Jenny Wright



Grating

Grating

Did you know you can turn an old wooden pallet into a dining room table? It’s true. I’ve seen it on the internet. People are making cabinets, couches, towel racks and everything else out of trashed wood. I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if someone’s working out a pallet toilet. I hate it. I’m […]

Twelve Years, in the Blink of an Eye

Twelve Years, in the Blink of an Eye

His first birthday party was at my mother in law’s house. It was simple. I invited our playgroup buddies and their moms. We had cupcakes and wine and watched the babies play. We survived those early years on cupcakes and wine. His second birthday party was held at The Little Gym. Moms, remember when we […]

15 in 5

15 in 5

It snowed! It really snowed. If you’re not from around here, you might’ve been alarmed by our excitement. The thing is, we’re that happy every single time it snows. We don’t own proper winter gear. The Girl searched for gloves or mittens and came up empty handed. And cold handed. We settled for socks as […]

Manners, Do You Mind?

Manners, Do You Mind?

We live in the South. Southerners love manners. Women pride themselves on raising the most proper children, what with their yes ma’ams and yes sirs. I’ve lived in the South most of my life, only spending about three years above the Mason-Dixon Line. My parents, hailing from Altoona, Pennsylvania (Mom), and Burbank, California (Dad), raised […]

Famous Person Moments

Famous Person Moments

People are funny about celebrities. We get nervous, excited and act downright stupid in the presence of our idols. They inspire us and make us laugh. Who’s your Famous Person? Come on. You have one. It doesn’t matter if you read People magazine or follow Perez Hilton. Maybe your Famous Person is a clarinetist with […]

Really?

Really?

There’s a waiting room I visit often, and some of my favorite things have happened there. I’m not telling you where it is, because I want things to keep happening while I wait. I will disclose one fact. It’s not a doctor’s office. Like most, this waiting room brings all different sorts of people to […]

2015 — Looking Back

2015 — Looking Back

Azziz is gone. It’s not exactly the greatest news, considering he accomplished what he came to do. It’s too bad we can’t ever go back. (February 2015) I’ve heard people complain about the new jobs downtown and the parking issues the additional people will create. Well, folks, you can’t have it both ways. If you […]

Quality Over Quantity

Quality Over Quantity

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 […]

Getting Over a Case of the Guilts

Getting Over a Case of the Guilts

How’s your holiday decorating going? If you’re Jewish, I’d guess you’re all set, since Hanukkah is well underway. Who am I kidding? You’re probably all finished. It’s December, after all. I’m behind. Haven’t started. I went through this last year, too. It was different, though. I couldn’t catch the spirit. This year, I simply haven’t […]