I am a retired nurse who started life as a high school English teacher. After about 6 years, I realized I was going to do physical harm to a student or a parent because I couldn’t deal with their BS. Then I became a registered nurse and did many things, including spinal cord injury nursing, home health, and administration. In 2002, I became very symptomatic with pulmonary hypertension as a result of taking phen-fen in the 90s. I had to quit working, but in that time, my daughter and I owned a quilt store–feeding one of our passions. I had major surgery in 2004, lost a lot of weight, and went back to working as a nurse. I started teaching in the local college nursing program and after a couple of years became the director of the program. I retired in 2013 and started home schooling my very bright granddaughter who is now 9 and in the 4th grade. I live with my husband of 45 years in a small town in northeastern California and have a view of snow-covered mountains and enjoy the four seasons here. We have deer in our yard almost everyday, occasional bobcats or mountain lions, and some raccoons. I love to cook, can, and quilt–not necessarily in that order. I started this blog because as I read various blogs, I am appalled at the lack of grammatical correctness of the writers. I decided to try my hand at it. Thank you for reading.