My name is Irene. I am tinydragon10. I've been vegetarian off and on since 1980 now with the world the way it is so clear I am in it for life. I am disabled and use an electric wheelchair to go distances like grocery shopping. I have a wonderful non-vegetarian service dog. He's a boxer and is currently eleven years old so I know the time I'll have him is relatively short. I also have a cat who's as old as the dog. The dog's name is Donovan, and the cat's name is Luna. I like cooking but my disability keeps me from doing much of it. I have fibromyalgia and standing, grating, and slicing uncooked veggies is difficult for me. I get fired up and go at a new recipe about once a month and then in exhaustion swear never to do it again, LOL. I do though with the human propensity to never learn when to quit. Speaking of which I will quit now.