I am rather new here to LJ’s, and have been trying to get better acquainted with all you fine folks, but have been off to a slow start. Anyway, I thought it would be better to start a blog to let you all get to know me better. So here goes…
I am a 28 year old stay at home mom of a two year old and a one year old – yes, they keep me very, very busy. Short flashback of my life is this:
I’ve been married for about 4 years now. A couple years before I was married I had a bad Freon accident on a job (Freon gas is a coolant used in freezers and such). I breathed in about 240 pounds of Freon gas, which is fatal at around 40 pounds. I survived, but spent the better part of a couple years severely disabled – couldn’t walk without getting completely winded, etc etc.
I am pretty much recovered now, and can live just about close to normal as far as the physical side is concerned. But… I do notice that a lot of my memory has been affected, and sometimes just simple mental processes can…. gum up a bit. Not to where anyone else can notice. But I notice. Here’s what this has to do with woodworking:
Before I had the accident, I did construction, cabinetry, woodworking, etc etc. After the accident I started down the road to marriage and have been busy taking care of babies for the last 4 years. Now that I find myself missing “the old me” severely and wanting to pick up where I left off, I am finding that I can’t. I can’t remember suddenly the stupidest little things. I can’t figure out how to proceed on the simplest project or task, and I end up just standing there stumped for a few minutes.
I want to be myself again, but I need your help LumberJocks. I think the best way to get back my memory of everything I used to know is to just start from scratch again as a novice and see what comes back to me as I go. I may end up asking some really dumb questions, and as soon as I hear the answer, I’ll probably feel real stupid that I couldn’t remember something so lame. :)
So, be patient with me if you can, and I’d love to get to know all of you – and take whatever you can throw my way in the form of teaching and reteaching!
-- -Angela, "Christos Anesti!"