5 Things About Me

So here are 5 things about me…

5 facts about me filled out

  1.  I am a veterinarian.  I graduated in 1995 from the College of Veterinary Medicine in Raleigh, NC.  I practiced small animal medicine until my son was born in 1997.  I LOVED it.  But, due to his needs and diagnosis of autism,  I gave up my career to try and “cure” him.  Nope, didn’t work.  Thus fact 2…                                                       NCSU-CVM
  2. I have an 18 year old son with severe autism.  I love him to death, despite the fact it certainly is not the life I though I would lead.  I went back to school and learned all I could about autism and other disabilities, which led me to getting a master’s in sped ed.  (For those of you who are counting, yes, I have a bachelor degree, a doctorate degree, and a master’s degree.  Luckily, I LOVE school.)                                 Jimmy PB2
  3. Reading is my absolute favorite leisure activity.  I find time to read every day, usually when I am done with my TPT work.  A glass of wine and a comfy chair and I am in heaven.  I will read anything.  My favorite reads are books with complex family sagas.  I also love a good thriller.book
  4. So I would say I love to quilt, but I find it cuts into my obsession listed in number 3.  I usually put time aside on the weekends to quilt, forcing myself to take a step back from the computer and constant work on my TPT store.  Thus, it maintains my sanity.  I used to make a different quilt to hang outside my classroom door every month of the year while I was teaching.  The kids loved it; now my friends and family are the benefactors of this hobby.                                  Aviary Photo_130887084357723518
  5. My family spends as many days as we can at my in-law’s small house on High Rock Lake in NC.  It is tiny with only one bathroom, but I could move out there and live happily today.  It sits on the water with a long dock that faces the most amazing sunsets I have ever seen.  My son loves it there, and I know that eventually he, I and my husband will end up living on the water.  I just have to be patient, but I cannot wait!!sunset
4 replies
  1. Jennifer
    Jennifer says:

    Wow, congratulations on such a successful education and career! You are inspirational! I laughed when I read about your quilting, because my response is exactly like your response to my cake decorating…I wish I could do something with a needle, but nope! Not a single ounce of sewing ability over here haha! Yours looks beautiful!

  2. Kathy Simpson
    Kathy Simpson says:

    I agree that living on a lake would be so calming! Your quilt is magnificent! You are amazing with everything you do and have done! I admire your determination! It was great to get to know you!

  3. rightdownthemiddleblog
    rightdownthemiddleblog says:

    Living on a lake would be so calming! I hope you are able to achieve this dream one day!

    Right Down the Middle with Andrea

  4. nikkirobs93
    nikkirobs93 says:

    I loved reading your 5 things! Thanks for taking part in the linkup! Wow – well done on all the courses you have completed and achieved – wow! Your son looks fab, you are one of the best autism mom’s I know for all the time/energy you put in to learning all about autism! Love your little home by the lake- looks like pure bliss!!


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