About Me

So here is a tad of info about me. I hate writing out this stuff, but often people find it interesting, and you always see this on other blogs. If you don't find it interesting, close the page, I won't be offended :)

I am no longer young, I have passed middle age, I am not yet a senior. People call me ma'am.

I am someone's partner, mom, gramma, sister, aunt and friend.

I am retired from paid work outside the home, due to medical reasons. Although I do miss work sometimes, I really enjoy having the time to do what I want.

I am a food aficionado, aka a foodie. I am obsessively interested in all things culinary. My "bible" is Larousse Gastronomique.

I am a vinophile (Italian, vino: wine. French, phile: lover : one having an affinity for).

I love tea and all things tea, so I guess that makes me a teaophile. (English. tea: tea. French, phile: lover: one having an affinity for).

I love the water; streams, rivers, ponds, lakes, oceans. I am happiest when I am near water.

I am not religious but definitely spiritual.

I have a plethora of hobbies, but I will not bore you with them at this time.

I am a collector of sorts...all sorts of stuff!

I own a beautiful walnut 36 string lever harp, and on occasion I can actually eek out a few notes that resemble music.

I have eclectic taste in music, but a couple of genres are just a lot of noise as far as I am concerned. That being hip hop, gangsta, and death metal.

Television and movies are of little interest to me. I prefer living my life to the fullest, rather than watching the simulated stories of other's lives. I have been known to watch FOOD NETWORK MARATHONS though.

I read a lot and prefer non-fiction. I love my Kindle!

I  love to take photos, hence this blog -  PIXEL POSTS.

I also like to write, haiku mostly, so I have another blog - SOMETHING WRITTEN .

I have strong opinions regarding just about everything. I don't think like the majority of society, and I am often misunderstood. I definitely march to the beat of a different drummer, and although this often irks others, I am not bothered by it at all.

Oh ya..I also have Multiple Sclerosis, (but I am really only in it for the parking permit :) I have recently been diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis and Systemic Lupus as well. Autoimmunes diseases are like potato chips...you can never have just one!

I came across a Victor Hugo quote " Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age". I like that! I am now in the youth of my old age! A journey into a new life stage! I think it will be quite a trip. I'm going to meander along the scenic route, because life is all about the journey, not the destination.

Cheers!

2 comments:

Sheila at WolfSongBlog.Com said...

Hi Karen, I enjoyed reading your "About Me" post. You have an interesting and full life! It seems we have a few things in common: I love taking photos, I don't watch TV, I enjoy a glass of wine every evening, enjoy iced tea all the time and hot tea in the afternoon, I love different genres of music, especially country, I do love to read, but read mostly fiction and I recently discovered I enjoy trying to write poetry, mostly haiku and tankas. Wishing you the very best!

tradgardssurr said...

Fifty is the youth of old age.... I will remember that next year when i turn 50. :)