I am a kid at heart filled with energy, optimism, and exuberance for life. Each day is an exciting new challenge, with its ups and downs! I grew up in Missouri and possess strong Midwestern values, such as honesty, integrity, devotion to family and friends, and perseverance. I am an intelligent, loving, supportive woman with a good sense of self, a quirky sense of humor, along with a serious practical side. I have two grown kids and a career as a Government attorney. I have a great passion for the out-of-doors and particularly enjoy birding but I also enjoy throwing pottery, movies, theater, and trying new restaurants. I love people and enjoy social functions but I also love to walk hand-in-hand with someone special along a quiet beach or to cuddle in front of a burning fireplace.