Thursday, August 9, 2007

All About Me

My blog seems really uninteresting to me. And then I realize, if you're reading this, you probably know absolutely nothing about me, so what do you care what I'm knitting? So, I thought I'd properly introduce myself.

My name is Dorothy, and no, I don't have a dog named Toto. I'm a wife and a mom to a 7 year old boy (big boy - not mine biologically, but all mine in my heart), a 2 year old girl (little girl), and a 1 year old boy (little boy). (There's really nothing little about him - my parents have nicknamed him "Moose"; it fits.) Prior to being a mom, I taught students with emotional and behavioral disorders. Now, I do some consulting work with families, schools, and other agencies around behavior. Someday, I hope to be doing this as a "real job", instead of just a side thing. The little ones keep me far too busy to worry about any other job than raising them. Like all parents, I think my children are amazing, but I try to keep the bragging to a minimum.

I'm a Christian. That means I believe in the Bible, and I believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died on a cross for my sins, and through His sacrifice, I am saved and am a child of God. This is an integral part of who I am, and I would love to tell you more about it - email me if you're interested.

I've been knitting since October 2006. I learned from Linda at Have Ewe Any Wool in Snyder, NY while visiting my hometown. Linda is great! She had me knitting in 10 minutes. I left the store to brush 4" of snow of my car - the Buffalo area was hit with an awful storm that left thousands of people without power for a week. It was very discouraging to not be able to knit after dark.

I have a list of things to knit, with the goal of learning something new with every project. But, of course, every project gets interrupted by other projects. My DH jokes that he eats yarn for dinner.

Besides knitting, I like to cross-stitch, but find it difficult to focus on with the kids around. I like to read. Some of my favorite authors are Jennifer Weiner, Jodi Picoult, and Laurie Notaro. I love playing softball, and am finally back into it this summer. I'm also very fortunate to have a decent size group of mom-friends with whom to have play dates and chats. I also have a great group of friends through our church, Park Street Church in Boston.

I guess that's all I can say about me right now. Hopefully, you feel like you know something about me now besides I knit with a lot of pink.

Happy knitting!

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