So you wanna know so a little something about me huh. Not very interesting but here goes. I grew up in a really little place in Pennsylvania with my younger brother and parents. My family was probably the beginning of the “Latchkey Kids” era (both parents have to work and the kids come home from school, alone) but we didn’t even know we were starting a trend! Since both my parents worked, I was usually at the sitters or home alone with my brother. Which home alone with him often started many fights between us and a few minor home injuries which led to Dad making repairs. I could run faster than my brother so when he felt the urge to beat the crap outta me I’d run to my room or a bathroom and lock the door. That was an open invitation for him to proceed to kick a hole in the door. That happened on more than one occasion. I remember one time I was trying to run and go out the front door but I missed the storm door handle and went right through the glass. Not pretty. And yet my parents still left us alone!!!
Anyway, every summer my parents would take us to the beach for a week. Always the same beach and always the same hotel. My beach craving was born. Any beach. Any time. As long as I have sand between my toes, my beach chair and umbrella, I am content for hours sitting in front of the crashing waves reading, napping and just being.
I had intentions of going to college but my folks told me it was financially impossible. Really stupid now when I think about it, but hey, I listened to what my parents told me. Most of the time. Okay, some of the time. They told me they couldn’t afford to send me to college and if they couldn’t pay for it, how in the hell would I pay for myself. Naturally, I believed them. My career idea’s bounced around from being a nurse, a teacher and then to interior design. None of that happened as I married a high school boyfriend and started a family. That marriage was doomed from the beginning but I stuck it out. Three kids later we divorced and later I remarried. And another divorce.
So now here I am, single and actually liking it for the most part. I only have myself to answer to which in itself can be a tough thing to adhere to! I am hard on myself but not near what my ex’s have been. Now I am wondering just what the hell do I want to do the rest of my life? The answer lies within this site.
I love to cook, I have no experience other than cooking for myself and my family. I am by no means a chef. The only training I can hook on my belt is what I have learned on my own and continue to learn. I love finding new recipes and but more so I love to create my own.
I also LOVE photography!! That addiction hit me when I was in elementary school and someone, and I can remember who, gave me one of those old fashioned box camera’s. I was hooked! Seriously, I was addicted!!! I would position my dolls in the yard and take hundreds of pictures! I also managed to snap many photo’s of my cats and dogs too! You should hear my kids when they see me pull out my camera! “Oh no she’s at it again!” They all grumble about getting their picture taken AGAIN but they love seeing the pictures when they are developed. And can I just tell you that I have TONS of photo albums! Tons!!!
Another new thing I love…writing. Don’t know why but I do. I love to just blog about randomness. I love to write about what has happened in my life and how I found inspiration. And I love to write children’s picture books. Currently I am working on a series of picture books. The only thing I have had published so far has been an article on a transition of living in a normal standard house and chucking it all to live on a boat.
So, my family consists of three grown children, and a handful of grandbabies! You will be seeing tons of picture’s of them! I have a little bichon-poodle, Jack and a huge cat named Gibson. I am also very blessed with many friends, they are my support and my rock when I need them. And they tell me they want to be my food critics with any new recipe I want to test on them. And I tell them to be honest, brutally honest cuz if they fib and tell me they like the new dish, I WILL MAKE IT AGAIN!
So there you have it, yanno, I’m just sayin, this is Me! And I love being me! I love my hazel eye’s tour!