The one thing I am passionate about...
I am passionate about the adults and children who enhance my life and for the joy I find in the relationships we share. My health is important and I exercise and eat to support it, but I recognize the importance of indulging occassionally! I am also realizing one of my dreams by living in my little 90 year old cottage/garden. I've enjoyed the improvements I've made working hard to make my home my haven. Being able to share it with others is a joy.
I typically spend my leisure time
I spend time with friends/family and we often meet for lunch, have dinner out or just hang out in each other's homes. I spend time training and walking my dog. I love nature, being outdoors and volunteering at the Morton Arboretum in the Children's Garden. I enjoy exercise and used to run...now I speed walk outside daily. I love dancing, reading and book club, movies, gardening, cooking and eating, dining out and swimming outdoors during the summer months. I am actively involved in the Preservation Society of my small town and like to read about historical B&Bs. When possible I like to get away to Michigan to enjoy them .
The most influential person in my life has been
I find myself being interested in people who are open and honest, feeling good about themselves enough to enjoy conversation, spirited discussion and a healthy relationship. I like being around people who truly care about the welfare of others demonstrating this in action and words. I like people who are well balanced being able to take life seriously while still being able to enjoy the humorous side of many situations. These things along with a good sense of humor are some of life's greatest pleasures.
The first thing people notice about me
My sense is that people feel comfortable with me knowing that I enjoy talking and listening. I like to think that people can see the compassion I feel for others and because of this I believe people feel safe with me. I like to look on the bright side of things and believe it shows in my attitude... I'm thinking you would need to be the judge of that if we were to meet.
The last book I read and enjoyed
I loved reading Under the Tuscan Sun by Francis Mayes (which is very unlike the movie of the same name.) The book is the memoirs of the author on her visits to Italy over the course of a few summers while away from teaching school. I loved the author's detailed description of the beautiful old Tuscan villa she bought and restored and her explorations with the people, the neighboring villages, the history and the cuisine.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- Intimacy with friends and family is vital
- My health has been a gift
- My faith is what makes all things possible in my life
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I tend to be a calm and soft spoken person. Because of this sometimes people overlook the possibility that I am also strong. While I want others to be sensitive, gentlemanly and attentive it's important for me to see that they respect the other side of me as well. I view these facets of myself as positive and would want for my partner to feel that way as well.
Friends Describe me as
Optimistic, Perceptive, Physically Fit, Warm
A little more about me
Knowing me I will continually have more information about myself I want to share with my special person and hopefully he with me. I believe communication is the cornerstone of any working relationship and it keeps things interesting and fun. Do you agree? I also have a silly side of me which I take out when I need a little pick-me-up. Life presents us with so many challenges, I would want to be able to meet those challenges together with my partner while achieving a balance with life's many pleasures, which are there just for the taking.
What I like to read
Autobiography / Biography, Religion and Spirituality
Books I've read
he loves me!, jane fonda, the shack
Sports I enjoy playing
Sports I enjoy watching
Movies I like to Watch
Drama, Entertainment News
Favorite Movies to Watch
the godfather, when harry met sally, cinderella man
TV I like to Watch
Crime Drama, Educational
My Favorite TV Shows
without a trace, the closer, channel 11