Who is happynutritionist on Wizzley?
Wizzley is one of several places where you'll find happynutritionist - if you'd like to know more about her, please take a moment to read this short bio
Greetings! I'm always excited when I can find another place to write and share, it's what I do as a freelance writer.
My username, happynutritionist, comes from my past life...no, not the reincarnation kind of "past life", but before I decided that enjoyed writing.
I am a retired herbalist and Certified Nutritionist. There was a time when I met with clients and taught classes on Nutrition and Herbal Medicine.
Various life events brought about changes, and I no longer meet with clients, but happynutritionist is my name throughout the web and has been for many years...so I continue to use it everywhere, including here on Wizzley.
This is the profile picture I am using right now
It was taken at the New Jersey Botanical Gardens a few years ago.
Your's Truly! Yes, that's me.
My food and drink pages on Wizzley
As a "retired" Nutritionist, I like writing about food...here are a few of my food pages
This is still my favorite Nutrition Book
It is a thick book full of wonderful information that was part of my studies in conventional and alternative approaches to Nutrition
Here are more of my food and drink pages
Other Places Where You'll Find Me On the Web
I maintain a website and 2 blogs
This is my first website, and is in need of updating, but contains a lot of helpful information as is.
Working Grandmothers, a Place to Rest
This is another blog that has a variety of things for woman who work from home or in the workplace to enjoy. I am starting to add crafts, gardening tips, and I'm always looking for people who would like to share their business success stories.
Aspen the Yorkie
A blog and pet care site, dedicated to our sweet Yorkshire Terrier who blessed my life for 14+ years, from March of 1999 when I was with her at her birth, through August 2014 when I was with her when she passed over "the Rainbow Bridge". The site continues in her honor.
I do a LOT of Writing and a Little Selling
When I'm not cleaning, cooking, or out and about, I'm WRITING!
I try to keep up with my blogs and website. I used to have a few more blogs, but decided it would be best to narrow my focus to the ones listed above. I have too many interests, I think, and am always trying to figure out where best to focus my time.
I also enjoy vintage paper items, and other collectibles, and sell things on and off throughout the year on eBay. If I have anything listed at present, you will find it below.
Sometimes I sell things on eBay
My user id on eBay is claudias_corner_auctions - if I have anything listed, a few of the items may show here
My Yorkshire Terrier, Aspen, was a great inspiration
I miss her very much
This is Aspen, my Yorkie. I have started a Yorkie picture page on Wizzley.
Aspen was part of my life from the Spring of 1999 to the summer of 2013. She is still a great part of my memories, my late husband and I adored her.
I watched her mother give birth which was the first time I'd seen puppies delivered. There are newborn puppy pictures at the link above.
In May of 2015 during a difficult time in the family, we were finally ready to take in another dog that needed a home, a beautiful Pomeranian. We named her Happy, because my son told me that he could see that she made me happy.
Since that time, in August of 2017, my dear husband passed suddenly. Happy has continued to be a wonderful companion to me as I grieve his loss. I think it's safe to say that she is a therapy dog for me.
Plush and Stuffed Toy Yorkies
These are so cute, and remind me of Aspen
|Cuddle Toys 1897 Yettie Yorkie|
1897 yettie Yorkie 30 cm long. Designed in USA by Douglas Co. Inc. Celebrating 60 years of smiles 1956-2016. Soft toys created with care and craftsmanship using quality material...
Douglas Co. USOnly $16.95
|Douglas Plush Brenton Yorkie Stuffed Animal|
When you catch sight of Brenton the Yorkie stuffed animal, you might just have to look twice, this feisty pup is so lifelike! Fans of the Yorkshire Terrier will be delighted wit...
Douglas Co., Inc.Only $27.95
|Aurora World Flopsie Yorky Dog 12"|
The premium Aurora plush toys bring forth the best in quality and value, bringing gifts of smiles to children of all ages around the world.
10 More Facts about Me
I don't like talking about myself
Yes, it's true, doing a whole page about myself using the words "I, me, my" over and over is uncomfortable to me. I suppose you could say that I don't think highly of myself or I am insecure, but I'd like to think it's just because I've been taught to be more concerned with others than myself.
Here's a list of a few more facts:
- I was married April 7, 1979 to my dear husband, Paul...our marriage lasted 38 and 1/4 years, until he passed suddenly on August 6, 2017.
- Our first child was a son, Mark, born in July of 1981 - he's a wonderful single guy, very artistic, working in the graphics arts field.
- Our second child was a daughter, Heather, born in January of 1984 - she is happily married.
- My sense of humor tends to be a little sarcastic...which can be funny sometimes, and not so funny other times.
- I live in rural Northern NJ in a small lakefront log cabin.
- I am a Christian through and through thanks to what Jesus did in my place on the Cross.
- I enjoy doing in-depth Bible Studies.
- I used to be a book worm, now I'm an audio-book and eBook worm, thanks to my Kindle. I always have 2-3 books in progress.
- I grew up in central Jersey, and went to a private school until we moved the August before I started High School...private to public school and being homesick all at once was not a fun time at first, but I adjusted.
- I went to college, got an Associate Degree, and then continued at a University until I met my husband and married, never got my Bachelors Degree. I worked as a Legal Secretary while going to college and for a year after we married.
I Would be Lost Without my Kindle Fire - it goes everywhere with me
I use it satisfy my passion for reading, to watch movies, as a tablet, with apps that I like, the possibilities are endless!
My Autoharp looks like this one
But it's an old one, manufactured in the 1970's and not used much by the original owner
From Violin to Autoharp
A nice transition
I took violin lessons while in High School, but there wasn't much use for it in our school at the time, so I lost interest even though I loved the instrument. I kept my violin until about 12 years ago. It was then that I heard my first Autoharp, and fell in love. I sold my violin on eBay, and used the money to purchase an Autoharp with 15 chords, then resold it for more than I paid, and purchased another with 21 chords like the one to the right.
Here are my Autoharp pages on Wizzley
How I Met my Husband
I was invited to a church get together of college and career aged friends by a friend who had just returned from college, and that is where I met my husband. At the time, he had been in New Jersey for a year, moved here from Colorado by his job. Can you imagine leaving Colorado for NJ?
We found out when we met that we worked a block apart from one another, and to make a long story short, began dating, and were married 7 months after we met. We celebrated 38 years of marriage last April, 2017. He passed suddenly 4 months later. I miss him terribly and am thankful for the years we shared.
Pikes Peak - hubby has climbed it at least a couple times
It was not far from one of his childhood homes in Colorado Springs
That isn't all there is to know about me...
...but for now, it's what I can think of
I'm sure I'll be back to share more things as they come to mind.
I guess this page - My Spiritual Journey Through Works of Art - is another very important part of me that shares a lot of personal information as well. Feel free to visit if you have a moment.
Thanks for visiting today, I sure do appreciate it.
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