Archive for the 'emotions' Category

{ mary }

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

It’s weird to quit a job while you are on leave because there isn’t a whole lot of closure. There’s no goodbye party, no last day of work, no chances to hug your co-workers farewell. After I resigned from my job, a few weeks before my maternity leave was up, there were a couple of […]

{ sad. }

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

It’s been a draining week.  I’ve tried to write a few times about this past week,  but words fall short.  I feel guilty that I am able to return to my life and that, while I am sad, my day-to-day life hasn’t changed all that much.  That’s not the case for Lauren, Doug and JJ.   I wish […]


Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

You know, I think this has been the best Thanksgiving in recent memory.  We had a Thanksgiving on Thursday with my family in Massillon, and on Saturday we had Thanksgiving with Funnel’s side, including relatives from Florida and Michigan.  I had such a fun time and it was much-needed – four days in a row […]

stressed press.

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

I’ve been really anxious/worried lately.  I totally get that worrying is an empty action that does nothing to actually solve any problems.  I guess I just suck at the “mind over matter” stuff.  I’ve been trying to do better in this area with a combination of prayer, moment-by-moment living, the “6 month rule”, and hot tea.  […]

in the world of jen and funnel…

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Funnel is currently working his very last shift ever at Walgreen’s.  For almost the whole time we’ve been married, he’s been working the night shift (8 days on /// 6 days off).  That’s meant a lot of nights alone and a lot of days where we might just get to see each other for a couple of hours.  I […]

lost, but not forgotten.

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Today I discovered this painting by Isaac Bushkin.  The title of it is “Lost but not Forgotten.”  I was really taken with it and stared at it for a long time.  ((It reminds me of this video.)) My heart hurts for that little bird. I go through phases of my life where I feel like my emotions are on steroids.  […]


Sunday, February 10th, 2008

((above:))We have purchased an exericise ball, and it has come to my attention that polaroid film is being discontinued.  What the heck?  Funnel works at Walgreens, and I told him he should buy a bunch so we can stock up, but polaroid film has an expiration date, so its not like we can just keep it forever.  […]


Monday, January 7th, 2008

It’s 2008, and I’ve been reflecting not only on the last year, but my whole life.  Memory is a funny thing.  I was just thinking about how fuzzy things get the further you get away from them.  Events beome little disjointed snippets and I can’t remember conversations that meant the world to me at the time, […]


Sunday, November 25th, 2007

This weekend I became aware of my need to go on sabbatical.  Yesterday I spent 8+ hours doing exactly what I wanted to do and I still got so little done.  How horrible (because I want to make headway! progress!) and how wonderful (because it means that my little project is so much bigger than I […]

Pity Party: Table of one.

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

I hate when I mess up really simple things at work. Everyone thinks I am incompetent and dumb when really I just get weary of doing the same things over and over and I make a stupid mistake now and then.  Man, it totally sucks. I feel like a lost person, as far as my […]