Me: I am a mother of four adult children. I live with the man I love, my best friend. Our two dogs reside with us. I was married once. I used to have parents until they died, one in 1993, one in 2006. I have some half-siblings, some more distant than others.
Myself: I am just an ordinary girl striving for the balance between passion and peace. Passion stirs. It hijacks our thoughts. Peace calms. It brings our mind and body to the present.
Jean: I started this blog as a vice to regain some passion in my middle-age existence. In the sixth grade, Mrs. Hise told me someday she expected to see something of mine published. Little could she have envisioned the internet in 1970! Nowadays any fifth grader can click the “publish” button and make it so. I’d like to think she would be happy nonetheless, to see that she was right.
A long-forgotten interest in photography has been sparked in me as well. Truly an amateur, I lament over the composition, subject, and editing to the extent of any seasoned professional. What I have learned of hobbies is that you don’t have to be good at them to enjoy them.
If it is possible you gain some personal insight or find a tidbit to take with you, I am delighted! Please let me know!
Thank you for visiting!
39 thoughts on “Me, Myself and Jean”
From what I have seen so far
your photograph’s are exquisite…
Exquisite might be a stretch of the definition, but I do appreciate the sentiment, and am flattered. It has gone completely to my head!
I did in fact kleem a few tidbits. What you’ve learned of hobbies “you don’t have to be good at them to enjoy them” pretty much describes how I happen to love golfing with the hubby for 25 years but I’m still so bad at it. Funny, I also had a teacher in grade 8 (also the 70’s), Mrs McAurthur encourage me to write more after reading a short story…mmmm you didn’t go to Londonderry Jr High did you? Middle age is somewhat liberating I guess.
I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers Award
Oh my goodness! I am very excited! I can’t wait to give this a closer look (when I’m not at work). 🙂
I’m glad to hear it.
Jean, I have nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger award! why you ask? because I love your honesty and I relate to your posts and think that you are beautiful person. http://myspokenheart.wordpress.com/2012/12/02/awards-week-id-like-to-say-thank-you/
Thank you, so much!!! I am taken aback at the generosity. Beautiful? Blogger. Oh my I think I ought to go spruce up a bit . . .
I’ve been clicking and clicking away at the others in your post. There are a number I have followed . So fun to find new people.
Thank you again . . .
you deserve it, Beautiful 🙂
Hello! I’ve nominated your amazing blog for the Beautiful Blogger Award! Thanks for all of the awesomeness you post and congrats! You can see the write up here -> http://diy2emc.com/2013/01/02/the-beautiful-blogger-award
I thought I was already following you! No wonder I was not seeing your posts!
I hear some people are having some strange side effects of the new WordPress…
I’m Justin of MomentMatters.com. I’m excited to inform you that Moment Matters is re-launching with new features and design!
Along with it, I’m compiling a free e-book about the Greatest Articles and I’m featuring excellent comments. Your thought in “Let’s Talk About Not Talking About Politics” is a standout! I’m asking permission if I could include your words in the book?
All the best,
Justin G. Bautista
Sure Justin, just let me know when the e-book is ready!
Thank you and I’ll definitely inform you about the release! On a related request, what name would you like to be in line with your comment?
Jean is fine.
Cool! Thanks again
The free e-book “Greatest Articles | Moment Matters”, featuring your comment, is out now! You may download it in Nook, Kobo, ePUB or PDF format here.
Passion and peace… peace and passion! It’s great to have both! 😉 and of course a camera… and passion and peace… and love! 😛
So much to enjoy! I really liked your interpretation of the “kiss” challenge. Thanks for stopping by!
You have been tagged! I know what you are thinking. “Tagged? Like one of those animals that get shot with a tranquilizer dart and get a metal band on their ear?”
Errr … sort of. But also, kind of like those award thingys. It just something that people have been doing on WordPress. Feel free to join in … or if time is being … well, time … then just enjoy the read and the tag.
You can read about it here by the way:
I don’t think I did a very good job of passing this on. Sad. It was fun, though!
thought of u this morning- I’m offering my e-book free of charge for the next week. Ck. my latest post.
I think u’ll like it.
Nice to know about you, Jean. Yes, what you say is true about hobbies: you don’t have to be good at them to enjoy them. I’m not saying it’s true about you, but it definitely is about me! I relate for sure!
Well, I think even someone who is not good at their hobby can hit a right note now and then 😀 Now, that is definitely true of me!
Yes, that’s true. And I guess I can say that of myself too! 🙂
Hi Jean! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and for the follow, it’s very much appreciated! 🙂
The pleasure is all mine! And likewise, to you, my dear!
Great blog and photos! I like your sense of beauty, humor, and peace. 😉
Thank you for stopping and taking the time to comment!
The pleasure is mine!
Hello Jean, nice to meet you! You have taken a pretty vivid collection of photos!
So very kind of you to say!
Nice blog. And thanks for the like on my little blog.
I just love your disclaimer!
It had to be said.
Lovely blog which I was introduced to by Ecograndma 🙂
Glad to be a follower & looking forward to receive your future posts!