I love the mountains, not the beach; not that I would oppose a walk on the boardwalk, or down to the pier; and I'm not opposed to a cruise, after a bit, but can we please stay away from the sand?
I'm an educator, a mother of two, a soccer coach, a ref, and a crazy animal person. If you don't like dogs or cats, than I'm not the one for you. Homeless animals find their way to me, and I help to get them into a rescue, or find them a forever home. My at-home collection remains manageable.
I'm smart, very, so if you want a dumb woman, keep looking. I'm one to say what I feel, but I don't always have to be right. I'm passionate, and I love PDA. I'm not desperate. But I don't want to grow old alone, either. Does anyone?
Turn offs--people who lie. That's a big one--I can take pretty much anything, just tell me the truth up front. People who are racists or bigots. People who are mean or rude. I don't like people who are late without calling, nor do I like people who are condescending to others.
I like kids. I like teenagers--yes, I know that's crazy, but I do. I love animals. I enjoy being outside, but there's nothing like a cozy bed, especially with a good cuddle partner. I generally like to stay up late, and sleep later in the morning, but so far the educational system does not agree with me, so mostly I find myself waking up early. Flexibility and compromise are good words which I mostly know.
I like to laugh and need to laugh more often. Who does not need more laughter in their lives.
My children are nearly grown, but I will always be their mom--they will just need me in different ways.
A couple of things. While I am spiritual, I don't believe that anyone is going to hell, if there is a hell, based on belief system. I have a moral code and believe how you behave towards others, especially small children and animals, and those who cannot protect themselves, a better judge of a person than where they spend their Sunday mornings. My Sunday mornings are often spent sleeping in, and then with a newspaper (on line these days) but I don't oppose having a partner who attends church, especially if they bring me breakfast in bed upon their return.
My dogs are important to me, and have been around for a while. I commit to their lifetime, and have always had a dog. I don't see that changing.
Once I was young, and worried about things of the young, but while I am not old, life has helped me to see what is important, and the things that are not so important. Laughter is important, as is love. The smile my dogs bring me, the silliness of teens newly in love, a long walk holding hands. I love to go out--once in a while; for the most part I'm content to be at home, or for the simple life. I see retirement spent traveling and being content somewhere near mountains and lakes. My forties have been pretty darn good, and I see my fifties as being amazing.
If you are interested, let me know. And remember, I am an English teacher--the way to my heart just might begin without text speak, and with proper, or at least attempted proper, conventions.
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For the first meet, let's chat for a while and figure it out. Lunch is always good. I'm not a coffee person, but a good cup of tea is nice, or we can find something else.
The first date is something else entirely. That, too, we can figure out together.