Just an "average American housewife and mom" I would say. I live on a small farm in Southern Oregon with my husband and a bunch of critters. I am a substitute teacher and keep busy during the school year with that. During the summer, we like to get projects done around our place, camp occasionally, and travel to see our grandson in Salem as often as we can. We have two grown daughters, both on their own in different parts of the state. Our nest is kinda' empty except when they visit. I like to try different recipes, but I'm not "into" unusual ingredients. I like to find recipes with ingredients I normally have on hand. I'm a "last minute chef" too, because I'm terrible about planning ahead. We raise our own beef, so at least the freezer is always well stocked and I can grab something quickly. Recipe Zaar is my fave recipe site. So much quicker than searching through my cookbooks! My passion is my grandson! My pet peeve is people who complain about the price of gas but line up at the coffee kiosks and don't even blink at paying $3.50 for a cup of coffee!