I believe that the most accurate description of myself is conveyed by the relationships that I have within my life. My relationship with my children are based on love, honesty, trust, laughter, and respect...the relationship that I have with my gradchildren are mature within the context of complete and utter immaturity, jovialness and fun within responsibility, and love. I have learned that life, relationships, and love is trying at times, but that it is those moments in which I have grown the most and that the relationship transformed. I don't take myself or my life too seriously, but I do treasure it and the people within it. I am laid back and accepting/tolerant of a lot more than I ever thought that I would be, while simultaneously understanding what it means to be responsible. I enjoy working out and walking/hiking on a regular basis. Food is, my passion, whether it is cooking gourmet meals or dining in restaurants...be it a high end reataurant, a good burger (Apple Pan) or pizza. I like the theater, concerts, and travelling but am equally happy watching movies at home, reading, or playing Backgammon, poker, or scrabble. I like taking care of others but cherish when others take care of me.