I am hoping to meet someone on a friendship basis, and if things work out and we have a connection, that would be great. I enjoy being with my family and friends, walking and exercising, and I love nature. I Love the outdoors, BBQing and meeting people. I like to stay active. I own a house and hope to work one more year before an early retirement, then hopefully, start a part-time job. I have taught 29 years and I'm 50. Most people say I look 40. Thanks to Mom! I have one child in college and one that graduated last year from college. My friends say that I'm funny and caring. Some of my favorites are Tom Hanks, country music, spaghetti, Joel Osteen, sewing, dancing, laughing, the color red, carnations, boating, traveling and dogs. I have learned from my mistakes and have been blessed with many friends, coworkers and family members that have helped me in rough times. I consider myself blessed, happy, lucky, motivated and optimistic. I was not always this way. God willing, I hope to meet a Christian man that is patient, giving, helpful, courteous, polite and respectful, funny, and happy. . . . one that is faithful, if marriage should be in the big picture. I enjoy quality time with my daughters and parents, and I respect that my partner would need time alone to do "his thing". I was in a marriage where my husband was not home much at all. I don't want that! I was married over 20 years and found out my ex had a young girlfriend and a baby. I am happy again and my faith got me through that. I have many blessings and continue to open more doors! Good luck to you, too!