Irish Gaelic language, music, lace...just, well, everything about where I come from. I practice Traditional Chinese Medicine, I'm a Shiatsu therapist. A knitter, a passionate reader, a black belt and constantly adding new martial arts, an obsessive knitter, a loquacious mendicant. Most vital to who I am, and the basis of every choice I make, is the desire to be the mother my children believe I am. If life itself has a final exam, it is how your children turn out.