Elementary teacher, {ret} navy wife + {navy wife of thirteen years}, mother of three. Mocha/shoe/purse addict.

{Eek, even now I’m not sure what that clever label should be. I WAS a navy wife and in 2013, my husband FINALLY retired from the US Navy. Just bear with me. I’m still the silly, sarcastic, inconsistent blogger you know and love.}

We’ve lived in four different states since 2000, collecting memories, kids, and pets in every state.

On April 22, 2010, my husband was in a car accident while deployed in Iraq. Needless to say, this day has changed our lives.

I write about the accident and how we’re picking up the pieces, Navy life civilian and VA life, silly things my kids say, delicious things I eat, beautiful shoes I buy.

In addition, I write about my attempts with crafting (“She’s Crafty”; an homage to the Beastie Boys) and living with depression.

Some of you have asked how to get in touch with me. My email address is alma L thompson (no spaces) (at) yahoo dot com. No spam unless it is served with a fried egg over rice please!

May our bellies ache with laughter and too much espresso.

15 thoughts on “About

  1. What an eye opening blog, Thank you!
    I’m reading and learning so much about how military families live and how you cope with everything that’s happened since your husband’s accident.
    On long slow recoveries I can definitely relate, I have muscle, tendon and ligament damage in my foot after a stupidly simple accident end Nov, 2010 and am still on crutches, doing intensive painful physio and trying to increase work hours.
    There are good days and bad days. A good cry goes a long way sometimes because pent up frustration and pain only explodes at very inappropriate moments otherwise, or more likely, and worse… at people who are already going the extra mile for you.
    The “One day at the time” maxium is being taken very literally by me right now and no doubt you too will know this only too well.
    Your and your husband love each other and can be strong together, as a couple, as a family. You will probably learn more about yourselves than you ever wanted to know LOL but there will be a silver lining in there (somewhere, somehow).
    Keep strong.. in Dutch we have our own expression for wishing someone “good luck” , it’s “Sterkte!” and it literally means “Strength!”
    Writing about it is a brilliant start, no need to keep it secret, I need educating and enlightening on what you are going through too… you too are brave.
    “Sterkte” as you journey though this…

  2. Surfing the waves of the web I am pleasantly stranded in your interesting blog.

    I write under the pseudonym of Josè Pascal (a descendant of the great Colonel Aureliano Buendía).

    I invite you to visit my “italianglish” writing blog http://parolesemplici.wordpress.com/mytinbox/.

    I define this blog “In parole Semplici” as a “virtuacultural tin” box where they are guarded thoughts, memories, images, sounds, and simple stories”.

    I dream an intercultural blog. Already involves more than 100 authors/friends.

    If you want to participate and to have more informations send me a letter to inparolesemplici@gmail.com

    Good life and I hope to soon

  3. I know we’ve commented back and forth at my Blog (www.TheyCallMeDependent.com), but I wanted to tell you how much I’ve enjoyed reading yours. I’m updating my Blogroll and will be adding yours to the list. Thank you for writing!!!

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog…led me to yours. Love your way with words. Very appealing…like reading something I just can’t put down even though I really need to sleep! Look forward to reading more… tomorrow.

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