Monthly Archives: October 2008

All Hallow’s Eve – Talk Thursday

I remember one year in the 90’s when Sid dressed up as a skeleton and painted teeth on his lips. It looked so creepy when he would smile and show off that double-set of chompers.  I probably had nightmares.   We … Continue reading

Posted in girlfriends, Motherhood, Talk Thursday | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Red (exerpt)

I have this week off from jobs outside the home.  I intended to drive to see my mom this week, but I have too much work to do here in our office and tax reports to file by Friday.  Husband … Continue reading

Posted in change, motivation, success, Uncategorized, work | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pack Rat

Hello, my name is Jenniphur, and I am a pack rat and daughter of two pack rats whose parents were also pack rats.  I married a pack rat, and the pack rat future for my son looks bright.   I … Continue reading

Posted in appreciation, change, gratitude, motivation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Motivation Game

Sometimes, when I have something I don’t want to do, I will challenge myself to complete the task in a certain amount of time.  Say it’s 8:34 p.m., and I’d like to watch a DVD at 9 p.m., but I … Continue reading

Posted in motivation, success | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Break

Little Guy had his first sleepover this weekend.  He did great, and Husband and I enjoyed a little peace and quiet and got to go out TOGETHER.  Girlfriend and I were going out on Friday night, and I decided to … Continue reading

Posted in appreciation, girlfriends, gratitude, Motherhood | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cozied Up – Talk Thursday

I watched a movie last night with a girlfriend.  We settled into the cozy leather couch under her soft, white blanket and drank a bottle of wine from Jim Barry Vineyards, the shiraz. It tasted like berries with a touch … Continue reading

Posted in girlfriends, Red Wine, Talk Thursday | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment


1. If your lover betrayed you, what would your reaction be?  Hm, well, what kind of betrayal?  Is he telling all my secrets or boinking someone?  I’d get over it either way.   2. If you have a dream you’d … Continue reading

Posted in Silly Questions, success | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Priorities, Resolutions, and Focus

Last winter or fall, I made a resolution to do one thing at a time, to stop multitasking.  This decision came about after a few conversations on the phone where I did other things at the same time: emailed, surfed … Continue reading

Posted in success, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Talk Thursday – Soothing Naturals

Mom and I always ran late (and still do).  Eggo waffles made the best, quick breakfast.  On frenzied, school/work days, we’d chow down an Eggo or two at the table using real, breakable plates and steel forks.  Eggos needed butter … Continue reading

Posted in appreciation, Motherhood, Talk Thursday | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Funky Mood

I had a funky day yesterday.  I didn’t feel like doing anything.  I’m PMSing.  I felt zapped of enthusiasm.  I was QUIET.  Me.  Quiet.  I felt cranky and impatient and particular.  I was in a weird mood.  And sex?  My … Continue reading

Posted in Motherhood, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment