Hi. I'd like to tell you a little bit about
my family. I've been married to my husband, Bill, since June 1979. We have been blessed
with two great kids. Our first child, Jessica, born in 1981, is a pretty and smart young
lady who is rather mature for her age. She is due to start at Rutger's University in
September 1999, thinking about majoring in psychology. Our second child, Jonathan,
born in 1982, is also smart and quite a handsome young man. He is currently (as of
March, 1999) a Sophomore in High School and right now is thinking about going to
college and majoring in something that has to do with computers. We have also been
adopted by two adorable cats. The first one who adopted us, Tammy, is a tortoise shell
calico, is unfortunately overweight, but is also the most loving and tolerant cat I've ever
known. The second one who adopted us, Pepper, is a gray tabby, only weighs 7 pounds,
and is the cutest thing on four legs.
An update as of September 20, l999: During the
summer, our daughter and two other girls found three little kittens left out in a plastic bag
by someone. Each girl brought one of the kittens home. So we now have three feline
family members. The latest one, Angel, is also a tortoise shell calico but has longer hair
than the other two. She is a very energetic 4 month old kitten now and has been with us
since she was about 4 or 5 weeks old. And she does the strangest thing I've ever seen a
cat do. She carries her tail on her back. And since she has longer hair, that makes her tail
look more like a squirrel's tail than a cat's tail.
Another update, December 5, 2002: Well, I thought this was long over do. So, while sitting here all nice and warm as the snow falls outside, let me update things. Last year, my daughter brought home yet more adorable kittens. This time, two of them, sisters. It was the first time I'd ever seen how litter mates are with each other and I have to say they are adorable together. One is named August and the other one, Daisy. They look like they could be Angel's daughters, especially August. They have been with us since the summer of 2001, again only about 4 or 5 weeks old when we got them. And I have told my daughter that this is the LAST kittens she brings home. Enough is enough. LOL It is their absolute adorable cuteness that is their saving grace.
I have a wide variety of interests. Since 1987, I have been
taking lessons in the wet-on-wet oil painting technique and now teach it at a local craft
store. I enjoy most forms of needlecraft-knitting, sewing, crocheting, needlepoint,
embroidery. Reading or doing crosswords is my way of keeping my brain active. Psychic
phenomenon interests me tremendously as does almost any form of science fiction. I
enjoy watching all of the Star Trek TV series as well as other science fiction TV
programs. I also enjoy watching doccumentaries and shows about nature. One of the
things from which I get the most enjoyment is cooking, baking, and cake decorating. I am
an at-home Mom and am currently responsible for the care of my own Mom who has been
ill since 1997 and now requires supervision around the clock.
Yet another update June 7, 2003: It has been a rough few years. I ended up in the intensive care unit of a local hospital on November 25, 2001. My diagnosis? Fournier's Gangrene with Necrotizing Fasciitis. For the laymen out there, that means I had flesh eating disease. While I was trying to enjoy my yearly Thanksgiving feast, nasty bacteria were feasting on my abdominal tissue. Fortunately, I healed well; and one result of this was that I finally got up off my butt and started taking better care of myself. It isn't all that common a disease. Many doctors don't even know what it is. And I've never heard of anyone ever having it twice; though I imagine if a person doesn't take good care of themselves, it might be possible.
I found a site that is full of information about Necrotizing Fasciitis where I have also posted my story. Please use this link to get to the home page: National Necrotitizing Fasciitis Foundation
To go directly to my story, please use this link: Carol's Story
Please use the following link to go to my update page. This page is where I hope to add an occasional update on how my family is doing. I have started the update page to keep this, my home page, from getting too full. I also think it is just a bit egotistical of me to think every reader would want to read all of my updates. So I hope this satisfies both my ego as well as consideration for the people who come here.
So if you really want to learn more about my family, please click on the following link: