Will be moving back down to sunny San Diego the end of Sept after spending some time up in the Pacific Northwest (Idaho to be exact). The PNW is a great place, but at this time in my life I want to be close to my daughter and grandbaby (maybe someday I'll head back up to a vacation home that overlooks the lake :)
It really is harder than it seems to talk about who you are in a profile as there is so much more to each of us and who we are than can be written...
About me...Hmmm... I guess I would say I'm a modern type woman who has become self sufficient, but was raised with old school values and believes we're not meant to live life alone without a partner to share life with and lean on. I'm loyal, honest and responsible. I do take life seriously, but still like to have fun and joke around (haven't lost that little girl in me). I have a good sense of humor and definitely have learned to laugh at myself (I can do some dorky things sometimes).
I believe in affection, so an unexpected kiss or touch given to the one I’m with is a very common thing for me to do (communication doesn’t always come from talking; it’s a balance of talking and actions). I really enjoy good conversation or a friendly yet competitive sport/video/card game (I play a mean game of air-hockey). I'm more of a jeans type of girl, not afraid to get my hands dirty, but enjoy putting on a dress and going someplace nice. I appreciate the simple things and pleasures in life. I enjoy going new places and experiencing new things in life. I am eating healthier these days and would enjoy cooking healthy meals with someone. Along with eating healthy exercising has to be a part of my life and I'm making more time for it. It would be nice to have a partner that might enjoy exercising together sometimes, (not looking for a gym rat :) or doing fun activities that would give us time together and exercise at the same time.I like to hike (haven't found a hiking partner yet), walking and things that get you outside. I've never kayaked or paddle boarded and looking to give these a try sometime.
I enjoy spending time with friends and family. I still love doing puzzles or playing card/board games. I enjoy watching good movies on a rainy or cold winter day (always better with someone special to cuddle up with). I do like trying new activities, foods and places. And I have to admit I love home remodeling, making a house your own. Some of my favorite things....Snuggling up in front of a fire. The warmth of the sun on my back. Ice cream on a hot day or even in the middle of winter. Good conversation. Laughing until you can’t breathe. Holding hands and kissing with someone special. A soft blanket/pillow. Listening to music. Good Coffee and Italian food.
I have a grown daughter that is 29 now, but that doesn't mean that I've stopped being a mom. I was a single parent since my daughter was 2 so I definitely know and understand the responsibilities and dedication of being a single parent and the balance it takes to try to have some personal life along with being a dedicated parent. I'm also a new grandma as of Sept and now helping my daughter navigate through the world of being a single parent. If you have kids you come as a package…this I understand very well. I love kids and am a very family oriented person.
I consider myself to be spiritual as opposed to religious. I'm not one to follow organized religion and sit in church every Sunday. My relationship with God is within myself and being outside amongst nature makes an ideal church. For me, I trust in God and have faith that he knows what he's doing... I keep my faith and keep moving forward down the path of life and hope to find the "one" that our paths connect and we continue to move forward together side by side, holding hands down what is now our path together.
I'm hoping to find that special someone to spend quality time with enjoying each other's company that could possibly lead into long-term happiness and memories. Someone with a good balance of being honest, loyal, affectionate, but still has a touch of the little boy and bad boy in him.(and lets throw in a good kisser too, makes for better communication :-) Someone that can make me laugh and keep me on my toes and would enjoy the same in return. Someone that can appreciate being treated and respected as a man, but also knows how to treat and respect a woman. Someone to share each other’s hopes and dreams with and hopefully fulfilling some of them together. Someone that enjoys exploring new places, trying new things and weekend get-aways, but also embraces the times when just staying home, relaxing or tinkering around the house is the plan of the day. Sometimes after a long work week it's nice to just stay in and have breakfast/coffee in bed, cuddle up and escape from the world and other times it's get up and go and embrace the world and all it has to offer. If you understand the concept of being an "us" and "we"...we might just be on the same page.
We all have pasts that may have left some scars and baggage, but our past is just to remind us of where we've been, but doesn't define our future and baggage is better left in storage. I believe in and work on self improvement, as im not pefect. I don't seek perfection in myself or in my partner...just that we be the best version of ourselves. But if we fit perfectly together while we snuggle, hold hands or kiss, etc far be it from me not to enjoy perfection :)
...and what would a profile be if it didn't mention drama...got to be honest here guys, we women can McGiver drama out of a paperclip and some string...and yes I've seen some men McGiver drama too lol...but I think I'm getting a better understanding of why men hate it so much as I'm not liking it much these days either. Reality is that some drama is just a fact of life, but if we can address it, work it out and move it on as quick as possible then it doesn't sour our lives and happiness.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Something simple and relaxed to talk and get to know each other to see if the chemistry is there.