Update (Nov 2012): Not currently looking anymore. Thanks for looking though.
I'm divorced (Dec 2011) and I was with my ex-husband for 21 years so I'm still learning to deal with the lonesomeness. However, I am a strong-willed (but not demanding), confident and intelligent woman and a great Mom but kind of a lousy cook...just ask my sons. They are 11 and 13 and are the absolute lights of my life. My youngest son is high functioning autistic and if you can't handle that then well...you just suck. I need someone who understands that my kids come first always. If you have kids, I hope you feel the same.
I'm not looking for someone to 'complete me' as I don't feel my life is only partially fulfilled. I'm looking for someone to share my life with...not to be dependent upon.
I'm FAR from perfect. Yes I have issues, but don't we all? I won't thrust mine on you though. I do sometimes need a shoulder to cry on and I would hope you can understand that and be there for me.
I have a big heart and will help anyone out if I can. I live my life trying to make my Mom proud of me so that's the example I set for my kids. I've been told I'm funny as heck and I've also been told I have no sense of humor at all. I don't know which is right. I know that I can take a joke though.
I'm a 70s/80s girl. In my mind there is just no band better than Kiss with some Queen and Elton John on the side. I still love my Disco Queen Donna Summer (RIP) and sing my heart out when her music is on.
While I was looking through profiles I saw that most of you want a tall, gorgeous, skinny athletically pleasing woman...all of which I am not. But that's ok. I still like me and you would too if you just got to know me. I am all woman (no plastic parts) and I like my curves whether you do or not. And no matter where I am, I dress appropriately. I'm comfortable in my sweats working in the garden, and also in an evening gown and heels.
My sporting passion is hockey, however this year Gary Bettman has destroyed my fun. I'm also happy to sit and take in some football or baseball with you as well. I love being out on the lake fishing too. I used to hunt and fish with my grandpa and those were some of my happiest memories. But I am still a girl and I don't like touching the icky worm so I need someone to bait my hook for me.
I don't like people who smoke. An occasional cigar is ok but otherwise this is a deal breaker for me. If you are making a TRUE effort to quit though, I will support you 100%.
I thoroughly dislike eating food with my fingers in a restaurant. I'm always up for trying new things, but I don't eat seafood (there's a reason why). I'm also highly allergic to tomatoes and mushrooms.
I don't watch a whole lot of TV. I do totally love Steve Wilkos though. His show is my guilty pleasure, and as he stands up for kids I think he's a wonderful human being.
I love to read. I read a variety of authors and enjoy pretty much anything that's not one of those crappy Romance novels. My kids find it fascinating that I can re-read a book 10 times.
I'm not really a beach person. I experienced a very traumatic incident as a child at the beach and it still haunts me and scares me. If you are the one for me, then maybe you can help me overcome this fear.
I love my job but I don't like to talk much about it. Please respect that.
I will admit that I curse (sometimes a lot) but NEVER around kids. My 10 years in the Army was definitely a negative influence on me in that regard. Please don't hold it against me. Almost forgot...tattoos. I LOVE 'em. I have 5 and they are all very meaningful to me. I like men with tats but not whole body art or piercings. Not having tats is definitely ok too just as long as you are ok with mine.
And lastly...I'm PETRIFIED of turning 40 soon. My Mom died shortly after her 40th birthday and it really scares me still. So this is me. If you like what you read, then say hello.