Category Archives: Family

Day 364 – One More Apple

One day to go. I can’t believe it. Only one apple left after tonight. It’s been a crazy few days and to be honest – I’m feeling exhausted. Between the event preparations of this last month, the travel and jet lag, and the early morning today to get ready for being at KPIX at 7:00 […]

Day 350 – My Mom’s Perspective

My mom has been with me everyday and at every step through each apple. She has cheered each high and she’s felt my lows probably more than I have. When she told me she was writing about her impressions of the last 10 years I felt a huge sense of relief. I cried when I […]

Day 334 – Days Go By

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.  ~Emily Dickinson Life just moved along today. Nothing startling but good news, bad news. Laughter and tears. Thank you to my friends and family (both my family family, and my AS family) for sharing this ride with me. I could not ask for […]

Day 331 – Sounds of Saturday Morning

There was quite a symphony going on this morning while Doug and I were lazily waking up. The Russian Olive Trees are starting to ripen; the birds are in celebration mode and woke happily to feast but that was a mere background beat. The dog was stirring, shaking her body awake and Bitty Kitty was […]

Day 321 – Lovey Dovey

“Really love your… apples, want to shake your tree” – Steve Miller Band, with a slight improvisation. This song takes me back and makes me sing it in the goofiest of ways, swaying my hips and hearing the tune in my head. If fact, since I decided to post this apple and topic today, I […]

Day 319 – Leap And The Net Will Appear

“Leap and the net will appear.” – John Burroughs I first saw this quote a few years ago on my step-daughter Amanda’s facebook page and I was thrilled. Thrilled because I loved the quote but thrilled mostly because I felt so proud of the woman she had become. Leaping isn’t an easy concept, in fact […]

Day 314 – A Good Man

I have been blessed with a good man. He is someone who I can laugh with, share my day, my successes and failures, and someone to lean on in the difficult times. Don’t get me wrong – we’ve had our times and our disagreements as all marriages do. Doug has dealt with the ups and […]

Day 301 – Eleven Things To Try When You Can’t Smile Away The Pain

A lovely woman – a new good friend – asked the question today about how to help with the pain when the meds have run out. That is something I would love to have the answer to because the pain of autoimmune arthritis can be excruciating and when you don’t have the means to get […]

Day Seven – Up On A Pedestal

I guess this sums up where I’m at with my Art Apples.  Drew this in my sketch book and tore it out to scan.  I’m so happy to be home for a visit and I love being in Maine!  Tomorrow we head to Vinalhaven for the weekend for family, wine, and lobster! Until tomorrow. Jenna

Day Four – Mosaic

Wow – I was delusional as to how long this would take.  Four hundred pieces of quarter inch cut outs from magazines – what was I thinking?  Doug got home around 10pm and sweet wonderful man that he is started searching for colors for me.  The edges were the most difficult.  But, I love the […]