I live in the South Bay, in a suburb of Los Angeles. I am a wife, mother, Nana, retired librarian, professional genealogist, gardener, cat lover and tablescaper.  I am married to my childhood sweetheart and I have a daughter and two sons and three grandchildren.  I spend my time researching my ancestors, gardening, reading, tablescaping, trying to organize decades of stuff,  and chasing our two cats. We recently bought a small mountain cabin, and I will be spending time up there and blogging about it too.