The one thing I am passionate about...
I love my family - my children, grandchild, sisters, and pet dog. I am passionate about my art - expressing myself, and teaching others. I love to travel and experience the beauty and cultures of the world. Illustrating over 70 countries for a children's book on heritage, has increased my desire to visit and experience these intriguing places.
I typically spend my leisure time
Now that I have retired, one might say that all my time is "leisure time," though I am fulfilled by spending it much as I did when I was working. I tutor, create, read, and walk a lot. What I don't do now, is grade papers/projects and drive back and forth to the school where I was teaching. It's the additional time for personal creativity that I especially enjoy ~ from art to cooking.
The most influential person in my life has been
Trustworthy. I have been hurt in the past by relationships that were not honest. For me, happy friendships are those in which I can feel trust, support, and honesty.
The first thing people notice about me
People say my upbeat attitude and enthusiasm is noticeable, and that I do not look my age. I think the qualities are linked ~ feeling positive helps me feel and look younger.
The last book I read and enjoyed
THE HELP ~ it was about about African American maids working in white households in Jackson, Mississippi during the early 1960s. It was such an eye-opening account of life in that time, when I was in college ~ worlds away from such reality.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- my family and friends
- my creative ability
- my ability to help others
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I think most people need to know me before they realize I can be quick and humorous. I need to be more comfortable with others before I contribute spontaneously to conversations.
Friends Describe me as
Creative, Generous, Intelligent, Optimistic
A little more about me
I have been single for a long time and have come to be rather spontaneous in my ways. I really enjoy cooking, if it is for someone, and I need time to pursue my artistic projects. But, I would enjoy sharing coffee, wine, dinner, conversation, and exploration with someone who has similar interests.
What I like to read
Religion and Spirituality
Sports I enjoy watching
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Tennis
Music I like to perform
Classical, Folk and Traditional
TV I like to Watch
Crime Drama, News/Journalism
My Favorite TV Shows
bones, the today show, ncis