I live in South Texas with my DH, two stepchildren and beagle. I work full-time as a grant writer in county government. My preferred entertainment includes family, friends, beach combing, fishing, reading, cooking and embroidery. My current free time (haha!) goals inlcude learning how to sew and becoming a better cookie decorator. I enjoy entertaining and cooking. I have many (way too many!) cookbooks but must say my favorite recipes are mostly those passed down in my family and those shared by friends. Zaar has been such a fantastic addition to my favorites, as well. I'm learning to balance maintaining sanity, taking time to do the things I enjoy, working and being reasonably organized...all at the same time. I use the Flyday system (www.flylady.net) to help inspire me to keep my home and family organized.