RE: NEW POSTERS! Introduce yourselves!
Well, I'm not new either, but I'll take a few minutes to "introduce" myself.
I'm a retired x-ray technologist, now certified medical transcriptionist (there are only 3000 certified MTs in the US). I spend most of my day on the computer; I am employed by our local hospital but get to telecommute from home (one of the best parts of being an MT!). Needless to say, when I am through with work for the day, I can't wait to get out of the "office" and away from the computer.
I was born in Washington State but reared in the South so consider myself a Southerner; Southern cooking is what I know best and what I do best, though after having lived in the Pacific NW since 1993, I have become pretty good at NW cooking as well (NW cooking is still not nearly as good as Southern cooking in my humble opinion).
I am married to a retired Seattle firefighter, and yes, I am still hoping he will eventually agree to let us move to the South; I pray for that every day. If he would agree to move, we could both retire. If we continue to live up here, we will never be able to retire (he's 62). Sad but true.
I have three children (two girls and a boy), and DH has two boys. Our children are all grown. Terry's sons are married with children. My middle daughter just got married to an architect last month (a lovely Southern wedding, and she was GORGEOUS!), and her husband is really nice. My oldest daughter lives up here; she was living with us for a while but is now on her own. She works in a little antique shop. My son is a senior at Clemson University and will be graduating in May (yea, another trip home!).
My mother and father are still living, though Mama is not well. She has the use of only half of her heart and suffers from severe rheumatoid arthritis. Daddy has had a couple of TIAs. I worry about them both.
Terry's father will be 91 next week; he is still in pretty good health and may outlive my parents. Terry goes to see him almost every week (which is 2 hours one way). They are very close.
Well, that's about it, I guess. It was nice to read about all the nice folks I have gotten to know over the past few years. I generally only take time to write to you around the holidays, though I do occasionally check in throughout the year.
I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas (or Happy Hanukkah) and Happy New Year.