Roses and Lilacs

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About me

Gender Female
Industry Accounting
Occupation Accountant
Location Northern Illinois, United States
Introduction Since I’m no longer married, I’m free to live where and how I choose. I chose to live in a 100-year old farm house in northern Illinois My house is on a hill overlooking a sloping pasture and farther down a year-round creek. I love it. I’ve been married, and I’ve been single. Single is best. When I was married, I didn’t work. I showed my quarter horses in AQHA western pleasure and halter classes and my dogs in AKC obedience. I spent a lot of time just trail riding with friends. No time for those leisurely pursuits anymore. I miss them. Being single isn’t always easy but it is always easier. Anyway that has been my experience. Compromise isn’t one of my strengths. I work as an accountant. I would like to be an author. I’m interested in so many things; photography, gardening, wild birds, my pets, genealogy, cooking, antique furniture, and on and on. Books are a passion. Not great literature, not even best sellers…mostly mystery novels. The restoration of wetlands and wildlife habitat is important to me. Conservation is important to me. I try to garden organically.
Interests Photography, birding, wet land restoration, natural habitat, gardening, horses, dogs, collies, shelties, German shepherds, cats, cooking, scrapbooking, old houses, farm houses, antiques, cottage decorating, old garden roses.
Favorite Movies Steel Magnolias, The Sound of Music, Ann of Green Gables, Flash Dance, Friendly Persuasion, Bringing Up Baby, The Grass is Greener, Mr Blandings Builds his Dream House, Arsenic and Old Lace
Favorite Music Sugarland, Celine Dion, Loreena McKennitt, Jim Brickman, George Winston, Elton John, Sawyer Brown, Joan Baez, Joemy Wilson, Natalie McMasters, Gordon Lightfoot
Favorite Books Favorite Authors:, Beverly Connor, Virginia Lanier, Janet Evanovich, John Sandford, Linda Fairstein, Kathy Reichs, Susan Conant, Mary Saums, Elizabeth Ogilvie