About

Tammi Kale is mother, daughter, mammy and a budding author.  She is friend to all, lover of animals, loves to travel, loves to read, loves to make new friends, thankful for her many blessings.

Hello,

I am fifty-three years young and I am at the point in my life that I either do as I’ve ‘read’ about or do as most everyone around me does – accepts the pitfalls of getting older and just learns to live around them. I’ve decided that’s not what I want to do. I’ve decided I want to ‘re-invent myself’ as the saying goes. I’m still alive and by gosh, I want to enjoy being that way – not spend it moaning over every new creak of my knee or shift of my back bone.

So, here it is you find me. I grew up at the foothills of the Great Smokey, Blue Ridge, and Appalachian Mountains. Here I still make my home today. I very much love the coast, and am thankful we’re only a five hour drive from the salty spray, but as so many of us Southerners, I’ve never roamed anywhere else long enough to call it home.

But don’t get me wrong – I do love to roam. I’ve spent 10 days on an island that had only recently gotten electricity – that electricity hadn’t reached roads when I was there so venturing out was lit by the glorious close enough to touch full moon. It seemed to wane slower than it does at home, and I was in love with the sheer light of it, literally.

I’ve carried my machete to the wilds of the Florida Keys. Remember several years ago there were huge snakes turning up in the islands. And I had been there before and remembered the rustling I’d heard in the mangroves behind me as I sat gazing out over the clear emerald waters. I went prepared!

gracie

And this, my dear friends, is one of the reasons I took my machete! My precious granddaughter! The light of my life and the one who keeps me young. I just can’t help saying it: Isn’t she beautiful!

I’ve watched the distinct and sultry sway of gray reef sharks from a shark cage on the North Shore of Hawaii. I have mixed feelings on this, but I try to stay aware of whether or not this tourist attraction promotes shark attacks. So far I haven’t found any proof that it does, so for now I can still pat myself on the back for having been up close and personal with these large creatures that provoke such fear in us.

I am a firm believer that God is in control, but that mankind is the culprit that prevents God’s control from flourishing in the world today. Heck, yesterday and tomorrow as well. In a nutshell, if we could all learn to hear the still small voice and act on what it’s laying on our hearts, the world wouldn’t be the scary, dirty, evil place that it is. I still cringe whenever I think of Sandy Hook. And that’s just ONE tiny monstrosity. Yeah, I know the devil made her eat the apple, but we all have a choice.

Mankind is given the mind to rise above the confounding disgraces of these days we live in. Given the mind BY Christ – I know I didn’t evolve from an ape – and given the mind OF Christ. So, if we’d all just take the time to just ‘be still and know’ this world could do a little turning around.

This covers “About” fairly well. I embrace life! I love life and can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next. I know whatever it is, all will be well. My future’s secure.

I embrace meeting new friends here on my new blog! I embrace finally putting my ordinary, exciting life into words! Come along with me and let’s do a little turning!

God Bless You Each and Every One!

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    • Thank you! She’s the light in my life….Your posts touched me deeply last night. My heart goes to you as you are such a positive light in this world. I can only imagine the heartache you live with, but you are a true blessing to all of us who you are reaching out to.

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      • Thank you. I find so much support, encouragement and hope in this blogging community and I am really glad I started it. I am happy to find you here. I got to meet a lot of new friends here and they never fail to put a smile in my heart, the feeling I have for you today!Keep in touch!

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  2. Hello Tammi! Thanks for stopping by Pensitivity101 and hitting the follow button. It’s a pleasure to have you aboard. Will love to hear your comments and views on any of the musings you find here. I try to keep it a pretty mixed bag, so hopefully something will be of interest. Looking forward to reading more about you too. Have a terrific day. πŸ™‚

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  3. Hi Tammi, thank you for checking out my blog and liking a few of my articles. I love that you are living a life of your choice and not settling for anything less. I love your writing and authorship.

    Please check out my other website http://www.aprilwrighttherapy.com to read other articles I’ve written.

    Thank you,
    April

    BTW, I am also from the south — Norfolk, Virginia – love the Smokey Mountains and the ocean. I now reside in Marina del Rey – a beautiful beach tow in Los Angeles.

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    • I have only been to San Francisco – and was so struck by the hugeness of it all there! – But more than anything, I never realized before how mountainous California is – beautiful! I very much look forward to more of your posts!

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    • I do understand what you mean. And once we’ve been ‘broken’ to the point that we allow Christ into our hearts, we wonder how we ever made it without Him. But, He always knows our paths and what it’s going to take to bring us to Him. And I thank Him so that He does!

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  4. Thanks for following my blog πŸ™‚ After reading your “About” section I’m even more interested in checking out your blog. Sounds like you’ve had some adventures and just getting started πŸ˜‰

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      • Thank you so much Tammi. I wish I could follow along with your posts also, but I am having to limit how much I read, or I will never get another book written. In the meantime though, there will be more travel posts as in two weeks we take the train that crosses Australia – the Indian Pacific.

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        • I certainly understand what you mean. For the past month, I have let many things go by the wayside because I’ve been devouring blogposts! As much as I am enjoying all that I’m reading, I too am going to have to put a limit on my time spent here as well.

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  6. Excellent! Age is nothing but a number and you are living yours with abundancy! Experiences can be learning experiences and I wouldn’t have changed anything in my life except to do the Lord’s Will much sooner. Even so, it made me a much more sympathetic and empathetic being when counseling. God always knows what He’s doing doesn’t He? Blessings and I am so touched that you are following my blog. (I hope to follow yours if I can figure out how to follow in my reader or if you have Twitter)

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    • That brings up my next endeavor – to learn Twitter and the other social media I’m lacking. Living life with abundancy? That’s exactly what I thought that you are doing when I read your posts! I am so happy to have found you and I am looking forward to more posts and getting to know you!

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        • Oh goodness….I haven’t had that problem yet with WordPress. I hope by now that you’re problem with it has worked itself out…I am thoroughly enjoying your fascinating dieting and lifestyle posts.

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  7. Thanks for visiting and following Flying Goannas. You live in a beautiful part of the world that I was lucky enough to visit late last year. I’m looking forward to sharing your travels and hope you enjoy sharing our.

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    • I do not take where I live for granted – I’m within driving distance of both the beautiful mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. I hope when you visited Cade’s Cove it was in the fall and you were able to see the magnificent colors of the trees!

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  8. Tammi – thanks for stopping by and joining my happy band of faves! We are the same age, so much of what you say resonates for me. Blogging has been an interesting, rewarding and really surprising journey for me. I wish you well!

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  9. Hi Tammi,

    Thanks for visiting my blog and following along. I’ve followed you too and look forward to reading more of your writings. It’s inspiring hearing about other women of God who share their faith.

    Kind regards in Christ,
    Naomi

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  10. I woke up to read, write and see this day out and search for the newness that God promises with His grace and mercy tag a longs. I found that you had visited. Please come again. When I read your “About” I saw a reflection of my fifty something self years ago. I knew I wanted to see more. #WysWaysofWellness

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    • Thank you so much for your kind comments. I can just hear the preciousness of your spirit in just those comments. I was happy to stumble onto your blog. You have already been a blessing to me and I can’t wait for more.

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    • Hello! I’ve looked over the books on your site – very impressive, by the way – and from what I gleamed from browsing I’d guess you’re speaking of ‘Simple’ for one of them? I didn’t get a feel for the other one from the synopsis’ – and another by the way – I can’t wait to read these books!

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  11. Tammi, thanks for finding our blog and liking it. Mom thought your words about yourself were very interesting. We all wish you lots of luck with your writing. Mom sort of works at writing off and on now but she wants to do more. Enjoy each moment God gives you!
    Purrs, soft paw pats and hugs from Pam (the Mom), Hemingway and Shakespeare.

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  12. Glad you have the machete, cause, I think that rustling in the bushes was “Skunk ApeMan” ! Watch Out ! lol
    Carolina Coastal boy here… so, I can relate to much of your adventures. Some of it sounds very familiar as you can read in an old poem I wrote. In fact, the parts about catching the shark, and swimming in a pool of barracuda took place on Marathon Key back in the 70’s. I think we may be kindred spirits.In Christ, we definitely are redeemed by the kinsman. God Bless
    paul
    “What’s Life Anyway?” https://sonsothunder.wordpress.com/2010/05/15/1295/

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    • http://www.vice.com/read/charles-eugster-fittest-oap-on-planet
      Your poem is wonderful – I feel as if I’ve been close for every adventure. And yes, you’re right – without God none of our adventures would have meaning. I am so blessed at the ones I’ve already had – but I hope the link above opens so I can share what I just read moments ago from daysinthefifties . If it doesn’t open, copy and paste it in your browser because it’s well worth the read. I look forward to more posts from you, my Brother!

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    • Thank you! I’ve been away awhile and now that I’m making my way back I am enjoying finding all you wonderful new people and posts! I look forward to more posts from you!

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    • Oh my goodness! Now THAT is my ultimate inspiration for the day! I’ve actually just printed out the article and I’m gonna put it somewhere I’ll see it everyday. I am so inspired this moment that I may just look up the personal trainer at my own gym and start a new program! Thanks – and I look forward very much to your posts!

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  13. Hi Tammi – WP stats tell me that you have been a “busy girl” exploring my Blog. I hope that you found it interesting and will feel comfortable about returning and even commenting as you see fit. I feel very fortunate to have such a wonderful group of Followers in that they all play so well together, and I am confident that they will all welcome you into the group!
    On behalf of Ray (his keyboarding skills are awful …. feet too big), welcome to our little piece of this world. πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you for your comment and yes, I have very much enjoyed exploring your posts and ones who enjoy yours also and I look forward to all of those to come. My thoughts and prayers are with your daughter and all of your family. If you’ve read all of my posts, you know I’m no stranger to brain cancer. Medical capabilities have changed so very much since then – almost nothing is impossible medically now – and with God – nothing is ever impossible.

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  14. Heylow Tammi πŸ™‚ Thank you for the follow and bringing me over here πŸ™‚ Loved the posts here and I must say your granddaughter is SO adorable and beautiful ❀ Hope the Lord blesses you and your wonderful family with many more happy memories. Cheers and warmest wishes, Minaxi ❀

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    • Thank YOU! I’ve been away for awhile but am enjoying finding so many new and wonderful posts! I’m glad to be finally making my way back and look forward to your posts as well!

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  15. Hello Tammi. Thanks for visiting my blog and following. I’m looking forward to reading more here. And yes, your granddaughter is SO beautiful!

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  16. Hi, Tammi! Sorry it’s taken me so long to find your blog, but now that I have, I am looking forward to keeping up with your postings. Someday you’ll have to tell me all about the Smoky Mountains and all the area you know so well. I’m drawn to the mountains, but have never lived near any, being from the semi-desert plains of west Tx. ..I want to say thank you so much for following my blog! I hope you continue to visit and feel free to comment anytime! All my best to you! xo

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  17. Hi Tammi,

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and I have to tell you that I’m also 53 years young! πŸ™‚ I started my blog 3 years ago and that was my new adventure into social networking and sharing my writing publicly. Anyway, I enjoyed your “about” and I’m now following you, too.
    Have a wonderful Sunday and your granddaughter is adorable! Our “kids” are 23 (senior in college) and 19 (sophomore in college). Take care and it’s nice to meet you!
    Lauren πŸ™‚

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    • Hello Lauren! It’s wonderful meeting a fellow blogger and your comments are certainly warm and welcoming. I remember how it was when my daughter was away at college, I can’t imagine having two and both of them away. Maybe that’s when your young was born and you began a new life of your own….? I look forward to talking with you again! I hope you have a wonderful week.

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