My name is Janice. I'm 41 and I've been married to my wonderful husband Wes 45(I'll admit to meeting him online) for just over nine years. We live in Battle Ground Washington, a little north of Vancouver WA. I have two great boys, Mike 20 and Jeremiah 18, from my first marriage. I also have a grandson Theodore and another grandkid due to arrive in June.
I don't remember ever learning how to read. The first book I checked out at the library when I was in Kindergarden was Little House in the Big Woods. I've read the Little House books over and over growning up and now collect the other Little House series. Laura was born almost exactly one hundred years before me, my younger son shares his birthday with her. I've always felt a kindred spirit with her and she is probably the reason my hair is long(to my fingertips) and worn always braided. Laura and Manly were my first romance story and I have always prefered historicals and westerns.
My first CA book was Annie's Song (which is my favorite) and I've been hooked ever since, I may not post alot lately, but I check in now and then to see what's going on and to learn about new releases.
I work two jobs, I've been a maintenance service tech at a large apartment complex in Vancouver Washington for almost 11 years. I also work evenings stocking freight at a local HomeDepot store. I'm tired. lol. I work two jobs because I was fortunate to be able to build our home a few years ago through a USDA rural housing program, it was 15 very long months. But I'm grateful for the oportunity to own my home and am determined not to risk loosing it! My husband is disabled with OA in his hips and has already had a total hip replacement when he was 43. He has tried to work but it is hard to find someplace willing to work with his hip problems and his ADHD. I actually prefer him to stay home since he often goes for days without sleeping and really shouldn't drive when he's been awake that long.
Besides reading anything, I love gardening and crocheting afghans. I also have four dogs, well, right now a little more than that. I breed Labradoodles. I am allergic to cats and dogs and discovered labradoodles a few years ago. It's great being able to have dogs and not have to worry about asthma attacks and full blown allergy reactions. I had a hard time finding a breeder in my area and since my sister has bred beagles for years, I thought that I would breed Doodles. I have two Standard Poodles, my male Fritz and a female we resucced Mercedes, and two labradoodles, sisters, Gretchen and Hiedi. In December, Gretchen delivered our first litter of nine puppies. Today they are eight weeks old and the first one has gone to his new home. I'm going to miss them all when they go. Maybe more than my own boys when they left home, atleast they call me. Thank goodness for my husband to hold down the fort for me.
It sure is nice to come to the BB's to see what's going on in the world beyong my little plot.