A little about me...
Hmmmmm. . . about me. I am a second grade teacher living on a small 22 acre farm on which I enjoy and care for a menagerie of animals. I have traveled extensively both here in the U.S. and abroad, which doesn't make me anything special, but it does give me interesting stories to tell. I would love to travel more, but my traveling partners, my two sons, have grown up and are now traveling with their friends/wives, which is how it should be.
I feel that my interests are quite varied in that I can hop off of my tractor or horse then go inside and get ready for a play at the Fox. While I enjoy investigating other cultures, museums, and art galleries, I also enjoy hiking in the mountains, walking on the beach, and taking my dogs for a walk to the pond. Sometimes the job/farm combination results in having less time to stay apprised on current events, but I try.
People say that I'm funny, which is useful in my job. Kindness comes naturally. I unapologetically treat my family, friends, students, and animals with love and compassion. I don't think I'm an optimist or a pessimist, but a realist. Honesty tempered with a little diplomacy works for me. People seem to trust me and come to me when they want an honest opinion.
About the one I'm looking for...
I am looking for someone who is, above all, a person of integrity. He would treat all people with respect, I would like to find someone who is capable of working hard, but knows it's important to find a way to make a significant other feel valued. He would be someone who is self confident without being arrogant or condescending. Hopefully he will have a good sense of humor (funny but not at someone else's expense) If he liked to travel that would be great. While he wouldn't necessarily have to like animals, respecting my love for them would be necessary.
I'd just like to add...
Cancer made me a widow at the age of 36. I know that there are many wonderful people out there who happen to smoke. While I will not judge them, I also will not date them. No, my husband didn't smoke, and it can happen anyway. But involving myself with someone who chooses to play Russian roulette with their health doesn't interest me (just the realistic side of me).
Q. Do you enjoy cooking?
A. I really enjoy cooking
Q. How patient do you consider yourself?
A. Very patient
Q. Are you romantic?
A. Quite romantic
Q. How punctual are you typically?
A. Often early
Q. Do you enjoy going to the movies?
A. Like it a lot
Q. How much do you enjoy going to live theatre?
A. Love it
Q. How much do you like reading?
A. I enjoy it
My Top Interests:
I have had the privilege of going to the Fox to enjoy live theatre many times. I also enjoyed going to art galleries both here and in D.C. The art in cathedrals and castles in Europe was breathtaking. I find cave drawings interesting as well as the Tutankhamun exhibit which came to Atlanta.
I enjoy learning about various nooks and crannies in the U.S. as well as countries abroad. I have always planned my own trips going as far from home as Slovania, have gone camping in Alaska, and have been to Norway three times--love the fjords. One of my favorite places is Murren Switzerland. Hiking there is incredible. I have met some extraordinary people along the way and hope to meet many more.
Nature and Outdoors
When my boys were growing up I placed them in a jeep with some sleeping bags and a tent and traveled during the summers. (I'm not a hard core camper--stayed in a motel if the weather was not conducive to setting up a tent). Although I cannot say that we visited every national park, we did visit a lot of them from Acadia in Maine to Olympic in Washington and almost everything inbetween. I feel strongly that these parks should continue to be protected. There is something unique about them all
Message Starter Ideas
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Q. If two of your closest friends were asked to describe you what do you think they would say?
Q. Do you like to travel? If you could go anywhere where would you?
Q. Describe four of your main goals in life.