Hi. I am Jen. I lost myself for awhile. Here is where I talk about trying to find myself, trying to be better in all aspects of life. I am moody, unpredictable, opinionated, a realist (who really struggles with being a realist), loving, caring, kind, and mostly laid back. I love my family beyond measure. I try to treat others as I wish to be treated. I do not tolerate bigotry, racism, and or hatred.. you get nasty, you get blocked. I do not engage. Just be nice.. ;)

  • Hey. Hi. Hello.


    I was just reading a Reddit post about shit things that “friends” have done to people. Some of them were really awful. I can relate. Our friend M, cut us off after he called me and said that T and I needed to come to a cabin on the Shenandoah that he had rented on an upcoming weekend. We were struggling a bit financially, so he said it was all covered by him and to just show up. Well, we couldn’t do that. My mom had just literally (that day) come home from rehab after a hip replacement AND we had just got a dog that still needed a bit…

  • Rediscovery

    50 Questions!

    This is a bit different than the Personal History Questions I have been answering. These are geared at helping on to find their best self. Not sure how many I will do at a time, we will just have to see. Here we gooooo! And I think I will stop there for now.. The rest will come soon!

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    Turning it around

    I drafted a very long post the other night. I had a lot on my mind and needed to clear my head. I did not publish it. I just left it for a few days. I just trashed it. It does not need to see the light of day. I got it out and off my chest, and I feel better now. And I decided to turn that ick and sadness and frustration, and turn it around into something good and positive. On Pinterest, I came across 50 Questions to Help You be Your BEST SELF. And I am going to go ahead and answer them here. It will not…

  • 50 Questions,  Hey. Hi. Hello.

    Question 31

    Personal History Question 31 is, “What was the best part about growing up?” Ah. That is easy! Limited responsibility! From a young age I knew to conduct myself properly, or face the disappointment of my mom and dad. I did have chores to do as well, from a relatively youngish age, even if it was just making my bed, putting my clean clothes away, and keeping my room clean. Only thing I really had to worry about for a long time, was being home by 5 to set the table and help serve dinner, and then help clean up. Then, it was back outside with my friends. I miss those…

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    I wonder…..

    I wonder what makes our friends on Facebook come and go? In my FB memories for yesterday, as I scrolled through, I was amazed at the folks who were commenting. They no longer do. We are still friends on FB, and in real life, but several of these folks no longer follow along with me at all, and 3 of them have passed on. I tend to engage with those who engage back. There is one gal that I have known since the old blogging days. I would comment and like her posts. I rather enjoyed what she shared. There has never even been an acknowledgment, EVER. Even when I…

  • 50 Questions,  Hey. Hi. Hello.

    Question 30

    Personal History Question 30 is, “What was the hardest part of growing up?” I did not even really have to think about this. The hardest part for me was losing older family members… and it has only gotten worse as time has gone on. Ugh.

  • 50 Questions,  Hey. Hi. Hello.

    Question 29

    Personal History Question 29 is, “Write about your favorite holiday memory.” Oh, I have SO many, especially since having my kidlet. However, I will share one from my childhood. My dad loved a good prank. So, one year mom and I got him the Sega Genesis and a couple games for his big gift. He loved video games 🙂 Well, I wrapped it on 2 or 3 entire Sunday newspapers, inserts and all. It took him forever to peel away the layers. I taped it to Hell and back. It was so funny. He knew what it was by the shape of the box, but it drove him nuts regardless.…

  • Better Every Day,  Hey. Hi. Hello.,  Rediscovery

    Procrastination, be damned!

    One of my goals for this month is to make a list each night of what needs done the next day. I was able to cross off all but one thing, and one other thing is in progress. So, yay! I am a horrible procrastinator. Lists help. Another goal I had set for this month was to try to remain positive, even if I am feeling grouchy. I was successful at this as well. However, I did allow myself a moment or two to acknowledge the grumpy, and then move on. I did not make the best food choices today. I am done beating myself up about it though. Tomorrow…

  • Better Every Day,  Hey. Hi. Hello.,  Rediscovery

    New Year, New Me

    Hahahaha. Just kidding. We all know that I suck at following through on stuff. On my Insta, I had wanted to take a photo each day of my view from the porch. OMG, I missed so many days. UGH. So, then I was going to start taking a photo each morning at daybreak. Well, that lasted all of two days. It is cold, dead, and gray outside. No one wants to see 47922 pictures of that. Besides, with my sleep issues, I am not always up that early. I have really been trying to take a good hard look at myself, though, to assess where I really need to make…