Hello! My name is Kalani Goins and I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. My family moved to California and now I live with my husband in Oregon. I am a therapist in private practice for adults and I love my work, which started in California, and now I am so fortunate to have referrals from various parts of the world, so I work a great deal on the telephone, which is fascinating to me. I also do some folk art and love to garden; mostly flowers. I love to read, and although I have to do a great deal of clinical reading, I take pleasure in a good novel. I love to cook; I have some experience with Chinese, Japanese, Italian and German cooking. My husband likes hearty meals, and because we live in the country and can sometimes can get snowed in, I cook and freeze things so we will have good meals if we can't get to the store. My big push for the year is baking and distributing cookies at Christmas to the businesses in town; they are so friendly and so willing to help us during the year. I also volunteer much time to an organization called, "Days for Girls," which is on the web.
Many kinds of things interest me; especially hearing about how others live and what their lives are like. I like most cards, but do not want to receive nudes or erotica. I especially love those that show the area where you live or someplace you love and descriptions of what you do if you care to share that. I love it when people make little symbols telling what their current weather is like as world weather is a hobby for me. I would very much like to know whether you are living near the place where you were born, or if your life has entailed moving away from the familiar. I wonder how you found Postcrossing!
We live in an area that lends itself to hiking, swimming and picnics by the lake. We live about 30 minutes from town on forest and farm land, so we see the occasional fox, coyote, cougar, raccoons, wild turkeys, etc. There are small black bears here, but though my neighbors have seen them, I have only seen their fur left on the black berry bushes in summer. People who ride horses on trails out here put jingle bells on the backs of their saddles, and no one has ever run into a predatory animal.