About me

Hello!  I don’t know how you stumbled across my little blog, but thanks for taking an interest.

I’m a retired professional ballet dancer with degrees in Mathematics and Physics who is making a career teaching ballet at a small ballet academy in Minneapolis, MN. I also help out at the front desk at the studio, and make and alter costumes for the studio’s productions.

I am the quintessential procrastinator, and often take breaks from this blog. If I haven’t responded to your comment in a timely manner, I’m sorry. I’m trying to get better at that.

A few other possibly-although-not-likely pertinent facts:

  • I’m a fan of Doctor Who, and have been since I was 8 and watched the reruns that my dad taped from PBS.  Tom Baker is my Doctor.
  • I love my local library.  I read often, and without my library card, I’d probably have bankrupted myself by now feeding my habit.
  • My father taught me how to use a sewing machine when I was 3.  Then my mother had a panic attack.  I was totally fine; I’m sure he had full control of the machine, but I felt really important getting to sit on his lap and guide the fabric.  Nevertheless, my sewing adventures were over for a while.
  • When I was 8, my great grandmother taught me how to knit, embroider, and crochet, and my father taught me how to use the sewing machine for real.
  • I can make pie crust, bread, cakes, cookies, baking powder biscuits, muffins, and pretty much any grain, vegetable, or dessert you can think of, but any recipe involving meat is terribly confusing to me.  I can caramelize the top of a made-from-scratch crème brûlée to crunchy perfection, but hand me a pork chop and I’m a disaster.
  • I love organizing things, and I love living in an organized home.  Keeping it organized is a different story.  I’m usually living in a state of minor chaos, probably because, even though I like organizing things, I procrastinate that, too.

One response to “About me

  1. I’m a great cook and am learning to love baking. My hands hate knitting. I just cannot comfortably do those tight motions. I love Tom Baker. and I too, live in a minor state of chaos. I look forward to watching your projects progress.

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