Month: September 2017
puerto rico

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico. Dear God. San Juan mayor: ‘I am begging, begging anyone who can hear us to save us from dying’ I can’t even begin to comprehend. How are we talking about kneeling at NFL games, private plane trips for officials, another miserable attempt at health…

Fall Foliage Train Rides in WNY

Fall Foliage Train Rides in WNY Despite the recent weather report and the hum of still running air-conditioners at the end of September, Fall actually arrived according to the calendar last week. Around town a few brave trees are beginning to show their colors, a bit…

Twitterments

Twitterments

Twitterments. Because not everyone is on Twitter. PBS is so uniquely PBS-y. Most days self-care for me means trying not to beat myself up or feel guilty for saying no and knowing my limits. Hardly pampering. Channeling Tony Stark…”I have a plan, write.” Good on Sean…

Unbelievable Dragonhflies

Unbelievable

Unbelievable. While sitting on the porch this morning, drinking my coffee my brain was tumbling over with too many thoughts all at once (as usual.) At one very precise moment, I quieted my mind. And thought one very specific thing…a mantra that came to me recently…

Museum Day Live

Museum Day Live! Saturday, September 23

My latest article for the Springville Times– Fall Bucket List: Museum Day Live! This week it’s time to take a few hours away from driving around the countryside and step indoors for some culture and old school learning. On Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 10am-5pm participating…

Movie Night Sean Bean

Movie Night (Always Choose Sean Bean)

When HWMMS “allows” me to “choose” the movie we are going to “watch” there’s usually one movie that I want much over the other. Tonight, I hesitated. I’ll explain in a bit. First a little clarification. “Allows” – I have some control over the selection. It’s…

wine country

The Fall Bucket List: A Drive Around Wine Country

A repost of my latest article in the Springville Times – The Fall Bucket List: A Drive Around Wine Country. I grew up in and went to college near Lake Erie Wine Country, lived in Niagara Wine Trail USA when HWMMS and I first got together…

Inclusive Theater of WNY

Inclusive Theater of WNY: Auditions

Inclusive Theater of WNY (ITOWNY) is excited to announce auditions for “And Where Will You Put the Things You Save?” – Baroness Von Smith’s newest play! Auditions will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 1-4pm at The Foundry, 298 Northampton, Buffalo, NY. “And Where…

Giant Puppy and Her Rock

Giant Puppy and Her Rock

Giant Puppy and Her Rock. Giant Puppy LOVES to dig GIANT HOLES all over Weber Wonderland. And since we live out in the country and have enough land, her giant holes are just fine with us. Lately, she’s been digging out rocks that she finds and…

Curtain Up Quotable

Curtain Up: Quotable Me

Curtain Up: Quotable Me Oh, I’m so (ridiculously) quotable. Love ya Mary Kunz Goldman! “There’s no place else I would want to dress up all fancy with a gold sparkly sequined peacock formal dress coupled with a petticoat, feather boa, gold lame fascinator and fishnet stockings—while…

WNY Apple Picking Time

Repost of my latest article in the Springville Times – Fall Bucket List: Apple Picking Time! By Jennifer Weber Happy September! The (unofficial) beginning of the Fall Season is here and you know what that means— it’s time for the yearly excursion out to an orchard…

Mental Health Screening Tools

Mental Health Screening Tools

Mental Health Screening Tools Oy vey. Despite knowing what my results would be today, because it’s been a rough few weeks. I took this depression screen test that I saw come through the Mental Health Association of Erie County Facebook feed. Same one you get at a…

Dragonflies Everywhere

Dragonflies have surrounded me everywhere this past week GIANT gorgeous ones & teeny tiny ones. All over Weber Wonderland. Not surprising. A family friend passed away last week. September 5th. Bah. And this morning my friend’s grandmother passed away. Sometimes I think I’m crazy. Am I…

Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey

Give a Little Bit: Hurricane Harvey “Charity Navigator, an organization that evaluates and ranks charities, recommends donating to the Houston Food Bank, Food Bank of Corpus Christi, Houston Humane Society, Houston SPCA, or the San Antonio Humane Society for the greatest impact.” You Can Support Harvey…

One Productive Hour

Man, I just had One Productive Hour. AND I WILL DENY THIS TO MY DYING DAY so if anyone dares mentions what you read in this post below to me when grumpy one morning, my notyetcaffeinated, still half-asleep self reserves the right to not-mean-to bite your…

Springville’s Historical Campus

A repost of my latest article in the Springville Times: The Summer Bucket List: Springville’s Historical Campus By Jennifer Weber One of the many, wonderful first impressions of Springville that my husband and I had when moving to this area several years ago was the opportunity for…