The one thing I am passionate about...
Being of Italian, Hispanic, Irish, and Greek (among others) heritage, I don't have a choice but to be passionate about life and know that an even-keel is a distant dream. I face life head on with a more or less "quiet" passion. I am passionate about and committed to my religion and my family.
I typically spend my leisure time
Reading, watching tv (esp. PBR, or Professional Bull Riding--big fan, and no one understands how I got into that one, it is a mystery; movies; BYU-TV; HGTV, educational), family history, and messing with the computer.
The most influential person in my life has been
I look for an honest, kind, generous-with-himself man that will be a true eternal companion of the heart.
The first thing people notice about me
Laughter, smile, and eye-to-eye contact (is that appearance??). I genuinely like and am interested in people and I hope it shows through. Then there is that Southern-politeness thing, with its edges rubbed smooth by Western directness (or visa versa).
The last book I read and enjoyed
I always have at least 1 book in-progress and a stack on the nightstand and nearby bookshelves. I read an ecclectic mix of LDS fiction and non-fiction, romance/history/mystery genres. As a librarian, many books go through my hands, and I even have the opportunity to read some of them. The last book I finished was "Glorious Appearing" in the "Left Behind" series by LaHaye (I read all 12). I am also in the middle of a book about Joseph Smith by J. McConkie. I finally picked up pbk. copies of the Harry Potter series to read, as my grandson doesn't understand how anyone cannot have read them at least once.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My faith
- My family and loved ones
- My country
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
Inquisitiveness. Since I was a young child, I have always asked "why"--it drove my parents crazy--and the "why" curiosity hasn't changed. I think that's why I naturally fell into archaeology in college as you are always asking "why" as you examine the cultural remains. Then as a librarian, I spend a lot of time answering others' "where and why" questions.
Friends Describe me as
Generous, Genuine, Kind, Spiritual
A little more about me
I like smaller towns, rural areas, big skies, the American West, and country-western music (back to my childhood roots). However, you can't take the sand out of this Southern girl's shoes. When I get nervous, you may detect a slight Southern accent. I graduated from college a year before my oldest son. I always wish I had learned to oil paint, play the piano, and fly an airplane--but life isn't over yet. I am an Army brat, and I guess that's where my patriotism comes from--tears at the passing of the American flag for instance. I remember the cost paid by Americans for the flying of that flag and honoring all that it means.