Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Back at it

Today for the first time in over a month, I ran outside again. Ohhh outside runs how I have missed you. Before I knew it I did 3.33 miles. Now mind you the weater was cold in 33degrees and snow flurries, I still enjoyed the run. I was aware of my breathing, the cold snowflakes hitting my hot skin and the crisp air.
I will still need to build myself back up slowly but I will get there. The knee is handling this all well too. No swelling or irritation...Woot woot!!
Tomorrow I am gonna try the rec centers open gym volleyball games. I haven't played volleyball in a long time.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

It's a girl!

Yes 39 years ago I was born.
I am not nervous about heading into my 40's, rather quite excited. I have come across someone else's blog to where on there birthday they did random acts of kindness x the number of years old they are. I am hoping on my next birthday to do that . Sounds unquie and a different way to celebrate your day.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Ikea Poang chair

We purchased a new bounce chair from Ikea...called Poang. It is a comfy chair and Terri fell in love with it last weekend.
The directions are done in pictoral form and very easy to follow and understand. I toot my own horn and say that I am fairly good at putting things together or following directions.
This chair took me less than 1/2hr to put together. It would have been much shorter if I wouldn't have mixed up the two pieces that are the arms and bottom part. They included all tools to assemble except a philips head screwdriver.
All in all a good purchase and a snap to assemble.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Creative outlet

I started taking Watercolor Landscape Painting classes a couple years ago at CVAC- Cuyahoga Valley Art Center. The instructor is Paul Adams. He is very pateint and a good teacher for beginners just learning to paint.
I have enjoyed the classes for several reasons. It is an outlet for me to be creative in a safe enviroment, it was a step out of the box for me trying something new, and it was me time.
I am pleased with the progress that I have made with my paintings. I can see the learning curves I have made and where I still need to improve in my paintings. One thing is I need to get more comfortable with painting on my own.
I am very excited about my current painting that we are working on. Picture to come on completion.
Here is a sample of a couple of my favorites.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Welcome to my blog about me..Just Jen.
On here you will read about things in my life, such as running, camping, traveling, my art, crafty projects , friends/family and anything else going on with me.
Sit back, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy.