61Glen Ellyn, United States
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My self-summary
Down to earth, young at heart, active, intelligent, affectionate, spontaneous, animal loving, girl next door is looking for her last first date and is willing to relocate to the wild blue yonder for the right man.

I enjoy traveling, reading, gardening, recycling, cooking, bicycling (road and hybrid), skiing (alpine), scooters, swimming, camping (down bag for 2), decorating, dancing (while I sing softly into your ear the love song playing on the kitchen radio), fireplaces/pits, quiet times appreciating nature, museums, movies, music, mountains, lakes, rivers and oceans, auctions, walking/hiking, and keeping my mind active by learning new things.

In matters of the heart, I tend to be a little shy until I get to know you, so don't you be shy too. Life is too short.
What I’m doing with my life
Rehabbing to sell and move from IL Recently I've been answering a lot of questions on this site thinking that at some point I would have answered them all.
I’m really good at
Organizing/details, talking to strangers, falling asleep during a movie, driving a car and parallel parking...
The first things people usually notice about me
For 20 years, it was having an Australian shepherd by my side before I got two of them, which now makes it more difficult for me to bring them anywhere. Personally, the ease at which I am able to interact with anyone.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: mostly nonfiction (history, biographies, cooking, how-to, gardening).

Movies: "It's a Wonderful Life", "Our Town", "Titanic", "Secretariat", The Perfect Storm", The Game", "The Fugitive", "Catch Me If You Can", "Schlinder's List", "Shawshank Redemption", "The Way We Were", "Something's Gotta Give",.. I collect my movie favorites.

Shows: news/information related programs, Ken Burn documentaries, Nova,...

Music: easy listening, gospel, classical,...

Food: Italian, Mexican, Chinese, French, Thai, Vietnamese, Greek, Swedish, BBQ, salads, Giordano's deep dish, Anchor Bar's wings, Garrett's carmel/cheese corn,...
Six things I could never do without
Besides the necessities to live - health/sound mind, clean water, nutrition, fresh air, shelter...
My 2 Australian shepherds
My reading glasses
Wonders of nature - geographical, flora and fauna...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Places where I might potentially relocate, future vacation destinations, what's next on the to do list in my head...
On a typical Friday night I am
Going out for dinner or finishing errands before the weekend crowds.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a personal aversion to undergarments.
You should message me if
You're an honest, affectionate, passionate, spontaneous, animal loving man, who has integrity, a great smile, a twinkle in your eye that I can see from across a room, a kick in your step and a song in your heart. Must have a sense of humor and treat others as you wish to be treated. Also must be curious about the world beyond your own backyard.

If you feel the need to consume alcohol daily, smoke anything or take nonprescription drugs, we would NOT be a good match. I am not opposed to alcohol consumption in moderation and enjoy wine, champagne, wine coolers and margaritas on occasion. I've been going to the Napa region for years and my mother and sister are both buried there.

Best of luck to you in finding what you are looking for in a relationship. XO
The two of us