I have been recently gifted with a Premium Membership which is just another reason why I love this site and the people on here. Hi everyone, I figure it's about time I update. I have been here since about 2001, and have really loved all the recipes and friends I have found here. I have a son who just turned 21 in June. He lives in Colorado where I was born and raised. I live with my DH of 12 years in Georgia, we are currently in North Georgia and love to hike when it's possible. I have had CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) and FM (Fibromyalgia) for more than 15 years so I am limited in what I can do. I have spent many years trying different therapies and alternative medicines and going to many doctors to find something that helps. (I say helps because I gave up on whether there was a cure a long time ago). Through trial and error have come up with a few things that makes my condition manageable. The thing that I've found to help the most is my diet. Although I don't have problems with Candida, I have found relief from my FM by sticking to a Candida diet. I have been on the diet consistently for almost a year, and have lost 30 pounds and still have been able to create good meals that stay within the limits of what I can eat. My DH has created a really good hot wing recipe I can eat since I can't eat his Habanero Chicken anymore. A lot of my older recipes are regular fare, if you notice as the years go by I slowly start making stuff a little more toward my diet now LOL! All of my recipes are easy because of the fact that I don't have a lot of energy to do heavy duty cooking. I still love to cook and one day hope to get back in that darn kitchen and whip up some fancy vittles. One of my favorite hobbies is to play music. My DH and I have been in in about 4 bands, and we just seem to be happier when we're playing, actually I sing but I love to write songs as well and I can play a few instruments, but not well enough to keep up so I leave all the Drumming, Guitar playing and Bass playing to the rest of the band. LOL!