Janice aka JPlovesCOTTON
St. Louis, MO
I love photography, travel & agriculture. Putting all those things together is intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking it up! Its almost always a colorful adventure!
Ouch! I'm no diva and I'm not even organized! I just try to get there at some point! I like the ideas you have here though so maybe I can get there eventually!
6 months, 1 week ago on Free Blog Planner
What a cool tradition! Thanks for sharing it. I have traveled various areas of Europe but missed the locks. I have loved the Pointe Vecchio though in Florence on several visits!
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Love Locks
Annie, I am sure the best you & Matt have to offer is perfect for your little man! You will have different benefits from the path you are taking and the family you are making than others can understand.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Breastfeeding: Privilege or Burden?
Let me just say, you have made me really appreciate the care some of my friends have gotten. And I'd love to have a party the weekend after Thanksgiving to celebrate you & DIno's new dadness! I think you touched on several issues, glad you put them together and hope you get it to the hospital so they can do better next time for the next family. I have a feeling you have choices in medical care and next time you will do a different kind of due dilligence. For now, I'm so hay you all got out of there, high fiving and all as you healthily sped away. Just sorry it wasn't nearly as joyous as it could have and more importantly should have been along the way.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on The Hospital Experience; We're NOT Doing That Again!
I think you have a point on some of the chivalry things but there are some things that are based in respect that I still expect from both sexes. Holding the door is a great example, even if you walk through it first, you hold the door open for people you are with -- men, women & kids. On dinner, I think there are lots of factors that enter into who pays -- who invited, how often you see the person, whether one of you is traveling, etc. Its an area that makes it really hard to "do the right thing" for lots of us!
7 months ago on We Don’t Need Chivalry Anymore. But You’re Still Paying for Dinner!
You totally brought tears to my eyes! I am so pumped for you guys and our dear #LittleBrowne! What an amazing adventure you have ahead of you all!
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Our Last Day Before “THE” Day
I hear you. And I did just that on Friday. Met a tweep in real life, never touched the phone til I needed to check time cause I had another appointment. Should have worn a watch. That next appointment was dinner with a friend I hadn't seen for a year. We visited, laughed, ate and as we got ready to leave, snapped a really quick photo to send a few friends saying we had been thinking of them. I thought later I should post on FB so a few more friends.... still haven't and that's fine too. I think there is some balance to it though and sometimes will snap a photo when food arrives and maybe tweet it as I leave. Or maybe share something early on & then stay away but I hear what you are saying about updates every 10 minutes. I want to be able to really enjoy the event. I can always share some later.
10 months, 1 week ago on Keep the camera off - an experiment
Congrats on the healthy pregnancy! And team blue could use another Browne. :)
1 year ago on Is it a Boy or a Girl? It’s a…
Great thoughts here! I think for companies who want to reach across blogging, sponsoring #blogchat holds a lot of potential... lots of other chats to support too!
1 year, 1 month ago on 12 Most Engaging Reasons Why Brands Need to Embrace Social Media Now
Love the post! And even though I spend a lot of time in a world filled with #agnerds, I routinely find some new technology that blows me away! I just saw these cattle collars last month at a dairy farm in Michigan! Need to get a blog post or two on that farm written up!
1 year, 2 months ago on 12 Most Advanced Agricultural Technologies
I agree that there are lots of people who have one and not the other, and will admit to being burned on a few things. But I'm impressed by the number of genuine people I encounter too, people who really do as they say they will and who take time to go beyond the shallow. Thanks for being one of those folks Margie!
1 year, 2 months ago on Social Media Smart But People Stupid
You really make me want to go to the peninsula! Its been too long!
1 year, 3 months ago on Captivating Aspects Hiking The Olympic National Park
Great post Brian. I think its interesting how much I can identify with what you are saying even though I don't have kids! Growing up I lost my granddad around 5 or 6. My dad was with us til I was in college but he wasn't present much. My sister is one of the best parents known to mankind. I hope I do a good job of being an aunt. Its about real time & real talks.... now that the kids are grown we can also be real friends but sometimes along the way we were real grownups. For us its about making sure we do our best - dad did his best too I think, we just know different things than he did.
1 year, 4 months ago on What do you do when things go south?
I never thought about the fact I was blessed so early. There was this incredible Little Person who's name I didn't know for years and as a teen I did, but its been decades since I have seen him so the name has slipped away. He was the local hero in our neighborhood. He owned a bike shop. The shop was called "The Bike Man" and since that was on his van, that's what we always called him. He was such a nice guy. Had several kids not far from us in age and was friendly enough to help all of us out when we got a flat, or the chain slipped or whatever.
Knowing him from early on always made me think how awesome Little People could be. During my years in NY I worked with a girl who became a good friend. Her brother was a dwarf and the pressure of that was really hard on a high school kid. In fact, he made the decision to forego college and have some surgeries to help lengthen his arms and legs. That took so much time, was so painful, and yet he felt confident that the pain then would be worth it in how differently he could be seen throughout adulthood. I remember his months of recovery with a good bit of time where he wasn't ambulatory.... We all wanted to provide him support and he regularly supported us! He kept me up on the great music that was coming out. He rarely said anything about why it was worth it. Seeing your post gives me some additional insight to the pain I knew he may have dealt with.
Thanks for being the brave one to put this out there... for taking the time to make others think beyond their small realm.... for helping others who may not be sensitive to the kinds of things a Little Person has to face.
And if I can ever in St Louis traveling, know now someone who considers herself too tall would appreciate the balance a night out with you could bring.
1 year, 4 months ago on A Little Person Blogger or a Little Person Who Blogs
Margie, this is especially close to so many people's hearts and I think the timing for awareness, coinciding with a three day weekend for me & many others should mean taking time to think about this. Civil rights and tolerance issues weren't tied up in a bow with Martin Luther King. His birthday should be a time that we all give thought to our world and our part in it. I don't need all the sugar of the cookies but I am officially buying extras! I can take some to the senior center nearby. And my niece, who is in a diverse troop will put the money to helping city kids get out & get active. Some had never even heard of camping til my sis started a troop at the inner-city school where she teaches.
1 year, 4 months ago on The good thing about the Girl Scout cookie boycott
I nodded, did you see me?
1 year, 4 months ago on Are you actually reading this?
Margie, Interesting you should have this thought as a couple of my college friends and I talked about the same thing New Years weekend! Based on some of the college kids we have around, the answer for us is it depends. My niece who's in grad school loves the 3 am convo but I have friends who we wonder if their kids in college even have real face-to-face convos at all!
1 year, 4 months ago on The death of the 3 AM conversation
Oh.... and I think Google+ and Facebook may be the best way to get me to stay up on it. :)
1 year, 5 months ago on A Better Ag Blog in 31 Days
Finally got my copy downloaded! Not sure how often I can participate but I'll be able to learn from the group and hopefully contribute some thoughts!
Thanks for some ideas.... my ipad is old but always looking at apps!
1 year, 5 months ago on Five Apps for your new iPad