I find a lot of peace outside in God's creation - hiking, walking, driving, biking, skiing, river rafting, even a picnic or a snooze on the beach on a gorgeous summer day - or even some stargazing on a clear night. I'm extroverted and warm but I also have the need to be quiet, to listen and to reflect on things too. I understand the need for time alone and for time spent separately with friends. I’m kind and loving – but especially so to my family, friends and to those that need help. I'm playful, witty, with a sometimes dry, sometimes dumb (but funny!) sense of humor. Family and friends are important to me and mine have been wonderful through the best and worst of times. I’m a quite creative and artistic soul; expressive and passionate - sometimes also jokingly referred to as “Martha” because I like to cook for friends and family.
I was widowed unexpectedly in 2008 after a 20 year relationship. Making the transition back to the single life has been an eye-opening experience in many ways. Along the way I learned a lot about myself, what's important in life and what isn't. So I've made a new life and it's one that I want to share with someone that I think is amazing. Great things can come all different kinds of ways. I definitely know what sort of qualities I value. It's someone who enjoys and loves family and friends, is intelligent, communicative, loyal, honest and who possesses some integrity, class and confidence. It's someone who knows what they want in life and isn’t overly materialistic or self-centered. It's someone who is generally kind and shares with others, someone who can be loving and very PDA affectionate.
Beyond that if you have a bit of free spirit, fun, mischief or wanderlust in your heart that would be wonderful – and, hey, a really great smile can truly melt my heart.