Archive for August, 2011

Perspective.

Posted 25 Aug 2011 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category other people are awesome, please and thank you

So, I have my BlogHer wrap-up post half done and sitting in my drafts folder. I wasn’t going to post anything here until I could get that up.

Then Abby got the Norovirus (that’s a stomach bug to you non-medical show watching folk) on Friday night. And then I got it on Monday night. And then the hubs got it last night.

I was going to come here and bitch and moan about HOW SICK I AM OF BEING SICK.  And how much I hate watching my little girl be sick all the time. I’ve been cursing Abby’s daycare since Friday. Thinking about how unfair it’s been that we’ve ALL been sick all summer. And how my parents are visiting us this weekend and all I can do is worry about not getting THEM sick.

Then I read Ryan’s post today on his blog, Pacing the Panic Room, titled To Be So Brave. About a man who recently passed away due to complications of ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. A web series chronicling his life starting with his diagnosis was made. Ryan featured the trailer for the series on his site. I watched.

I excepted a man my father’s age. Instead, I saw someone MY AGE who was diagnosed with a terminal illness. His wife…someone my age with a husband slowly becoming a prisoner in his own body.

I watched, and I cried.

My God. Things could be so much worse. And I get all anxious and panicky and pissed off about a stomach bug and a few summer colds? Fuck that.

If you have time today, visit the Often Awesome website – where the web series is hosted and where you can read about the army of people that mobilized for Tim and his wife Kaylan’s sake. It is a beautiful story. I admit I haven’t watched the full series yet, mostly because I’m pretty sure it’s frowned upon at my workplace to ugly cry at your desk for 2 hours. I’ll do that in the privacy of my own home tonight.

Hug your loved ones, and remember to count your blessings every day. And pray to whichever God you so desire to find a cure for horrible diseases like ALS.

I swear to God I’m going to post about BlogHer.

Posted 16 Aug 2011 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category blog bidnass, other people are awesome, paparazzi, posting on-the-go

But before I do, I’m offering up this:

OMGIMSOTIREDOFBEINGBUSYBLARGWTFBBQ

Seriously. I have been away from my home for the past three weekends in a row. Two of them without Abby. AND I AM OVER IT. Upon getting home on Sunday I started nesting and it carried through yesterday and will continue this evening, because I just want SO BADLY to be at home, and to have my home be perfect for me to be in for a very long time. Or until we go away for Labor Day weekend. (uuuggghhhhhh.) (But it’s to see Pearl Jam. Yay!)

Anyway, I have a lot of fun stories and pictures to share. I promise. And I’ll try my damnedest to get something up this week.

Until then, enjoy these photos taken professionally (read: not blurry like most of mine) during the Hostess with the Mostess party.


I’m really good at not being sexy.


(clockwise from top left: Amanda, Beth Anne, me, Mae, Mandy and Andrea)

We now return to regularly scheduled crappy posts.

Posted 09 Aug 2011 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category motherhood, other people are awesome, posting on-the-go

Okay, I’m going to write a post about my BlogHer adventures soon (like, when I have more than five minutes where I’m not doing laundry or cleaning or inhaling carrot cake) (stop judging), but in the meantime, enjoy this effing HILARIOUS video that Martini made for me. She knows me too well.

You’re a Libra, Aren’t Ya Darlin?!

Posted 03 Aug 2011 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category blog bidnass, I am awesome, please and thank you, posting on-the-go

So, I’m at BlogHer! I’m in a room with 11 ladies shouting and gossiping and OMGITSSOFUN.

But I have awesome news! One of the other secrets I’ve been holding back is that I’m going to be a regular over at BlogHer.com!

Today, my first stab at a monthly horoscope went live. Yeah. I’m a regular Miss Cleo. Act like you know.

Please hop over to BlogHer and read my post!

Brace Yourselves: Mercury In Retrograde