Jenny Wright



Tips for the Manners Impaired

Tips for the Manners Impaired

Can we talk about manners for a minute? I’m not gonna mention the teenage driver who honked at me and made a “you idiot” gesture at me the other day. I wanted to get out and calmly tell him I had to cross all lanes of traffic quickly to make a U-Turn, but I didn’t. […]

15 in 5

15 in 5

Aren’t y’all excited? I finally got a new phone. We were able to swing it a little earlier than March 30, which is a favorable outcome. Chunks of glass were beginning to dislodge on a regular basis. I was having a hard time reading the texts I was sending, too. When obstructed by a spider […]

The Big 1-0

The Big 1-0

My daughter turns 10 this week. I know y’all are sick of hearing about birthdays but this one is big. No more single digit children in our house. It’s bittersweet. She wasn’t a bad baby. She ate really well and slept even better. She was also opinionated. She could do everything “ALL by herself.” It […]

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 […]