Wednesday, January 16, 2019

An introduction...

I don't think I've ever done an "official" introduction!
If you've come over from The Blogging Tribe - hi!!  
Welcome to my sometimes weird little corner of the Interwebz.

My name is Lisa Love (hence the LOVE Shaque)  I live in the 'burbs north of Detroit with my husband Randy & 21 year old Spawn Miss Angela.  We share our tiny little house with 3 cats and an elderly Beagle.
Me & Randy
Me & Spawn at Zombie night at the local baseball park last summer.
Rusty & Daisy

I'm pretty eclectic with my interests. I'll do a Cliff-notes version since the "about me" tab covers it all and more.   I am a ham radio operator - the N8LTG in this url is my callsign.  I'm a US Navy veteran.  I belong to the VFW.  I'm a member of a search & rescue team.  I've worked in the billing department of a trucking company for almost 19 years.  I was a dance mom for many years.  I love, love, LOVE Halloween and do a big cemetery display in my front yard every year.  I go to Weight Watchers (oops, sorry - it's called WW now) and post about my struggles with that.  I have a weird fascination with cemeteries.
Me & Kisses at a PR event for the search & rescue team.
Kisses is actually my sister's horse but she's mine for SAR. 

Let's see. I've been blogging since before 2009.  I started out on Yahoo 360 but didn't export my posts out before it closed down.  I really don't think I lost much (or any) quality content from there anyway!  I used to have 3 blogs, but did a merge and now just have 2.  This one is just a random, diary type blog and the other is for my Halloween display.  

I don't have this blog attached to my personal Facebook or Instagram pages, since *some* of my extended family members make me want to throat punch them with their commenting.  A link to the blog is attached to both of my bios, but I can count on them being technologically challenged and not noticing.  Randy & Angel both know about it and as far as I'm concerned, they're the only ones who matter.   I do share posts to blogging FB pages I follow, tho.

Blog #2 is Maple Grove Cemetery and it's got ALL the social media attached.  I post there all year long but of course it's slowed down a bit for the time being.  I also have a skeleton mascot named Chuck who travels with me a lot (#maplegrovechuck on IG) who has googly eyes and wears a tuxedo onesie.   The riffraff, I mean family, do know about this blog and FB page and follow me / Chuck.
This pic was actually taken last Saturday!

I do several blogging challenges over the year.  The big ones are the April Blogging A to Z Challenge (every year since 2012!) and Countdown to Halloween & Creepmas with the MGC blog.  And I have my own coffee chat type posts called Timmy T'ursday (typically my usual day of stopping at Tim Horton's for breakfast on my way into work) and also like to join in fun linkups like 'What's Up, Weekend' with the Peaceful Posse, etc. 

So that's about it...hope you come back to visit!



  1. Hi Lisa, great to learn so much about you. I didn't know Tim Horton's was in the States. I'm in Vancouver, Canada so can share a mutual love of Timmy's with you. Your animals are adorable too!

    1. Thanks! I love my furkids.
      I had to look at the website, but Timmy's is in 14 states! Mainly in the North / East part of the US. There are at least 3 within a mile of where I work!

  2. Nice to meet you, Lisa! This is an excellent "get to know me" post, and I'm happy to have read it. I also really enjoy the "Love corner" theme! Thank you for sharing and opening up your corner to the world. :)

  3. Nice to 'meet' you! I'm actually a super Halloween lover REALLY close by (just outside of Windsor, Ontario). This year's display is gonna be something else, we're incorporating live music, a food donation collection and hot chocolate for all who stop by as part of the plans that night, and my friend is coming from Chicago to help with it :) I can't wait!
    Britt |


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