I am the product of my parents and theirs, a lively mix of Irish and French-German, heavy on the Irish. I am the third of eleven children, a family that consists of three girls and eight boys. Dad says he planned it that way to have enough men to be his pallbearers. His plan was successful.

I started this blog in 2005 when I discovered and became enamored with knitting. My oldest son was getting married the following year, and my knitting blog became my journal. It has gone through lots of changes along with my life. It’s not something I actively share, and I have several private posts not published. But I enjoy blogging, journaling, whatever you call it. My girlfriend is always amazed that I would journal online. She’s strictly pen and paper. She says I’m brave, but I’m not. I just find a very simple pleasure in putting my thoughts to words. And I have fun going back and re-reading, sometimes tweaking, prior musings. If you’re one of my few followers, enjoy!

My favorite quotes

If you can’t be a good example, then you’ll just have to be a horrible warning. ~ Catherine Aird

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world. ~ Dr. Seuss

The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend. ~ George Santayana

A perfect parent is a person with excellent child-rearing theories and no actual children. ~ Dave Barry

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. ~ Dr. Seuss

People will forget what you say. People will forget what you do. But people will never forget how you make them feel. ~ Maya Angelou