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JenwithFlash's Busy Life
All About JenwithFlash
Hi! Thanks for stopping by! I've been here for over a year now. I joined in June of 2012. I wanted to share a little about myself. I'm not all that exciting but thanks for stopping by anyways!
If there's one thing that I would like you to know about me, it's that I'm really busy! As much as I love being here, I don't get to spend as much time as I would like because I'm always going here and there. I have a big family and a couple of jobs but I get here as much as I can.
Stick around and you're sure to learn something new and hopefully interesting about me.
Flash - My Lifetime Dream
My horse Flash
Flash is the reason that I do what I do. I had wanted a horse my entire life and finally decided that it was time for me to get one before it was too late. I started with a free lease pony that was a lot of fun but never stopped bucking. We had no idea what we were doing and Flash is very glad that we started with the pony. We learned a lot from that little guy - mostly what not to do with a horse. I wasn't exactly looking for a horse the day I found Flash so I know that it was meant to be!
I've written all about how I got my horse Flash. If you have time, check out the story on my profile page!
Photography - My Favorite Hobby
Life in Pictures
I love taking pictures. Photography was my favorite class in college and I learned so much! I don't remember it all but I still love snapping shots everywhere I go. It gets a little annoying to other people but I can't help it, there's so many beautiful things in the world and the kids grow up so fast. Taking pictures is the best way to preserve some of those memories! I almost always use my own photos for my pages.
I bought a Nikon Coolpix S9300. I looked at a lot of cameras before picking out this one. It takes great pictures! I bought it because it had a good zoom lens on it at the time. It didn't do what I wanted it to but I think it may have been operator error, not a camera issue. It took great pictures until I scratched the lens which I think is what caused the zoom issues. I've been debating about buying another one of the same camera or looking for something new.
I am the proud mom of five great kids. They are pretty awesome! My oldest is 24 and the youngest are 14 year old twins. I have 3 girls and 2 boys. Life has been crazy but I wouldn't want it any other way.
I Love Animals
I love going to different zoos to see all the different animals. This picture of the bear is from the Bear Den Zoo in Wisconsin. It was a new bear for them and it looked so cute and cuddly, until they got it to run around and chase them from outside the cage. He would stand up and he was huge!
Another zoo that I really enjoyed was the Kansas City Zoo. I only went there once a really long time ago but the one thing I remember most was the way you could stand by a glass window and the giraffes would come right up. Their heads were so huge!! It was fascinating!
We live near the Milwaukee County Zoo but don't get there very often. It's a little pricey to take a big family unless you buy the annual pass. The best thing about that is that there's a lot of other zoos around the country that are included in the fee.
Not Without Illness - Graves Disease
Life with Graves Disease
Everything might seem pretty good in my life but I have Graves Disease. It's hyperthyroidism. It takes a lot out of me. I'm tired a lot and my heart races. My cholesterol is way too low. But the one symptom that bothers me the most is the shakiness. The reason that's the worst for me is because it makes taking pictures really hard. I have to take a lot of them just to get a few that aren't blurry from my shaking. This picture is one of my hundreds of examples. It really makes me sad because I love taking pictures so much.
New Fun Designs
I'm selling Tupperware! I need some extra money to support my horse habit and Tupperware seemed like a great place to start! I love the products and I love doing the shows. I've only been doing it a short time but it's something that I like to do so far. If you love Tupperware as much as I do, take a look around on my website and maybe you'll find a few new things!
Newest Family Addition
Misty is the newest member of our family. She a nine year old mini Shetland pony. She drives a cart and gives little kids rides. We've had her a little less than a year. I thought that I would do a lot more with her than I have. I just hadn't had the time to spend with her that I was hoping for. She's a friendly little pony. Sometimes we take her to a park near us where she can drive her cart around. She seems happy to be pulling it. We took her to a few shows this summer and to the county fair. She got a few blue ribbons.
The Opening Scene
The new family addition
Misty is the newest family addition. She's a 9 year old Mini Shetland pony. She drives a cart and gives little kids rides. I've had her for almost a year now. I thought that I would have a lot more time to work with her but so far, that hasn't been the case.
Bring It On!
I know this movie is super goofy but it makes me laugh! I love this movie. Whenever I need something to cheer me up, I put this movie on. The energy is awesome! They've made a few more of these movies. The rest are okay but the first one is the best.
My next favorite movie is A Knight's Tale. Whenever the movie ends, I want to see what happens next! It's a modern medieval movie. My favorite part is when they go to the banquet and lead the dance.
F.U.N. - My favorite music group
F.U.N. is intense. Their music is great! It's great music. Really great music. Really really great music. Did I mention it's my favorite? Well, in case I didn't, it's my favorite. Now you know.
I hope you learned something new about me! Tell me something about you!