The Gardens - In the Beginning

Me and Mine

Highlights

Small town Nevada girl, grew up on drive-in movies, hikes and picnics to lake and surrounding canyons, peppered by sand storms, drenched by cloud bursts, bathed in the awesome glow of desert sunrises and sunsets.  Transplanted to Colorado Springs...fabulous land of short summers and those god awful winter blizzards.  Migrated to Panama, Central America with husband for four years of interesting and sometimes dangerous times.  Nashville next short term stop that became a long term stop.  Accomplished counted cross stitch artist during Colorado Springs-Panama years with designs published in Classic Cross-Stitch, McCall's Needlework, For The Love Of Cross Stitch magazines.  Passionate wildlife gardener with certification from Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Backyards, and the National Wildlife Federation Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program, and member of Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes organization.  Husband and I share home with three cats/one dog...Andee-my big baby-16 years old, Zoe-Miss Stinkerpot-8 years old, Lacey-lovingly called 'you little shit'-1 year old, and Dustin-a perfect dog more or less-5 years old (already graying around muzzle, so perhaps older).  "Daughter" is someone special I have grown very close to and think of as my daughter.  Scrapbooking my latest passion when I can find those days with 26 hours in them.



My Interests: 
Cats, cats, and more cats...occasional dog; wildlife gardening; scrapbook artist; gourmet cooking when I feel like it.


Favorite Movies:
When I want to curl up on the couch with a cup of steaming hot English Breakfast Tea and not feel lonely, my favorites...Enchanted April, White Palace, Under the Tuscan Sun, The Holiday, Easy Virtue, Maurice, Facing Windows, and Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School.


Favorite Music:
A little of everything and a lot of classical.



Favorite Books:
Time to read a book...what is that?  That said...I never can walk by a book store without going inside to browse the shelves.


LITTLE THINGS I LOVE
  • Peace and Quiet
  • Haagen-Dazs Rum and Raisin Ice Cream
  • Light Green
  • Pepsi
  • Watching Figure Skating
  • My 'Not So Natural' Light Ash Blond Hair recently changed to My Natural Silver Hair
  • Veal Marsala
  • 'Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School' Movie
  • The Day Daylight Saving Time Starts
  • Winter - No Yard Work
  • Christmas
  • Hugs and Kisses
  • Cats, Cats, & More Cats
  • Smell of Oranges and Cloves
  • Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate
  • Wishing on Stars
  • 'Enchanted April' Movie
  • 'Mystery' & 'Masterpiece Theater' on PBS
  • Buttered & Salted Popcorn
  • Virginia Bluebells
  • Reading A Good Book
  • Saturday
  • My Birthday
  • Anything by Writers Thomas Tryon & Richard Adams
  • Good Friends
  • Beautiful Music - Especially Classical
  • Hot Soup on a Cold Winter's Night
  • Interesting Conversation
  • Hiking in the Country


LITTLE THINGS THAT BUG ME
  • Boredom...Like Death to Me
  • Doing Absolutely Nothing on My Birthday
  • Being Poor at Christmas
  • Spending Money on a Bad Movie
  • Waitresses Complaining About Their Life While Serving You
  • Lima Beans
  • Instant Ice Tea
  • Lazy People
  • Bullshit
  • Telling Me Everything That is Wrong With Me
  • Apologizing For Being Myself
  • Guilt Trips
  • The Taste of Cough Syrup
  • Cheap Chocolate
  • Never Being Put on a Pedestal
  • Working My Butt Off For Things I Want
  • Too Much Salt
  • People Taking Too Long To Say Something
  • Neighbors Backyard Ear Splitting Music
  • Plastic Tasting Cheap Cheese
  • Coke
  • Fat That Loves My Body
  • Cleaning Bathrooms
  • Never Having Enough Money
  • Friends & Family Who Don't Keep in Touch
  • Broken Promises
  • An Empty Refrigerator
  • Gifts That Aren't Me
  • Clutter

  
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