My philosophy of life is close to that of Pollyanna -
full of optimism. I believe we should live each day to it's fullest;
as Auntie Mame said, "Life is a banquet......and most poor suckers
are starving to death!" I do not intend to famish. The fact is, no
matter what we are faced with, life is good.
I have lived in Portland,
Oregon for 30 years. I have a
home in North Portland, near the incredibly beautiful Columbia
River Gorge. For all the years I have lived in the PNW, I have shared my home with my two
Chris and David as well as my cat Cally (we used to have
hamsters but they either escaped or died - undoubtedly both, don't
cha think?). After David married Jene and Chris moved out, I brought nolte home. Actually he followed me from Pittsburgh and I had to keep him, right? We were married July 9, 1999.....and life is good :) We adopted a new kitten, Kittles, and an old dog named Lucky. On July 13, 2003, David and Jene gave birth to the brightest and most adorable granddaughter, Kaitlyn Leigh--Kaity. Now life is even better.
I was divorced from my sons' father way back in '76 and I returned to school in order to
earn a degree from Portland State
University. This education thing was an incredible experience! I
discovered learning was actually fun (much different than attending
high school during the late 60's - tokin' and driving that old VW
bug). I see education as something no one can take away from you -
and learning like a giant buffet table: you taste a little of
everything and go back for seconds for what you really like. In fact,
I was so enthralled with education I went for a graduate degree and
began teaching at the college level.
I wonder if you have noticed that I have made two food
references here....food is another interest of mine.........of
course we can survive on KitKat bars and Diet Pepsi......
I am fortunate to have some of the best
the world - Scott, Steph, Rochelle, Sandy, Karen, and of course Doug,
to name just a few - and love to romp and cavort with
them...when I am not online.
Yes, I am addicted to IRC....I confess.... My mother finds it
difficult to talk to me when she calls from So. California because my
attention seems to be on the computer screen rather than on her. My
sons insisted we put in a second phone line.....and nolte insisted on that third one. Then we just switched to DSL.....