I am a 57 year old woman who returned to Chicago to help care for my Mom. I am living in the home I grew up in. I have lived rurally for the past 20 years and loved that. I never really learned how to drive in a large city. I have lots of family here but no friends. I am growing a vegetable garden and spending a lot of time trying to make my Mom's life a bit fuller and easier. We get a long pretty well. I have been separated for 7 years but remain close to my husband emotionally. I have a 26 year old daughter who lives in central Minnesota. I love to contradance, play Irish music on the tin whistle, swim, read, journal , and watch movies.
I have had a varied and colorful work career. I've weatherized homes, been a sign language interpreter, apple picker, waitress, home health care provider, receptionist,and. special education assistant. I hopped a freight train with friends from St.Paul, Minnesota to Washington State. I was in a clogging performing group for a few years. Currently, I am hoping to take cello lessons. I
would like to become a mediator.