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!
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.
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?
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.