59 Austin, TX
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My self-summary
Just wondering tonight if there was any M*A*S*H fans out there. I am for sure one. Just wondering... I thought I'd update some of this stuff, I guess I've been on OK for a few years now. I never thought that I'd be single for so long. I like being single most of the time. I am happy yet I still want to find that special person that looks at me and sees me with all of my imperfections and still loves me. I could live the rest of my life alone and be at peace yet I still look for LOVE.

I'm a medical massage therapist and have been practicing for twelve years, I love my work. I opened a massage business a couple of years ago and I work at a medical center full-time.

I have been married twice, the first was my high school sweetheart and he became the father of my beautiful daughter. I married my last husband mostly because I didn't think I could take care of myself and my baby daughter. The funny part was I ended up mostly taking care of all of us, including my husband. That last marriage lasted for 25 years, not all bad, not all good- but years that helped to make me who I am. I am happy to say we are still good friends, too many years just to throw away.

What else can I say about myself? I was born and raised in Florida but I love living in Texas. I feel like Austin is home, I've lived here a little over six years. Something else about me, I don't care to spend money, I would rather do most anything than go shopping. Thrift stores are fun and yard sales are great. I am not above picking up good stuff on the side of the road. I love camping and being outside doing anything, fishing, hiking, sitting by a fire.

I enjoy singing and playing music, I recently bought myself an upright piano. I like instruments of all kinds. I buy them and to learn to play and then I drift from one to another when the mood hits me. Right now the fiddle is my passion.
What I’m doing with my life
I work a lot because I love what I do, helping people. Patients come in to see me in pain and usually leave feeling better. For me that's important makes- my life meaningful. What else can a human want in their work. I feel that's what we are here for- to serve others.

I'm also helping to teach my grand-daughter about life and the goodness of it. I take her camping and fishing, teaching her to take care of herself and not expect someone else to do it. We are each responsible for our own happiness.
I’m really good at
I think I'd like to tell you what I'm not good at here instead of what I'm good at because I believe I've already covered that above. I'm not good at being dishonest, I just don't lie very well nor do I want to learn. I'm not good at small talk- silly, mindless chatter is not natural for me. I'm not good at hurting someones feelings, I would much rather be hurt myself than than cause another pain. I'm not good at hiding my feelings, I'm really transparent people tell me, and sometimes I wish that wasn't true. I'm also not good a staying inside and cleaning house when it's a lovely day, I love my house clean but that can always wait and the sunshine can't. Believe me there is much more that I'm not good at but you get the idea. Oh yes, I'm not a good dancer, I've tried and tried. I'd love to learn line dancing or the cotton-eye Joe but so far it just hasn't taken, however I'm not giving up.
The first things people usually notice about me
Maybe my silly smile or my brown eyes. People may notice that I am a bit shy, this, I try cover up but shyness is tricky, it's difficult to cover at least for me, thank God I don't blush like I use to when I was a girl.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
There are times that I read a great deal, right now I'm reading lots of Biographies and autobiographies, I love reading about people and history, how we as a society got here. Maybe what makes people "tick". Maybe I somehow through them find out how I "tick".

I don't watch TV, I don't own one anymore but I have Netflicks on my computer. I like British dramas and I am a classic movie nut, so I watch those when I am at the gym. I like the old stars, Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Bette Davis. Most modern movies are pretty predictable and not worth the money to me, however once in a while they come out with a great one. I also like plays and ballets and would like to see more if I get the chance.

I've never lost my love for folk music, Joni Mitchell is my favorite. Don Williams is still at the top of my list of country singers. I like guitar music, almost any style as long as it has heart. I have also recently renewed my relationship with classical music. I'm trying to interest my grand-daughter in classical music and I have come to love it more myself.

I eat clean, organic if possible, but I'm not a vegetarian anymore. Don't get me wrong I'm not perfect in my eating habits I love fried almost anything, especially fish, but I try to restrain myself.
The six things I could never do without
As I get older I need less and less, but I would not be happy without my girls, my daughter and grand-daughter. Other than them I would survive "I think" without "things". Of course this has never been tested. I also could not live without prayer, prayer is hope and hope is prayer, no I can not live without hope.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
For some reason this is hard to answer honestly. I don't dwell on things like I use to, I just live and have a happy life. With all the things I could think of or worry about, what would it matter, I can control very little. I've never been much of a planner anyway. These days I live and enjoy what's left of my life. I pray- but that's a different subject.
On a typical Friday night I am
I work at a medical center on Fridays for ten hours and by the time I get home I'm really beat so I'm not sure that I have a lot of energy to do anything except maybe go out to dinner. I do better on weekends. I love to go out to listen to some music or to a movie, maybe take a long walk. You'd have to talk me into going anywhere too crowded. If I'm at home by myself, I tend to be a bit of a loner, I might work-out or take a long swim if it's summer here at the apartment complex where I live. In the winter I enjoy just sitting by my fireplace playing a little music.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
The most private thing I'm willing to admit is that I seem to always get blue at dusk, when the sun just starts going down, mostly when I'm by myself. I try to keep busy during this time so I don't get so sad. I do find that this issue has gotten better recently. Why? I suppose I am just a happier person and have begun to really allow myself to give and receive love. I'm not really ever alone.
You should message me if
.... you are a Christian, I've dated men that weren't and it just didn't work out in the long run. One other thing, I need someone that is local- that lives in the Austin area or will relocate. I would consider leaving Austin once my grand-daughter gets older, maybe in collage but right now I can't leave my daughter and grand-daughter. They don't live with me but they are part of the package. I know this is asking a lot but my daughter is single and I've made a commitment to help raise my grand-daughter until I'm no longer needed. If you want to be a part of my family and think you might want me to be a part of yours' then you should message me. I hope you do.