I am a mom of three grown daughters + stepdaughter, a cheerful and engaging bunch of girls. My husband is a high school teacher and I have been a Rolfer (a therapeutic bodywork modality, think chiropractic/phys therapy/massage all blended together) for 18 years.
As a guest in anyone's home I still stick to the lifelong habits my Irish grandmother taught me - don't make a mess, don't leave fingerprints on the "good" furniture, and always use coasters under beverage containers. I'm happy to switch from "outdoor shoes" to comfy slippers in the house (slippers being one of the 5 things I *could* live without but would rather live with them).
Books have always been essential, and with each passing year some contact with pets becomes more important. Our two kitties have a pretty good gig at our house. Travel is also high on my list; it's a passion that runs in the family.
If you call me about a reservation request, my outgoing message will probably say that I'm "out of the office" and will return your call days or weeks in the future; but that doesn't mean you! I'll be checking messages while on the road. Call any time! The ringer is silenced at night, and I resist the urge to answer it when I'm driving - will pull over and check voicemail soon.