Jenny Wright



To Nama

To Nama

Pardon me. I interrupt your otherwise peaceful (and relaxing?) summer to talk about death. I suppose it might be more about life. Funerals are sad, right? Even seeing traffic pull over and stop for the procession makes me cry. It’s hard to go to one without tearing up at least once. Sometimes we’re sad, because […]

15 in 5

15 in 5

Have I told you how much I love summer? So far, we haven’t enrolled in a single organized activity. I’m sure we will, but sleeping in and being lazy hasn’t made anyone complain. I never slept in much as a kid. If I went to a sleepover, I’d always wake up before my friends. Sometimes […]

Summertime and the Living’s Easy

Summertime and the Living’s Easy

School gets out this week. By Friday, I’ll have a third grade girl, and a boy in fifth. If I think about fifth grade too much, my chest tightens a bit and I might cry. I’ll deal with that when it’s really time. For now, it’s summer. I love summer. The heat doesn’t bother me. […]

The Yellow Brick Road

The Yellow Brick Road

I went to see the Wizard this weekend. Nine times. I’m not complaining. We were exhausted after all those trips, not to mention the practice runs. In the spirit of full disclosure, I didn’t actually make the journey. The Kids did. I got to play Stage Mom. I’m not That Stage Mom, though. I won’t […]

Because I love a list. Especially a random list.

The weather is finally warm. I won’t complain. Many will. Welcome to Augusta. It gets hot. You think it’s hot now? This is nothin’, y’all. It’s May. Just wait until July. If you think July’s hot, buckle up for August. Your brain might explode. Speaking of brain explosions, I thought it was happening to two […]

Augusta Sucks: The most amazing story you’ve ever read

Augusta Sucks: The most amazing story you’ve ever read

Oh! Ha. You’re here. It worked. With flashing headlines and endless tickers across TV screens, and pop-up ads and text messages to distract us from those, it’s no wonder our attention spans are shot. It’s harder to focus. I used to be an avid reader of books. I still love books. It’s a lot harder […]

Right in Our Own Backyard

Right in Our Own Backyard

Field trips are much more infrequent now than when I was a kid. From what I remember, we went on several per year. It was such a treat to eat a brown paper bag smooshed banana and peanut butter sandwich, and my mom always packed a canned Coke, wrapped in tinfoil, to keep cold. Plus, […]

We Got a Puppy

We Got a Puppy

We got a puppy. Yes, he is very cute. He is also a handful. We might be crazy. Ever since Sam, or beloved Weimaraner, died a few years ago, we’ve been thinking about getting a dog. We don’t ever expect to replace him. He was our first. He’d get the newspaper from the bottom of […]

15 in 5 – Golf Edition

15 in 5 – Golf Edition

If you’re reading this and don’t live in Augusta, welcome to golf week. That’s why you’re here, right? If the weather pans out according to the 10-day forecast, I’m sorry. You missed the perfect weather last week. If the weather people are wrong (and with a 50/50 chance, anything’s possible), you’ll probably notice a fine […]