Jack Nicholson once said that he wanted one last great love. I
guess we all want to find someone special... In the mean time, I'm
excited by the beauty of the fall and the fact that I just got back
from an REI adventure trip to Alaska to see the sights and be
outdoors. To balance all this activity I've been doing a lot of
reading, especially books by Oliver Sacks and some traditional
poetry. I am warm and responsive person who enjoys participating in
new adventures such as sightseeing in New England and being
outdoors; all better with when shared! Being quiet with that
special someone is a wonderful adventure... I also love to take
walks with friends, bicycle, garden, take my daughter's dog for
walks, and ice skate (indoor rinks, all seasons). Meeting friends
for dinner and/or a movie is relaxing. I also love classical music,
some blues, jazz, and oldies, and have a subscription to the BSO.
Museums are a favorite place to be! I'd like to learn to become a
better dancer, and to travel more outside the U.S., Any suggestions
of favorite places you've been? Retirement in on the horizon, so
I've started to think about that and how to make the transition.
Any suggestions for how to get the most out of that new stage are
welcome. It would be good to hear from you!
What I’m doing with my life
During the work week I am a pediatric occupational therapist in an
elementary school. I am involved in alumni work with two schools I
attended (before college); most frequently Phillips Academy in
Andover. I grow plants all year round since they are a staple for
my well being. Keeping in touch with friends, old and new, is
important to me, so try to get together with people as much as
possible. I have a subscription to the B.S.O. Sharing a joke with a
friend is great fun. It would be great to learn about other
people's hobbies and interests to expand my own world. Daily
reading is a must for lots of reasons! I also like watching public
television, listening to NPR, and also watching ABC for local
happenings, especially "Chronicle" . It's fun to try new
restaurants with friends. There are so many to choose from around
I’m really good at
I have a lot of success in drawing people out; learning about their
life journey. I'm slower to reveal mine just because I like to
learn rather than talk about myself. I'm good at creating beautiful
things with flowers and doing some crafts. I'm a really
enthusiastic person and enjoy exploring new places and having novel
adventures (given that they are not risky!) I also have some
success playing Anagrams and online Scrabble...
The first things people usually notice about me
I'll have to ask them since I don't usually inquire! Probably my
smile and general warmth catch a person's attention.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Some favorite movies include many Woody Allen movies (Midnight in
Paris was terrific!"); and many of the older classics, such as
those with Catherine Deneuve and the Bergmann movies. I absolutely
avoid violence in movies, even in War Horse! My most recent
favorite movie is the French flick, "the Intouchables". I tend
towards "healthy food". Fried foods and I part company, except for
sweet potato fries! Yogurt, bread, and fresh fruit are favorites.
I'm currently reading a book of Chekhov's short stories. I also
love reading The New Yorker, and The New York Times online. I
welcome suggestions for reading!
The six things I could never do without
A home; family; friends; time to play; being outdoors; my cats
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What I want to do with the rest of my life to make it as fulfilling
to myself and others as I can. I also think about what would be
relaxing in the moment, like looking through one of my
kaleidoscopes or popping outdoors to enjoy whatever is there. I
also think a lot about my "bucket" list in terms of places to
travel and experiences to have. Finally... Sometimes I think I have
a special guardian angel who takes care of me in tricky
situations....and then I start to reflect more on "what it's all
about"!! I am also starting to think about retirement...
On a typical Friday night I am
Vegging out at home or sometimes meeting up with friends. I also
enjoy giving myself a little push to go someplace I think I'm too
tired to explore. At any rate it's "recovery from the week" night!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
If I admitted anything it would no longer be private!
You should message me if
Your personality, interests, and intentions resonate with mine!