I live about 50 miles west of Washington DC, where I was born. I'm an at-home mom. I also sell on ebay as gypsy18. I love to read, garden, sew, & (usually) cook. My all-time favorite cookbook - bar none - is JOY OF COOKING. ANYONE can cook if they start with this cookbook! I love to travel although I seldom do. I just discovered Dorothy Dunnett's books & am entranced by them. I am a bleeding-heart liberal Democrat in the Confederate-flag-waving Old South. I miss Bill Clinton something awful. If I had a month off, I would go to Europe (I've never been)! I would go to every flea market & junk shop I could find.