Interests: I'm the wife of my best friend for 35 years, mom to two, and mom-in-law to two more. I'm also a Louisiana Master Gardener, seeking certification so that I could pass on just a bit of the knowledge that many generous gardeners have shared with me. Gardening brings me bliss, with many roses, clematis, irises, and daylilies. I also enjoy other outdoor fun, including hiking, biking, kayaking and more. I'm a former teacher and owned a data processing firm many years ago.