Hi! I’m Tracey Rains! I think I’m funny. And sometimes profound. I love writing and reading and all things whimsical. But who am I?
Well, I’m Tracey, and spontaneity has never quite been my strong suit. I’m a planner; I make reservations for every trip, for dinner, for lunch even. I researched for weeks before committing to a smart phone. I started and trashed multiple versions of my introduction my this site, realizing that it is very difficult to describe myself without either sounding like an egomaniac (maybe I am…) or falsely self-effacing. But here goes…
If I’m such a planner, why Spontaneous Whimsy? While I believe that planning ahead is infinitely superior to jumping in to decisions with your eyes closed, there is a chance I over-do it on occasion. My spontaneous side has been smothered far too long, and I’m developing a home for it here. Whimsy, on the other hand, is never in short supply in Rainsville. So, I’m putting my weak and strong sides together.
So who am I? I’m a word lover with various interests living out the life of a frustrated writer here on my blog! I’m a public school teacher, and have been for thirty years; I’m proud of that work, and I won the Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award in 2015. I’m a singer– in public when I get the chance (I’m pretty good); I love music of most any genre (not modern country, though); I love animals and have a houseful; I enjoy learning about other cultures; I love to read and write–which does not preclude an enjoyment of television; I enjoy Art, fine foods, not so fine foods, and my secret ambition is to sing in a Big Show (Oh, I guess it’s not so secret any more), and I think I’m funny. And maybe on occasion profound.
Hi! I’m Sophie! I like running. I like people. I hate bunnies. They’re evil. They pretend they’re not, but they are. I used to live somewhere else, but that wasn’t home. Now I live here with Mr. Carl and Mrs. Tracey and my BFF Isabel, Mr. Boomer (he’s so nice), and my snack buddy, Buffy.