of the the others; family fulfilling and necessitating them; friends enriching them; homeschooling encompassing and coloring all three.
Favorite Movies The Quiet Man, The Christmas Story, IQ, Rear Window, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Little Women, Return to Me, All the Jane Austens, Fairytale, Jane Eyre... It goes on and on...
Favorite Music Enya, soundtracks in general, my boys' choir CDs, and... some inoffensive modern pop finds its way onto my car radio, I gotta admit...
Favorite Books Georgette Heyer's books, the Tolkien series, William Biersach's books, Coffee (and more Coffee) With Nonna, anything by Mr. Chesterton, anything by E.M. Dinnis, anything by Miss Austen, anything by St. Francis deSales, any wholesome mystery

The squish of mud between your toes; how would you live your life as a frog?

Everything from red-penning my homeschoolers' English papers to zentangling coffee cups, back pages of notebooks, and whole walls.