I am an escapee from a previous life of professional employment in various fields of nursing, management and occupational health and saftey. We moved to Arizona 13 years ago after having spent all our life in different areas of MA. I live with Mr. Lorac and 2 black cats Mo (Mozart) and Go (Van Gogh). I love doing creative things - oil painting, sewing, crafts, decorating and especially cooking. I enjoy digging through antique/thrift stores looking for treasures, art of any age, shape or form, classical music, suspense- thriller type fiction and people watching. I have 2 married sons, 2 wonderful daughter-in-laws, 4 grandcats and 1 grandson born on the 4th of July ! I Co-Host the Recipe Request and Eastern European Forums.