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My self-summary
I turned 60 a couple of months ago and I am happy with who I am, my family, my career and with my life in general. I just began a new special certification class for my work as a therapist, learning gives me joy. I love helping people and that makes me happy. All of these things are great but I get lonely. I don't like to admit that but all of the family, friends and career can't make up for not having love in my life. At night alone in my apartment, I wish I had someone I could talk to about my day and to hear about his day. I have to admit I miss being held by a man that understands me- that loves me. I'm not usually a woman that likes to share all of my feelings but I needed to say it straight out today.

I'm a medical massage therapist and have been practicing for more than thirteen years, I love my work. I run a home based massage business and I work at a medical center full-time.

I've been married twice, the first was my high school sweetheart and he became the father of my beautiful daughter. I married my last husband mostly because I didn't think I could take care of myself and my baby daughter. The funny part was I ended up mostly taking care of all of us, including my husband. That last marriage lasted for 25 years, not all bad, not all good- but years that helped to make me who I am. I am happy to say we are still good friends, too many years just to throw away.

What else can I say about myself? I was born and raised in Florida but I love living in Texas. I feel like Austin is home, I've lived here a little over six years. Also I would rather do most anything than go shopping at malls or department stores, thrift stores are fun and yard sales are great. I am not above picking up good stuff on the side of the road, I love a bargain. I enjoy camping and being outside doing anything, fishing, hiking, sitting and talking or playing music and singing by a fire. I never get tired of these things

I play musical instruments of all kinds but I'm not that good at them I don't think . I buy them and to learn to play and then I drift from one to another when the mood hits me, right now the violin is my passion.
What I’m doing with my life
I work a lot because I love what I do, helping people in pain. Patients come in to see me and usually leave feeling better. For me that's important- my life makes sense and has meaning. I hear people talk about wanting to retire and I don't, I want to work until the day before they put me in the ground.

I'm also helping to teach my grand-daughter about life and the joy of it. My daughter and I take her camping and fishing, teaching her to take care of herself and not expect someone else to do it.
I’m really good at
I think I'd like to tell you what I'm not good at here instead of what I'm good at because I believe I've already covered that above. I'm not good at being dishonest, I just don't lie very well nor do I want to learn. I'm not good at small talk- silly, mindless chatter is not natural for me. I'm not good at hurting someones feelings, I would much rather be hurt myself than than cause another pain. I'm not good at hiding my feelings, I'm really transparent people tell me, and sometimes I wish that wasn't true. I'm also not good a staying inside and cleaning house when it's a lovely day, I love my house clean but that can always wait and the sunshine can't. Believe me there is much more that I'm not good at but you get the idea. Oh yes, I'm not a good dancer, I've tried and tried. I'd love to learn line dancing or the cotton-eye Joe or any kind of dancing for that matter but so far it just hasn't taken. However I'm not giving up.
The first things people usually notice about me
Maybe my "goofy" smile or my brown eyes. People may notice that I am a bit shy. I try cover up but shyness is tricky, it's difficult to cover at least for me, thank goodness I don't blush like I did when I was a girl.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
There are times that I read a great deal, right now I'm reading lots of Biographies and autobiographies, I love reading about people and history, how we as a society got here.

I don't watch TV, I don't own one anymore but I have Netflicks on my computer. I like British dramas and I am a classic movie nut, so I watch those when I am at the gym. I like the old stars, Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Bette Davis. Most modern movies are pretty predictable and not worth the money to me, however once in a while they come out with a great one. I also like plays and ballets and would like to see more if I get the chance.

I've never lost my love for folk music, Joni Mitchell is my favorite. Don Williams is still at the top of my list of country singers. I like guitar music, almost any style as long as it has heart. I have also recently renewed my relationship with classical music. I'm trying to interest my grand-daughter in classical music and I have come to love it more myself.

I eat clean, organic if possible, but I'm not a vegetarian anymore. Don't get me wrong I'm not perfect in my eating habits I love fried almost anything, especially fish, but I try to restrain myself.
Six things I could never do without
As I get older I need less and less, but I wouldn't be happy without my girls, my daughter and grand-daughter. Other than them I would survive "I think" without "things". Of course this has never been tested. I also could not live without prayer, prayer is hope and hope is prayer, no I can not live without hope.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
For some reason this is hard to answer honestly. I don't dwell on things like I use to, I just live and have a good life. With all the things I could think of or worry about, what would it matter, I can control very little. I've never been much of a planner anyway. These days I live and enjoy the moments of my life and I am so grateful. I pray- but that's a different subject.
On a typical Friday night I am
I work at a medical center on Fridays doing massage and by the time I get home I'm really beat so I'm not sure that I have a lot of energy to do anything except maybe go out to dinner. I do better on weekends. I love to go out to listen to some music or to a movie, maybe take a long walk. You'd have to talk me into going anywhere too crowded. If I'm at home by myself, I tend to be a bit of a loner and a homebody. I might work-out or take a swim. In the winter I enjoy just sitting by my fireplace and watching a fire or playing a little music.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
The most private thing I'm willing to admit is that I seem to always get blue at dusk, when the sun just starts going down, mostly when I'm by myself. I keep busy so I don't get so sad. I think that this issue has gotten better recently, I suppose I am just a happier person and have begun to really allow myself to give and receive love. I'm not really ever alone.
You should message me if
.... you are a Christian, I've dated men that weren't and it just didn't work out in the long run. One other thing, I need someone that is local- that lives in the Austin area or will relocate. I would consider leaving Austin once my grand-daughter gets older, maybe in collage but right now I can't leave my daughter and grand-daughter. They don't live with me but they are part of the package. I know this is asking a lot but my daughter is single and I've made a commitment to help raise my grand-daughter until I'm no longer needed. If you want to be a part of my family and think you might want me to be a part of yours' then you should message me.
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