I am happily retired for several years now here in Scottsdale, AZ after teaching school (special education) for a number of years. For fun I collect recipes and quotations. As my husband says, "it's all paper!" I have assembled some of my tried and true recipes into personal cookbooklets that I use for gifts for brides in the family. I enjoy organizing them this way. My favorite cookbook is a family reunion cookbook I compiled for my husband's family. I put in their treasured recipes and numerous anecdotes. I think I treasure it more for the anecdotes, to tell the truth. I also love to do plastic canvas crafting, especially of Christmas -themed subjects.