This is my blog where I talk about what I am knitting, what I am cooking, what I am reading — I am mother to two daughters, currently ages 30 and 21. My eldest daughter was in the Army and did a tour in Iraq. Now she has a job with a company that does food service safety inspections. The youngest lived at home until recently. She is still unsure as to what she wants to do with her life. Or maybe she knows but just doesn’t want to tell me. At any rate, she took a job as a live-in nanny on the east coast and seems to like it so far. I love to knit. I play bass in a praise and worship band. I read a lot. I love to garden and grow herbs. I love to cook and try new recipes. I am a vegetarian. I recently went to Kenya and Sudan on a mission trip for 16 days. It was an incredible experience. I also somehow picked up Hepatitis E while in Africa and was ill for a little over a month after my return home. I am a breast cancer survivor. My mother and my younger daughter are talented artists and I envy their talent and ability. I need more time for the things I love. I live in the midwest.