I'm a retired high school teacher who relocated to the Seattle area from Southern California. I love the weather here; love the rain. I am the second of ten children, and I have three children and four grandchildren. My mother was a good cook and I can't remember a time when I did not like to cook or bake. I also love recipes! Passions? I am passionate about politics, which is a bad idea as it most often causes stomach upset! I'm trying to wean myself.