I'm a long-time vegetarian (not vegan) and because I enjoy sharing the same meal, I'd appreciate someone leaning towards that too, or at least willing to eat veggie when we're together.
I live near Asheville NC and have a great, unique job involving elder care and finances. Please live in this area as I don't do long distance "dating" (how can dating be done at a distance?) and have no desire to move.
I am laid back, low drama, high humor, positive, caring, playful, honest, sensual, affectionate, available. I have two out-of state adult daughters and 3 grandkids. My primary relationship will always be with Spirit, where I am spiritually today is a Heinz 57 of what I've gleaned from many paths. Good subject for a face-to-face discussion. My life works best when I focus on trust, gratitude, forgiveness and allowing what is, rather than obsessing on what isn't. An open heart is my ultimate, ongoing intention, wish I could say I've got it down perfectly, but still in process.
I'm a strong, independent woman who desires a strong, independent man to create a healthy inter-dependent relationship. I grow weary of constant self-reliance. It's no fun being snowed-in alone! I seek the heart, arms and body of a strong man with whom to share my femininity. Mutual trust, respect and delight are must haves for me. And deal breaker alert: we've gotta laugh together! I'm a sociable introvert; I need both solitude and socializing, and find that I fit best with another introvert. I love to spend time with my sweetheart, and also need time apart, and with friends. My energy level is moderate; not compulsively active and not a couch 'tater, either. I seek a healthy balance between self, lover, friends, family, work, play.
I love dark chocolate, pda's, the sound of "my" creek on summer nights, Goodwill, digging in the dirt, yoga, composting, movies, trusting enough to be vulnerable, a good back scratch, occasional glass of wine (still trying to like beer), chanting, pillow talk, wild birds, roller coasters, bear sightings, dandelion greens, spicy foods, beach vacations.
I dislike air conditioning, unkindness, infidelity, our culture of judgment, raking leaves, cold weather and peanuts.
I enjoy dancing, and would love to learn more together; zydeco, waltz, our own special dance?? Or how about a week or 2 in Belize or Costa Rica or a SC beach? Or let's hike to an isolated NC waterfall and create our own skinny-dip falls. Or spend an afternoon puttering around our vegetable garden, then pick fresh tomatoes and basil and eat them, still warm from the sun, with olive oil dripping down our chins. Saturday morning on the deck drinking coffee together, wrapped only in a blanket watching the birds at the feeder, then off to a tailgate market or antiquing or a drive and hike on the Parkway. Fri or Saturday night downtown is fun. I love the sensual look and feel of pottery and any beautiful art. Weekend adventures, near or far are swell. Love theater and live music. I enjoy some active pursuits: moderate hikes, zip lines, snorkeling, yard work/house maintenance but like to balance those with times of lazy relaxation. Mornings in bed together, any day. Pretty much anytime we can hold hands and share smiles and kisses (and maybe.....nudge, nudge, wink, wink-need I say more?), just being together is wonderful.
And... hunting/fishing, motorcycles, malls, Nascar, constant sports, TV or texting, drugs, std's, unkindness, youngsters at home, cold weather, conservative...mmm, not so compatible with me. Not that there’s anything wrong with those…. :o)