The one thing I am passionate about...
I really love entertaining in my home. I enjoy spending time with family, friends, and neighbors. I throw neighborhood parties regularly - we have 32 households. I provide the wine, tea, etc. and the guests each bring a dish to share. It is a great opportunity for all of us to get to know one another and enjoy good wine and good conversation. I also really love being a great friend and support to my close friends and family. I tend to be the one they call when they need someone to talk to or need a sounding board?they know they can call me at all hours of the day or night. I enjoy supporting and spending time with my brother and his family
I typically spend my leisure time
I enjoy watching movies, attending sporting events, spending time with friends, cooking, spending time outdoors, traveling, taking a walk, and going to the gym. I like romance, action, and drama movies. I love the Hallmark Movie Channel. Most of my traveling is by car, but I will fly as well. In 2010 I visited the Dominican Republic, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Arkansas, Biloxi, and Pensacola. Someday I would like to go on an Alaskan cruise and to Key West, Jackson Hole, and Austria. I enjoy attending live concerts, especially country music but other kinds as well. If Jimmy Buffett is in town, I?m there!
The most influential person in my life has been
I am looking for someone who is a genuinely good person. I want someone who is honest and trustworthy. A relationship cannot last without open communication, honesty, and trust?so these qualities are most important to me.
The first thing people notice about me
Definitely my positive outlook on life. I think life is better when you have a ?half-full? perspective. I like to smile a lot and I am fun and outgoing.
The last book I read and enjoyed
I don?t read many books. I often read work-related magazines (such as REALTOR and AARP) and newspapers. I enjoy local papers and the Houston Chronicle.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My health and regular exercise
- Spending time with my friends and family
- My reputation at work and in the community
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I take my work very seriously and my job requires a lot of thorough detail-oriented attention, so people are often surprised by the degree to which I can let my hair down when work is done. I take every opportunity to relax and clown around. I like being able to put my friends in stitches.
Friends Describe me as
Generous, Genuine, Loyal, Respectful
A little more about me
I stop to smell the roses. Often. I find pleasure and satisfaction in the little things in life. Life is short, but it is full of many things to enjoy. I love rodeos, country music (and other types including Julio, Barry Manilow, Yanni, etc.), dining out (from ?hole-in-the-wall? joints to fine dining), going to church picnics, and many other activities. I often judge a variety of cooking contests and I also attend different types of fundraisers. I love meeting people?I can walk into a room full of complete strangers and have a great time. I have maintained a good relationship with my ex-husband and his family - we have been divorced 21 years.