I live along the central coast of California, about a 15 minute drive from the sea. I love gardening and have a yard full of flowers and herbs. Antique roses are my new thrill. I enjoy painting portraits in oil, watercolor, or pastel. I have lived all over the country and am very happy to be in such a beautiful area now. It is knockout gorgeous here! I especially enjoy making everyday meals eventful, and cooking for those I love! I have one wonderful son who lives on the East coast, and two very cool Siamese cats named Mia and Kai.