I am Craftscout. I have been Craftscout for more than a decade, ever since I discovered I was not the first “Scout” to try to get on the internet. “scout(at)hotmail(dot)com” was not available, but “craftscout” was. And since I am an artsy craftsy kind of person, it worked.
Before I was Craftscout, I was just Scout. I have been Scout since my English class was reading to Kill a Mockingbird twenty years ago. My college professors forgot my given name after a week of class.
Now that I have children, and I have to deal with signing papers and emailing teachers and conferring with nurses, I have gone back to using my given name, albeit with some uncomfortableness.
Six years ago, I became a different kind of Scout – a Girl Scout – with my daughter. I didn’t bother to explain that the email address had come before the decision to join. But it feels good to be a Scout again, even if it a title, instead of a name.
About me: I am an artist, and an artisan. I am a crafter and a camper. I no longer dye my hair teal, but that is only because I have to look “respectable” and am waiting for the time when I can look “creative”. I joined Girl Scouts because I believe in the Girl Scout Law (warning – video in link), and want my daughter to grow up with it engraved upon her heart as a guide for living a good life. I have two Black Lab mixes that we rescued from the street or from a family who couldn’t keep her. I have one black cat who is directly descended from Bast and my husband has one cat who doesn’t have the sense of a dodobird. I have two children who love Scouting as much as I do, one a Girl Scout and one a Cub Scout. I have husband that I met and fell in love with in high school, but then I left the state, so the romantic part of our friendship had to wait a few years.
About this blog: I’m not sure. I love blogging, but I am not the most regular. I try, but this time, I am not promising anything. What I will say is that I will probably stick to Scout stuff, mostly Girl Scouts since my husband is the Den Leader in the family.