Happy New Year and welcome to Where Bloggers Live ! I hope you had a pleasant entry into 2022 and that things are looking much brighter for you and your family. We had a quiet holiday. Much like last year. I spent the day in my pajamas, watching The Twilight Zone marathon. This is something I’ve done just about every year for the last decade or so. I think I’ve seen every episode, still I find something new. Way back in the day, when I used to teach American history, I used to share snippets of the show for discussions about the 1950s and 60s. It made for some fun discussions. Every year, I receive messages from a few of my former students asking if I’m watching the marathon…

So, if you haven’t been here in a little while, you’ll notice a few things have changed. The biggest one is that I’m no longer co-hosting any style linkups. That doesn’t mean I won’t be sharing any outfits, I will, just without the pressure of trying to fit a theme or post on a certain day. The other big change is that I don’t have a regular posting schedule. This is temporary. As soon as I get my life away from the blog into a workable routine, I’ll figure out a posting schedule for the blog.


Welcome to the monthly edition of Where Bloggers Live. It’s kind of like HGTV’s “Celebrities at Home,” but…Bloggers! Who doesn’t like to peek behind the scenes and see inside people’s homes? Over the next few months, we’ll share about our work spaces, home towns, and more!

I should note – because this is super important – the creative brain behind this project is Bettye at Fashion Schlub! Love her!

The Celebrity Bloggers

Bettye at Fashion Schlub
Daenel at Living Outside the Stacks
Em at Dust and Doghair
Jodie at Jodie’s Touch of Style
Iris at Iris’s Original Ramblings
Leslie at Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After

Make sure you visit everyone to see where the magic happens!

THE THEME: What I drive

My first car was a  candy apple red 1983 Pontiac Fiero GT. It was beautiful. Gray interior. Stick shift. I was stationed at Fort Polk, Louisiana at the time and it was just me and my infant daughter. I used to strap her into her car seat, pop Prince into the tape deck, and we would roll. We would cruise all over the place: Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana… No map, no cell phone, just directions hand written on a sheet of notebook paper. It was 1993, after all. I would’ve kept that car forever. As impractical as it was for a single mom with an infant. But I loved that car. Sadly, I totaled it in a car accident. Fortunately, my daughter wasn’t with me. Still, I cried. I ended up buying two more Fieros after that one, but it was never quite the same.

The Hubs and I are still very much car people. He likes to race and used to own a race car that he’d take out on the track. I rode with him a couple of times and, whew, the adrenaline rush cannot be beat. Nowadays, he mostly attends car shows to show his car and I tag along to take pictures.

The Hummer

I got my first Hummer as a joke. I didn’t really want it, I was just teasing because I saw it sitting on the car lot and it was nothing like what I’d ever driven before {except when I was in the Army and a one of my friends taught me how to drive a Humvee in the snow}. Furthermore, it wasn’t practical, I mean, I still had kids at home. Needless to say, after a test drive, the Hummer came home with us.

We would’ve kept it but we started having issues and the work required outweighed the worth of the vehicle.

This is our second Hummer. We mostly drive her on weekends or when The Hubs and I need to tow the RV. The kids hate it {good thing they’re all grown, out of the house, and don’t need to worry about it}. They think it’s big and obnoxious, which is exactly why I like it. I love everything about it – the color, the size, and, most importantly, the fact that it’s a pick up truck version rather than the traditional SUV version.

The Kia

My job requires a lot of driving, so I needed something that gets good gas mileage. My Kia does that and more. Whenever I get in or out of my car, it plays a little song. I feel like it’s announcing my arrival and departure. It’s the little things, y’all.


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