Saturday, November 28, 2015

Well, Putting Myself Out There...

Some friends convinced me to put up a profile on a couple of dating sites. I did one while I was still in New Hampshire and I have done another one since I moved down here.
Well, I went on one date with one guy while in New Hampshire and that crashed and burned!
Then I had the heart attack and, well, life changed for me.
But, I went ahead and put up a profile at this free dating site, just to see what was out there.
I have gotten over 200 responses to each profile, but have only talked to 2 guys (on the second site) that seem:
1) Normal. Or at least semi-normal.
2) Intelligent.
3) Have a decent sense of humor.
4) Want a monogamous relationship.

It IS that bad out there, I guess.

Look, I'm not perfect myself, but I am still going to be a bit picky, dammit.

Here's part of my profile on one of the sites:

Currently in Missouri, but thinking of moving....somewhere next Spring. I have lived in 13 countries and 39 states (so far). Army brat.
Most recently lived in New Hampshire and LOVED it, but had to move for a bit due to a business break up and a health issue. (Had a heart attack. All better now, but it was an interesting experience)

Crunchy granola back to the land type broad.
Irish and Scottish, heavy on the Irish! Hazel eyes, red hair. Yes, it is going gray, but I dye it as I am going into old age kicking and screaming.
Despite the heart attack, I am pretty active and I have to get my cardio in every day anyway. Enjoy the outdoors, except when it is really hot. Irish skin burns FAST!
I wear glasses, it keeps me from walking into walls and tripping over furniture...most of the time. The klutz gene runs strong in my family, lol!
I also have dentures. Sad, but true, so I deal with it.
Seven grown children, one grandson.

Impressive skill set. Prepping, food storage, sewing, quilting, crafts, livestock tending, dairy...including milking, cheese making, etc., gardening, butchering, canning, etc.

Not doing this to play or hook up for a one night stand. Looking for a partner that understands honor, loyalty, honesty and respect.
I still believe in romance. But I know you don't quit being romantic even if you find "the one". Relationships need to be tended to and nurtured, otherwise they wither and die.
Physical intimacy is just as important as emotional connection.

I value intelligence, humor and loyalty as the three most important things in a partner. All equally. Anytime I had a partner that lacked one of these (or gods forbid, all three attributes), it ended in an absolute disaster. Besides, a big brainpan is a turn on, right?

What do you think?  There's more, of course. The site asks for your favorite movies and books, etc.
Also asks you what type of man you are looking for, stuff like that.
If you think I should change it a bit, let me know. Yes, I have pictures up. No naughty ones, though!
Or, if you know a decent him this!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Plans For The Future

Okay, here we go...
While my friends are kind enough to let me stay here for a few months to *get my shit together*, I need to make plans on what comes next in my life...and there is still a hell of a lot of life left in me!


1) Save up money from the payments the ex is sending me, rent my own place here and get a job (probably cashier or fast food, etc) and go on that way.

2) Go back to school on grants and such and be the oldest vet tech or A.I. tech around.

3) Convince Brad Pitt to leave Angelina and...well, nevermind, THAT'S not gonna happen!

4) Find a farming job somewhere.

5) Hire myself out as an independent *consultant* for folks setting up homesteads and/or  organic/sustainable small farms. Might involve travel, but I am okay with that. I can also set up long term food storage and the like.

6) Buy lottery tickets and hope for a big win.

7) Find a cheap piece of land in the Ozarks to buy on payments and scratch out a living on it.

I am bouncing all the various pros and cons around in my head right now of the realistic options.
If you dear readers have any other ideas, go ahead and post them, too!
Or, give your opinion of the options I already posted. (Well, except for 3 & 5, lol!)

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Short Update

I am now in Missouri, staying with dear friends that graciously invited me out to recuperate from my heart attack. It's a very rural location and all I can see looking out the windows are pastures and cattle and the shadowy smudge of the Ozarks on the horizon.
It is quiet here. I like that.
I am missing the first snow of the winter in New Hampshire...and that makes me sad.
But, winter will soon be here, too, although this weeks forecast is calling for rain.
I am readjusting my diet and starting tomorrow, upping my cardio.
As much as I despise medications, I am taking mine, on schedule, as the doctor ordered.
I am feeling better, stronger every day.
Emotionally, I am doing okay, too.
I am making plans and know I still have a future ahead of me.
So, I guess this blog will be taking on a slightly different *flavor*, although it will still focus on prepping, gardening, food storage, etc.
I am looking for a small property to buy and build a tiny house on for myself.
Don't know where yet, but I will find "my place".