Hello there! I’m Dawn Perkins.
I’m a pretty simple girl. I love tea and good food and having my family around me. I have an incurable “geeky” side, and love all things techie. I write because I can’t keep my thoughts to myself, but I don’t always know what to write next. Don’t worry, it’ll come to me. Some of it might even make sense to you.
I’m a Deadhead (as in the Grateful kind), I write, I play with Photoshop and HTML and URLs. I’m an Autism Mom. My chickens
are were my favorite pets, but sadly, we moved and couldn’t keep them. Our ever-shedding Pomeranians are not. My musical tastes span genres from jam bands, 80’s hair bands and metal to yes, even country. I enjoy pretty much anything with good guitar jams and a beat.
I love caramel lattes, very dark chocolate, and strawberries. Given the choice, I’ll eat ice cream at the birthday party and skip the cake. I lost 52# in 2014, working my bootie off doing HIIT. Now I work it to keep it off. I like wine, I don’t drink pop, and I love to lift heavy weights. I like to run but I’m not so great about getting out the door to do it.
I’m a homeschooling Mom of over 19 years, usually happily but sometimes not. I’m currently teaching my two sons, 17 & 15, and enjoying this last leg of our school time together. I’m also a Gramma, nine (yes, N-I-N-E) times!
My husband and I have been married 23 years and we make our home in Eastern Washington. It is the land of four seasons, two of which I despise. (The hot one and the cold, snowy one.) I’m a coastal girl trapped in the Inland Northwest but I’m making the best of it. When I can’t, we take off for the Oregon coast, or Hawaii. Anywhere with sand and salty waves. We prefer Hawaii. Our bank account likes the local river. 🙂
This blog is my brain dump, my second time around blog, and the place where I freely write about whatever I can’t stop from pouring out. It could be insightful or snarky, and it will definitely have a healthy dose of my opinion. In the blogging world we call it “being real” or “writing transparently”. Whatever. Eventually it will be my only blog, but for the rest of this mothering season I also still write at The Momma Knows.