UPDATED DEC 2013 Geez I HAVE to stop doing this!!! 2 years ago I updated this. My two kids are now 12 and 10, grandson is three and another grandbaby is on the way whew!! QUICK FACTS: 1. I now detail motorcycles for a living and couldn't be happier. 2. I paint and craft and when I'm not doing that, I'm thinking about doing that. If you'd like to check some of that out, click my website below. Not a store site. Just somewhere I've collected all my works 3. I also like to garden and love turning what I grow into edible delectable goodies. 4. Canning scares the hell outta me. 5. I love to cook (obviously) and love to eat as well! 6. I have the most loving *ahem* future husband. We've been together 16 years and have loved every minute of it. He still gives me butterflies! 7. I have been with Zaar since 2005! I've been somewhat absent the past few years. Work and family has kept me very busy! I used to be a moderately active participant here, but, then,... I went back to work I have skulked in the shadows now and then as time permitted but it wasn't til I saw Leslie's infamous peace symbol that I realized how much I missed the people on here! I will miss some that have left (Thorsten, you took THE BEST picture of my pasta recipe, your new site rocks!) and am looking forward to reconnecting with some old friends, even if they don't remember me! MY RATING SYSTEM: 5 = will make over and over, as is 4 = will make again but with minor alterations 3 = will make again but with major alterations 2 = okay, might not make again without some serious alterations 1 = did not enjoy and would not make again, not to my family's taste.