My name is Kari, and I am the “me” of Me and My Captain … I am a Mother, Grandmother, Blogger, Cook, Writer, Decorator, Gardener, Sports Fan, Pilot and … wife of My Captain!
Come join me on my new adventure as I roll out after touchdown (Retirement)…
My Final Approach!
I live in Florida and the “Captain” is my husband, an airplane pilot.
My Captain flies Corporate Jets for a living. We both have been in aviation for a very long time, and up until the end of September 2013, I was a full-time employee of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
I am now retired, and it’s the first time I have not had a place to go to work since I was in high school.
Retirement is a new experience for me … I like diversity, eager to try something different or even fearful,… something out of my comfort zone. Hence, my learning to fly a small airplane at the age of 50.
My flight instructor said to me, ….”If Aunt Bea can learn to fly, so can you!” (Reference the TV sitcom, The Andy Griffith Show, …Aunt Bea took care of Andy and Opie.)
So, I did learn to fly! I especially loved flying at night, which was when I had to take ground school and flight lessons, because I worked during the day.
There was something surreal about flying with the stars twinkling overhead and the beautiful multi-colored lights of the cities below. Almost like the wonderment of Christmas lights to small children.
I don’t fly anymore, I let my Captain fly me!
It became a budget breaker for a hobby, i.e. renting a plane, fuel etc. However, I really enjoyed the experience.
I am starting a new experience with Blogging. Several friends suggested I start a Blog using my cooking tips, tablescapes, recipes and my ability to tell (sometimes) amusing stories.
I love to read and I love to talk and that seems like a perfect match for writing a Blog.
I enjoy cooking and over the years, I have had many requests for recipes I have prepared and taken to church potlucks, etc.
I have a confession to make….and I make them often, but this one is… I love to set tablescapes.
Perhaps it is a carry over from my childhood, but I love to set a pretty table and there are times, my imagination runs wild.
I especially love to set a table around themes.
Our children are all in different states so we have one little fur baby as one of our “kids”!
His name is Jesse James and he is a very small white Pomeranian. We named him Jesse James because he was like a little bandit, he stole our hearts.
Pomeranians,….. or P.O.M.S ….are “pieces of my soul”. For the Captain and I, Jesse is definitely all that and more.
I’m also a “wanna be” interior decorator.
We have lived in several states over the years and many people ask me for decorating advice.
I will be posting pictures and tips on decorating and DIY projects such as the barn door below which hides my dish pantry.
It seems I always have a project going and many projects begin with,……“all you have to do is…”…. (fill in the blank).much to the chagrin of the Captain, because he always ends up “helping” me! 🙂
Somehow, the Captain ends up helping and contributing more than in my initial plan. More on this later. 🙂
When we moved to Florida, I found the informality amusing… and now I treasure it.
For entertainment, we love to watch old and new movies or we curl up with a good book.
There are many things to do in SW Florida,…. Deep Sea Fishing, Everglades Airboat Rides, Golfing, Marina Club House dances, and watching sunrises and sunsets on the Gulf of Mexico.
I don’t believe anyone is ever too old to learn something new… and one of my favorite Bible verses is
2 Corinthians 5:7 …which says…“we walk by faith and not by sight”.….so I’m going to tackle this Blog with enthusiasm and I promise you I will be faithful and respond to your comments or questions.
Until tomorrow,…blue skies and prevailing winds to all.
(or as the Captain would say..”Keep the shiny side up…..”)!!!!