I travel whenever I can (although there's never enough vacation time). I spent Christmas in Australia and New Zealand and would love to go back. I've explored many countries in Europe and would love to return or discover new places, especially Alaska, China and Antarctica. I volunteer with the National Park Service on the Mall , so have been relearning all my early American history. (It's much more fun now than it was in 3rd grade.)
I work out at least 3 times a week; sometimes can fit in a yoga class as well. While I like to stay active much of the time, it's nice sometimes to stay home and read beside the fireplace or relax out in the garden.
Movie favorites include Iron Lady (Meryl Streep is amazing), the Descendants (George Clooney is pretty amazing too), The Artist, Hotel Rwanda, Blood Diamonds, The Lives of Others, Dr. Zhivago, The Man Who Would be King.
Some favorite books are Wuthering Heights (I still can't imagine how a woman leading such a sheltered life in 19th century England could write a novel about such violent passions); The Radicalism of the American Revolution; Lords of Finance.
I really enjoy ethnic food from Indian to tapas, to French, Belgian and Russian.
Quiet times every so often