About Me

Welcome to my blog!  If you’re wondering what it’s all about you’ve clicked on the right place.  In a nutshell, let me say that there are a lot of serious issues in our world today; I won’t be addressing them.  I seem to be predisposed to see the humorous side of what is going on around me. This is a blog dedicated to looking at the lighter side of life.

If you are wondering about me, you’re in good company.  My husband has been wondering about me for years (maybe I should have him read this for a little refresher course).  Thanks for checking out my blog, and without further ado, I give you the highlights of me.

  • I’m a Christian and active in my local church.
  • I have a wonderful husband named Bob.  We’ve been married since 1975.  Bob is an engineer and gives me a fair amount of fodder for blogging due to the fact that I am not an engineer and actually am more like an anti-engineer, which means we never look at anything from the same perspective.
  • Bob and I have four grown children (three sons and a daughter) and eight grandchildren who show up in my blog from time to time.  You’ll love reading about them – really, you will.
  • I am a retired home-schooling mom, which sometimes shows up in my life as wanting to give learning opportunities.  You’ll find one in the next bullet.
  • We are privileged to have my mother live with us.  Here’s a math problem for you:  If my mom was born in March of 1928, how old is she now? (keep reading for the answer)
  • People tell me I’m funny.  I think they mean that as a compliment.
  • I think laughter is one of the most amazing gifts that God ever gave us.  A good sense of humor is a great support for our other five senses, especially as we get older.
  • Since 1976, I have lived in Central Florida, which I love eight months out of the year.
  • I am afraid of frogs and toads.  I think it’s because they jump about unpredictably and might pee on you.  That’s probably why I don’t like playing basketball, too (the jumping, not the peeing, though having had four kids, both may be a factor).
  • I was born in Baltimore and raised in the Maryland suburbs just Southeast of D.C.
  • I am an Oriole fan and think there will never be another player that can hold a candle to Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • I’m a birder of sorts.  I don’t go to great lengths to bird watch, but I do have the Peterson Guide to Birds app on my phone.  I have thrown my neck out of whack bird watching and I have been known to do some pretty lame bird calls.
  • I can’t whistle (which explains why my bird calls are so lame).
  • I like my caffeine in my coffee not my sodas and I cannot drink it too late in the day, which is why I feel the liberty to sneak Caffeine Free Diet Coke into any movie theater that I attend after 4:00 pm and also boldly carry it with me when I go to Jason’s Deli or the local Fish and Chips restaurant.
  • I like to talk to strangers.
  • I am a recovering collector of weird and wonderful stuff; including happy meal toys, Barbie dolls, Lizzie High dolls, baseball cards, coffee mugs, postcards, and magnets of the states that I have visited.  My first collection that I can remember was bottle caps.  That was before twist-offs.  I had a large box of those dirty things under my bed until I was about ten.
  • I hate to exercise and make no apologies about it.  Sorry.
  • I published my first book in 2018. It’s a middle-school novel based on my dad’s life growing up during the Great Depression, yet it’s funny. Kids don’t want depressing Depression novels. It’s entitled, “Always Look for the Magic.” It’s available on Amazon.
  • And, the answer is: Mom is 91. I asked her and then had my engineer check the math as he always does in my effort to provide you with the most mathematically correct non-math blog available.
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  1. Jesse

     /  August 29, 2012

    Read the blog mom. Now, if I can just visit grandpa I may escape the clutches of hell. Jesse


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