A few words about me
Lesbian mom, puzzle fanatic, heavy tea-drinker, Ravelry swapaholic, die-hard lefty, active in feminist politics and programs, progressive Judaism, women’s peace groups, worked for 25 years at rape crisis centers and battered women’s shelters, helped develop Israeli curriculum for child abuse prevention. Former dancer (and daughter of a dancer, and mother of a dancer). Dance is my soul food. Special ed teacher and counselor for 28 years, then left the classroom for hi tech. I am never without at least one book (murder mystery, usually) and at least one knitting project in my bag wherever I go.
Partner of 28 years doesn’t knit (gasp) and can’t understand how I can spend so much time online with “strangers”. I tell her it’s my way of socializing without having to clean the living room.
Darling beloved daughter is in her late teens. Know the Mark Twain quote “When I was 14 I thought my father was the biggest fool in the world…..when I turned 21 I was amazed at how much the old man had learned in 7 years…” ? Well……we’re in the middle of that. (We’ve moved from the phase of “I hate you, get out of my life, but first could you take me to the mall and buy me some new boots?” to the constant “Why won’t you let me do ___? I’m practically an adult!”)
Life is interesting, and full of new adventures to be savoured every day. Quote of the day: We don’t stop laughing when we get old, we get old when we stop laughing.