A bit about me

I was born (1976) and raised on the West Coast of the USA and uprooted myself to Finland in 1998. I moved to Finland to be with my boyfriend, now husband, Mr Siili (1974) (we’ve been married since 2006). I have since received my Finnish citizenship and plan on staying in Finland forever. (Yes, plans could change, but probably won’t.) We have 2 cats, Rusty who is an older gentlemen and Mansi, a young active girl. We currently have 2 black and white sister cats: White-face and Black-face. They are stand-offishly cute white cats in a black cat suit. I love frogs, reading, baking and doing crafts.

We started trying to grow our family in August 2008 and welcomed our little boy, Paxlet, into the world at the end of August 2012. After this we weren’t really TTC, but we also weren’t preventing. In July 2014, we got a big surprise BFP, without any doctor’s help.

Within my little corner of the internet, you’ll find my thoughts on TTC, IF and life in general.

More randomness about me:
– I love sushi and pizza
– I’m an upper yellow belt (yellow with a green stripe) in Taekwon-do (although I haven’t practiced in years)
– I’ve won a gold medal in a Taekwon-do competition
– I love tea, a lot
– I HATE hate cigarettes and their smoke! (Yes, I know hate is a strong word, but it truly reflects how I feel about this)
– My first “real” job was at a center for mentally disturbed children. I was 14 and my position title was “warm fuzzy”
– I’m easily irritated by little noises (ask Mr Siili)
– I’m the oldest of 4 kids (what else would I be the eldest of? puppies? kittens?)
– I’m a Leo and Dragon, astrologically speaking
– I’m left handed
– I love dill pickles and drinking pickle juice, but it has to be the right kind of pickles!
– I love getting mail (snail and electronic)
– I love love love RHCP and Anthony Kiedis (finally saw them in concert on Aug 1, 2012)
– I’m loyal and a great friend
I know I’d be a good mom if only I could get pregnant,
I hope to be a good mom, now that I’ve gotten pregnant and our little boy is on the way
– I know I’m a good mom (most of the time), now that our little boy (2012) & girl (2015) are finally here
– These days, I more often than not question how ‘good’ of a mom I really am. Moming is challenging!!

Some more random-y good-stuff about me in some ICLW posts:
May 2011
July 2011
August 2011
October 2011

If there’s something more you’d like to know or think I should add here, let me know!

Some awards I’ve received:
Dec 2011

Oct 2013sunshine-award

July 2011, September 2013 & March 2015Iron Commentor

6 thoughts on “A bit about me

  1. You must be the one that commented on my blog about being from the Oregon Coast but moved to Finland!! Thanks for visiting my blog. I am very easily annoyed by little noises as well, and you can ask MY husband about that! lol

  2. If only you had a ‘like’ button…
    Am with you on the cigarettes front. Unfortunately, in Spain, LOTS of people smoke. Was a real shock to the system. I’m not sure I can get used to it 😦

  3. You mention that you have sewing instructions for a vintage Snugli baby carrier (the one with a zipper and inner baby rest?) if so, could you share them with me? Thanks.

  4. Pingback: Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award | My Perfect Breakdown

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