Check out this website to see some amazing dog and horse photography by Tim Flach.
Heading to San Francisco in February for a few days of work meetings. I sure hope I can squeeze in a few good workouts and some relaxation.
I’ve been reading a book called The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon. The VP of Sales & Marketing at my work is trying to boost staff morale. I think it’s a great idea. The book is a very easy read and is quite inspiring. We will all be doing activities based on the 10 secrets of leading a positive life and career. We can all use a little help getting on the bus every now and then 🙂
After being in a slump the past six months, I’m trying to get back to exercising and eating right. I’m thinking about running the Cleveland Rite Aid Half Marathon again this May. In 2010, I ran it in 1:44 which made me smile from ear to ear. I only have 111 days to get my butt in shape.
Cleveland is loaded with great places to eat. After all, we’re home to Iron Chef Michael Symon – owner of Lola and Lolita. This great city also has pockets of adorable neighborhoods. One of my favorites is Ohio City. I’ve recently discovered Heck’s Cafe.
I’m really itching to take an online writing course. I think I’m going to sign up for one in February. Can’t decide between memoir and creative writing.
Check out a few of my most favorite blogs: photography, fashion and style, loss, laughs, travel, writing, family, friend, running, and books. How do I keep track of these blogs (and the other 49) that I follow? Why, Google Reader of course!
Don’t forget to check out my other blog, Life After Death.
© 2011 Jennifer M. Karn
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This is a question that stops you for a moment and makes you think. It had this impact on me, anyways. Why? Because my husband died and no one had a bad thing to say about him. He was such a wonderful person that over two years later, people still talk about how kind, caring, giving, happy, smart, and downright wonderful he was in so many ways. He had an impact on a lot of people’s lives. I often think what a better person he was than me.
So, when I die, I want to be remembered for great things, too. Below is a list of 50 things I would like, at minimum, to be remembered for:
- great mom
- good friend
- making people laugh
- tech savvy
- devoted wife
- kind to animals
- someone who brought light to a dark room
- world traveler
- good listener
- good daughter
- willing to sacrifice
- Mrs. Karn
© 2011 Jennifer M. Karn
I’ve been trying to avoid this post. I didn’t want to fall into the cliche of writing about New Year’s resolutions that will not be kept. You know the ones? The ones two months from now no one remembers. I’ve never been one to announce a resolution for the year. Instead, I tend to write a list of things I want to accomplish or finish during the year. It’s sort of a “To Do” list, but not really. Some items that end up on the “Goals” list for the year get there because they stayed on the “To Do” list way too long.
I saved this list on my desk top for easy access (titled “2011 Goals”) and I printed it and placed it in my leather journal. My journal isn’t for writing, it’s for organization. All my “To Do” items go in my journal and I always carry it in my purse.
At the end of the year, remind me to update you on what I’ve checked off 😉
|1. Take some writing classes|
|2. Start my memoir|
|3. Travel – NYC, Europe, Hawaii, San Fran, Florida, cruise…anywhere but here|
|4. Get Scarlet to jump off a dock|
|5. Home improvements – my bedroom, kids’ bedrooms, fresh coat of paint in all rooms|
|6. Create a photography book|
|7. Take lots of pictures|
|8. Read one book a month|
|9. Jump out of a plane|
|10. Compete in a Triathlon|
|11. Go skiing in NY, PA and/or the west|
|12. Take kids on vacation|
|13. Eat at different restaurants in NEO|
|14. See Cleveland Orchestra|
|15. Visit zoo|
|16. Visit Cleveland Art Museum|
|17. See Rascal Flatts in concert|
|18. See Pink in concert|
|19. Get a photo on Kevin’s headstone|
|20. Set up will and trust|
|21. Run a road race in NYC|
|22. Go to Ohio Pyle|
|23. Canoe/white water rafting|
|24. Attend some wine tastings|
|25. See Burning River Roller Derby|
|26. Go to Ohio State county fair|
|27. Take kids to Niagara Falls|
|28. Post weekly on my WordPress blog|
|29. Put house on the market|
|30. Continue to search for peace and happiness.|
© 2011 Jennifer M. Karn
I’m accepting the challenge to post at least once a week. Will you?
I’ve been looking for the perfect long, red pea coat for two seasons now. I really, really want this in red!
I’ve been a runner for several years. I particularly love to run in the cooler weather. I also like to run with my dogs. They make the best running partners. My adorable canine companions never talk too much, they don’t complain about the weather, they are always excited to go running and they stay by my side the whole time.
Thanks to the vast options of running trails in the Cleveland Metroparks, we get to run along scenic trails surrounded by nature. On hot days, the dogs get to swim in the river as a special treat. The one item that makes my running experience with my pooches so great is my special running leash. The Buddy System Hands Free Running Leash is the best invention. Along with my Ascics, Garmin, and iPhone, this great dog leash makes running safe, fun, and easy.
My Shepard mix is getting too old to run 6-7 miles. So, she stays home lounging on the couch these days. Jackson, my 3 year old Golden Retriever, is an excellent running partner. He knows exactly what to do and does it with perfection every time. My new challenge is Scarlet. She’s my 9 month old Golden. I like to wait until they’re about a year old before having them do too much since their bones are still growing. However, I plan to take Scarlet on a test run this weekend to assess her potential. She’s rather rambunctious compared to Jackson, so I think it will be an interesting test run.