Wednesday, September 12, 2012

An Informal Formal Introduction

Well Hello There,
Since this is my first blog post.....ever, I guess I should introduce myself. My name is Debbie and I live in western Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh, for those of you who know where that is. I've been blessed to be able to be a happy homemaker, as Domestic Engineer, as hubby would say.

Most people write blogs about on thing, and one thing only. I am not capable of doing that, because I simply have too many interests. My life revolves, and evolves, around several different things, including, but not limited to, my Hubby, my critters (4 dogs and 2 cats at the moment, but that IS subject to change.) I'll introduce you to them later. I enjoy cooking and baking, I'll be sharing recipes and taste tests with you. I like to crochet, do needlepoint and cross stitch, and I like to quilt too. I have a quilt that I've been working on, well off and on, for 7 years now. (More off than on, but I'll get it done someday.) Now that I've told you about it, I guess I need to start working on it again. I garden, mostly veggies and can what I don't eat fresh or give away. I trade seeds and am a member of which is a seed traders forum at Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. I also buy seeds from The Sample Seed Shop and Comstock Seeds (which is a sister company to Baker Creek).

I spend way too much time on Facebook, and my house is usually quite cluttered. Although I do keep the dishes cleaned, the house dusted and vacuumed, the laundry done, the beds made and the bathroom clean but.....we moved from a big ol' farm house to a 2 bedroom 14X70 mobile home and there just isn't enough room for all our, (okay, mostly my) stuff. I have a quilting frame which is wide enough to do a king sized quilt on, and a rug hooking frame which takes up too much room too, but I just can't get rid of them. (sigh) So they set along a wall taking up space. We just have too much, and I've given away so much already that I can't justify giving any more away.

I hope to someday move back to the country and have a bigger home again. Hubby likes to do wood working and would like some wood working tools and they take up a lot of room too. Our dream is to have a cordwood home and live off grid. What? You don't know what cordwood is. Well, let me tell you a little about it. Basically it's a home built out of fire wood, you know, like what you burn in a fire place or wood stove. Now don't laugh, sometime in the next few weeks I'll probably do a post about cordwood housing. They're amazing and beautiful. I'll tell you more about off grid living too.

Well friends, I have so much to share with you, but for now I need to let you go. You see, I am The Real Happy Homemaker and I have to get something started for Hubby, or he won't be happy when her gets home. I'll introduce you to him later too. He's quite the man and has a really interesting job, I think you'll like him.

Until next time dear friends I wish you many blessings.


  1. LOVE it, Debbie :) Welcome to Blogger :) <3

    1. Thanks San, I think I gonna like it here.

  2. Thank you for being the first to reply. I'm so happy you did. As soon as I figure out how to get the blogs I follow on this page I'll get your blogs listed. I enjoy reading your blogs on A Diet Community FB page. Hope to see you around.

    Thanks again,

  3. Oh my gosh, I forgot to mention I also buy seeds from Botanical Interests too. Didn't mean to leave them out.

  4. Ha! Here I am, finally. It has been a long week and a long day, neither of which turned out as planned. No harm done, and today brought the surprise of your visit on our Facebook page so that we could discover your Blog. I did not realize at the time that you are so new to this blogosphere. I think you will love it here. So many like-minded people to connect with. It is a fantastic way to share knowledge and wisdom and laughter and comfort. Glad you are here.

    1. Thanks Granny,
      Now that I'm starting to get the hang of it, I think I'm really going to enjoy being here. I'll be by to visit all your blogs in the future. I added them to my reading list, so whenever you post I will get it in my feed. I really do like reading all the blogs, but I have to be careful not to spend too much time doing it. I still have responsibilities, like cooking and cleaning, plus my walking exercises to get into shape for my big hike and setting here typing doesn't do much for any of that. Please be sure to stop by again when ever you get an extra minute. Thanks.