Why Crouching Flea?

Screaming FleaBack 3 decades ago there was a western cartoon that had a really short Indian, named Screaming Flea who had a booming voice. I was a tiny little thing back then and when I was tickled, I would scream at the top of my lungs. Hence the nickname, Screaming Flea😜. Fast forward a few decades and I meet Evan, my husband. He had a motorcycle, I guess it’s called a sports motorcycle? The ones where you have to lean over onto them. It was about the time that the movie “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” came out. I finally got to ride on the back of his motorcycle and it was like my knees were up to my ears, crouching behind him on that thing. So I joked I was “Crouching Flea, Hidden Karri.” And the name stuck.

Who am I?

I’m a stay at home Mom❤ I have two wonderful, intelligent, beautiful daughters, BG (Beautiful Girl) age 11 and Angel age 10. I’m wife to a wonderful man, Evan (find his blog here). I’m a baker, I love baking breads and am currently working on learning how to make my own sourdough starter. Oh, the wonderful world of yeast and good bacteria! I am a christian, but I wasn’t always. I’m a gamer chic💻 (see GamerFlea). I love, when I have time, to play video games. I love even more to play them with my husband. I am a crocheter, and am still learning, I’m slow at it, but I’m getting better. I can knit, but just the basics. I’m a reader, I adore a good book. I am a coffee-aholic☕, my favorite coffee place is Seattle Drip… if only they had them where I live now!!! I’m an American 🇺🇸 and I love my country.

A little more you should know…

I grew up in a backwoods little town in the middle of nowhere TN. I was raised on 40 acres of woods🌳, and I knew every inch of it. I was in the Air Force ✈(lovingly called the Chair Force) for 8 years. I have bipolar, severe anxiety, panic attacks and PTSD. In January of 2016 I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I am very obese.

About this blog…

This blog is about my journey to getting healthier🍎. And other random stuff I throw in. I love Jesus, it’s a part of who I am, and He will be mentioned in this blog. I have mental illnesses that are part of my everyday struggle, this too will be mentioned in this blog. Mostly it will be on my trying to have a healthier lifestyle, getting back into shape (both mentally and physically), and finding who I am again.

I’m honest and raw on this blog. I’m real. I’m not going to fake anything. This is who I am, take me or leave me.


*The things written in this blog are my opinions and views