I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and was four when my chemist father was hired by a firm in Southern Indiana in 1958. My parents, my four older siblings and I then moved to the States. In my early twenties, I moved to Los Angeles for a few years, then returned to the Midwest.
For me, the most important thing in life is spending time and sharing with family and friends. My late husband, Rick, and I married in 1980, had three wonderful children, daughters Nicole, Jessica, and son Tracy. Like other families, we did all the normal "stuff"; camping, musical recitals, road trips, ball games, and big family holiday gatherings to name a few. In recent years, my family grew to include a wonderful new addition, my son-in-law, Kyle and grandson, Jacob. Another new grandchild is on her way!
My children are grown and on their own, but hey, don't count me among the empty nesters yet. Today, Izzy, my big, lovable English Bull and Moo (the boss), miniature dachshund allow me to share "their" home with them. Once in a while, I even get to sit in my favorite chair!
After recuperating from two knee replacements, in the fall of 2018 I decided it was time to revisit my passion for oil and acrylic paintings.
I received my Bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Public Relations in 2001 from Ball State University while employed full-time and raising a young family. After 40 years, I still enjoy working full time focusing on communications, web content, event planning, and other HR-related projects at the university.
I love movies--all genres, especially those with great twists and surprise endings. History is another passion of mine and I'm constantly looking to learn something new. I’m a fan of the cooking channel and HGTV and am always looking to try out new recipes. I'm also an avid DIY (can't be without my power tools so there's always a new project or two in the works around the house. Admittedly, I fall under the category of knowing just enough to be dangerous but have a ball trying.