About me

I am a woman beginning a new chapter.

In my last bio, I began with saying that I am a Certified Public Accountant.  My interest is waning.  I speak of my different hats, one being a wife.  My husband passed away October 2013.  Much has changed in the past year, and I feel to the core of me that I am truly beginning a new chapter.  I don’t really know what it will look like.  You’ll be the first to see it unfold on this blog.

But the past doesn’t change, and the past is what has brought me to where I am today.  Those parts of this bio remain.

I think of myself as a creative person.  Some of my happiest times are when I’m working on an art project whether it be mixed media painting, photography or just some crafty little project that I conjured.  But I have to also say, I love my accounting/tax practice.  I am so grateful for all my wonderful clients, and at times I think I must have the most wonderful job.

I was born and grew up in North Georgia.  Yes, I still have that accent.  We lived in the country, and I had an abundance of solitary time.  I played in creeks and the woods, read, built things and loved to play office.  Funny how things you do as a child influence your grown up life, or maybe it was just the essence of me which never changed.

Of course, I had a dog — from as long as I can remember.  And my chickens.  It was a long time before I put together my pet chickens with the best fried chicken you have ever tasted.  I’m usually not that slow; I think it was an early practice of denial.  Those were good years.

Note my early marvelous sense of fashion.  I’m more conservative now, which I think is a shame.

My college degree and graduate studies were in Philosophy.  It was meant to be since I share a birthday with Marcus Aurelius, David Hume and Ludwig Wittgenstein.  During that time, I taught Introduction to Logic.  It was the most fun thing I’ve done in my life.

While my children were growing up, I farmed.  I had the best herd of Polled Hereford cattle.  Pictured above is “Big Mama” with her calf, “Little Mama”.  Little Mama was conceived with semen from California.  Took a 3 day course in how to inseminate cows, and for years I poured over semen catalogs and had some beautiful calves.  Those were good years.

And cows weren’t all.  I also had sheep and Morgan Horses.  Here’s my first foal in 1982, Be Joyful.

Not easy to feed yourself and put a roof over your head with Philosophy or farming.  Twenty plus years ago, I took the thirty hours of accounting required to sit for the CPA exam and now that’s what I do.

I’ve done lots of things in my life, and I’ve just highlighted a few for you.  I’m grateful (or maybe cursed) that I’ve enjoyed whatever I do.  It might have been easier if I had had an overpowering attraction to just one thing.  But I would have missed so much.

I seem to go in a zillion directions much of the time, and blogging is no exception.   Unable to limit myself, not long ago I had three blogs.  Now they are combined into this blog — one varied blog.

I love to cook — you’ll find yummy recipe blog posts.

I love to dabble in all things creative — follow my journey in paints, collage, mixed media, photography.

I’m a small business owner myself, and have been helping small businesses for a whole lot of years — you’ll find some useful information here.

What can I say other than, I’m so happy you’re here!  And I would love to hear from you — simplymyharvest@gmail.com