I suppose that I have lurked about long enough that it is high time to leave a mark. I am a stay at home mum to two babies - My daughter is very nearly two and my son is approaching seven months. I love being a mum. At first thought that defines me, but to continue I am very happily married to a hard working, handsome fellow as well. I love being a wife too. I am busy with my children but when they sleep I craft. I admire my mother and my mother-in-law for what they can create with their hands and I cherish the heirlooms my grandmothers gave me - quilts, sweaters, afghans and the like. I aim to journal the goings-on here at home to document what is going by too quickly. My goal is to keep track and hold myself accountable - hopefully with the help of some encouraging comments - so that I can make the most of being at home (I tend to get overwhelmed by housework and be a stick in the mud when it comes to get-togethers because of the effort involved). I have worked as a retail manager, although I am currently on maternity leave. I miss the conversations with women more than the paycheck.