Jenny Wright



‘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 […]

15 in 5

15 in 5

The Olympics have taken over my life. I leave the television on all day. I’ve moved one to our screened porch so I can swelter with cold beer and watch at night. If you see the faint blue glow coming from our porch, stop on by. Just don’t talk too much while anyone is performing. […]

College Rules

College Rules

Twenty-one years ago, I was packing for college. I don’t care that you now know how old I am. Don’t do math? I’m 39. Age is but a number, anyway. Twenty-one years ago, I knew so much more that I know now. With each passing year, I’m happy to admit that I am, in fact, […]

15 in 5

15 in 5

If we survive this election season without killing each other, it’ll be a miracle. I should rephrase that. If y’all survive this election season without killing each other, it’ll be a miracle. As a general and well-followed rule, I don’t discuss politics. Period. A wise friend once said, “No one ever convinced me of anything […]

Cutting the Cord

Cutting the Cord

“How did you survive?” “Don’t you miss it?” “My husband won’t let me.” “We won’t have what we want.” “I don’t know what we would do without it.” Let me be the first to tell you, you will survive. You might occasionally miss it. You will definitely survive. I’ll help you convince your husband. You’ll […]