I was educated in neurobiology, psychology, and molecular biology and am a homeschooling mother of two.
As an artist, I enjoy studying light and color. I find human faces -- all of them -- mesmerizing. If I am studying you particularly intensely, I am probably thinking, "I wonder if s/he can sit still for three hours?"
I grew up in a tight nuclear family, relatively removed from any extended family, so I enjoy genealogy, and being "historical detective." It gives my inner Encyclopedia Brown a great deal of satisfaction to learn about the lives of the people who went into the making of me.
I like listening to music. I enjoy playing games, cooking, and making things with my children.
I am always reading about ten books, and there is a leaning tower of them on my night stand. Most of them are non-fiction, but I do enjoy the occasional work of fiction.