I am a retired pediatric nurse. I had a serious back injury over two years ago and I had to have surgery. While I was recouperating, I wrote a coming of age ,fictionalized ( this is for Oprah's benefit) memoir about my summer's at my Grandparents cottage. I have a excerpt in Divine Caroline, FISH FRY, it is the first chapter of my book. This book put me in a very good place and I felt that it helped me to recoup. Now I am doing all the artistic things, that I have always wanted to do. I am experimenting with painting and I enjoy that very very much. I also like to write and I am continuing to explore that art. I have a newly retired husband of 33 years and we enjoy traveling, he is also a writer( much better than I am) and he is working on his first mystery. I have two children, a daughter who is married and lives in LA and an actual Hollywood producer! I have a son who is a teacher of special needs children. I am DYING to become a grandmother!!! But I have learned through my 56 years of life that patience is indeed a virtue. Well that's about all I have to say, except..stop driving those damned SUVs they are killing our planet!!!!