I am from Houston, Tx, I am presently not working, I am disabled due to back injuries. My favorite cookbook is My Mama's. Even though it is not purse' a "cookbook", The recipes out of the scrapbook are priceless. Passions I have are to be a very good grandmother and mother. Also to learn Paint Shop Pro! It really is giving me a hard time! *laughing* I do enjoy it though. Pet Peeves-I don't know if this would be considered a pet peeve, it bothers me that families (my kids and step children) do not value traditions of their parents like for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It just doesn't seem that "important" to all set at the "Table" and enjoy the stories and each other.