A little bit about me

I thought I would take a moment to talk about myself…not something I really like doing, but I thought perhaps it would be helpful to those who may stumble upon my blog to understand me.


I served in the United States Air Force for 13 years.  I loved almost every minute of it, however, it was difficult to be Active Duty, a mom, and a military spouse.  So I got out, while my husband continued to serve until he retired after 28 years in.  I love to read, although I do tend to go in spurts with my reading, and have a huge pile of books to read. I have my books and reading goals listed at Goodreads and swap books over at paperbackswap.   I am not very crafty, yet I pin a ton of stuff on pinterest that interests me.  I am an Avon Independent Sales Representative…as was my mother and grandmother.  I grew up on the products and love using them. I hate paying more than I should for daily needs items.  I fundraise every year with my Avon business for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  My daughter and I will be going for the 4th year this year.  My grandmother had Alzheimer’s and finding a cure for it is something I would love to see in my lifetime.  I got a really great camera a few years ago for Christmas so I have been trying to get out and take photos with it.  I’m not that great, but I have entered some of my photos in challenges at Twenty20.  I’m kind of everywhere on social media…facebook, twitter, instagram, yelp….you name it, I am probably there, although probably not that active in all of them.  I love social media.

I am the eldest of two girls.  My father worked for a major airline for over 40 years and my mother, while mostly being a housewife and mom, was a cosmetologist, although she didn’t work many of the years of our childhood, focusing on raising us.  My husband and I met while stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, in Tucson, Arizona in 1985.  We have been married 31 years, and have two children, a daughter and a son, who are both grown.  We also have two German Shepherd Dogs who I take a lot of photos of.

In a nutshell…that’s me!


A pause in my vacation…

I’m beat..utterly worn out and I love it.  Spent the morning on my brother in laws boat cruising the intercoastal.  The sun and fresh air have made me just want to nap everyday, and I have.  It feels wrong but it was so needed.  Right now I am laying on the bed in my bedroom, trying to rehydrate and possibly take a nap today.  Yawn.  I wonder if anyone will miss me. 

I’ve got my toes in the water….



It is now March, which means our vacation to Florida is just a few days away.  I am so excited.  We stay with my brother-in-law on the Gulf Side.  The picture above is part of his beach off his property.  Nice, isn’t it.  The view is breathtaking and I get such amazing sunset pictures.  I will have to post a few of them sometime.

I will have the means to make a post or two while I am gone, so I won’t ignore this new blog while I am gone.  I am praying for good travel weather and a great relaxing time.  With this view, how could it not be?  Right?

Fresh start

I’ve had a personal blog for a while now, but I wasn’t getting any followers, nor was I being very consistent with it.  So, I thought that perhaps it was time to start fresh, if a blog was what I really wanted to do.  I guess it doesn’t hurt to give it a try, right?

I have to learn wordpress and everything it is capable of doing. I had gotten used to the simplicity of blogger but I decided a fresh start meant a fresh blog title and fresh home for it.

So, HI!  My name is Michele, and I am a 50+ mother of two grown kids, and 2 furbabies.  My husband and I have been married 31 years and we are both Veterans.  I served 13 years in the United States Air Force, and he retired after 26 years in the United States Air Force.  I love to read, so you will probably find me talking about books quite a bit.  I am a hobbyist photographer.  I don’t really get out to take a lot of photos, unless I am on vacation, but when I do, I try to take the best photos I can.

I hope readers will find me interesting.  I hope that my writing improves as I take this journey.  I have so much going on in my heart and head that i sometimes cannot get the words out.  But I remain optimistic.  Wish me luck!

It’s nice to meet you, faceless reader, and I hope that we can find a connection.