I live in the mountains of N. California near the Oregon border with my hubby and our labs, Sadie & Elle. My passions are reading, cooking, gardening, traveling, internet shopping (love not having to go to the mall anymore), my job as a school secretary (each day brings surprises)and the dogs. Kind of a loner which is probably why I like internet socializing, but also truly enjoy hosting a successful dinner party. If I could change one thing about where I live, it would be to have the winter storms that dump five feet of snow in one dumpage bypass my house! Pet peeves generally have to do with rude, self-centered, inconsiderate people...just detest that. Looking forward to spending much time here...love how the mods are on top of things after having seen some fights on other message boards that turned into doozies! Hee! Been here for less than a week and I think I'm addicted. edwinna (oh, the name comes from when I used to visit a Mr. Ed chatroom) lol!