Well, the bar has been set high by Nonni and Songbirdy, but I'll try my best.
My name is Patty Dennis, but digitally, I am WaterRabbit. (If you are wondering where that came from, it is my Chinese zodiac sign. And if you want to confuse yourself more, I married my DH Eric who is a Metal Rat in 1989, the year of the Earth Snake.)
I grew up in the Washington, DC area of the US, but I was actually born in Germany - an Army brat, but just barely. My dad retired from the Army when I was just a year and a half. So, no memories of Germany at all. When I married Eric, I moved to Delaware. Started in Newark, moved across the street and was in Bear for 23 years. In September, we made a rather spontaneous decision that it was time to move. End of October (on our 25th anniversary), we moved to the new place in New Castle.
I grew up in a crafty family - my mom did a lot of sewing and taught us girls embroidery. (Did I mention I am the 6th of 7? Boy, girl, boy, girl, girl, ME, boy.) All of my sisters do art in some form now - and one is an Art Therapist. I came back to crafting when I got sick.
Ah yes, sick. I have had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Myalgic Encephomyelitis in other parts of the world) for over 18 years now. Good days and bad days. It certainly forced me to slow down! But it could be worse. Could be cancer - no, wait, did that, too. I am a breast cancer survivor. Three years ago at this time, I was bald from going through chemo. But it was a very minor brush with cancer and caught incredibly early on a mammogram.
Love: reading - almost anything and everything, handcrafts of all kinds - I embroider, sew, quilt, collage, bead, etc. I used to cross-stitch, but brain fog keeps me from following the patterns, cats (currently three), cooking when I am in the mood, puzzles (crosswords to figuring out a problem in photoshop or illustrator) I watch too much television and I play too much solitaire. Eric is still very involved in the medieval re-enactment group where we met, me, not so much. But I did go back to Pennsic (a very large medieval camping event in the summer) for the first time in 18 years last summer and I had fun.
And I think I've now run out of things to say...