Travel makes me happy. It can consist of home swapping and having time to get to know a place, or just wandering on country roads and discovering new places. I love to cook, but very much enjoy eating out. I belong to the Julia Child school, "I never met a food I did not like" almost.
I enjoy volunteering, One of my volunteer jobs been talking with Stanford Foreign grad students for many years.
I enjoy Public Television most, and when I watch commercial TV, I use DVR to get rid of commercials.
My musical taste is eclectic. anything from Folk to Classical and Baroque.
my food tastes are all over the place as is my cooking, but I enjoy French, Vietnamese, Thai, and Italian especially.
I think about art a great deal. For many years I had a ceramic studio and I really enjoy the creative process. Now I play with encaustic and collage. Visiting a good museum I find is nourishing, and when I travel art as one of my main focuses.
Water aerobics several times a week all year around, with the sun on my face is my preferred form of exercise, as my knees are not too great from a great deal of hiking.
I adore my two cats, but definitely miss the sharing affection and companionship of a close relationship since I was widowed almost 4 years ago.