About

Ha! This blog has been here for 2 or so years and I never bothered to complete the About section. Though, really I’m fairly certain that anyone who reads this is friend or family and already knows all there is to know about me. But why not?

I’m Sara. I’ve lived in Pittsburgh for about 15 years, and I just realized that it is nearly half my life already. After all, I grew up in rural Colorado and left just after I turned 18. Add in a couple of years in Kentucky, and there you go, my life in a nutshell. Anyhow, that apparently gives you my approximate age. Didn’t mean to do that, oops. I moved here back in the fall of ’99 after it became apparent I wouldn’t have the money necessary to finish college and my then boyfriend, now husband, offered to pay the expenses for me to come out here to be with him. And that was that. We got married a couple of years later, in April of 2001. Two years later we had our first son, N, and he was followed by two more boys, M in 2007, and D just in 2009. Kids hadn’t exactly been part of our plan, but we’re learning as we go. I admit, some days are more fun than others, and some days are more filled with love than others. I don’t believe this is because it wasn’t our plan, but because that’s just life.

I’ve always been an avid reader, have been writing in one form or another since I was a kid, and now I have a new passion, knitting. A perfect day for me is one where I can sit there reading a good book on my Nook whilst knitting up something, anything. I’m not a domestic queen. I hate the tedious necessity of cooking and cleaning, though my cooking skills have increased considerably since I discovered at a very young age that D can’t handle gluten. And I mean full on, couldn’t grow while as a baby because of the trace amounts I passed on to him. I know it’s become quite the fad right now, but we’re not fad people.

This year I’m finally getting to do something I’ve been waiting to do for 15 years – finish my degree. I’m studying to be a historian, with a plan to work in the conservation and preservation of historical sites when I’m done. It took me a long time to figure out what to do with that history degree; all I knew is that most people who have a degree in history end up as teachers. As much as I love my boys, kids aren’t my cup of tea, and I couldn’t stomach the idea of spending my days surrounded by other people’s kids.

So this blog is going to be equal parts family, food, knitting, history, and books. It’s a kind of hodge-podge of whatever I want to write about, just so I can be writing. Who knows maybe this is just the motivation I need to finally write that Great American Novel. In the meantime, if you want to contact me, feel free to drop me a line on facebook or via email

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