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I've lived in several different places (Mississippi, New York, Germany, Montana, Georgia) because my husband was a military officer, but we decided to make Alabama our home after his military career. I've worked for the US Postal Service for the past 15 years and love my job! I've been married for 27 years to my best friend and have beautiful twin daughters (pictured below). One is an art major and musician (she plays viola, guitar, piano, drums, and has the voice of an angel). The other is a French major, Starbucks barista, and ballet dancer, formerly with Ballet Magnificat and now an apprentice with the contemporary ballet company, Arova. My biggest pet peeve? People who bash the Post Office. Given the resources it has the Post Office does a remarkable job. For less than 50¢ someone will come to your house, pick up a letter and deliver it to the other side of the country in a few days time. What a bargain! The majority of postal workers I know are dedicated hard-working employees who take pride in their jobs. Just like in any company/organization you will find some slackers but the reason so much is heard about bad service or bad employees in USPS is because the Post Office is one of the only agencies that touches every American's life. Anytime you have a service problem, instead of just complaining to your friends & family, ask to speak to the postmaster/station manager. If you don't get the result you want write a letter to your congressman. All congressional inquiries are promptly addressed. The fact is that most people find it easier to complain and do nothing rather than do what needs to be done to address the issue. Here are some of my absolute favorite recipes that I've found on Zaar and that my family enjoys: FAVORITE QUICK LUNCH: RECIPE#47504 FAVORITE SNACK: RECIPE#291689 FAVORITE CHICKEN SALAD: RECIPE#192150 FAVORITE SOUP: RECIPE#201592 FAVORITE "UNUSUAL" RECIPE: RECIPE#19103 FAVORITE POTATO RECIPE (tie): RECIPE#15280 AND RECIPE#44819 FAVORITE "MAKES YOUR VEGETABLES TASTE LIKE DESSERT" RECIPE: RECIPE#78204 FAVORITE SIMPLE RECIPE: RECIPE#107411 FAVORITE MIXED VEGGIE RECIPE (tie): RECIPE#183613 AND RECIPE#365501 FAVORITE MEATLOAF (tie): RECIPE#313588 AND RECIPE#329333 FAVORITE RECIPE USING BROCCOLI: RECIPE#9497 FAVORITE COPYCAT RECIPE: RECIPE#123522 FAVORITE RECIPE USING SMOKED PAPRIKA: RECIPE#205225 FAVORITE RECIPE USING FRESH BASIL: RECIPE#276657 FAVORITE PORK ROAST (tie): RECIPE#18058 AND RECIPE#116208 FAVORITE DO-AHEAD BREAKFAST: RECIPE#155945 FAVORITE BARBECUE: RECIPE#293823 FAVORITE FUDGE: RECIPE#76617 FAVORITE RECIPE USING BLUEBERRIES (tie): RECIPE#135198 AND RECIPE#307009 SWAPS Partner: S_Mama0608 Partner: mandabears Partner: Chef nanaof6 Partner: Jamilah's Kitchen Partner: ~Rita~ Partner: QueenBee49444 Partner: JackieOhNo! Partners: FloridaNative & UnknownChef86 Partner: HokiesLady Partner: mandabears Partner: Bblondie08 Partner: cajunhippiegirl Partner: 4-H Mom Partner: Coffee lover Partner: Toffiffeezz Partner: morgainegeiser Partner: NELady Partner: Breezytoo Partner: mydesigirl COOK-A-THONS TAG GAMES #34 Group Partners: **Jubes**, Kiwi Kathy & susie cooks #33 Group Partners: Elmotoo, Karen Elizabeth & PaulaG #32 Group partners: happynana, MarraMamba & Pneuma #30 Group partners: Chili Spice, January Bride & Tisme EVENTS