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Jen L.
Stage Manager, Mom to Dean, wife to Marcus.
Interests: music, theatre, cooking, reading, baking
Recent Activity
We've been at the beach for week today and it has been a culinary adventure. I started a maintenance week on my nutrition plan last Sunday, which basically means I'm eating 500-600 extra calories a day and I'm allowed to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2015 at Hey, Y'all!
Week 2 didn't go quite as well as week 1, but I did ok. I didn't bring my scale with me, so I'm going by how my clothes fit and my weekly measurements, both of which are fine. Your palate... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2015 at Hey, Y'all!
We've been away from home for nearly a week now, and I have to say--I'm pretty proud of myself. It would have been VERY easy to go crazy with snacks and treats, but I've stayed pretty strictly on-plan with my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at Hey, Y'all!
Well, HI! I haven't posted here in a long, long time. As Dean grew and life changed and things got busier, I drifted away from this space. I still visit it all the time to find my recipes, look at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at Hey, Y'all!
Polycystic Kidney Disease. Have you heard of it? If so, did you hear about it from me? I have it. So does my mom. So does her youngest brother. So does my cousin. So did my grandpa. It stinks. 3/5... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at Hey, Y'all!
A few weeks ago, I wrote about taking control of my health, namely my weight. It's now been almost a month since we started our daily workouts at the theatre over our lunch hour. I feel SO good. I can... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2014 at Hey, Y'all!
I cannot believe Dean is done with Kindergarten. This year has FLOWN by. While it got off to a semi-rocky start, we ended up having a pretty good school year. The amount of stuff he learned blows my mind. He... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2014 at Hey, Y'all!
At my last nephrologist appointment, the doctor doubled my dose of blood pressure medication. I knew that was going to happen. I can always tell when it's running high by the little headache behind my eyebrow. What surprised me a... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2014 at Hey, Y'all!
Tonight I introduced Dean to Cheer Bear, my beloved Care Bear from childhood. I got her when I was 6, the age he is now. I'll never forget getting in the car in my pj's with my mom, my Mim,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at Hey, Y'all!
All bloggers have heard "Don't write about what you had for lunch. No one cares." There's even a blogging book called "Nobody Cares What You Had For Lunch." I preface this post with that information because 1. I'm totally about... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2014 at Hey, Y'all!
So, yeah. It snowed. In the south. Let me bust your myths about that. And let me start by stating that I lived in upstate New York for 3 years where it snowed from October to May, then NYC for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2014 at Hey, Y'all!
Dear Dean, I can hardly call you "Deano the Bambino" anymore, since you're such a big boy. A HUGE boy. Five was the most incredible age. You are like a tiny little old man sometimes. Your expressions and gestures are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2014 at Hey, Y'all!
What a weird year! When I look back over the past 12 months, I can't believe a year has passed, and at the same time, I can't believe ONLY a year has passed. This time last year, I had not... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at Hey, Y'all!
I love rare weekends like this one when no one really has to be anywhere or do anything. The only thing we HAD to do this weekend was karate on Saturday morning, but that was over by 9:20, and by... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2013 at Hey, Y'all!
My husband and I dated in college, then broke up for a handful of years before reuniting. Getting back together was weird. He was the same, I was the same, yet we were both vastly different than we'd been when... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2013 at Hey, Y'all!
Kindergarten. I remember when he was born, it felt like 2013 was light years away. Those five years flew by in a blink. I'm full of mixed feelings as I get ready to pop a backpack on Dean, hand him... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2013 at Hey, Y'all!
I have to lose some weight. I know, I know, we ALL say that. But seriously. It's gotten out of control. I fully realize that I am not obese or gross (even though I feel pretty dang gross right now),... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2013 at Hey, Y'all!
My guys have been gone for 17 days. SEVENTEEN. DAYS. If you've been reading this blog for a while, you may know that we take a long trip to visit our family in Virginia each summer, usually for 2-3 weeks.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2013 at Hey, Y'all!
Today was the first day of theatre camp at work. I am in charge of said camp, did you know? It's true. TIRED does not even begin to describe how I am feeling right now. I think my legs may... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2013 at Hey, Y'all!
This person is done with preschool. On the last day, they threw a big ice cream party. In this picture, he is holding the sprinkles we took, his favorite topping for sundaes. I was kind of emotional on the last... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2013 at Hey, Y'all!
I have been to the DM V 6 times in the past month and a half. Only one of those times was for myself, to renew my license. THAT trip was easy as pie--I discovered a new license office in... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2013 at Hey, Y'all!
Like me, my coworkers like to eat. We also like to go out to lunch. It gives us a break from the office, where there are no windows. It gives us a chance to vent if we need to. It... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2013 at Hey, Y'all!
Sometimes food-related things make me mad. For instance, Lean Cuisines. My friend Stephanie and I try to be good people and bring our lunches to work. We don't have many places within walking distance to our office and sometimes finding... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2013 at Hey, Y'all!
This weekend passed by quickly. I'd say too quickly, but The Weekend is still such a new and novel concept in my life that ANY time off is so very appreciated. I did have to work on Saturday, but Dean... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2013 at Hey, Y'all!
Marcus is in tech rehearsals for his play, SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION. On Sunday afternoon, he came into the kitchen where I was baking cupcakes for him to take to his actors, and started to gather things to make a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2013 at Hey, Y'all!