Saturday, February 6, 2010

Linda


Hi Peeps. I'm Linda W, a Jersey Girl, born and raised. (My favorite T-shirt is "Jersey Girls don't do gas". I tried once and pinched my finger so bad, I haven't tried since!) My husband Hans and I have two grown sons, two granddaughters and one grandson. I have a degree in Mathematics and was certified to teach Math in grades 7-12. However, I graduated in a year when jobs where few and far between so I worked for an insurance company as an actuarial assistant for a few years until our first son was born and then I became a SHM.
When our boys started college, I tried to return to the work force unsuccessfully and turned to volunteer work in our church. This led to a position as secretary to our Minister which I held for six years.
Following some serious health issues, Hans was offered early retirement in 2002 and we never looked back. We searched for several years until we found our dream of a circa 1797 stone farmhouse in southern Lancaster County, PA. We added a bedroom and bath for an in-law suite on the first floor and my mother joined us in the move. We absolutely love it here.
I started scrapbooking when we had our first granddaughter in 2001 and that led to my interest in stamps. However, no one warned me how I would fall head over heals in love when I discovered PTI. You can find me working at the top of the stairs on my little landing with a glass of chocolate milk on my desk. I leave that behind when I move to the vanity in the bathroom to work on a larger surface. (It may sound strange, but it's true.)
I love to sing (after many years of study I almost majored in music, but back then I also needed to play the piano and that settled that!), quilting is a huge part of my life, and I also like to do tole and decorative painting.
I love participating in the PTI forum and activities and being a part of this group filled with such talented and caring women. Thanks for letting me enjoy the fun!

10 comments:

Terri said...
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Terri said...

It is great to learn more about you! Glad to hear you are enjoying retirement. I find myself stamping in the bathroom sometimes too.

peggysue said...

Wow, your house sounds so cool! We don't have enough room in our bathroom to stamp. No counter space at all as a matter of fact. A math degree, I ought to ask you to help my daughter when she brings her math work home. And quilting, you sound as though you've actually finished one or two! :)

¤*¤Marinette¤*¤ said...

contente de te connaƮtre davantage Linda
bisous

Rhonda said...

Linda, It is so nice to learn a little more about you. Sounds like we have a couple of singers in the Peeps!

Sharron said...

Hi Linda, I loved hearing a little more about you. Your house sounds fabulous. I love older homes and when we moved here, we chose to look in older neighborhoods only. However our house was built in 1934 so is new compared to yours! Sounds like you also have lots of other interests to fill your retirement days and I am so glad we got a chance to meet through the Peeps. Hugs!

Aimes said...

Hi Linda *waves* it's lovely to find out a little more about you! If you're ever over here, I'll be happy to do the gas for ya LOL!
Mmmm chocolate milk, I think I may have to try that whilst crafting sometime!
x

Lori said...

Hi Linda!! It is so nice to learn more about you!! Your home sounds so nice, I've always thought it would be great to have something like you do!!

Cammie said...

Hi, Linda. It's great to "meet" you. Retirement is wonderful. My husband retired a day before I did with the intention of taking off a few months before working part time. But he loves retirement too and has no plans to return to the work force. Your house sound so neat. You are a very creative person with stamping, quilting, and painting. I'm so glad you're part of this group.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Hello Linda, So nice to meet you and learn about your interests. Your home sounds wonderful. Hope it is keeping you nice and warm this winter season.