Jenny Wright



Smart Mom

Smart Mom

I lie to my kids sometimes. Not about important things, though. I tell them the truth about news they hear. When the Sandy Hook tragedy occurred, they knew what really happened. They were sad for the kids whose lives were lost. I don’t hide veggies in their food. It might work, but it doesn’t feel […]

2016: Year in Random Review

2016: Year in Random Review

I think men can do more than one thing at once, but maybe they’d rather not. Ask my husband what he talks about when he plays golf. They talk about golf. He’s played with our priest a couple of times. I was sure they had an enlightening and inspiring conversation about God and such. Nope. […]

Finally!

Finally!

We did finally get a tree up. We put all 800 or so lights on it and, yes, I tested the lights first, only for several strands to crap out once all connected. My husband ran out and bought all new lights. Nice guy, right? He brought back 800 LED lights. I know, I know. […]

Merry Christmas, Y’all!

Merry Christmas, Y’all!

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care… Ha. No they weren’t. I say “weren’t,” because, hopefully, by the time you read this, they will be. We are always behind this time of year. That’s not new. What’s new is the fact that Christmas is less than one week away, and my tree isn’t […]

‘Tis the Season

‘Tis the Season

When it comes to holiday shopping, do you plan ahead? Wait until the very last minute? I guess I tend to fall somewhere in the middle. I never start before Thanksgiving, but starting on Christmas Eve would make me panic. I don’t even mind braving the crowds in December, on the prowl for the perfect […]

15 in 5

15 in 5

Cowgirl Sparkly Witch Zombie Harry Potter Kitty took a break this year. It’s a shame, because she was going to add a unicorn horn. She trick or treated as Glam Kitty. Sweet and simple. The Boy insisted on gore. He was Zipperface again. Snapchat filter and emoji costumes were all over the place. If my […]

Mom

Mom

My mom died. That’s where I’ve been. Putting that on paper is odd, but it’s somewhat cathartic. My hands are shaking as I look at those words again. My mom died. It’s real. My mom and I didn’t always have a rough relationship. When I was very young, it was easy. Parents are heroes when […]

Busy, Busy, Busy

Busy, Busy, Busy

I’m insanely busy these days. I’m helping a very ill family member, work is at its height of chaos and my kids, just with homework and their only sorta busy schedule, are keeping me on my toes. Besides that, we have quite a few volunteer obligations to uphold. Everything happens at once. Isn’t it the […]

15 in 5

15 in 5

It’s fall! It’s either my first or second favorite season. Fall feels like such a nice break after the heat of the summer. Spring is supposed to be about fresh starts and renewal, but fall is the same way. I’m sure it’s got something to do with the start of school and hectic schedules, but […]

Welcome to Augusta

Welcome to Augusta

Imagine this. My mother-in-law (MIL) is talking to our cousin about family happenings. There’s a baptism, school started back, we recently had a funeral, soccer season has begun and my husband is in Oklahoma. The conversation went something like this. “Yeah, he’s in Oklahoma alone!” Cousin replied, “What’s he doing?” MIL explained, “Well, he’s either […]