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This is me. Taken at my B-day last year. I am 38 years old. I recently remarried - third time is the charm!!! I have one son, 19, who is taking a year off of college. I am a medical transcriptionist - work from home - burnt out big time. I love to cook, that is my relaxation. I love baking, especially cookies and scones. We recently bought a raised ranch at the very edge of the city limits - corps of engineer wetland area across the road, city soccer field in my back yard. We live in a town of about 10,000 - a little too big for my liking, but that is alright. It is quiet here, tho. We have 1 cat, Moodie, who is a tuxedo cat. White paws, white bib, otherwise all black, long haired, short-legged with THE LONGEST whiskers I have ever seen on a cat. He is a big baby. My pet peeves are liars and people who will not face reality. I enjoy counted cross stitch, reading - mysteries mostly, walks, teatime, board games and of course, cooking! http://www.recipezaar.com/members/home/555701/wazzzzzup.jpg This is my baby kittie! These are a few of my favorite things: Cats. Snow - we lived in Alaska for a while when I was little and I loved it! Celtic music, especially harp and bagpipes. Rainy days. Autumn leaves. Fireplaces and bonfires. Historical mystery stories. Cookbooks. Anything Victorian. Counted cross stitch. Calligraphy - working on learning this. Tatting lace - want to learn how. Canning and preserving summer's bounty - pickles, jams, jellies . . . . Roses - particularly pink ones. Lace. Candlelight. Garfield. Moonlight. The ocean- living in the Midwest, this is something I LONG for! We lived in New Bedford, Mass. for a while when I was a child. Travelling- I like to go driving. That is, I don't care to drive myself, but I do like to go driving! Really, really good dark chocolate. The color green - in all of its manifestations. Ice hockey - watch, not play! Teddy bears. Sherlock Holmes. Board games - except monopoly. Tea and scones. New England. Long walks in the brisk autumn air. Hot chocolate. Gazing at a starry sky. Optimism. Homemade soup and homemade bread. Christmas music. Quilling. Origami - want to learn this. Learning about new cultures. The way God's word reveals new things every time you read it! Trying new recipes. Comedy. Making Christmas cookies. Update 01/30/2008: I am getting into Indian food now. Never would have thunk it before, but I am very intrigued with it just now. Also made a life-style change, eating much healthier and at least 1 meatless or vegetarian meal a week, fish at least 2 times a week.