I can't wait to hear from you! ... and you really should like dogs, because right now I live with three lively pooches who keep me company and entertain me.
Fun song about fishin' --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oadumnTsnAk
I am... constantly looking inside. I see happiness, honesty, kindness, creativity, authenticity, seriousness, silliness, sarcasm, health, frugality and financial security... the things that make up my ego and the person. In good shape for being the shape I am, improving all the time. Live simply. Politically aware, not obsessed. Care about my community and sustaining a healthy natural environment. Spiritual, not religious, and feel connected to Mother Earth... the forest is my temple. Looking forward to friendship, the closeness of an intimate relationship, and love...my baggage is long-ago unpacked and thrown off the train!!!
I love the outdoors, all seasons. The lawn, gardens and chickens keep me busy. I design jewelry and several kinds of fiber art. Creative in the kitchen... soup is my favorite thing to cook up!!! Also, Mexican, Asian, or down home American. Enjoy gathering friends and my family at a table or campfire. I'm happiest and in my element when my house is full of people and I'm cooking for them. I love LIVE music!!! - classic rock, blues, jam bands, folk, bluegrass, roots, old country ... large or small venues and especially outdoors! I like to go off the beaten path, browse junk and antique shops, collect (mostly local) art, pick up stones and shells at the beach, camp, and hike in the woods. Time away at the ocean or mountains feeds my soul.
I hesitate to make a "laundry list," as I don't have a clear picture of what my match looks like. What's inside matters more than outside.
Consider messaging me if some or all of these describe you:
*you're a little rough around the edges... musicians, artists, bikers, builders, farmers, hippies and the like, by all means!...(suits and ties need not apply)
*you live within two hours of me (long distance won't work for now, sorry NJ)
*you can talk and listen equally well (listen to understand, not respond)
*you're taller than me (somebody has to be able to put their feet down when we stop for a red light, right?)
*you will take me dancing once in a while (Can you do the two-step? No, me either. So we'll learn together!)
There's plenty more to tell... What else would you like to know?
Update: After several years of using Internet dating sites, these thoughts came to me recently (January 2014). I'm here because I don't want to grow old alone. I want someone to take care of, and to care for me. To share the joys of building a life together, watching our kids and grandchildren grow. Have travels and adventures together. To face the trials of aging with humor and compassion. To enjoy each other in gentle ecstatic activity. ;-) To have conversation with, not an argument or challenge. It's such a different mindset than 30 years ago and we are all so much smarter now. Oh, I have a lot of life left in me!!! I can drink and dance and raise hell with the best. The idea of a quiet night at home, making dinner together, while we plan the next road trip is way more appealing, tho. I'm a believer that people and opportunities come into our lives at the right time. My time hasn't come for a new relationship, and that's OK. I'm content on my own and willing to wait for the right one. I just wanted to put this out there for others to think about... Why are you here? I'm interested in hearing your thoughts. There's always space in my world for a new friend.