True Crime Junkie .. literally

I am obsessed with true crime stories, up until very recently I was hyper focused on the Chris Watts Case; a tragic story of a seemingly normal family that ended in murder of the wife and two beautiful little girls and unborn son. You hear about them everywhere and you cannot help but feel anger and sadness for the story.

The case that has gripped me now is Gabby Petito. Don’t come at me too hard but I have to say these cases in Florida (like Casey Anthony) just hit me hard and totally the wrong way!

How is it that in both those cases the family allegedly has family associated to Law Enforcement and both just seem to escape accountability. .. ANYWAYS … that is for another post another time.

Right now the heartbreaking news of her being found and her fiance being missing is so much to wrap my head around.

Then the discovery of the footage that shows the van in Teton National Park; both their shoes present, the van door closing and her body being found near there a few days after this video was released. Watching the body cam footage of their incident earlier in the month after a 911 call reported him slapping Gabby…. I just cannot stomache that he sat there laughing with the officer and making jokes at Gabby’s expense only to a few weeks later allegedly murder her.

When I learned he had flown home from the August 13 – 24 I was surprised… things had obviously escalated… and that makes things so much more curious now… I have so much more to dive into

BUT where is BRIAN? My heart breaks with this one as my oldest daughter is 22. She has travelled the world and the thought that she ever ended up in a situation like this kills me… what as a parent can I do to prepare her or me for this?

More to come … as I discover all the little pieces and share them with you for discussion.

Anonymous Story Time

I spend a lot of time online and I noticed that people are just ruthless. All the darn time. They share their stories and their experiences and then they get ripped to shreds in comments about how they should have known better, could have done better, it was their fault, it’s their parents fault, they made this decision that triggered that reaction and on and on and on.

Then I found TIK TOK – and I got immersed in the “STORY TIME” culture and so many of the stories are anonymous so no amount of bashing matters to any one because no one knows who’s story is being told. It’s great. Feeds the gossip junkies minds and gives the original story teller a perspective without judgement or direct harassment – no one knows it’s them!

I have an anonymous story that was shared with me.

The Story goes like this. Girl starts job, girl meets boy, boy turns out to be boss, both are married, both say their marriage is over but they still live with them because it is easier and cheaper. Two start chatting, keeping it distant and then it evolves, soon they fall in love and they are travelling all over the world. She is actively trying to get her marriage to end and believes that boy is too. Suddenly the marriage is abruptly ending, and the world is colliding and all the things that they knew one day would come to head were now at a head. Boy continued as if nothing had changed and girl was all over the place, sad, angry upset, in need of help and begging for boy to step up a bit, after two years it seemed a good time. Boy didn’t clue in and girl ended up moving forward divorced and sort of in limbo of the relationship she had been in with boy for the last two years. Finally after a while girl forces ultimatum on the boy and demands he tell his wife everything and to get his divorce. He tells wife everything and is still living in the house with her claiming that they are getting divorced but is now withholding from girl any affection or attention and is constantly starting fights. Girl is ready to give up and boy is begging her not too but still unwilling to do anything more than what he is doing, demanding some understanding, even though he had none when girl was in the same place.

So say readers.. what does girl do?

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Hello it is me. The one who started the big red fridge almost 23 years ago. I wanted to stay at home with my new born daughter and not have to go to work, but didn't want to impose all the responsibility on her dad who worked his ass off for us already.

So I started with eBay, when eBay was not swamped with big box stores and you could find mystery boxes and space on people's foreheads for advertising tatoos.

I made a decent income but it was a lot of work and in the end I returned to working in the workforce around my significant others schedule. 

I contributed and he did too... but I didn't stop pursuing so many different types of online businesses and here I am nearing the end of my working career I hope, looking to generate some online streams of income that can carry me into retirement and a permanent state of travelling. 

I hope you will join me on the journey as I explore what is out there. 

I am also on a journey to better health, and I need accountability partners for that. 

I am also on a journey to explore this whole wide world I have not yet explored. 

Come follow along my rants, raves and random ramblings ... I promise they get better than this.