(Warming this is a self-centered post and has far too many ‘I’s in it. Read at your own peril.)
For years I introduced myself like this: “I’m Susan Carlisle and I have four children.” Laughingly I added, “By the same man.” My husband worked odd hours so people didn’t often see us together. Even then I felt as if there was more to me than that limited definition. These days I proudly state that I’m a writer but that still isn’t all there is to me. So today, I’m going to share a little more about the person behind the writer.
“Hello, I’m Susan Carlisle…
And I’m a lover of books. Books, books and more books. A library is a thing of beauty. One day I’d like to have a two story one that requires a ladder to get to the books on the top shelves.
I’ve have wanderlust in my blood. I LOVE to travel and I’m always wondering what’s around the next bend. (Sharon and Fiona, if you are reading this I’m envious of every one of your trips.)
I like the outdoors. Tent camping is a challenge that I’m up for anytime. Sleeping under the stars is a perfect night for me. I can cook as good a meal over an open fire as I can in the oven in my kitchen.
I sew. A lot. I make most of my clothes. I also do drapes, cushions, doll clothes, flags and outfits for my grandchildren. I can’t count the number of formal dresses I’ve altered through the years. I even been known to look at a picture and draw my own patterns. My kids had some great Halloween costumes that are now being recycled for my grandchildren.
I also enjoy handwork. That includes cross-stitching, smocking, and quilting. I have a project going all the time.
I hate to clean bathrooms. I don’t mind cleaning other areas of the house but the bathroom is the worst. My husband does that, which I love him more for.
I like nice cars. I don’t have one because I’m too practical but if I had the money I’d have a Rolls Royce. Then I’d have to worry about being hit. Did I mention I’m practical? And too poor.
I like sleeping on a screen porch when it’s raining. In fact, I like the rain in general.
I’m the handyman around my house. I can hang a door, lay tile, paint, replace siding, repair sheetrock and the list goes on.
Okay, enough about me. Please share something about yourself.