This is part of William Penn University's College for Working Adults at 6000 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines, IA. I took a photo of this building because Livie likes it. She says the dome looks like R2 D2's head (R2 D2, of course, is a Star Wars character).
I'm an Air Force veteran, as is my husband. We loved living in the Southwest and hope to get back there one day.
I occasionally work as a freelance editor and writer, mostly when someone I know needs a proofreader.
My husband and I have one daughter, who thinks she's the "Bossy Boss." The three of us currently live in corn country, in Iowa - "The Hawkeye State." We enjoy going on lots of adventures together.
I'm a former equestrian, and I'd love to get back into it. Maybe this will happen sooner rather than later. Our daughter really wants to ride (and has already taken her first lesson), so there's hope that horses will definitely (and permanently) be back in my life even if I don't get back into it myself. But I'll probably get back into it.
I'm a bibliophile, so it's natural that I love reading. I mostly enjoy Tony Hillerman's novels which are based in the Southwest where I loved living, Clive Cussler adventures, James Patterson's "Alex Cross" series, and Nelson DeMille.
I'm also a graduate student; I'm studying English and Native American Studies at the University of Iowa, where I've recently finished my 4th semester.