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Located in the Sandhills of North Carolina, I am a psychologist employed by the local school system and work with children with special needs, along with their parents and teachers, to help develop the most appropriate education plan for them. I am the mother of two and the grandmother of now five delightful and adorable grandchildren and enjoy sleep-overs, carpet picnics, and otherwise spoiling them rotten! As they grow and develop, I marvel in the miracle of life... as well as the simple joys that are so fulfilling. Cooking for one continues to be a challenge for me and it's hard to cook healthy stuff for dinner after a long day at work when cheese & crackers makes a quick and easy supper. I find that cooking big on the weekends helps in that department. I also like the new steaming bags a lot.... top and tail a handful of green beans and a couple of minutes in the microwave... steamed green beans for dinner! I'm doing well in reducing/eliminating convenience foods and cooking more from scratch. Yea, me! Doing away w/ white foods (white bread, white potatoes, white rice, etc.)... well, I'm still working on that but getting better. Do prefer whole wheat pasta, which I thought I would hate.