About Jenny

Jenny is a wife, mother, grandma, artist and accountant living and working in western North Carolina.


I’d forgotten until the receipt arrived yesterday that I’d set up a gift, going forward as a monthly donation, to the scholarship fund established in my father’s (go ahead and read his bio if you haven’t already done so before – or honestly even if you have – he was pretty nifty, right?) name […]

Happy Mother’s Day

  Happy Mother’s Day!  

Sonnet 116

SONNET 116 Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove: O no! it is an ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken; It is the star to every wandering bark, Whose worth’s […]

Christmas in Delaware

Okay, so I’m a little behind in posting. Here are some pics of our fabulous vacation in Delaware this Christmas. We ate well (oh, so well): turkey/duck dinner, crepes for breakfast, grapefruit (new to me!) and iced rolls, Chris’s famous Chex Mix (which now contains even more goodies than you would imagine). Can’t wait to […]


My mom and sister arrived last night. It’ll be one of the few Christmases my mom has ever spent not in Florida. She came up a few years back, with everyone else, when we lived in Waynesville for Christmas. But this year it’s just the two of them, and they’re here to be with […]


The Grinch came to Hendersonville for Christmas!   I let her wear my Santa Claus necklace for the occasion. She was super pleased to be allowed to wear it. We arrived a bit early and found out that it required cash, something I don’t carry always. Happily I had almost $11 in change in the […]

Sunday: Big Crafty, Governor’s Western Residence, French Broad Chocolate Lounge, more!

We headed off Sunday morning to take a photograph for our Christmas card. (Yes, we’re sending Christmas cards again at long last this year.) This meant a morning with the tripod at Biltmore Park in front of their Christmas display (which looks like it’s where Santa is usually set up to take requests for […]

Pool party

Els bought a swimming pool for us for Mother’s Day – and we finally got around to installing it tonight (though I think we need to empty it, level the ground, and install it again – or more likely figure out how to pay someone else to do that for us). The water was cold. […]

July 4th

[gallery]   Our July 4th included painted toenails (courtesy of mommy), the always disappointing parade in Hendersonville, and sparklers after dinner. Fun, fun!

Father’s Day

Father’s Day (oh, how I miss my dad) was celebrated here without any of our children in house, but we did entertain a grandbaby, three friends, and two other young ‘uns (though I’d guess Ana wouldn’t appreciate being named a young ‘un). Rufus ran around playing chase with the kids for a long while after […]