Hi! Thanks for checking out my profile. Welcome 2012! I hope this is the year that someone comes into my life and turns it upside down in every positive way possible! Will it be destiny, fate, chance, timing, luck, discoveries by accident! Yes! Will there be devine intervention? Absolutely!! Will someone from our past reappear and we will really see them for the first time...?! Will the face of someone that we have cycled thru many times on this site show up and we take a second, third look...?! Or with a mutual glance, eyes meeting, will lightening strike, the heavens part, angels sing and the world stop revolving when we meet the love of our life...?! OK, probably not going to be the latter of the three! LOL So how does finding that special person come to be? I'm still working on that, but when I find the answer, I will let you know!
I am the girl next door, a country girl that drives a truck, likes her cowgirl boots and heels, and can cook a down home meal that would make your mother proud! I was raised with down home country charm and faith based values. I am a fan of a lot of things and a fanatic of nothing, low maintenance, old fashion and am very well grounded, level headed. My common sense and sense of humor cup runneth over! I work in health care and feel that I am a caring person, a giver by nature! And that's good for you! :) I am a bit of a risk taker, witty, playful and mischievious, all in a good way! :) I come from a small town in SW Missouri, went off to college and after graduating moved to Vail/Beaver Creek where I lived for 23 years. And now, here I am in the big city. I am very adaptable to my surroundings! Sometimes, change is good!
My golden rules are: Do unto others! Need I say more?! NO! But I will! LOL! I believe we are all a work in progress and there is always room for improvement! Everybody needs an attitude adjustment! Never stop growing and learning. I don't expect anything of others that I don't require of myself. People deserve respect, trust and the benefit of the doubt! Sometimes these are all very hard to accomplish, but ya gotta try!
My "Bucket List" is impressive and I need you to share the ride with!! I like to do lots of things, and being with that special man will make everything fun and enjoyable! A few of my favs are sun on my face, the smell of fresh cut grass, rainy days, a good book, fire in the fireplace, cuddling on the couch, kissing and hugs to die for. Being wrapped up in your arms, well, there is no better place to be. When you wrap your arms around me, I want my world to fade away. In your arms I am safe, and it's a soft place to land! Chocolate is right up there along with bubble baths, ice tea, watermelon and giving and getting a massage. Common interests are important, but we need to be able to let the other do things with friends and without each other. We don't always have to be joined at the hip, unless we want to be!! ;) God knows, I want to spend my life spoiling my man and making him feel like he hung the moon! Because in my world, you will have! SIGH! That's HOT!
And what are you like? Well, you are everything to me and that is all that matters! I want it all, just like you! But seriously, I don't believe one person will be all things. All of us are bits and pieces of the usual adjectives we see in these profiles. It is funny, that when we make our list of wants, must haves and deal breakers in regard to relationship and personal qualities, that when this special person enters our world, this list really isn't important. We will see the attributes and faults in each other and love each other regardless. So I am not looking for Mr Perfect, he doesn't exsist and neither does his counterpart! Simply, I am hoping to find someone who is on the same page as I am in life. Someone who, when we find each other, we become the best part of each other. We will work together to make our relationship successful. We will cry and laugh together, act like kids and be silly, challenge each other and do whatever it takes to spoil one another with so much love and happiness, that we will be the envy of all who know us.
We all seek communication and honesty. We all say we want it and do it, but I'm not seeing it. I shoot straight from the hip and tend to wear my feeling and emotions on my sleeve. I believe that being honest is not being rude. It is only rude when you attach an attitude to it, and there is no need for that. You can be sincere, respectful and kind while being honest. What a concept!! Don't tell each other what you think the other wants to hear, tell them the truth. We won't "click" with everyone, how crazy would that be!?!? We give "us" a chance and if it doesn't work out like we had hoped, then we learn from it, move on, and hopefully remain friends.
And then there's chemisty! I don't believe in love at first sight. Rather the spark that comes with the first impression and while important and very powerful, it is just that, an impression and rarely accurate. A lot is riding on this impression which is based on our profile picture and a few tid bits about ourselves. And I think we are all better looking in person than the pictures we post. Finding love may not strike like a bolt of lightening in a raging storm. It may just land softly like a gentle spring rain. You have to be patient and be willing to invest in the relationship, in each other. Give love a chance to grow and develope. We are a society of instant gratification. We want what we want, and we want it last week! Seems at our age, some have become less tolerant, accepting and patient. We can't be young and in love, but we can experience young love! Lets take what we have learned in our old age and make this next and hopefully last relationship better than we could ever expect or hope for. If we think back, love probably didn't happen like we want it to now, we just don't want to wait for it! Seems one must meld into the others world without them having to make concessions or it is just not meant to be. SERIOUSLY! IT'S ALL ABOUT BALANCE! The things that make chemistry happen between two people can be vast, yet so simple and not obvious at first, or even several dates later. I want that feeling that you can't wait to talk to and see each other. You text me that you miss me already, and your still by my side! The more you know about each other, the better the relationship becomes. And this takes time. Another SIGH!!
Two of my fav songs are from Rascal Flatts, "Bless The Broken Road" and "I Won't Let Go!" Check them out, they say alot of where we've been and hopefully what we're going and looking for. I hope you enjoy the lyrics.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
I get that the first date comes with anxiety, a fair amount of pressure and the expectations are high. It can often feel like a job interview. But it is part of the process, getting to know each other. So we meet, enjoy some coffee/wine and conversation. When the first date goes well, and they usually do, then there should be a second date. We need to agree to do something fun and something that will let each of us see the other in a more relaxed atmosphere, where there is not a table between us and the situation doesn't lend itself to just conversation, but more interaction. We could go to the zoo, catch a Rockies/Avs game, hop on a horse and get our giddy-up on, do a bike ride, take a mountain drive and see the Fall colors, drive to a farmers market, purchase some fresh produce and go home and cook together and enjoy some wine and the company we are with. Lots of options.
And the job interview feeling, can't we all think back and wish we would have had a second chance to make a good impression?!?! I'm just saying....food for thought!! :)