Hello Everyone! My name Is Narda and I am 54 years young. I live in Ontario, very near Toronto and am excited to get started and brainstorm with some positive, enthusiastic and caring people out there. I have 2 sons, 26 and 31 and a 23 year old daughter. My interests and education are in food and finance. I am also a DOS chick from the early 1980's - loved Assembler, Fortran and Cobol. Trying to learn Java from my son. Painstakingly took one engineering credit at a time at night every semester for many years. I had to work so full time school was not happening. Now that I'm an empty nester I might just go for a PEng, well, at least the iron ring. My son is beating me to it. He still resides in the bubble along with his sister. The oldest couldn't get out of school fast enough. At 17, with his high school diploma in hand, he hit the closest factory and that was it. He's my hilarious gym rat.
Funny, I missed a midterm exam when in labour with my second son, calling my prof between contractions and telling him if I could give birth in the next couple of hours, a nurse would accompany me to the lecture hall so I could write it. He almost had a heart attack and said he would leave my mark where it was and exempt me. I was so pumped to write it, too! ... crazy lady that I am...
Cooking is my passion especially in the ketosis style as well as helping women 50 and up with beauty and fitness. I taught swimming, figure and power skating and now secretly would love to be a stand up comedian but it would embarass my family too much.
I look forward to us all working together to build friendships and successful businesses. Success IS a state of mind. Oh, be sure to laugh at yourself!
Update: My son just had the ring ceremony this summer.