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JenwithFlash's Busy Life

Updated on August 27, 2015

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
My horse Flash

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

Flowers almost always take make good pics
Flowers almost always take make good pics

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.

My Camera

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.


The Family

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.

The bear at the Bear Den
The bear at the Bear Den

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

Blurry pictures from shaking so much
Blurry pictures from shaking so much

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.

Carry On

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.

That's It!

I hope you learned something new about me! Tell me something about you!

Thanks for Stopping By!

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    • JenwithMisty profile imageAUTHOR

      Jen withFlash 

      4 years ago

      Thanks Judy! He's a very special horse :)

    • Judy Filarecki profile image

      Judy Filarecki 

      4 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

      Flash is beautiful. I can see why you worked so hard to get him.

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      Fay Favored 

      4 years ago from USA

      Love meeting Flash. It's wonderful to hear when a dream comes true. I hope that your business with Tupperware does well. It's a great product. My sister did well with it when she was first married. A product that speaks for itself.

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      Lyra Kua 

      4 years ago

      Good to learn more about you. You have interesting hobbies. I love animals too but I'm too scared to ride on horses. I have heard that horses are intelligent animals. I'm sorry about your illness; it's the first time I've heard about Graves disease. I hope you're doing fine now.

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      4 years ago

      Nice learning about you. Your story about the rent-a-pony reminds me of when a neighbor asked me if we'd like to have a donkey for our kids and of course I said yes, so it was delivered that day, before my husband (the horseman) got home - lucky for the donkey or he would have gone all the way to the factory. Still, the kids had fun with her and she lived a good long time with us.

    • JenwithMisty profile imageAUTHOR

      Jen withFlash 

      4 years ago

      @shoputopian: Merry Christmas to you too! Thanks for stopping by! If you find the secret to getting more hours in the day, let me know and I'll do the same :)

    • JenwithMisty profile imageAUTHOR

      Jen withFlash 

      4 years ago

      @CampingmanNW: Wow! 76.. I can only hope that I will still be riding at that age! I like the water idea! I tried to get Flash to go into a pond once but he just won't go in. It's probably a good thing though because it was pretty cool outside and I would've froze on the way back to the camp. Thanks for visiting!

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      4 years ago

      Having grown up on a ranch/farm as a kid. We captured and broke wild horses for sale to neighboring ranches. My Grandfather was 76 and still breaking horses (because he did so in a belly deep stream) I asked him one time why, and his reply was simple and direct, like he was: I break horses in a stream because 'You tire the animal but you don't break his spirit. Besides, it doesn't hurt if I get thrown." A wise man. Cheers on a very nice lens.

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      4 years ago

      I used to have horses back 20+ years and sure miss them, now I live in a big city with 2 dogs and 2 cats. My life is also very busy and there doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day most times for the things I'd like to do. It was nice meeting you and Merry Christmas to you and your family, all the best to you in the New Year!


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