I live in NW Indiana, near Chicago, retired more than 3 years ago. I'm on our local school board and play alto sax in a community band. I can't choose a favorite cookbook, because I have about 20 feet of shelves with nothing BUT cookbooks. One of the "ideas" listed for this was, "If you have a month off--no work, no responsibilities...." I've had the no work, but the responsibilities are still there. And what I do is put things off until tomorrow because there's plenty of time. Even if there isn't. One of my pet peeves is not being able to find things in my kitchen. Since my son moved back in, and he cooks, and he uses my kitchen...I'm peeved a lot.