Don't allow my age to scare you away...I'm young in all ways and probably should have subtracted at least 10 years from my chronological age to give you a better idea of the "real me!" Family has always been important to me and I am close to both my children and grandchildren, and have an amiable relationship with my ex husband. I power walk daily, as I'm interested in remaining physically fit. I hike, love white water rafting, take ballroom dancing lessons, and plan to kayak. I joined a gym a year ago and am surprised that I enjoy working with weights, and I finally have triceps! All kinds of music appeals to me with the exception of rap. My body is a combination of athletic, slim, and average, with some curvy thrown in. I have a very quick sense of humor and I love to laugh. I'm definitely not into drama except when it's on stage in the theater! I'm a sensitive, affectionate person, with a very rational side to my personality and hope that any person I date would place importance on family, fitness, and healthy eating.
I recently spent a year in Winston-Salem, NC, where my daughter and her family lived (they've moved to Tallahassee), and I moved back to CT in the summer of 2011. While in NC, I became a foster parent for the Humane Society and adopted one of the dogs I fostered, a Cairn Terrier, like Toto from the Wizard of Oz. He's come a very long way from the untrained little character he was at first. Unfortunately, he was recently diagnosed with Stage 5 Lymphoma, and will not be with me much longer. In Simsbury, I have continued my volunteer work with the ABC Program, a program for minority students of high school age. I've been deeply involved in ABC for over 20 years, while being an elementary school teacher, and a reading teacher for the last 7 years of my career. I recently started hospice training, something I've wanted to do for many years.