2014 Resolution Tag

Posted on January 3rd, 2014 by Jean

My friend, Elle, at Elle Sees posted a 2014 Resolution Tag. I thought it would be fun to play along. Feel free to tag yourself as well.


BAD HABIT: There is no bad habit I am going to break. I will continue to eat at McDonald’s, choose work over cleaning my house, and make snarky comments about …. Wait! I DID give up a bad habit! Facebook stalking! Yes, I had an addiction to viewing a friend’s feed. Her life read like a train wreck, and I couldn’t look away. So I deleted and blocked her. Sorry, “mom-of-angry-kid”.

facebook trainwreck

NEW SKILL: I’d like to learn how to cook a few more good meals. I will be a skilled recipe hunter, gathering ingredients and whipping them up in my kitchen.

Pinterest mozzarella sticks

EMULATE: I hope to be more like Lisa Vanderpump, and I have the new pink bra to prove it! She’s a beautiful, successful woman, wife and mother who exudes class.

Lisa Vanderpump

GOOD DEED: I will plan many picnics to feed our new neighbor’s children. They aren’t allowed in our home, but they do pick oranges off our tree to snack on.


VACATION: Knott’s Berry Farm is our vacation destination in 2014.

Knotts Berry Farm

LITERATURE: I’ll be reading an historical romance novel called, “Southern Wind”! The sweet, little, local author phoned me last year to create her book cover and website.

Southern Wind

LETTER: I write a damn good letter, and cc a whole bunch of people. Heads roll when I put paper to pen. Pen to paper. So, I don’t know what letter I will be writing, or what the results will be, but I will keep you posted.

Angry Letter

NEW FOOD: I’ve always wanted to try those lettuce filled, no,… meat filled lettuce cups. Meat and veggie lettuce wraps like you get at the Cheesecake Factory. I shall google the recipe and whip that up.

Thai Lettuce Wraps

IMPROVE: I’m going to do better at… blogging? Am I? I will try!

What are your 2014 Resolutions?

Ten on Tuesday – week 100

Posted on October 4th, 2011 by Jean

1. How do you take your coffee?
With Coffee Mate Irish Creme.
2. Do you prefer soft or crispy chocolate chip cookies?
Soft! I purposely take them from the oven early so they will have soft centers.
3. Do you wear a belt everyday?
I can’t tell you the last time I wore a belt. I like wrap-dresses that tie around the waist, but don’t normally wear a belt.
4. What is your favorite color combination?
Black & cream takes top honors, but I also like navy & cream and grey & white.
5. Do you like sour candy?
No, but I’ll try it once in a while when my daughters offer it to me.
6. How often do you do laundry?
About every 2-3 days. Laundry piles up quickly around here.
7. Did you ever wear braces?
Yes, for nine months in junior high, right before starting my freshman year at high school. I wore head gear and everything.
8. Are you good at Roman Numerals?
I can write and understand X, V and I, but that’s about it.
9. What is your favorite form of social media?
Facebook. I can easily see what my favorite people have been up to.
10. How do you feel about chin dimples?
I’m not going to go gaga over them. My husband actually has one under his beard.
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Interview Tag

Posted on July 29th, 2010 by Jean

I was nervous to sit down with World Renowned Reporter, *Megan.

She looked like she meant business when she sat down with her notepad in hand.
I only hoped I’d be up for the questions she would pose.
MEGAN: If you could travel to one place in the world and you had to leave today, where would you be headed and why?
ME: Oh my gosh, I have to leave right now? I’m not even packed! I guess I’d better fly to Los Angeles and hope my sister can pick me up. I might be able to fit into some of her clothes. Oh heck, I’ve got charge cards. Sure, I’m ready. Where’s my ride?
MEGAN:No, you insolant boob. It was merely a hypothetical question. Care to try again?
ME: Oh, ok. Anywhere in the world….
MEGAN: Tick tock, Jean. Step it up.
ME: You know what? I’m still gonna say my sister’s house. She just recently moved, and I haven’t even seen the place. So, yes, I think I’ll fly into Los Angeles.
MEGAN: Fine. Good. Los Angeles. Next question: What are your talents, and what are some of the areas in which you wish you had talent but do not?
ME: I think I’m talented with PhotoShop. I can also google really quickly to get answers to my husband’s obscure questions. I pretty successfully juggle being a Mom, a wife, and a business owner. I wish I could ride a horse. Naw, I don’t really wish that! Ah ha ha ha ha ha!!! My husband would wish that for me! I wish my talent was getting in shape and staying there. Does that qualify?
MEGAN: Sure, that qualifies. I’m sure you speak for many who wish they had the talent of … ahem… health. ::: rolls eyes ::: Next question: What do you love the most about your life and why?
ME: I love the flexibility of my work schedule!! Love, love, love it! Seriously, I work about 2 weeks out of the month. I’m a graphic designer, and create (or change) ads one week. The next week I put on my publisher hat, and get our magazines ready to print. So, during my off-time, I get to spoil my children with lots of attention! Plus, we work out of our house, so we, Tom & the kids and I, have a lot of quality time together.
MEGAN: Finally, I think you’re letting us see the real you! Question number 4: What are you most afraid of?
ME: I hope this doesn’t sound silly, but my biggest fear is home invasion. I check all the doors each night, and make sure the gates are closed. I check on my daughters in their beds. I just want us all to be safe, in our home. It’s a scary world out there, and a shame these thoughts have to enter my head.
MEGAN: Amen. Ok, let’s end on a lighter note. My final question is, what is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you?
ME: Just one? I’ve got a few. Hard to narrow ’em down. Let’s see… Well, for starters, I was in high school, but away on a debate tournament. There were a whole bunch of us sitting around, laughing and joking. Well, one guy was SO FUNNY, I literally lost control of my bladder! I had to run to the bathroom and freshen up as best I could. Another time, I was on a date. The guy and I had decided to snuggle in the back of his car. I must have been tired, and fell asleep. Know what woke me up? The sound of my own fart!
MEGAN: I’m afraid that’s all we have time for, Jean. Thank you.
If you’d like to be interviewed, please say Interview Me in the comments. I will send you five questions specific to you.

*Megan is a lovely friend who no longer blogs. This post was originally published February 8, 2008 on MySpace.