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about this eve

contact: deila@eveoutofthegarden.com

I was born on Valentine’s Day. ​

So I have always loved

red and pink hearts,

 cupids,

 heart shaped sugar cookies with pink frosting,

 silly, cheap valentines that come in boxes,

making valentines with ribbons and lace,

flowers,

and of course–

expensive chocolates.

 

It is also special because back in 1976 I received a box of sees candy (hand picked, all my fav dark choc) and two yellow tulips left at my doorstep, with a little hand scribbled note, “happy valentine’s day, gene taylor”, a guy I had met earlier that week in the quad at Occidental College, and later married. 

 I loved school and I still love to learn. I wish I could study in several different fields. However, in college I chose biochemistry and in graduate school I studied pharmacology and nutrition. I grew up in the era when women were being told that they needed and could do more than just be a mother. 

That was a strong drive for me.

And I wanted to be a doctor. 

I had planned on leaving my kids with babysitters and had even asked my sister if she would be interested in watching my kids, so that I could be “more than just a mom”. 

After interviewing with a female doctor, and talking with her own daughter about how she was raised by several nannies, I chose not to go on to a medical career.

 I desperately started searching for that career that would allow me to be a mom and more than a mom. 

I never found that career, but I found that being a mom was more. 

I have five kids. 

I have two granddaughters. 

 I homeschool. After sending two kids through the government public school system, I jumped into homeschooling. I began with my third child, at the age of seventh grade, and then added my fourth child who was in fifth grade, pulling him out right after “back to school night.”

Both have moved on to college, leaving child number five my last student.

I love homeschooling. I get to continue to learn. It is a job. I get paid, but not in monetary ways.

I love to write. 

I love to read, but feel a little guilty reading fiction, or books with no value. (humor is a value) 

I am a Mormon. 

I love studying the gospel, and Hugh Nibley is one of my favorite authors and teachers, I bet you guessed that, he has his own tab on my blog. It is a religion that has depth and breadth that gives me reason to search for greater light and knowledge. A religion that embraces all truth, wherever it is found. 

Three sons are married, my daughter is married and has blessed us with two little granddaughters. 

I have three wonderful daughters-in-law.They have that spirit of being kind and good. They fit into our family as if they had always been a part of it. My son-in-law is a good man, that takes care of my daughter and grandkids. He is the calm anchor that my daughter needs. 

I have worked with my husband in his business of alternative fuels. He has long been designing, building and testing gasification systems to produce a newer, cleaner fuel. 

I have two sisters. They make me laugh. 

I am a blonde in so many ways.

I listen to talk radio, I guess that makes me a conservative. 

I am a native Californian, second generation.

I love to walk and hike among the oaks with my husband, kids, and german shepherd. 

I try to stop and smell the roses as I complete my masters degree in Education, online — my new adventure.

 

 

My progeny (well not the dog):

My former life:

 

Me & Hubby Dear, younger years.

deilaandgene

 

Though I am a member of the Mormon Church, I do not officially represent The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

About this Eve….

contact: deila@eveoutofthegarden.com

I was born on Valentine’s Day. ​
So I have always loved
red and pink hearts,

cupids,

heart shaped sugar cookies with pink frosting,

silly, cheap valentines that come in boxes,

making valentines with ribbons and lace,

flowers, 

and of course– 

expensive chocolates. 

It is also special because back in 1976 I received a box of sees candy (hand picked, all my fav dark choc) and two yellow tulips left at my doorstep, with a little hand scribbled note, “happy valentine’s day, gene taylor”, a guy I had met earlier that week in the quad at Occidental College, and later married. 

I loved school and I still love to learn. I wish I could study in several different fields. However, in college I chose biochemistry and in graduate school I studied pharmacology and nutrition. I grew up in the era when women were being told that they needed and could do more than just be a mother. 
That was a strong drive for me.

And I wanted to be a doctor. 
I had planned on leaving my kids with babysitters and had even asked my sister if she would be interested in watching my kids, so that I could be “more than just a mom”. 

After interviewing with a female doctor, and talking with her own daughter about how she was raised by several nannies, I chose not to go on to a medical career.

I desperately started searching for that career that would allow me to be a mom and more than a mom. 

I never found that career, but I found that being a mom was more. 

I have five kids. 

I have two granddaughters. 

I homeschool. After sending two kids through the government public school system, I jumped into homeschooling. I began with my third child, at the age of seventh grade, and then added my fourth child who was in fifth grade, pulling him out right after “back to school night.”
Both have moved on to college, leaving child number five my last student.

I love homeschooling. I get to continue to learn. It is a job. I get paid, but not in monetary ways.

I love to write. 

I love to read, but feel a little guilty reading fiction, or books with no value. (humor is a value) 


I am a Mormon. 
I love studying the gospel, and Hugh Nibley is one of my favorite authors and teachers, I bet you guessed that, he has his own tab on my blog. It is a religion that has depth and breadth that gives me reason to search for greater light and knowledge. A religion that embraces all truth, wherever it is found. 


Three sons are married, my daughter is married and has blessed us with two little granddaughters. 

I have three wonderful daughters-in-law.They have that spirit of being kind and good. They fit into our family as if they had always been a part of it. My son-in-law is a good man, that takes care of my daughter and grandkids. He is the calm anchor that my daughter needs. 

I have worked with my husband in his business of alternative fuels. He has long been designing, building and testing gasification systems to produce a newer, cleaner fuel. 


I have two sisters. They make me laugh. 

I am a blonde in so many ways.

I listen to talk radio, I guess that makes me a conservative. 

I am a native Californian, second generation.

I love to walk and hike among the oaks with my husband, kids, and german shepherd. 

I try to stop and smell the roses as I complete my masters degree in Education, online — my new adventure.

My progeny (well not the dog):

My former life:
Me & Hubby Dear, younger years.


Though I am a member of the Mormon Church, I do not officially represent The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
  • Lisa S

    Delia, do you have say of what kind of ads you get from blogher? The one on the side bar tonight was one showing a male and female in a stage of undress…advertising brainpower…Equinox…lol anyway..just thought I would let you know…

  • http://www.eveoutofthegarden.com/ deila

    I do have the option to opt out of categories — which I have. Things like feminine hygiene and family planning products, R rated movies and alcohol. The way the ads work though, is that whatever you have been searching comes up. So while I was looking for wedding clothes– a gray dress or skirt– I continually got ads from everywhere I looked. It’s ad specific, which means ad companies keep track of what you are looking for. You can turn that off where it says ad choices on any ad on your screen. But it is a good way to know what one of your kids may be searching for — games, clothes, whatever. Were you searching for brainpower things? My ads only show gray skirts now for me. The ads change every time you visit the page, but if you have been searching for something — that’s what comes up. So… think back to what you may have been searching and see if there is some link to brainy things — very funny.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06814109921379333571 Deila Taylor

    Deila,

    contact me at zayin77@gmail.com

    I have a Document from Nibley you may be interested in.

    Thank You,
    Marv