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