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Later he asked her what her mother did for a living. "She doesn't really do anything." Rosie said. "She stays at home and takes care of James and me, picks up the house, pays the bills. She makes dinner most of the time. Also if one of us needs a bagged lunch. She does the shopping, makes appointments. The garden is her big thing. Nothing in terms of real work. She's like a subsistence farmer." - from Imperfect Birds by Anne Lamott

I have had several careers which I have loved... I turned a childhood obsession of horseback riding into a rider who helped horses with people problems. When my knee couldn't take it anymore I took what had always been called a "good eye" and looked through the lens of a camera and had a small photography business. When time allowed I worked through the education process and became a paramedic, which I quickly discovered was harder on my body than teaching horses…

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  • Born on September 19
  • Joined August 27, 2011

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Later he asked her what her mother did for a living. "She doesn't really do anything." Rosie said. "She stays at home and takes care of James and me, picks up the house, pays the bills. She makes dinner most of the time. Also if one of us needs a bagged lunch. She does the shopping, makes appointments. The garden is her big thing. Nothing in terms of real work. She's like a subsistence farmer." - from Imperfect Birds by Anne Lamott

I have had several careers which I have loved... I turned a childhood obsession of horseback riding into a rider who helped horses with people problems. When my knee couldn't take it anymore I took what had always been called a "good eye" and looked through the lens of a camera and had a small photography business. When time allowed I worked through the education process and became a paramedic, which I quickly discovered was harder on my body than teaching horses. After four surgeries to repair my right shoulder last year my knee finally gave out and in October I'm having it replaced at the age of 36.

In the time that I have spent home with my three kids during the endless injuries I have learned that I'm kinda like a German Shepard...I enjoy being active and I need to be kept busy or else I chew the couch cushions! So after a few years of moving around an old bed headboard and foot-board because "one day" I was going to turn them into a bench that I had seen on a friends porch... I finally did it :-) It's giving my brain creative exercise and my body something to do....in the meantime :-)

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