My blog is about the things I like to do and share. I have spent my life traveling and meeting people from all over the world and I want to share my pictures and thoughts about all the traveling. A favorite quote of mine is “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind….it doesn’t matter” Mark Twain
I am retired from the US Airforce and I want to share the things I have done for the last 35 years.
I have always felt that “It’s up to you to make your dream come true and take the first step”. I have traveled to so many places. Some for work and some for fun. I have been to Italy, United Kingdom, Ireland, Wales, Spain, Newfoundland, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Belize, Roatan, Martinque, Cozumel, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios, Bahamas, Bermuda, San Juan, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, Michigan, Ohio, Florida, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Massachusetts, New York, North and South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Guam, Toronto, Azores, Mexico, Our Nations Capital, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Indiana. Copenhagen, Normandy France, Belgium, Paris, Amsterdam and the Netherlands.
The four reasons I joined the Air Force are:
- My family
- I wanted to travel
- Meet people from all over the world
- Learn a job so when I retired I would be prepared for the civilian life
My fathers father was in the Switzerland Military and it went from there. His five brothers along with my father joined the military at an early age. Along with them many of my cousins joined and their children. I would have to say that the military is in my blood. When I retired I was the last of the women in the military from our family but there are many men still in.
The military opened my eyes to a life I am so glad that I made. From meeting people, learning a job, the travel is unbelievable and protecting our country.
I started in the US Air Force in 1979. I was Active Duty and then went on to be an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) in the US Air Force. My first job was an Environmentalist I protected the men and women exposed to noise, chemicals, heat and cold. I did much more, but my main job was to protect airman from getting ill from their job and environment. My next job was a field medic and I was the medical person for our Security Police. And also at that time I was a Public Heath NCOIC. That job is just like your local Health Department. With this job I prepared personnel to deploy to a war situation.
The military allowed me to take college classes so I completed my BA in Psychology before I retired.
I think the most important thing that happened to me was meeting my husband of 18 years. We were in the same Medical Unit in Michigan but we really did not know each other. We started dating at David Grant Medical Center in California ended up working at the 127th Medical Group in Michigan than on to a CRTC Base in Upper Michigan than down to the 110th Medical Group also in Michigan. My husband now works for the Army. What is funny is my husband is from San Antonio Texas and I am from lower Michigan. If we had not met him in the military I would not have a best friend and a husband.
I am very proud to have served but I have now retired and moving on to a new life. From wearing combat boots and ABUs to dresses and heels.
I love scrapbooking and I have made many books for family but I am now working on a book of my career. I also like making crafts from old used pieces. I started scrapbooking when I needed to learn to relax. What started out as something to do once in awhile turned into much more. I became a dealer for a scrapbook company and started scrapbooking on weekends. My craft room could be a small craft store.
Before I joined the military I was a butcher at the family store which led to catering and that is how I learned my love of cooking. When I tell people I was a butcher at one time I don’t think they believe me. I really enjoyed the job but I wanted much more.
I hope you enjoy my blog, this is something new for me. I have another Blog The Crafty Lady please check it out.
Just remember “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple” Dr. Suess
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