Update 8/16/06: I am back in Alabama where I was originally born & raised. I am living with my sister for the time being, and am loving every minute of it. We share cooking duties as both of us are now working. I love coming here to find new quick easy-fix meals that I can cook for my sister so she does not have to worry about it after a hard day at the office. She is an inside sales rep and I work as a project coordinator with a small construction firm. My husband is still working in Texas for now, but that will soon change and he will be joining me here in Alabama. I just want everyone who reads my profile knows how much I love this site. You guys are wonderful. I've always loved the Betty Crocker Cookbooks and Southern Living Cookbooks; their annual ones. Of course I love looking at any and all recipes for some reason even though I'm not a cook. I'm for anything that is quick and easy - in and out of the kitchen in record time. I especially love crockpot/slow cooker recipes. I spend most of my time reading, but I do enjoy counted cross-stitch also. I love playing around in the water (not a very good swimmer). My husband and I had Mason, an 8 year old Cocker Spaniel (who recently passed away - he will be missed very much as he was a huge part of our family), Pretty Boy, a 5 year old Cockatiel, and a recent addition to our growing menagerie, Pat, a blue conure whose vocabulary includes: "Hello", "Luv U", "What you doin", "All Right", and "Pretty Pat". We are both into collecting: He loves collecting Dragons & Wolves, and I'm into Tweety Memorabilia and Bells. My dream is to travel through Alaska one of these days. I just love hearing about that state. My Mom & Dad came to visit me when I was still living in Texas after a 4-week vacation travelling through Alaska. The picutres they took are simply breath-taking.