I’m finally retired. I’ve gone to school and worked for most of my life. I never ever thought of what it would be like to retire. I was never someone who said, “I can’t wait to retire,” but it was always, “Now what?” so here I am, plopped down in the middle of a former cow pasture, coyotes serenading me at night, and looking for things to do.
I’m a widow, a mother and a grandmother. I’m a military brat, an engineer and a college professor. I love to learn and to travel. I calculate that I have spent about 10% of my life outside of the USA living, working, and vacationing. I’m interested in names, astronomy and natural phenomenon, and I love to laugh. I used to scuba dive, and for a year had a 450CC Suzuki motorcycle.
I’ve been around the world twice, once on an aircraft carrier, and visited about 80 plus countries and territories. When people hear this, they sometimes say, “You’ve been everywhere,” and I say, “Not yet.”
I’ve written and published two textbooks, a cookbook, and an inspirational book, but I’ve never blogged so be kind, at least for a bit. As I get more experience in the tech side of this, I plan to add features.
What qualifies me to write this blog about life and the problems and situations that life presents? Did you read the first four paragraphs? No, well I’m old and I tried to pay attention as I got there. My hope is you enjoy these posts as much as I did writing them.
PS - I believe a woman should be able to use any photo taken in her lifetime as an ID. My headshot was taken about 10 years ago by a professional and I really like it. You'll see bits and pieces of me today in different blogs, so don't be shocked.