Who Am I?


My name is Vicki. I grew up in Columbus, Ohio and am now living in Florida.  I’ve also lived in Monterey, California and if I had my druthers, that’s where I’d be living.

I lost my husband Henry on January 22, 2015. Eight months later I lost my babydog Patches, who I had for 18 years.  Those losses were the hardest thing I’ve ever had to go through. I miss them both so very much and not a day goes by that I don’t think of them many times throughout the day.

I have 3 children, Jeremy, Anthony, & Kilah. Jeremy is married to Susie, Kilah is married to Harley. I also have 4 grand kids, Arianna, Jordan, Alecia, and Harley.

I live with my son Anthony and we live next door to Jeremy & Susie.

Anthony adopted a cat, Boots, in 2009 when she was just 8 weeks old. She was a loner for years but now she wants head and back rubs. She sits with me for a while just about every day.

I adopted a puppy mill survivor who I named Kaiyo on January 13th, ’16. Kaiyo is adorable and has learned that not everyone will abuse her. It took a while, but she’s happy and healthy now. Together we’re helping each other heal.

Then there’s Jaspurr, a kitten we rescued in September of ’16. She was abandoned in a field where the employees at Anthony’s work park. We were going to take care of her until she was old enough to be weened and then find her a forever home. But after weeks of bottle feeding her every few hours, I knew her forever home is with me.

I fell in love with books the second my mom read “Are You My Mother?” by P. D. Eastman to me.   I  loved the story, and I loved the cover, and I’ve been a cover snob ever since.

I love photography, watching tv /movies, and playing board/card games with my family. Any time spent with family is a blessing!

My favorite place in the whole world is the beach
I’m trying to eat more meatless meals
My favorite dessert is chocolate anything
I love classic rock and Christian music
Riding bikes or walking at nearby trails
Taco Bell, Nashville Hot Chicken Tenders
Code Red (which is discontinued, grrrrr)

  17 Responses to “Who Am I?”

  1. i wasn’t laughing, honest. chocolate anything is my sort of thing too 🙂

  2. Hi Vicki. I’m in Florida, too. Which coast are you on?

  3. No way! My baby brother lives in FL! It’s beautiful there!

  4. I live in central Florida too! Loving it!

  5. I was born in Youngstown Ohio and grew up in Cocoa Fl. On the east! I live in Pennsylvania now. Nice to meet you, Vicki!

  6. I’m originally from Newark and went to Ohio State so I always say I’m from ‘around Columbus’ 🙂 I’ve been in Cleveland for 13 years now and once you get past the snow it is a lovely place to live. Maybe not the best choice for someone who would rather be at the beach though 😉

  7. A fellow Floridian! I am currently living temporarily in Virginia, but home is in the Melbourne, FL area, so I totally get you on the beach thing! 🙂

  8. My favorite place in the whole world is the beach.
    My favorite food is pizza.
    My favorite dessert is chocolate anything.

    So – we’re basically the same person! Reading, fitness, pizza & chocolate at the beach? YEP! Haha

  9. I feel like kindred spirits reading this : ) I love Code Red and Fast Break! They are two things that I save for occasional treats because they can get seriously out of control. I try to only get my Fast Breaks at Halloween from the kids’ trick-or-treat loot. That and Take 5. I try very hard never to look for those in the check outs because if I spot them I’ll end up getting them every time I check out 😡

  10. Vicki, This is the first time I’ve read your –about me profile. I’m sorry you experienced so many so events in a short period of time. (my husband is a Henry). I can tell how much you love your family and animals.

    • Yes, 2015 was a horrible year for me and my family. Your husband is a Henry, cool! Yes, my family and animals are the most important things in the world!

  11. Vicki,
    you sound like the loveliest person.Thank you for your thoughtful and sensitive review
    of “Finding Home.” You get it! I hope you’ll read the next book in our mustang series that I am working on now.
    Stay well and thanks for sharing a little about you.
    all the best,
    Corinne Joy Brown

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