Hello ~ A little bit about me...I am semi-retired and enjoy writing and I am a published author. I love to read mostly non-fiction, but enjoy good poetry and/or an exciting novel. I do some herb gardening..sometimes flowers. I like to cook and use fresh herbs in my cooking. I do enjoy dining out, picnics, music, movies, a good play or lecture, etc. I take a lot of photos, visit the antique stores and yard sales.. .also like to dabble in the crafts. I still do some volunteer work. I am from Virginia but have lived in Florida for the last twenty some years and love the beaches, especially early mornings..looking for shells, etc. I love animals and have...two little Chinese Crested "Prince & Babe" who are no longer puppies...but still adorable and I also have "Kitties"... I look forward to meeting and making new friends on Boomeon.