The one thing I am passionate about...
I am most passionate about the things I am involved in. For example, when planning a fund raising concert, I oversee everything, even how the napkins are placed, so that the room looks perfect for the guests. When I am teaching, it is my greatest desire to see my students excel and love their voices and are able to express themselves through their music. When there are family celebrations, no matter how small, it is important to acknowledege the occassion and celebrate it! When I am involved with someone romantically, I have the same focus and desire to make them happy and in turn I hope to make us happy. The one's you love should know it
I typically spend my leisure time
I enjoy watching a movie or reading a good historic novel, although I do like the occasional "romance" novel. I really like sitting and chatting with a friend over a glass of wine or coming up with a new "cocktail" recipe to serve next time friends come over. A day at the beach is a great retreat too!
The most influential person in my life has been
A man who is not afraid to "take charge" when there is a problem or helps out without being proded to do so. A man who works hard until a job is done, but who is ready to dance in the living room at the end of the day. A man who would rather sit outside on the swing in the backyard, sip a cocktail and enjoy the breeze on a warm summer's evening than watch reruns on"TVland." A man who loves his family, is loyal to his friends and puts the "sweetheart of his life" first. A man who is there when duty calls, but is jealous to share the time he spends with his loved ones.
The first thing people notice about me
I am comfortable in social situations and try to make "newcomers" feel welcome. I am an attentive person and will help out wherever I am needed. At a social function,(either Church or with friends)I'll get the drinks or pour the coffee and even wash the dishes so the "hostess" can attend to her guests.
The last book I read and enjoyed
The "Brothers Bulger" written by Howie Carr. It is fascinating to see how corrupt and entrenched potitics are in Massachusetts and how many of our duly elected legislators are "set-up" for their positions. It is so outrageous to see how this goes on, but stopping it seems impossible. One can imagine it goes on all over the country. I like this book, because it draws a straight line as to how these politicians came to power and doesn't embellish the facts. I really enjoy books with historical backgrounds. I also enjoyed the "DaVinci Code" and appreciated the authors use or misuse of historical facts to write a fun to read book.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- That my mother is a great example of how to be kind, compassionate and non judgemental, even if I think someone is wrong.
- My Father's love of higher learning /education was impressed on us, but one must always value people who are tradesmen/craftsmen. We each have unique gifts to offer.
- That my daughter is a fine young woman who possesses all these great qualities that my parents shared with me. Her capacity to understand another's feelings far surpasses her 18 years of living knowledge.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I can come across as "bigger than life" or "strong personality" that some people find intimidating. However, when they get to know me, they see my complete personality and realize I'm a "nice Lady."
Friends Describe me as
Generous, Optimistic, Outgoing, Passionate
A little more about me
I consider any previous relationships that didn't work out as simply a "bad match". I try to see how I have grown from being involved with that person and what good things I can bring to my next relationship. I have also learned to "let go" of a relationship that isn't working rather than turning myself inside out to find out what I need to do to "fix it". Sometimes things just don't work out,and that's ok. I firmly believe there is a man in this great wide world who sees my best qualities shining through and who is willing to help me improve my less admirable ones.