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 in the early ’80’s and loved loved loved living there! 

I lost my husband Henry on in 2015. Eight months later I lost my babydog Patches, who I’d had for 18 years.  Those losses were the hardest thing I’ve ever had to go through.

My children are Jeremy, Anthony, & Kilah. Jeremy is married to Susie, Kilah is married to Harley. I also have 4 grandkids, Arianna, Jordan, Alecia, and Harley and a great granddaugther, Jensen.

I have 2 cats and a dog. Boots was rescued 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 helped each other heal.

Then there’s Jaspurr, a kitten that was abandoned in a field. I was going to find her a forever home whe she was weened, but after weeks of bottle feeding her every few hours, she was mine.

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.

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 Chinese and Mexican food & Code Red
And most important, I love God

 Posted by at 8:13 PM

  18 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

  12. Sorry for these big losses you had! But it seems you are close with your kids. That must be a comfort to you! Lived for 35 years in California, and since Aug. in Texas. But before I lived in Holland, my country of origin:)

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