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A long-time friend suggested allowing my friends to help with my daughter's education costs. After some soul searching and much conversation, we've decided to go with her suggestion. Our daughter will be going to an Art's Charter school for her last 2 years of high school, beginning in August of 2012, and while there is no tuition cost, there are pretty fancy fees associated with the choirs that she has been accepted into. If you'd like to help, we'd all be grateful. Thanks, Flea slash UrdaBear slash felician_logic, for the suggestion.

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I am...

...a happy wife of 19 years to the geekboy I met at 15.

...finally a driver of my very own little car called Animal.

...mama of two small monsters, a girl-thing and a boy-thing.

(slight update here: girl-thing is now woman, graduating and spreading her wings on her own, and the boy-thing is growing towards being a man in his own right)

...owned by four not-so-small cats.

...used to be and loved a part time worker in home health care.

...a scrub wearin' medical assisting student- well, this one didn't quite happen. yet. life got derailed by my own medical drama, and i have switched gears. it'll be scrubs, but it'll be massage instead. i've had enough of conventional medical care. i wanna be the happy touchy feely one instead. my collection of scrubs waits for life to cooperate. ***at this point, none of that is likely to happen, though i'll keep the pretty handmade scrubs until i can use them or i find someone similarly sized who can make use of them***

...a chronically behind reviewer of books and DVDs for curledup dot com. because i can't get enough of them book thangs. ;)

...a big believer in The Spoons Theory. it has helped myself and my family to kind of understand how to handle this medical disability that derailed our family plans. a huge spoony bouquet thank you to Christine Miserandino at www.butyoudontlooksick.com for sharing her story publicly and helping so many others to learn to live with a number of invisible disabilities.

What else, you say?

I crochet lots and lots of blankies- Portable Hugs.

I read more than is even remotely reasonable.

I make obsessively time consuming greeting cards.

I bake cookies and breads.

I cook every day. Sometimes impressively. Sometimes... not so impressively.

I pretend I like to play at gardening in hopes that one day I'll believe it myself.

I watch a lot of TV, often while snuggled up with my man or my boy-man-son.

I clean house only as much as I must to avoid embarrassment.

I dabble with words, but I don't call myself a writer yet.

I create with paint and crayons, but I don't call myself an artist yet.

I adore llamas and I really, really hope to have a teeny llama ranch one day.

I believe in self-healing and growth through stubbornness, openness, acceptance and love. Very little else.

I used to play hunters and shamans in WoW. But then they got silly, so my own personal wonderfully talented IT geekman Guru and I play Guild Wars 2 now. Together. We geek out in romantical glee while we slaughter evil pixels.

A last thought...

I am all of these things, and yet none of them define who I am. Maybe that is because I haven't quite figured out just who I am for myself yet.

May 21st - Jun 20th

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Friends only scrollies made by dhamphir just for me. Amazing purple stripy-stocking'd faery girl is made by phyncke. Pretties simple flowers layout made by kirssy at kirsiicons. Awesomeness Horde banner made for me by flippant@wtfpwnbbq. The pretty witchy with the kitties AND the cute "Cat" (my nickname) fae girl with the wonderful fluttery wings was made for me by phyncke at enchantedrealms- ain't it just cool?? :) Beautiful header made just for me, with me in mind by the artistic and endlessly patient dhamphir--- Thank you!!! :)
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