I'll play. Name
– Kate Location
– MI Forever. Age
- Young enough to run, old enough to feel grumbly about hips and knees. Occupation
– Office Manager What kind of person am I -
I'm not a chatty cathy and I think I'm technically more of a "listener" than a talker (in person). But I don't want to be a Mr. Darcy and creep around the corners sulking because he doesn't know how to interact with people he has nothing in common with.
As I've gotten older, I've somewhat discovered I don't need to have something in common with people to find them interesting. What I do for fun
I used to do horse shows (english pleasure/equitation) but now just ride my horse on the trails and hope he keeps his shoes on.
I train my golden for obedience comp and am very into DOING THINGS with my dog. That's either training related or just going out and enjoying seeing him do things he enjoys. You know, even if it's just going out midwinter and hanging out because my dog WANTS to lie in the snow.
I write a lot - because I love writing books. This month is nanowrimo (national novel writing month), which means that people sign up and aim to get 50,000 words of a brand new novel written in 30 days. This is the first year since 2005 that I'm not officially doing it. I got burned out pretty bad last year. >.< I still have 30,000 words of a new novel written, but I absolutely am not doing this for nano. I mean it.
I'm also a crazy bird lady and bred birds in the past. I don't anymore (thank God!). Currently have 6 birds.
And I do various crafty things. I like working with my hands. This means sculpting, knitting, weaving, making christmas ornaments, drawing VERY BADLY. Probably the best time ever was the time I helped my dad build a playhouse for my younger sibs, and I still wish I had the ability and courage to get into building furniture and other things that are really awesome and useful. o_O I'm afraid of electric saws though - watching the movie Walk the Line confirmed all that. I do and have built things with wire and glue though (all my flight cages, etc).
I also love music and play piano.... I was 5 or 6 when I finally talked my mom into letting me have piano lessons. What I was doing was eavesdropping on my older sister's lessons and then practicing their homework on my own. I was DETERMINED (muleheaded).
That same determination let me go to camp a year earlier than normally permitted (a year before swimming lessons). And got me a seat on an amateur plane (it didn't have DOORS!) with my dad and oldest sister. And so forth. Sports?
- None myself (I was a pretty good switch batter and catcher in kiddy league
) But I'm still a very rock solid and only sometimes rabid sports fan. I no longer have to pace and yell at the TV to enjoy a good game. Go Wings, Go Blue, Go Tigers.... Pets
- You all know Jacks. Arth (7 y/o rough colllie) hangs out with us every day during the day every day (goes home at night). Lu (our peaches and orange cream kitty). And Meep, Girlie, Greenie, Blue, Coco, and Tangie (all the birds). Favourite Thing to Do with your Golden(s)
: Taking him to wide open fields and just letting him run. #1 Item on your bucket list:
I'd like to be invited to the NOI and deserve to go - even if I turn it down because I can't afford the trip. That would be awesome.
<- Me. And yes, I generally DO look that tired.