First topic. Who am I? Couldn't have picked an easier topic? Who am I? Well, we know I'm a crazy girl who knits. And is quite obsessed with the knitting. Beyond that.... I could make the list...daughter, sister, friend, etc. But I'm not quite sure that really captures me. My perfect day captures me.
My perfect "everyday" day (you know, not the fabulous vacation days or momentous life event days, just the day-to-day day) is probably a Saturday. Sleep in a bit, and then go to the farmer's market. I learned/taught myself to cook a few years ago and haven't looked back! One of my favorite things about cooking is the fresh ingredients (note: my friends will confirm that up until five or six years ago, I would not have been able to identify fresh basil in a grocery store. Now, its one of my favorite ingredients!).
After the farmer's market, if its fall, usually my sister and I (and the doggies too!) are at my Dad's house watching Notre Dame football (note: a perfect day would involve the Irish winning of course...and maybe even USC losing...hehehehe). My brother calls throughout the game (he lives two hours away). And of course, there's always knitting during the game (unless things get really stressful!).
My perfect day could end lots of ways....typically doing something with Snowboarder or my friends. That could be dinner, a movie, or just hanging out! Guaranteed there will be lots of laughter. I guess you could say I'm a bit silly too :)
Well, maybe this doesn't totally capture who I am. One other thing that I never talk about on my blog is my job. Probably because knitting is a huge outlet for me with the stress that comes with my job and I like to keep those two things separate! However, I feel blessed to have a career that I love. I'm a director of a clinic that provides early intensive behavioral intervention for children with autism. I'm been working with children with autism since I was in high school and in college I just realized this was what I wanted to do (this was back when autism was something most people had never heard of and its rates of occurrence were much lower than the current rates of 1 in every 166 children being diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder). I absolutely love working with the children I work with and seeing them make the incredible gains they can make (note: of course being a manager/director comes with lots of other drama/stress as every job does, but when it comes down to it, teaching a child his or her first words is a pretty awesome job).
So there you go. Family, friends, doggies, teaching, kids, and Notre Dame football. I guess I'm a girl who values those things :) Oh and yarn. Don't forget the yarn.
Wouldn't be me if I didn't include a picture of Bailey and Puddles, even if its a recycled old picture :)