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 17 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 son #2, and will soon be moving to a nearby town, next door to son #1 and his family. (It’s ok, son #1 talked son #2 into buying the house.)
Anthony adopted a cat, Boots, in 2009 when she was just 8 weeks old. She was a loner until recently when she started becoming more cuddable. Now she sits with me just about every day and wants me to pet her.
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’m trying to get healthier by eating better and exercising more. My choices to get moving are biking, walking, strength training, and tai-chi.
I also 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 me a Code Red, Baja Blast, or Fast Break every once in a while