Ok, I'll start. I should preface this by saying that I am not a stay at home dyke although I would consider myself a "housedyke". I'm very interested in domestic and homemaking activities: cooking, cleaning, decorating, taking care of the animals, supporting my partner emotionally. I would be pleased as punch if I could stay at home but that's a financial impossibility at the moment.
Having said that, and hoping that's ok depending on the accepted definition of housedyke, here I am:
My name is Rebecca and I'm a 29 yo RN living on the eastern shore of MD. My partner and I just moved here from Baltimore in November, bought our first house and I've been busy trying to organize things and get it together while we renovate. It's been a challenge, to say the least. I'm currently working in an inpatient hospice but have a second interview/job share type thing on Tuesday at an outpatient dialysis clinic.
I love living here because we are very close to Ocean City, other resort beaches, and THE queer spot: Rehoboth Beach.
I sometimes dislike living here because people seem to have a different standard of courtesy that I'm used to. Or perhaps they are less educated. Most likely it's a combination of both -- so, after spending the first few months convinced that everyone on the shore is an obnoxious asshat, I've been trying to adopt a more positive attitude and think of it as a regional difference.
I've really been trying to focus on optimism and positivity lately. It's not natural to me but I'm working at it.
I have a wonderful partner who works in the food & beverage industry. We have three furbabies: Jessie, our epileptic springer spaniel, and two cats, Murray and Fleur.
My most recent passion is the bento (particularly my new usagi bento complete with chopsticks and rice mold!). I've been mildly obsessed with planning new and exciting food to take in my bento and tried a new recipe today for Vietnamese Spicy Noodle. It turned out better than I expected and was a nice complement to my tempura shrimp.
I think that's quite enough. I'd like it if we had a theme of the week, or a question of the day, or something that would encourage interaction on a regular basis. What does everyone else think?