My Thoughts and Adventures…

A place to share the things that matter in my life, whether it be living tiny in an RV, spending time with my family, photographing this beautiful country while making memories or how I’m coping with life in general. I hope that it can at least make someone smile or laugh, even if it’s at my own expense.

My Birthday Weekend

Today is my 53rd birthday. Sometimes I feel like I’m seventy, but I’m grateful for another day to explore this beautiful country that I call home. This past Saturday was my day to celebrate since I would have to...

Does Grief Ever Go Away

Twelve years ago today was one of the worse days of my life. I had been going on adrenaline for several days as on the 30th of January we brought my husband home to live out his final days near the family. It would...

January Weight Loss Update

Here we are at the end of another month on my weight loss journey. For the past six weeks I have been going through a maintenance phase, which included adding additional fats, carbs and proteins each week. During...

Biscuit Recipe

Back in the early 1990’s while attending college, my husband and I let this gentleman move in with us who was going through a tough time. He offered to cook some biscuits one night for dinner and at first, I was...

Happy 5th Birthday, Oscar

I can't believe my little furbaby is 5 years old today. It seems like only yesterday that we brought him home. He is such a comfort to both myself and my husband. In addition to celebrating his birthday today, we...

Chili Cheese Dip Recipe

Time to get ready for some football games and what better way than with some delicious dip to go with those tortilla chips you'll be eating.  Below is a great recipe that I have used many many times over the years....

The End of a Decade

First, I want to address the big changes in 2019 as it has been a whirlwind of a year once July creeped around. In July I started a new job, October we sold our house and moved back into the RV and in November I...

December Weight Loss Update

Here we are at the end of another month and I am so excited with the progress that I have made. As of today, I have lost a total of 20 pounds. In addition to the weight loss I am down 5 inches in my waist and 3...

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Christmas was a little quiet this year. It started out with just me and the puppies but ended with me joining Greg in Knoxville. We had a great evening with his parents and then a remarkable night with just the two...

Crafting with a Cricut

One of my favorite things in to make crafts. I love turning an object into something beautiful. I might not always get the outcome I was hoping for, but it was still worth the effort that it took to try. This year I...