Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Widowed now for 3 and 1/2 years - never thought I'd make it. My
four amazing young adults continue to give me a reason to get up
each and everyday. It's been hard, but I'm starting to learn to
I enjoy hanging out with friends, listening to live music -any and
all kinds, trying new restaurants, traveling, playing with my
nieces and nephews - who I absolutely adore.
I'm a people-person and I'm always willing to help. I try to
donate, both time and money, to my church and as many charities as
possible - as I'm always trying to "pay-it-forward".
I love laughing loud, singing off-key, watching sunsets, acting
goofy with my god-son, pop-up dance parties in the kitchen with my
daughters, any and all Chicago sports - especially the Blackhawks
I've learned to never judge a book by its cover. So if YOU are
looking for a swimsuit model, then I am definitely NOT for you. (I
only say this early so you won't have to waste your time reading
through anymore of this!!)
My husband's death has taught me that life is full of moments in
need of memories, to live each day as if it were your last, to
never put off to tomorrow what you can do today and to tell all the
people in your life you love them - very often and very loud.
Although my life is still a blank canvas, I'm finally picking up a
brush and starting to learn how to paint.
What I’m doing with my life
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Basically still just trying to make it one day at a time. But I now
have a couple of things to help me get there:
I bought a lake house up in Wisconsin last year, which has helped
to keep me busy. It's close enough to get to for a quick 4 day
weekend, but far enough away to make it feel like a
I also rescued a puppy. Payton is a year old now and she's a German
Shepard/Rottweiler mix. Named after the late/great Chicago Bears
superstar, she definitely has a "Sweetness" about her.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Raising my kids. Everyday I get another request from friends (and
family) for them to drop off their child(ren) for me to "change". I
find it funny, but will not hesitate to admit that my kids are
pretty darn great!!
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I look younger than I am. I had my children before I turned
30, so I was able to "grow up with my kids, not old".
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I'm not much of a reader, and most of the things I read are off the
Most movies I watch are on DVD, because i feel it's a waste of
money for me to go to a theater....as soon as its dark, I fall
asleep! But I do love live theater, which tends to keep me awake a
I'm an 80's girl, so I'm into the "hair-bands". I also love Country
music. Last year, I became a VIP season ticket holder to First
Midwest Bank Amphitheater in Tinley Park, and just renewed my seats
for this year. I can easily go to 25-30 concerts a year. Looking
forward to seeing Journey this summer!!!
I'm a vegetarian/pescatarian.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My oldest son
My oldest daughter
My youngest daughter
My youngest son
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
No Friday is "typical" in my house!!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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The future scares me.....
You should message me if
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You're looking for a friendship first. I'm not ready for anything
more at the moment, but I won't rule anything out in the future. I
just need to take things slow. If that's not something you're
looking for then I'm really sorry you had to waste your time
reading through all this.
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