I just retired from teaching this past May. I am financially secure and own my home, and two vehicles. I have two grown children and three and a half grandchildren and family is important to me. In retirement, I'd like to try and publish at least the first book which is almost finished. I'd like to travel and enjoy life with someone special. I've been to Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and Micronesia in the past three years and would enjoy seeing other places overseas and within the U.S. I'm not a cruise type person, but more adventurous in finding "secret" spots in areas where I travel. I love Hawaii!
I consider myself creative and have many hobbies. I enjoy photography and scrapbooking the pictures I take. I like making jewelry, cooking, baking, sewing, organic gardening, learning new things to do on the computer, and hanging out with friends. I also enjoy card and board games. For exercise and for fun, I swim laps at a local sports club. Outside I also enjoy kayaking on calm waters, and snorkeling in warm ocean waters.
I really enjoy eating out, going to movies, and attending live musical theater. I enjoy soundtracks, oldies, and, as you will learn, the music of John Denver.
My faith is important to me, but someone of a different faith or a spiritual person would be welcome.
I'm very comfortable in my own shoes, financially independent, home owner, educated, and proud of my accomplishments so far in life. I'm looking for the same in someone else. I'd like to share my interests and time with someone who wants to be my best friend first. If romance develops, wonderful!
I really don't like tattoos or body piercings!