I was raised a country girl by thrifty parents and continue to try to be thrifty. I love this site and have learned so much from contributers! I'm a housewife with two grown children and two granddaughters and one grandson whom I adore. I have a cat, love to garden, read, sew, crochet and do crafts. I am a trustee at the local library and volunteer there usually one day a week after actually working there for thirteen years. My "friend" Mini Pause gives me trouble but I'm trying to ignore her LOL! We have completely gutted and renovated our house in the 28 years we've lived here but I'm always thinking up something knew to get into.