I am optimistic about life and always take time to smell the roses. I am ready to be loved and adored by that special someone! I will be 60 this year, quite the shocker, since I still feel like I am a happy child in my heart. I grew up in Buffalo, New York and then lived in Los Angeles for 30 years. Moved to Portland 7 years ago, and love it. What makes me most joyful is when I am playing piano (a total novice, just learning this year), painting in my art studio, nature photography, cooking, gardening, going on heart hunts (I collect hearts), touring art galleries, going to live theater, traveling to Paris, or just relaxing on my couch with my cat purring on my lap, listening to music, reading, watching a movie, taking a walk, visiting my neighbors little sweet children, and swinging on a tree swing makes me smile.