I'm a fish out of water. Born and raised in California, but I've been a fish out of water since I was 10. My mom once observed, "After the year we lived in Southern Illinois (on a farm) when you were 10, this was never really your home again." She was right. I like farm country. So I live in farm country even here in California. There’s a lot I like about California. But my heart is really elsewhere. When I pray about moving I get an answer I don’t love, but I’m doing it. “Stay put” and “Not now.”
My passion is food (duh ... and that starts with what? FARMING!! LOL). My career was food based. Even in retirement I continue to pursue that passion informally. I am not into the pretentious foodie business, but I am passionate about preserving old ways and cultures. What a great vocation and avocation it's been!
I want someone to play with, a walking companion and maybe one day, a hiking/biking/swimming companion. And of course, cooking companion. I also want him to have a lick of sense and be practical, know how to do things, even if we have to hire everything done as we grow older.
I love John Denver's music. He always captured what I don't have the talent to express. I'm re-listening to all my albums. The quality is GREAT compared to CDs. And I am happy, happy hearing this stuff.
Things I don't love: shopping, cruises and bickering.
I know lots of people who see shopping as a future Olympic Sport. I'm not one of them.
Cruises? Not my idea of fun. I can't see giving up one ant farm for another. I'd rather take a motor home to a favorite beach and enjoy the ocean from that vantage
Never had bickering in my home, except the years I took care of my Mom. Now all is restored to it's normal peacefulness.
What is the last book you read or are reading currently? (Oh. I guess I should tell you my current read: A Question of Intent by former FDA Commissioner David Kessler)