Category Archives: Jeney

Jeney: I dropped the soda

I asked Frank to bring me up a can of soda. I can hear him saying, “Cold! Cold! Cold!” all the way from the fridge, up the stairs and to my room. He hands me the can and starts to say something.  Now, Frank takes a while to start a sentence.  The first word usually takes […]

Jeney: Gold Bond is Cool

A short while after applying Gold Bond medicated itching cream (with menthol) to a bug bite on my arm, I became suddenly aware that I must not have gotten all the lotion off of my hands after application. And as the menthol-induced coolness at the new and shocking location intensified, so did my wish that it […]

Jeney: Dreaming of Toast

This morning I woke up slowly. And during my trek to wakefulness, I heard weird noises. Some kids playing outside? It seemed sort of muffled or far away. It was more like a whine or a moan and I thought maybe my kids were playing house and someone was mad that they had to be […]

Jeney: Upcycling Like a Pro

I got these two giant tubs of arts & crafts supplies from the office of my old church.  They’re doing a Spring cleaning of sorts and they’re tossing or donating a bunch of stuff. It was like Christmas!  Who could know what I’d unearth in the next layer of kid-friendly fare?  Pom-poms, foam sticker shapes, a […]

Jeney: Awkward Stories

Tonight a salesman (Jeremy) from the local phone book company came over to our house to discuss our yellow page ad. We discussed how big the ad would be and it’s design. We talked about the price and exactly what was included for such a sum. We discovered that we would be able to have […]

Jeney: Motherhood Can make You Crazy

Last night, after putting all my kids to bed, I tucked myself into my own bed next to my deliciously foxy husband.  I kissed him goodnight, grabbed all the blankets and holding them close to me, turned over and went to sleep.See, I was sane when I went to sleep. But when I woke up, […]

Jeney: Watching With My Eyes Covered A Little

I can only take the news in small doses.  I watch with my fingers laced together, covering my eyes.  I want to know but I’m afraid to. It’s silly.  I’m silly.  I’m afraid of earthquakes.  Living in California, it’s a valid concern.  I was here during Loma Prieta.  Which was smaller than the quake in […]