Hi I’m Lyda, reporting in from Southern California (where I live in Orange County about 60 miles from LA as the crow flies – or 2 to 3 hours as the commuter drives). Just got off the phone with my new partner in blog crime, and I’ve been instructed to “post something!”
So, instead of finishing my paper that’s due Friday for my graduate class, I’m posting this. (Hey, procrastination is an underappreciated gift.) The homework isn’t really bad, it’s just plentiful. I’ve been in graduate school for 6 months, studying for my masters in psychology.
I work full-time at a Huge Educational Institute, mostly doing complex and amazing things with numbers (you should be impressed) and trying not to run amok too often. Work is like a laboratory class for school. I’m studying psychology – you get the idea.
I’m a single mom of one teenager, the Resident Sith Master. Tommy the cat is his Sith apprentice and is trying to kill me by tripping me in the hallway and by keeping me from sleeping through the night. (My son is a great guy and not reallly a Sith… but I’m not sure about the cat.) Right now, Sith Master’s best friend (who mysteriously wants to be known as Chuck Norris, I have no explanation for this) is here and they are – surprise! – playing video games. Together they plan to some day rule the video game empire, and make millions. They promise to buy me a house and servants. Maybe I’ll even get a pony.
My needlecraft is quilting, which started with a baby quilt for my son 17 years ago and grew into an obsession. I have two quilt tops cut out right now in the closet which are supposed to be gifts for Anna-Liza’s boys. As they are now 3 and 5, you can see I’ve been a bit busy lately… hope I finish them before the boys graduate from medical school.
I am a bit of a hermit (a bit! Hah!) and would rather be home quilting or puttering in my garden than cruising So Cal hot spots. This may be why I’m not dating, ya’ll think? (I’m from Texas originally.)
Anna-Liza and I met in college and discovered mutual interests in men, chocolate, and the general weirdness of humans.
So, anyway, hi! I’d better get back to the Paper of Immenseness, but I’ll be back soon!