I wrote this in August, ’16 after the final day of BMT graduation weekend.  Seeing my son graduate and become a United States Airman was quite the experience.  I am proud to be an Air Force Mom! “Today, right before I had to say goodbye at Lackland Airfare Base to my newly graduated Airman son at the required 1800 hour, we sat quietly at a picnic table having some dinner and laughs after a very quick 4 days of partial freedom for him from training. The sun was shining, and young military women and men were busy with activities throughout the large base. There areRead More →

“Choose your friends wisely. They will bring you UP, or they will bring you DOWN.” I said that to my son when we lived in the big city pretty regularly. Enough that I’d receive the automated eye roll by the time he reached his late teenage years but also enough that i know he remembers it and perhaps, just perhaps he thinks about the character of people he calls his inner circle. I am pretty fortunate in that I met my best friend when we were young girls still and I would walk through fire for her to this day. She would do the same.Read More →

Most moms gets to the place eventually. The place where they’ve been replaced. Sigh. Last night was that time for me. I am an Air Force mom. “wingman, leader, warrior..I will never falter, and I will not fail!” My airman is flying home for a visit soon. When I asked him what time he would be in so that I can be at the airport on time, I saw it on his FaceTime face. He didn’t even have to say anything. I wasn’t the one that was going to pick him up. “Bu….t What do you mean? Ohhhh. I get it. Ok.” Ugg He’s beenRead More →

I have this friend named Karen. She was so right when she said, living in this rural farm environment that, “you need another man around.” My husband just informed me we need to move a new freezer in and everything needs to be moved from one to another. What? I was planning on relaxing in my robe while having peeled grapes fed to me today. That doesn’t fit into my plans. Living in the city, everything was made very easy for me. My recycling was picked up twice a month right at the curb. What? Yes. Right at the curb. Now we keep everything separatedRead More →


For the past week I’ve been creating names for my blog in my head only to have the dream of a cherished name dashed when I found it was already taken on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, or Facebook. These are the big four right? “Your readers will expect to find you under the same name while searching for you on the net” I read. Hmmm. Okay. Well, this morning, I was thinking again while my husband watched his beloved business money network. I wish I could be more interested in watching news about the stock market but I am not. At all. (Laughing) My mind thinksRead More →