First off - if i can't obviously see why you added me, I will not add you back.
I am a 29.7 (that is a point release, not percent, before anyone accuses me of lying about my age) year old academic, mom, wife, scadian, history junkie, married to my best friend, with a beautiful 10 year old little girl, two dogs on this side of the rainbow bridge (a 9 year old pit bull and a 1 year old shepherd cross), 2 cats, an ever changing number of chickens (a mutt mix), a small flock of Shetland sheep, a sun conure and a corn snake.
I am an avid spinner, with a strong love of historic fibers and techniques... and really beautifully dyed silk. If I were FORCED to pick one fiber as my favorite, I would probably pick Shetland (yes, I'm totally biased). I have recently discovered that I am pretty good at crochet, and am also vaguely capable of knitting, weaving, bobbin lace & embroidering (please note use of the word "vaguely"). I'm currently on a major dyeing kick with my fiber..
I have been in the SCA since I was 3, and have at various points lived in the East (Carillon ('81-'84)), Ansteorra (Bjornsburg ('84-'90)), Outlands (Rio de las Animas ('96-00)), and Aethelmearc (Dominion of Myrkfealinn ('01-present)). Shockingly my focus is on fiber arts, and women's practices in history. I am an annual Pennsic attendee, spending the vast majority of my time up at Pennsic University, cramming my brain, or others' brains full of fun stuff.
I was recently diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and am working out how to remain a force of nature when all I want to do is go to sleep, but I'll figure that out one way or the other. The force of nature thing isn't changing anytime soon. :)
I'm also a Firefly, Star Wars, Doctor Who, and Torchwood quoting, fantasy RPG playing (mobile, computer, tabletop (though this is less often than I would like), etc.) geek. :)
I work for Cornell University, taking classes in history and helping my husband run a family, and small farm while he builds a farrier business and does audiobook recording, and I run a small fiber business. :)
Yes, we're a little crazy.
“One should always be drunk. That's all that matters...But with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you chose. But get drunk.”
― Charles Baudelaire