Retired OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner
Interests and hobbies
I love to travel. In the 23 years that my husband and I have been married, we have taken 147 trips, with 14 more planned in the next two years. Since I have retired, I have had time to explore quilting, knitting and sewing. I also love to read, and I'm a good cook, too.
What I consider my greatest achievement
I was blessed to be able to provide healthcare to women for many years. My greatest personal achievement is that I have kept off the 90 pounds that I lost five years ago.
How I stay healthy
I eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies. When I travel, I love to walk, even through airports—but especially on tropical beaches.
What inspires me
My friends—Judy, Maureen, Mary and Jane—are the best! They are all strong, confident women with diverse interests and talents.
Favorite place in the world
Venice, Italy. I can stroll for hours and hours there. The peace and quiet of a city without cars is so soothing. The history and beauty nourish my soul.
What I am most grateful for
My wonderful husband, Gary, has the greatest can-do attitude. His optimism is contagious and has changed my outlook on life.
Perfect Saturday afternoon
I love to work in my perennial flower garden on a warm and sunny day.
I can learn to do just about anything by reading the instructions. For instance, I taught myself to crochet from a book.
Artist that I admire
I recently read a biography of the great American artist Georgia O'Keeffe, after touring her home in New Mexico. She lived to be 98 and continued to paint until the last few weeks of her life. She is an example of how to live freely and fully all the years of your life.
One item I can't leave home without
With my trusty GPS, I can find anyplace and go anywhere.