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About Me:

I work full-time and then again at home with 3 kids. :) :
I live 20 minutes from Lake Erie , 40 minutes south of Hamilton with 3 sons Shane(13), Devin (12) and Brennen (10) and two black cats Gumbo and Drac. We also have 3 koi, 15 goldfish, 2 shebunken and a sunfish overwintering in our home until the pond melts.

We have a 2.5 acre hobby farm and a century old house we fell in love with and bought in the summer of 2006. If we ever finish fixing things that break or need work I look forward to landscaping much of the property. I’m never, ever moving again!

Activities: :
Lots! Work, housework, homework, yardwork, webhosting work, work-outs, legal work, patent work, SLEEP! Yup, multi-task is my middle name (after Alesia, lol!)

Interests: :
Gardening, reading, growing unusual plants from seed, alternative health and healing, cooking, entertaining, imbibing nice red wine, photography, writing, gardening (I really like gardening!), spending time with friends and family...

Favorite Music: :
Most! From Carly Simon to Finger 11, Elton John to Sum 41, Billy Holiday to Billy Talent. No country, opera or classical please. Favourite radio station is CFNY 102.1 The Edge in Toronto. I’ve been called "Grunge Queen" in the past 5 years, and know most of the same lyrics as my 13 year old son, lol! Bring it on!

Favorite TV Shows:

Everybody Loves Raymond (Debra is my spiritual twin!):

Malcolm in the Middle (3 boys of my own, go figure):

Grey’s Anatomy (McDreamy is McDreamy):

Antiques Roadshow (I am fascinated by the stories behind lovely old pieces and artifacts, and those Keno brothers are really cute!):

House (weird but kind of interesting):

Desperate Housewives (love to hate them, lol!):

Extreme Home Makeover (there’s hope for us human beings yet)

Favorite Movies:

Can’t pick, way too many, but love anything with Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler in it. Comedy, horror, mystery, inspirational...

Favorite Books:

This Perfect Day by Ira Levin:

The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgeson Burnett:

Simple Abundance by Sarah ban Breathnach:

Many, many others too numerous to list...

Currently reading: :
The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

Next on my list:

Wealth without Risk for Canadians by Charles J. Givens:
SuperSelf--Doubling your Personal Effectiveness by Charles J. Givens

Favorite Quotes:

"Bloom where you’re planted." (unknown)

"Today is the first day of the rest of your life." (unknown)

"Better to come from a broken home than remain in one."

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a
bud was more painful than the risk it took to
blossom." (Anais Nin)

"Follow Your destiny. Wherever It Leads You

There comes a time in your life when you realize that if you stand still, you will remain at this point forever. You realize that if you fall and stay down, life will pass you by.

Lifes circumstances are not always what you might wish them to be. You may at times be led in directions that you never imagined, dreamed, or designed. Yet if you had never put any effort into choosing a path or attempting your dream, then perhaps you would have no direction at all.

Rather than wondering about or questioning the direction your life has taken, accept the fact that there is a path before you now. Shake off the "why’s" and "what if’s", and rid yourself of confusion.

Whatever was - is in the past. Whatever is - is what’s important. The past is a brief reflection. The future is yet to be realized. Today is here.

Walk your path one step at a time - with courage, faith and determination. Keep you head up, and cast your dreams to the stars. Soon a path that you never imagined will become the most comfortable
direction for you to follow.

Keep your belief in yourself and walk into your new journey. You will find it magnificent, spectacular, and beyond your wildest imaginings."

(Vicki Silvers)

I live in: Canada

My zone is: S Ontario Z6B

First registered on March 14, 2001 .