Sound Off

I don't know what to do with my BlogHer blog yet. I don't think I want it to be an echo of my personal blog - Jane In Her Infinite Wisdom. But I don't want to abandon it now that NaBloPoMo 2011 is over either. Until I figure it out though, I thought some of you might be interested in following along with my #reverb11/#resound11 posts - my next challenge...as I write them.I don't remember the name of the blogger, not to mention how I found her, who turned me on to #reverb10. ...more
@isthisthemiddle wait, I like the coordinated flip the bird. We should totally do it.more

So...Now What?

This is it. This is the last post of NaBloPoMo and, while much of my growing audience are fellow bloggers, my other followers - hi, Mom! - aren't...most of them anyway. They're all probably really REALLY glad this is the last one. Namely so I'll stop blogging about blogging and get back to my regularly scheduled program of broadcasting Jane TVTM. ...more
Congratulations on having fulfilled NaBloPoMo, Janey. I am very proud of you! "..Life and ...more

To Daily Blog or Not to Daily Blog...That is the Question

There are thousands of personal bloggers in the Blogosphere breathing a heavy sigh of relief tonight. Why? Because. 11 more post to go and NaBloPoMo 2011 is laid to rest. Some - like alienbody - have already written their posts for tomorrow and have set it to auto-publish...you know, just in case the "zambie" apocalypse happens and they're too busy running for their lives (or eating whipped cream and pie) to login and click "Publish". I love how she's covering all her bases. ...more
I realize now that I blog because it makes me feel good. But it is also very nice to know that ...more

A Tale of Two (Non) Husbands

Thanksgiving Day. 3 p.m. I'd been running about much of the day, peeling potatoes, washing serving dishes, setting up the buffet table, moving furniture. The sounds of my productivity peppered with: "Lex? Would you do me a favor?" "Hey, Lex? Could you give me a hand?" "Lex? Lex! Help please!" The doorbell interrupted my progress - Acr0nym arriving early to help with what I politely told him would be "logistics". ...more
Phew! So glad to hear that, lol! @janeymcjanersonmore

Everything I Needed to Know About Thanksgiving I Learned From My Mom...and My Friends

When I was a little girl, Thanksgiving was a BIG DEAL. My mother's wedding china and my grandmother's sterling silver would come out of hibernation, the table would be set with Mom's best table linens and napkin rings. There would be flowers and candles. The food, all of it, except the tomato aspic salad (because bleah *shudder*) glorious. ...more
I really did. Thank you! @janeymcjanersonmore

Grief, Revisited

I started to write about this year's Thanksgiving tonight. A Thanksgiving that was, once again, so full of love, laughter, phenomenal food, and inappropriate touching! I have the pictures to prove it. But my head and heart are being pulled in a number of directions and, when I went to go search for a previous post to link to, I found a few posts from last year that told me plainly where my fingers were going to travel with or without my consent. ...more

The Cause of My Alarm

A few days ago, I wrote of a particularly terrifying experience of being overcome with the realization I was about to faint while driving 60+ miles per hour on the freeway and the anxiety attack that followed. This happened twice in the span of about 12 hours and to say I was shaken by the experience is to put it quite mildly. ...more
@HomeRearedChef Thank you, Virginia. As a fellow chronic worrier, I understand completely :).more

I Feel Just Like Sally Field

I can't deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me! November has certainly been an interesting  - if not always pleasant - ride. I can't remember the last time I had such an event-filled, whirlwind month. Is it really Thanksgiving today? NaBloPoMo has played an integral role in how my November has shaped up and played out. I had no idea when I climbed into the NaBloPoMo cart on November 1 just what a roller coaster it was going to be. ...more
@sassymonkey Happy Thanksgiving to you!more

It's All in the Wrist

I make my own pie crusts. I don't state this to lord it over anyone who buys pre-packaged pie crusts from the grocery or saves themselves several hours altogether and buys pies from the Village Inn or the frozen aisle selection of Marie Callendar's. It's just...baking pies? It's what I do1. Other people craft, sew, knit, rear children, cook gourmet dishes, volunteer, obsess over makeup and fashion. Me? I don't do any of those things. Instead, I bake. A lot. ...more
@janeymcjanerson I've made pie crusts. I'm just not much of a baker. :)more

National Day of Listening

Have you ever heard of StoryCorps? If you listen to Morning Edition on your local NPR station a lot then your answer is most likely yes. ...more
Yes! I see that, and I like it. @janeymcjanersonmore