Travel is my passion. I would love to spend more time adventuring around the world! Luckily there are many great activities in the Bay Area. Hiking, kayaking, biking, camping are all great, but I'm not into extreme or competitive sports. I ski too-- but the knees are not so happy afterwards.
I enjoy the creativity and instant gratification of cooking a yummy meal for family and friends. A French ex-mother-in-law influenced me on all things "food" at a pivotal time in my life. A lively dinner party with close friends is my favorite way to socialize. On the home front, I have two intelligent and athletic teenage sons. They keep me busy as high school is a high-pressure time. (Though I only have one at home now-- the younger one is living abroad this year!)
I think it's important to be kind, considerate, empathic, and to be a good listener. I love cuddling and feeling physically close.
Of late, I've become enamored with the rooftop pool at UCSF Mission Bay. I've added swimming on top of my yoga practice. It will test my resolve, over the winter, to see how cold and rainy it must be before I stop swimming outside.
I speak French fluently, and Spanish "enthusiastically" which means I can communicate, but only in one verb tense. Once upon a time, I was able to haggle in Mandarin.