I live on the East Coast. We have a cute little house 2 blocks from the beach. It was built in 1947. Someday I would like to renovate the kitchen, but that is all I would change. I collect 1940's/50's textiles. I love the colorful tablecloths, dishtowels, aprons, and hankies and I use them! I also collect Fiesta dinnerware in all the bright colors. My hobby is making stained glass. The real deal - with lead, solder, sharp edges and plenty of band-aids! I love it because each piece is unique and because it is a hobby that has taught me to slow down. Good things come out of patience and effort. I'm married to my best friend. I adore him and I'm so proud of him. He recently retired from a 30 year military career. We balance each other; he keeps my feet on the ground and I keep his head in the clouds. At home we have 3 dogs who let us live with them. Two of them are beagles, Ralph and Layla, and one is a redbone coonhound, Killian. They hunt only their next treat, though. Layla specializes in holding down the couch, Ralph is a great co-pilot on car rides, and Killian recently graduated from obedience school with a C+, LOL. We are recent "empty nesters," since my three children are all launched and out in the world doing their own thing. I am super proud of my two daughters and my son. Trying to learn to cook for just 2 now; it's been HARD!