Born and raised in and around Chicago, but much of my more Yankee side has softened - Nashville has been my home for the last 25 years. I still go back several times a year and love my city even more as a tourist.
Cubs fan still . That may say something about me.
I adore my job as a teacher and equally treasure my summers off. Usually travel some internationally every year-- currently planning a trip to Spain and Portugal next spring. I suppose I have seen more of the world than many, but I feel like I am just getting started. My biggest thrill is going somewhere I have never been,not knowing what it will be like. I am a very active person, both physically and intellectually. I love live music, and usually go out several times a week to hear it. My Ipod holds everything from Maclemore to The Gypsy Kings. I love to cook, hike, dance, travel, read and do things I've never done before. Finding someone who shares my passion for travel would be wonderful, but I would also be happy with someone who could teach me to love something I haven't yet thought of.
Cracks me up: Amy Poehler, David Sedaris, Stephen Colbert, laughing babies, surprising wit , Modern Family, Calvin and Hobbes, my kids.
Makes me cry: "Life is Beautiful," Alison Krauss, mandolins,"Beyond the Beautiful Forever," young people dancing, dreams about loss, commercials calculated to do exactly that, my kids.
Like so many others on here, my nest will soon be empty, and I find myself thinking about the next stage, and who I'd like to spend it with. I am definitely looking for a man around my own age who is looking for a woman around HIS age. I take excellent care of myself, and would hope you do too. I really love great conversation over a bottle of wine, about politics, music, life in general. I would love to learn a new sport and pick up a hobby I have never considered. I am an excellent cook, and get great pleasure making wonderful meals for people I love. I am not afraid to show my feelings, and I would much prefer to ask a direct question rather than stew over a concern.
Ideally, I am looking for someone who lives within "meeting " distance, but have started considering the possibility of leaving Nashville in the next couple of years. So, maybe you are farther out there than I realize?
I was married for 20 years, and I know what it takes to maintain love, respect and fun in a relationship.