The one thing I am passionate about...
My life statement is the Golden Rule -- treat others the way I want to be treated. It's the driving force behind everything I say and do. And we only get one trip on this crazy ride called Life -- so I want to make the most of it!! ??
I typically spend my leisure time
I love reading, cooking/baking, crocheting, and walking. I also enjoy working around my home and making it a lovely place to be.
The most influential person in my life has been
A man with a loving heart, a gentle voice, a tender touch -- someone I can grow old with and enjoy spending every moment of the rest of my life with.
The first thing people notice about me
Probably my eyes...I have big, forest-green eyes with dark lashes. I just noticed that this says other than my appearance...so I'd have to say my laugh! I love to laugh loud and hard.
The last book I read and enjoyed
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. This is the most beautifully-written piece of literature I've ever had the pleasure of reading, There were times when I caught myself holding my breath as I read it, I was so moved. The author did a spectacular job of making the characters come to life. It is raw and horrible and lovely all at the same time.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- Jesus. I don't want that to sound trite...but it's true. I love the Lord.
- My family. They've always been there for me, and I deeply cherish them.
- The life I have now. I've lived through too many unhappy years. Time to get happy!
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I can come across as shy when I first meet people...I'm what you might call an introverted extrovert (or is it extroverted introvert?). I can be a little quiet in the beginning, but once I warm up to you...look out! I'm super funny and sassy!!! I love to laugh and to make others laugh right along with me!!! <3
Friends Describe me as
Romantic, Spontaneous, Thoughtful, Warm
A little more about me
I feel like I've been given a second chance to have the life I've always wanted, and I don't want to miss a thing. I'm longing to travel and have lots of new experiences. I enjoy good wine, delicious food, margaritas on the rocks with plenty of salt, long walks, hugging, kissing, snuggling, and laughing! I'm the mom of three great kids -- a 22-year-old son and 17-year-old boy & girl twins. They keep me hopping!
Impossible to Label
What I like to read
Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers
Books I've read
rebecca, a map of the world, where the heart is, anything by fannie flagg or jodi picoult, the divine secrets of the ya-ya sisterhood, patricia cornwell's "scarpetta" series, all the light we cannot see, we were the mulvaneys
Sports I enjoy playing
Sports I enjoy watching
Baseball, Football, Gymnastics, Swimming
Music I like to perform
Bluegrass, Classical, Folk and Traditional, Gospel, Rock and Pop
Movies I like to Watch
Crime Drama, Educational, Soap Opera
Favorite Movies to Watch
gone with the wind, wuthering heights, the sound of music, arsenic & old lace, rope, harvey, dumb & dumber, bridesmaids, vacation, the great outdoors, napoleon dynamite, uncle buck, overboard, lord of the rings, the hobbit, mclintock!, the color purple, star wars, shadow of a doubt
TV I like to Watch
Comedy, Crime Drama, Documentary/Non-Fiction
My Favorite TV Shows
my 600-lb. life, intervention, hoarders, breaking bad, midsomer murders, classic hawaii five-o, the office, parks & recreation, the andy griffith show