Hello and Welcome!
Let me introduce myself.
(Imagine me waving excitedly... :)
In a nutshell...
I have a slight obsession with books. And I say slight because I don't want to scare you off, dear reader. (However, if you too suffer from the above mentioned malady, we should get along splendidly!) There's nothing quite like cracking open the pages of a new story and touching the printed word, is there? Not knowing what precarious path you may find yourself on, or how many shredded nails later you will close said book with a sigh of relief...
I love to eat. Surprise, who doesn't? But, actually, my favorite part of the process takes place before I ever digest that first bite. Creating a masterpiece of edible delight is high on my list of favorite things, along with any BBC production sporting handsome men in starched cravats. Yes, I'm talking about the perfection that is you, Mr. Darcy.
My love affair with food has been ongoing for as long as I can remember. Hazy images filled with warm loaves of freshly baked bread, delicious crunchy casseroles, home made cakes, cookies and pies, shelves of just canned soups, vegetables, fruits, jams, pickles, etc. all filter through my mind in no particular order. Watching my Mom move around the kitchen was akin to the magnitude of a human Yoda in action. Everywhere at once, with what seemed to be eyes in the back of her head, she trail blazed a path through her domain while managing to instill a mutual passion in her youngest daughter. Granted, my first attempts at cooking were probably more along the vein of a well meaning yet bumbling hobbit, (ahem, Samwise Gamgee) but not even that could deter me. Because with one memorable taste of home cooked food, I was smitten, game over.
As a wife and new mom, I'm always looking for ways to be the best I can at these two awesome endeavors. Note, I say awesome, not easy. Much to my chagrin, those words don't necessarily go hand in hand. Yet, through ever mistake I've made, and will continue to, I take some consolation that it's one less future mishap waiting to happen because I've learned my lesson, right? Uh, wrong, but that logic does make me feel better at the end of the day. So, I'm not perfect and never will be but that doesn't mean I can't keep trying. Thomas the Tank Engine's got nothing on me.
Lastly, I love God because He first loved me. Or as the late, great, C.S. Lewis so aptly put it:
"God will look to every soul like its first love because He is its first love."
I'm so glad you stopped by! I love visitors and genuinely look forward to hearing from you, so drop me a line or two about yourself. Now that we've been introduced, please don't be a stranger.
Until next time...