mpenway
46 Austin, United States
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My self-summary
I believe life is best lived barefoot. I like to be grounded, comfortable, and low key.

I appreciate the simple things: a walk with my dog, snuggling with my cats, joking with my kids, reading a book....I like yoga because it makes me feel good and other exercise because it's the right thing to do.

I've been separated/divorced for about 4 years now. My ex and I generally get along and there's not a great deal of drama. I'm at the beginning of the empty nest stage of life. My son is 21 and spends most of his time at college. My daughter is 18, and though she lives with me, with work, school, and her social life, she's rarely home.

I'm enjoying the quiet and I'm preparing for life without kids. The years go by quickly!
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a middle school teacher, and enjoying my time with my kids, pets, and my job. (I love teaching. It's very rewarding.) I like to hike with my dog, skate, do yoga, read, and want to get back into writing. I enjoy doing it, but got away from it for a long time. I do watch a lot of reality TV, but most of that is competition shows, so it's not too awful.

I'm looking for positive ways to get out of the house, and hoping to find someone to do that with.
I’m really good at
Conversation, reading, writing, cooking--well, I'd like to think so at least--skating.... I'm sure there's more...
The first things people usually notice about me
I'd like to think they notice my energy and my smile. I'm friendly.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I enjoy reading nonfiction mostly. I especially like memoirs--I'm fascinated with other people's life stories. I have read a wide variety of fiction and have enjoyed everything from Douglas Adams to Shakespeare.

I like competition shows on TV, Big Bang Theory, Frasier and Sex and the City reruns, classic series from the 80s like Magnum and Simon and Simon, among others.

My music tastes vary from Top 40 to Jazz and New Age.

I like to cook and enjoy a wide variety of food.
The six things I could never do without
1. My kids
2. My pets
3. A sense of humor
4. Reading material
5. The ability to move
6. Yoga--it keeps me grounded, sane, and feeling good.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My kids, my pets, my job, responsibilities, fitness.... I love down time, but there always seems to be something I should be doing....
On a typical Friday night I am
Relaxing after the week, maybe going to dinner with my daughter or friends. I like to play with my dog a lot, too.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Sometimes I'll go to Central Market just to get the free samples. My son finds that embarrassing..... I think it's fun and practical.... HEB on a Monday isn't bad either... love their meal deals!
You should message me if
You live in or near the Austin area, and like kids and pets. I spend the day with kids and could tell pet stories for hours! I'm looking for friends to hang out and enjoy time with. (And yes, I can talk about things besides kids and pets...)
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