I enjoy laughter and like to surround myself by those who can bring it to my life. I believe that friends are the family you choose for yourself, and thus far, I have chosen very well. I am an independent and capable professional, and proud of my capacity to take care of myself. I am a loving dedicated mom of one teenage boy, who is the center of my universe. As proud Canadians, we still frequently visit our dear friends and family near Ottawa and Toronto.
I'd like to spend time getting to know someone who is looking for a partner to make them smile through a variety of shared and complementary interests. I am inspired by people who are bright, ambitious, articulate, fun-loving, level-headed and open to experiencing new things. Presence and attentiveness is important, but not to an excess. Finding someone to appreciate, spoil, and enjoy sharing time with would be wonderful, and I would love for same to be reciprocated.
I enjoy traveling, dining out; be it fine cuisine and/or a couple craft beers with some amazing wings. I love being introduced to and learning about new cultures, exploring new places, foods, environments, music and festivals. I adore family time on weekends, whether it's attending kids' activities, working together on home improvement projects, gardening and spending time outside. I love trying new recipes and cooking a meal; for an intimate party of two, or an entire crew. I enjoy planning family outings, or lazy time, curled up on the sofa on a Sunday morning with coffee, a newspaper and some Bob Marley playing in the background. I also cherish the opportunity to find time to spend alone together with a glass of wine in front of the fire on a quiet, chilly night.
While I really enjoy many of the typical "girlie" things, I also know the difference between a wrench and a screwdriver (I can even tell the difference between a Flat, a Philips and a Robertson,) and don't mind getting my hands dirty doing projects around the house, working in the yard or on the car.
I love fashion and appreciate people who take pride in their appearance and presentation. I also believe there is no such thing as too many pairs of shoes or boots - the higher the heel, the better. I appreciate the performing arts and am also an avid sports fan of the following teams; New York Yankees, Philadelphia Eagles, Ottawa Senators, Syracuse Orange and Team Canada. While I do my best to respect all sports fans and their loyalties - I daresay that being congenial with a die-hard Red Sox fan would be one of my greater challenges. ;)
Please... While I respect and appreciate that we all face our individual challenges and difficulties, I'm not interested in anyone who is still living with a former partner or dealing with otherwise unresolved matters of a previous relationship.