10-17-23: I've been sick this whole past week, sorry if I am behind regarding ratings and such...will catch up this week with each of you!
Hello, my name is Kathy. I am a 52 year old married mother of two young adults plus a son-in-law. We have a bearded dragon named Lionel and two Gecko lizards...Janet and Lizzie. Our sweet doggie Chuck went to heaven in 2022. I enjoy my wonderful family!
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, born and raised here. I am an accountant and work for several restaurants.
My focus word for 2023 is CONSISTENT (I have some goals I really want to go after this year).
These are the things I love...
A: Autumn, my favorite season; address labels; anchor (esp rope wrapped around it), a symbol for my dad
B: Bullet Journaling; Bookmarks; the Beach;
C: Christmas, my favorite holiday (see below); Crochet; Cheerful anything; My Cricut machine; Candles; chocolate (dark is my favorite, but I love it all);
E: Elephants, my favorite animal; Envelopes
G: Genealogy; Game of Thrones; Gudetama The Lazy Egg
H: my planner, the Hobonichi Cousin, Home Spa Time; Happy Mail; Handmade anything; (trips to) Hollywood; Hearts; Hot Cocoa; Halloween (see below)
I: Ink Pens, all kinds!
L: Letters in my Mailbox; Libra, my sign; Leopard Print; The Little Mermaid (Disney); Letter Sets
M: Mermaids; Miniature anything, I love tiny things!!; the Moon
O: Octopus, the Ocean; Orange/chocolate flavor combinations; October, my birthday month
P: Postcards; Postcrossing; Penpals!; Pocket Letters; Podcasts (Smartless, What Should I Read Next are favorites); playing cards, any random cards you might have...I am putting together my Franken-deck
Q: Quiet Time
R: Reading (see below); Running, The Raiders (Oakland/Las Vegas)
S: Sewing; Stationery sets; Stickers; Sparkles; Starbucks, especially the holiday flavors; Soap, handmade or bought...I love having nice hand soap at my sink;
T: Tea, I love all kinds; Traveller's notebook, standard size, Trader Joe's shopping bag from your region
U: Under the Sea themes;
V: Vanilla, my favorite scent; Vintage Homemaking; my Vanity Table
W: Washi Tape; the Golden State Warriors; What We Do in the Shadow (movie and show)
Y: Yellow, a cheerful color!; YouTube
I like mysteries, I am a reader of Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache series. …Amazon Prime did a series based on the book called Three Pines.
I get most of the books for my to-be-read list from the podcast What Should I Read Next. If you haven't listened to this podcast I would highly recommend it, it is lots of fun.
Books I've read and enjoyed (that I can think of right now): Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry; Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann; Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel; The Dry by Jane Harper; We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson; The Library Book by Susan Orlean Trejo, a memoir by Danny Trejo
My very favorites are:
Overboard (the one with Goldie Hawn)
Let The Right One In (I don't normally enjoy "horror" movies, but this Swedish film is sooo good! If you've seen it I would love to hear your thoughts!!)
My Favorite TV Shows:
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
What We Do in the Shadows
Halloween: my favorite decor/style is vintage/mid century. I love black cats and witches. I am that person that loves pumpkin flavored everything. I am not super into horror or gore, but if that's your things I am interested to see how you craft it...I'm not totally put off by it.
Thanksgiving: I simply love Thanksgiving and the entire Fall season. My husband was born just two days before me and we got married on that day in between...Fall is definitely OUR season. It's such a cozy time, everything slows down a bit after summer and we have time to reflect and practice gratitude.
Christmas: my favorite decor/style for Christmas is mid century vintage, although anything Christmas makes me happy. I love red and green, but also non-traditional Christmas colors like pink and silver, teal and tomato red, or whatever you might combine!
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