Hmmm…about me. Married. Christian. Passionate about REAL food. Gardener. Crafty (I sew, quilt, knit). And I love my husband, my son and my dogs.
About me more specifically:
I’ve moved a lot, and I mean a lot. The past three years have put my military brat upbringing to shame. From birth: Pennsylvania, California, Texas, Alaska, Germany, Virginia, New York, (got married) Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, Philadelphia, Maryland, Virginia, Alaska, Maryland. Hopefully we won’t be moving anytime soon again, or ever.
I’m Christian, Lutheran to be precise.
I am passionate about REAL food. I try to make sure that our food is God made, not Man made. If it comes from a package, I try to avoid it. We also try to hold to the five ingredients or less rule. I was adhering to a gluten free diet, but decided in February to add wheat to my diet again (so far, I’ve been fine). I mill my own flour and make all our bread. I grow my own sprouts. I make yogurt, and dabble at cheesemaking from time to time. We drank raw milk until we moved to Maryland where it is illegal to buy or sell raw milk (which is total crap!). And I like to can food. As an extension of my food philosophies, I like to garden. This past summer I had my hands in two gardens, one in Virginia and one in Alaska [more on that later].
My husband and I have been working to get out of debt, to owe no man anything. Our get-out-of-debt process has been slow (mostly due to our moves), but we are slowly getting there, with Dave Ramsey as our guide.
We still have one car loan and my student loans to pay off. We paid off our last debt in April 2011 and it felt great!! We would like to own a house with a nice piece of land one day. Our hope is to save up a significant down payment for a home before we mortgage our lives away.
I’m conservative in my political views, but I don’t agree with the Republicans or the Democrats. I believe that our economy is in the toilet and it will stay there until we do something drastic, like adopt the Fair Tax. The Fair Tax is a radical approach to funding our government, you can learn more at www.fairtax.org. Here’s the teaser: Imagine a tax system that everyone pays into (think – illegals, tourists, drug dealers) and how much tax is paid is really controlled by the individual, based on how much they consume (buying stuff). And, suddenly companies come back to doing business in this country rather than outsourcing, you no longer pay federal taxes with each paycheck, the IRS is abolished and April 15th is just another day. Seriously: www.fairtax.org.
And yes, if you haven’t figured it out by now, I’m one of those people who plans to homeschool. Speaking of kids, I hope to have as many as God would like us to have. So far, that’s one. We had our first child, a son, in December 2011. We are madly in love with him and are enjoying learning how to be his parents.
While I aspire to become a “Radical Homemaker” one day, in the meantime, I work. We’re restaurant people. He cooks, I manage; different restaurants, same company. (but that’s all I’ll say about where our paychecks come from) (Well, I used to…I’m currently a stay at home mom since our son was born)
So that’s me in less than 700 words. The things I post about in this blog are my opinions and strictly my opinions. Take it or leave it, I don’t expect the world to agree with me, or even like what I have to say. I’m putting it out there anyways, and hopefully I’m make some friends along the way.
Until the whole world hears,