I am a strong minded, kind hearted person. I am independent and capable. I take good care of others and try to take good care of myself. I love to laugh and I love to cook.
I have worked hard to develop myself and have worked hard to provide a life for myself and my loved ones.
I (actually hate starting every sentence with "I") am hopeful for a happy future even though it is not a future I chose or envisioned.
I am an optimist.
I am employed full-time in a fairly interesting environment. I love my workplace and am grateful for the calliber of people I associate with on a daily basis. Almost to a person, they are not only intelligent but caring. I feel extremely fortunate since the way the economy is looking, I'll probably be working until forever.
I am "Mom" to two great dogs and two great cats. All of my four-legged family are rescues and some suffer scars from previous, less happy, lives. They are my loves.
I have one son and two beautiful grand-daughters who live very far away from me. I miss having them in my daily life.
I try to always be aware of what is going on in my friends' and family's life and offer friendship and care where it is needed.
There are too many books to even be able to do justice to them, but one of my favorites is "Soundless", by Lysa Williams.
Movies? The Harry Potter series, Captain's Courageous, It's a Wonderful Life...
Ah, food, My absolute favorite is authentic Italian food. I also love French, especially Basque, and really good down-home American. I also enjoy Chinese and other Asian foods. I also like to try things I have never eaten - within reason. I haven't had an urge to try bugs.