A little about me...
I am an outdoor-loving woman with a wry sense of humor who likes to know what's going on in the world. Hiking, gardening, playing Scrabble and bridge give me pleasure. I taught math to high school and college students for nearly 40 years, but retired at the end of 2012. Now I keep my hand in it by tutoring one or two students each quarter. Last year I went through the Master Gardener program here in Snohomish County and now put in volunteer hours getting my hands dirty in community gardens as well as my own.
About the one I'm looking for...
Looking for a man to join me on those hikes in the mountains and then curl up with me on the couch. (Actually, he doesn't have to be a hiker so long as he loves the outdoors.) He needs to be comfortable giving and receiving affection; he will be my one-and-only and I expect the same exclusiveness from him. He will share some of my interests, have a sense of humor, be respectful, honest and reliable. It's also important that he like my family--but that's not hard to do.
I'd just like to add...
Family is high priority with me, but since my children/grandchildren don't live very close, visits are not frequent. Six of my seven grandchildren have taken a one-on-one trip with me to Arizona, Hawaii, North Carolina, Costa Rica or Honduras. The youngest is turning 11 in May, so we will be planning his trip soon.
Q. Do you enjoy cooking?
A. I really enjoy cooking
Q. How patient do you consider yourself?
A. Quite patient
Q. Are you romantic?
A. Very romantic
Q. How punctual are you typically?
A. Always on time
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 love it
My Top Interests:
Nature and Outdoors
Being outdoors in nature makes me feel completely alive. I could be hiking to a beautiful alpine lake, car camping with family or friends, or weeding my garden; the feeling is the same, pure joy.
I am not an artist myself, but an appreciater of the arts.
Live drama draws me in and takes me to another place. I like that.
Viewing graceful body movement accompanied by music in modern dance or classical ballet gives me pleasure. It also reminds me how difficult it is to make those graceful moves look easy.
News and Politics
I like to know what's going on in the world--who the players are and what influences their decisions. On most election nights, I'll be staying up for the results.
Message Starter Ideas
This member would like to know one or more of the following about you:
Q. Do you like to stay in shape? If so how important is it to you?
Q. If two of your closest friends were asked to describe you what do you think they would say?
Q. Do you like the outdoors? What do you enjoy doing the most?
Q. Do you like to travel? If you could go anywhere where would you?