Walk with me please!

Hello everyone! so, I decided that I wanted to write a blog to share some of the things I’ve learned over the years.

I hope that you find this blog insightful, but if not, at the very least…entertaining!

The best I can hope for sometimes is to make people happy and to make them smile and brighten an often uneventful boring day.

Trust me when I tell you that I seem to come across some of the most interesting people and situations sometimes!

Many of you know that I’m the mother of three young men 26, 24 and 19. They honestly are my pride and joy.  We are by no means perfect. Trust me…starting with me? I have many many flaws. But I try. Honestly I do. It just seems that by being the nice person that I am I seem to get myself in hot water and sticky situations.

I’ve been a “single” parent for legally 15 years, but in reality…19 years. Yep. Since I was pregnant with my youngest.

The horror stories I could tell you. But that’s not all that this blog is about.

I hope that by sharing some of my experiences I can help someone navigate the difficulties of motherhood-by-yourself, school as an older person, and life as a woman who is passionate about so many things and people.

I’m all about fighting the injustices that surround me. And I am not fearful at all about putting myself out there.

So…walk with me as we begin this journey together.

Feel free to comment and add to the “bloggersation”…

By the way, I chose “Walk with me” as a tribute to a lovely young woman who I’m not sure I had the pleasure to meet in person but who impacted my life deeply when her life was cut tragically short on my beloved 40 Acres in 2016. This song was played at her memorial this past year and it goes with me wherever I go.

Walk with me





Gina left the mall

I found a coffee that can reduce stress and anxiety, mentally transport you and even make a grown man teary.  Are these magic beans?  Close.  It’s Green Beans Cup of Joe for a Joe.  This is a cup of coffee you buy for a soldier who is deployed. You send a personal message with it and it’s like eight ounces of ‘liquid home” for the troop receiving it.  Oh, and it’s easy to do and costs $2.

I want to share some of the ones I’ve done and a few troop responses.  I also want to warn you about my Christmis-hap (that’s short for my mishap over Christmas).

But first, how it works…

Green Beans Company has cafes in many of the bases where our deployed troops are. Servicemen and women sign up for Cup of Joe (COJ).  Then strangers (you and me) go to the COJ site where…

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365 Days to “less” of me…

So here I am, on my birthday, wondering what I can do to reinvent myself. Not that I think I’m terribly awful…the problem is that in the last months I have gained weight and I don’t like the feeling. Neither do my knees of clothes…So, I thought…what better way to make a commitment to lose weight than to blog it? that way, I can track where I started, and where I will be in 365 days…

This is my journey…it’s not going to be only change in diet, but also an exercise plan, change in sleeping habits and change in attitude.

It’s not easy. We get so complacent sometimes that we lose track of ourselves, and then we look in the mirror one day and we’re shocked at who we see…

The journey begins on May 16…the day after my last final exam…

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