I live in North Dakota and am a "homemaker." I have a 3 year old son and a beagle named "Lola." I enjoy running, yoga, knitting, and watching way too much television. My husband is an admistrator at the local high school, so we are often busy going to different activities. My favorite cookbook is The Joy of Cooking, but I also enjoy looking through a large collection of recipes that my grandma clipped from magazines/newspapers over a period of more than 50 years. As for pet peeves, I guess I would have to say ciggarette smoke, people who don't fence in/tie out their dogs, and nosey, gossipy people.