I'm a Middle School social studies teacher who loves history. Towards that end, my husband and I have joined the SCA which is the Society for Creative Anachronism (in other words, we dress up in Medieval clothes and recreate the Middle Ages to the best of our ability on various weekends throughout the year). When I'm not teaching, thinking about teaching, dreaming about teaching or planning my teaching, I'm stitching while watching reality tv or HGTV and the Iron Chef on the food network. I've recently become an addict to visual journaling. Its a cross between journaling and scrapbooking with heavy emphasis on the visual aspect. Although by no means an artist in the true sense of the word, this gives my creative juices an outlet where I can be as childish, irreverent, philisophical, and reflective as I want or need to be. I am also an avid reader and a bibliophile (book collector) but they are starting to overtake my home so I have to cut back. When I get a chance, I love to scrapbook. I have three children, a son who lives at the Beach, a daughter off in college and another daughter still at home. I will soon be a grandma for the first time when my son gifts me with his first born. I'm a geek and a nerd and totally love anything sci-fi related. Love to go to cons and wouldn't miss DragonCon. Have been married to Fergus for 4 years now and we enjoy attending SCA events and cons together.....both in costume.