Hi. I am Jen.
I miss blogging. I miss having a space to dump my brain, and some times, my heart. So, here I am. I am approaching age 50. I am trying to fix some health issues, such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, moderate to severe PCOS, insulin resistance which causes a wicked hormonal imbalance. I am obese, have arthritic knees and have now developed plantar fasciitis of my left food. I have an amazing team of doctors working with me to get things right. I am tired of being sick and tired. I am working on my nutrition and adding in some exercise, because honestly? I gave up. I gave up on myself, on life.
I have been doing a lot of soul searching, and I really just want to get back to doing things that bring me joy. I am happily (for the most part, we struggle due to depression and such) married to my husband, T, and we have an almost-16 year-old, nonbinary child, R. We support them 100%. If this is a problem for you, then this is not the place for you.
My widowed momma lives here with us. She is the glue that keeps it all together. I try to be a good friend, but have found that I get too wrapped up in my own life, and I am awful about keeping in touch. It is one of the things I hope to get better about.
I love to take pictures. Some times, I shoot a good one. I love bonfires, starry skies, throwing darts (although haven’t done it in years), attempting to be creative with my Cricut, and now with macrame. I love LOVE to go camping, being in, or by the river, hanging with friends, and deep conversations.
I am a cat person. But, I like dogs, too.
I love the simple things… like puffy cloud days, a good rain shower, tiki torches, porch sittin’, doing jigsaw puzzles with the family, playing cards or dominos, trivia, BBQs, lightning bugs, cooking, baking, canning, bird watching, listening to music. I love Queen and John Mellencamp the mostest, but my musical tastes are all over.
I am a wanna-be gardener. I wanna be, but I suck at it. Ugh.
I work at a private school, as an Admin to the Director. I thought the job would just be paperwork and such, but it turned out to be SO much more. I love my job, I love our kids, and I love the ladies that I work with. I am very fortunate.
And finally, I love making my kid cringe, my husband smile, and my mom roll her eyes! If you made it this far, thank you! This place will be about finding grace, forgiveness, learning to find joy being in service to others, continuing to find peace in the small stuff, and just living and loving life.