January 21, 2012

My first appointment today is a lady, mid 40’s, divorced, highly educated, grown children, her long term goal is a serious, committed relationship and possibly marriage. I really enjoyed the interview with her. She is very grounded and centered and comfortable with herself. She is also very focused and sure of the type of man she would like to meet.

She said “I have found that a man who has friends in his life is very important to me. I have friends and I appreciate the diversity and joy they add to my life. I like a man who looks forward to spending time with his friends, male and female.” She also likes someone who is comfortable in his own skin, is assertive, but not arrogant, honest, and can make decisions. She said “Another important quality is someone who treats others with respect. Nothing turns me off faster than someone who treats the wait staff rudely.”

She loves the outdoors and enjoys hiking, camping, canoeing, snowmobiling, movies, theaters, concerts, plays, and traveling. She goes international at least every two years and loves Europe. She works out three to four times a week and appreciates a man who takes care of himself. She loves cooking and trying new recipes. Her glass is always half full and a man who has a positive outlook and a good sense of humor is a real plus. She has an issue with people who think they are better than others. She likes a man who can be comfortable in a tux or can be in the mountains for two or three days without taking a shower. Someone who looks back at his relationships and can see them as a learning experience.

She is a sweetheart of a lady and I get to decide who will be the first lucky man to meet her.

My sister, Dolly, passed today at 11:26am. Her time in the hospital started on December 22, 2011 and ended today, January 21, 2012. Everything possible that could have saved her life was done, but in the end, her 30 years of coping with lupus compromised her immune system so much that she was unable to fight off the pneumonia she got a month ago. Other than my mother who passed almost ten years ago, I have never lost someone so close to me. She was my baby sister and only sister. Just 60 years old. Gone way too soon. I will forever miss her and I feel so blessed that I was able to get to Phoenix and spend that last night with her where she was somewhat conscious and knew I was there. If you love your family tell them every chance you get. You never know when the next time could be the last time.

To be continued……..