Hello! I am a beginner at cookieing and love it! However, being a perfectionistic overachiever . . . well . . . this adventure is teaching me to be very kind and accepting of self. LOL! I live near Ft Worth, TX and have been married for 25 years. We have 2 boys! We adopted the oldest when he was 14; he is now 26, and our youngest was 3 at the time. He is 15 now. We try to live a simple life with the least amount of busyness as we can, but most days are slam packed . We have a small B&B outside Ft Worth that keeps us busy. This past summer I began doing yoga on my porch since there really isn't great classes close. It really does help to get my mind focused and relieve stress. I started yoga mainly to reduce the grief of losing my dad to cancer, which sucks (I hate cancer), and then also my mom's passing 14 years prior which I never truly dealt with. I have always wanted to decorate cookies but never thought I was talented enough until I just did it. I was not awful. LOL!! I found that sitting and jamming out to my old classic rock while decorating really calms me . . . well so far. I haven't had enormous orders or anything just yet, thankfully.
My most difficult cookie achievement is probably a steady hand and then of course my high expectations. I would love that the way I see it in my mind would just suddenly transform on to the cookie (like be an instant Julia) but it just doesn't seem to happen. LOL!! I have noticed that the creations purely from my mind turn out better than copying a design.
Well, so this is me - silly, sensitive, loyal, beautiful me! I'm 49 and a Cancer. I love long walks on the beach . . . oh, wrong site. HAHAHA! Anyway, if there are other Ft Worthians I would love to meet and have coffee or decorate cookies together! That would be fun!