I am a 71-year-old (chronologically, but not mentally, physically
or energetically) divorced mother of 3 and grandmother of 3, who is
semi-retired and living in Redwood Shores. I had a 50 year career
in education, and I now consult and enjoy many activities in
retirement. I've been married twice and have been in a couple of
long-term relationships. I am a happy, curious, engaged, funny
person who enjoys new experinces and the famialarity of being with
those I love.
What I’m doing with my life
I work as an independent educational consultant about 3 days a
week, coaching principals and supervising student teachers. I also
spend an afternoon a week with my 18-year-old twin grandsons, a
tradition we have had for all their growing-up years, soon to be a
memory as they head off to college. I am also a CASA (Court
Appointed Child Advocate) for a 7-year-old girl. I thoroughly enjoy
social events, the arts, reading and movies.
I’m really good at
...engaging with people, organizing and running a home, cooking,
listening, giving, traveling, creating a homey ambiance and
environment, shopping, remembering what's important to you, and
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile, my laugh, my eyes, my energy, my enthusiasm, my home and
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies: Lincoln, Les Mis, Django Unchained
Shows: Any musical concert of any style, live theater, dance
Music: Eclectic - CW, R and R, classical, jazz
Food: Ethnic, home-cooked, burgers, haute cuisine
Books: The Reader by Bernhard Schlink, Revolutionary Road by
Richard Yates, Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson, The Mercury 13
by Martha Ackmann (to name only a few)
The six things I could never do without
Flannel sheets, my curling iron, morning coffee, my grandsons, my
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My children and grandchildren, losing weight, what I've just read,
how I can do my job more effectively, how I can help other people.
On a typical Friday night I am
Home watching Netflix with pizza/popcorn or at a concert and dinner
with a friend or my brother.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
That's for later. Probably my difficulty with my adopted son.
You should message me if
...my profile appeals to you and you would like to know me better.