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Here I will share my thoughts, feelings, experiences and stories of my life.

My name is Ann Marie and I was born and raised in Whiting, Indiana.  I attended Indiana University and received a degree in accounting.  I am a quality accountant at the largest privately held corporation in the world.  I am an only child.  My father died 19 years ago and my mother is still alive and lives near me.  I am a widow.  I was married for 22 years before my husband died.  I have a 21 year old married daughter who attends college and will graduate in April 2013.  We have two dogs who are a big part of the family. I have a Jack Russell Terrier/Beagle mix who is 7 years old.  My daughter has a Basset Hound/Dachshund/Shepherd mix who is almost 2 years old.  We lead a relatively simple life which I will share here.

Nearby downtown Chicago seen from Whiting Park...

Nearby downtown Chicago seen from Whiting Park on the Lake Michigan shoreline (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



9 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Ann Marie, thanks for following my blog. I am so glad to have met you. You seem like a great person and a woman that is moving on with courage and strength, which some would be struggling to be able to do. I’m sorry for the enormous loss of your husband and wish you luck with filtering out the shallow Hals. As many of them that there are, there is a good guy out there for you. Don’t give up on what you deserve! Thanks again for the follow and I’ll be following you as well.

    • I love your blog. My daughter graduates with a culinary degree tomorrow and we are always looking for new recipes. I am just a woman trying to figure out life one day at a time. I don’t consider myself anything special. I have kids that depend on me and they give me strength.

  2. Thanks, I love the Chicago skyline myself. The picture at the top of my blog is taken from a park by my house. The land on the other shore is Illinois. So close and yet so far.

  3. Hi Ann Marie, Hope you are recuperating well! Just wanted to send you some get well and hope you’re on your feet soon wishes!!!

  4. My mom grew up in Sturgis, MI, her family was all around Muskegan. You’re in a nice neck of the woods, nice lake, awesome city nearby. I like your way of looking at things. And I’m jealous of the trailer bargain you found. I’ve been looking for a light-weight trailer I can put my dogs in and go off for a weekend. I need to get out more. Peace – Jill

    • Jill, It is nice to know there are others out there who can relate to me. I am grateful everyday for my trailer. If you want one you need to look for it almost everyday. Craigs List is a good place that you might be able to get a good deal. I love your blog and all your updated on your house projects. I wish I could can stuff like you. 🙂

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