1. Backstory! Tell us about you, where you came from, how you got to where you are now.
ohhhh ... this is fun! I'm from deep woods Northern Ontario - I grew up on a farm with no power/ running water - my folks were "back-to-landers" if that means anything to you.
I have moved a lot and travelled internationally a great deal in my 20s. I did my undergrad in Montreal and travelled to Africa, South East Asia, Europe and China for adventure and work. I was (and still am, though less obviously so) a bit of a free spirit, and did my share of backpacking / hitchhiking / camping in the backcountry before I realized my own mortality in my early 30s. I went back to school a few years ago and did a PhD, married my DH and had a sweet baby girl. Since then, I've worked on and off in research but would like to stay home for a while after the next babe comes along.
2. What are you craving right now?
I just ate a huge lunch of orzo-feta salad and a roast beef sandwich picked up at a local gourmet shop. A real treat - a celebratory lunch after hearing baby's heartbeat for the first time today!!!
In general, my appetite has been terrible for about 3 weeks. Too much nausea.
3. If someone handed you $1000, no strings attached, what would you do with it?
I would use it to go and visit my cousin in Florida. I miss her and worry I won't get to see her again (she has cancer and has been fighting it for a few years but things look pretty bad)
4. What's your favorite type of soup?
I love my own carrot / ginger soup and a great curry coconut pea soup that I make pretty regularly. I also love Amy's soups in a can esp. her veg / barley one. I love most soups.
5. Talk about your house a little-- are you happy where you live? Best part about your house? Worst?
I do love our house. It's an little old victorian fixer-upper that is less fixed-up than I would like. I love the fact that the kitchen is open to the dining room and we basically live in those rooms during the day. The worst part is the half-bath off the kitchen which I call the outhouse because it has very little heat and often smells like a dead mouse. Oh yes, we have mice. I have been battling them for months and am losing.
Sadly, we will be moving this spring or summer, so I am already feeling nostalgic about our sweet little house.