I'm a single mother of two. I enjoy long walks on the beach, and sometimes when my kids arent in school the three of us drive up to half moon bay and just take in the scenery. On the typical day you'll find me out to lunch with a few friends, or comfortably seated in an arm chair reading Jane Austin novels. I love to bake apple pies with the fresh green apples I pick in my tenderly cared for garden. Not to brag, but my youngest daughter, River, tells her all her friends I'm the best cook around. Last mothers day the two of them made me the sweetest card and nominated me " Mommy of the year" .Though my children are always my first priority, I still find time to indulge in some of the guilty pleasures of life such as scrapbooking, yoga, and bird watching. Once I month a few of my old friends from high school flock to my comfortable suburban home to discuss our favorite pieces of literature. Currently we're planning a group reading of A Raisin in the Sun (Lorraine Hansberry) at the local children's hospital to promote awareness for black history month. My sweet homosexual friend, Gary Redmond, will be flying out from Massachusetts in december to help me petition a brand new volunteer organization known as the PQSYE, or the Patchwork Quilt Society of youth encouragement. Our aim will be to guide todays youth in to a happier, healthier, "Just say no" type of attitude. My kids and I have so much fun gathering fall leaves and drying them out. I encourage them to make a craft out of everything, so we're now working on constructing wax paper and pressed leaf candle holders. Every Christmas, I gather together a group of our areas crippled and disabled children and invite them to celebrate the seasons treasues by attending an exclusive christmas cheer party. Ofcourse, other religions are recognized. Every holiday season I bring out my collection of Kwanza themed paper weights, and light a menorah our front window so my children are exposed to as much diverse culture as possible. A few years ago, my scrabooking friends and I decided to mix things up and have a holiday costume event using recycled felt and its become a tradition. This year I found a pattern for the most adorable rudolf the red nosed reindeer suit. Ofcourse, I want to be as diverse and open as possible, so this years costume making session I'll be creating white, black, and yellow nosed reindeer sock puppets for my children with any leftover scraps of felt. Of course, the majority of the extra materials will be donated to children in need. Come next february, our family of three is to gain a new member.We'll be welcoming a young Nigerian child struggling with autism into our home. I hope the warmth of our open arms will be enough to give her the care she needs, and I've told my children to accept her, even if she may be of a different color and learn in a different way. Though little Abieyuwa may be blind and suffer mentally, I plan on giving her all the love and attention she desires.
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