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  • 9 References 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 54, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • Antique Shop owner, School Bus Driver
  • "I try to never let my schooling interfere with my educat...
  • From Westerville Ohio USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To work at what I love. To find joy and peace in everyday. To learn something new . To travel more.

ABOUT ME

I like substantial shoes. There is an ever changing soundtrack to my life. I eat chocolate everyday. I can sing. I am blessed. I see beauty and good in everyone. I am strong. My mind races. I avoid confrontation. Lately, I feel more attractive than I actually am. I am confused by short sleeved sweaters. I am accused of being a hoarder but vindicated regularly by what I can produce. I depend on spell check. I am an excellent driver and a strong swimmer. If I could be any animal it would be a Bonobo. I like to collect vintage textiles and ephemera along with other things. I have a bionic nose and ears. I like to feed people. I wish that I didn't have to sleep. I don't think that camping is fun. I have a mild crush on my mailman. Spiders freak me out. I like to attend county fairs. I don't run. I like High School musicals. I am often too hot. I like to dig. I am not organized but know where everything is. I wear an apron almost everyday. Lima beans make me gag. I love day trips. I should have more respect for money. I still have a Grandma. I like crooked teeth. (not Billy Bob more Jewel) I struggle with motion sickness. I believe in a Birthday candle for every year. I am definitely an enabler. I am a cat whisperer. I could live without a TV. I need my "alone time". Nature restores me.

I have been driving a school bus for 29 years. I love the job but it really interferes with my life. I own and operate a very cool Antique shop that is in walking distance to my home and in a unique historical uptown area. I am a power seller on Ebay and do some Photography on the side. I am a craft and vacation junkie. My friends like me because I am honest, down to earth, positive, non judgmental, dependable, creative and I throw a nice dinner party.

PHILOSOPHY

Be true to yourself. It is what it is.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have been a member since 2007. In 2011 I attended my first local Potluck and I took a trip to Europe in 2012 of that year. and stayed with or met CS people in most of the countries. I have hosted,

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I took a European tour in March 2012 to celebrate spending 50 years on this earth. I met with a CS person in Paris and we went to the Eiffel tower and had dinner. In Paris, I slept on the couch of a kind man who is a nurse and a fashion designer. In London I attended a CS Pub Crawl and met people from Australia, India, Ireland and more. In Amsterdam a CS invited me to dinner and we hung out in her kitchen and then walked to a Jazz Club. I have hosted.

Interests

I like cooking , baking and gardening. I enjoy yoga, walking and bike riding, I require regular doses of nature. I like to study local history. I like to lose myself in Antique and thrift stores. I enjoy going out and talking over a good meal. . I would be lost without music and art. I love cold weather and winter. I believe in God and Salvation along with the power of prayer. I am accepting of all people as long as they are being themselves. Honesty is an important characteristic to me. I can put on a great party with attention to details.

  • animals
  • cats
  • arts
  • singing
  • design
  • fashion
  • photography
  • beauty
  • dining
  • cooking
  • chocolate
  • potluck
  • baking
  • yoga
  • running
  • walking
  • partying
  • clubbing
  • pub crawls
  • gardening
  • shopping
  • thrifting
  • tv
  • traveling
  • crochet
  • music
  • jazz
  • cycling
  • camping
  • swimming
  • history
  • nursing
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

BOOKS:
I struggle to stay in Fiction, but I love nonfiction and researching my my latest interests. Currently, I am reading a a book about the history of Westerville (my home town) written in the 1940's as part of the National Writers Program. I am also reading David Sedaris "Let's Explore Owls with Diabetes". I just started "The Folk Songs of North America" by Alan Lomax with plans to find and listen to as many of the songs as possible.

MUSIC:
Love, Love, Love music! Always changing and discovering. Lately, Hurray for the Riffraff, Frazey Ford, Warren Haynes, The Low Anthem, Jayke Orvis, Elliot Smith, The Peach Kings, Brown Bird, Lindi Ortega. Often: Neil Young, John Prine, Lucinda Williams, Patty Griffin, Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan, Annette Hanshaw, Mildred Bailey, Bob Marley.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Done:
Well, I have been with the same man for over 30 years and my friends, who know him, would tell you (in a loving way) that this is an amazing thing. Opening and operating my own shop has been pretty amazing and a pure privilege.

Seen:
The Sunset yesterday.
The full moon a couple of days ago.
The way the clouds looked like mountains in the distance on Sunday.

Teach, Learn, Share

I learn something new everyday and am always willing to share. I am a creative cook and would love to cook with or for you. I am a crafting junky. I could teach you how to crochet. I could show you how to make a prize winning Dutch Apple Pie.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Words, food, andventures.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Canada, France, Georgia, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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