April 18, 2012

The Ultimate Blog Party 2012 - #UBP12

Ultimate Blog Party 2012

I am so late to this party. It's apparently been going on for six years!

By six years I mean this is the sixth annual Ultimate Blog Party.

It's a way of "getting around" in the blogosphere. I like getting around.

Wait. That sounds wrong.

Anyway! I am supposed to introduce myself, similar to how I would at a party. Problem is, I never introduce myself at parties. I let others introduce themselves to me. I'm just kinda shy that way.

However, I am NOT all that shy here on the Internet. Here I can pick and choose who I interact with, without any of those awkward moments where neither person can find anything to say and then you come up with some excuse to walk away.

Not that I'm a snob. I'm so NOT!

Ah hell, I'm not sure this is going well at all....

OK, here goes. My name is Jennifer and I write this blog that I named after myself. Like I say on my Me & Why I Blog page, it's all the parts of me.

I am a mom of two, an 11 1/2 year old girl and a 6 year old boy. They are smart and gorgeous and crazy. They complete me.

While my blogging has gotten bigger and broader, this space was originally my place to get things out, and it still very much is. Most especially issues regarding my husband's health problems. He is a Type 1 Diabetic on dialysis with a host of complications, the worst being several things wrong with his heart. Just last month, we nearly lost him. We feel very fortunate that he pulled through, but are now increasingly mindful of the possibility. And it's hard.

BUT, I am as upbeat and positive as I can be, laugh instead of cry most of the time and am full of gratitude for my many blessings.

I host a weekly link-up on Fridays called TGIF - Get Your Happy On. I invite a guest to write a TGIF post every other week. I also co-host a monthly blog hop (first Tuesday) called Did You Know? with a great gal, Danielle at motherhood: TRUTH.

I like social media. I play on Twitter, Facebook and GetGlue mostly, but also dabble in Pinterest. I have profiles on Google+, LinkedIn and StumbleUpon too.

I am a knitter and recently took up crochet as well. My good bloggy friend @DiaperDads recently inducted me into his superhero hall of fame as The KNITTER with the power of yarn bombs! I have posted a few of my original patterns here, and would like to more, if I ever get around to it. I am currently working on a pair of legwarmers I was hoodwinked into knitting, wearing and blogging about.

I think that's about it. Thanks so much for popping in to meet me! Stay awhile, look around. Please, let me know you did!

Ultimate Blog Party 2012


  1. I love parties... I'll bring the jello shots!

    1. I had jello shots once at a wedding reception. Those things are dangerous!

  2. Goodness, that event looks organized! Have fun, and I hope you win one of the prizes and meet cool new people.

  3. I was gonna tell you that you could still enter :) Glad you're here for the party, it's SO much fun! What category page are you on? Let me know when your head starts spinning...

    1. I entered myself in mom blogger who will do PR stuff and general life.

  4. Hey, I named my blog after myself too! It was so great "meeting" you, your kids are just adorable! I'm here from the UBP! whoo! :)

  5. Yeah....welcome to the party! Now the fun begins

  6. You are having a party?! I like it. Love your intro, very you.

  7. Hi.... I come for the party ^___^ I found your site from UBP 2012. Hope you come to my party post too, http://bit.ly/ubp2012. While you are there, feel free to enter our current giveaway (few of them in cash). Thank you.

    Juliana RW

    ps: lovely children.

  8. I thought the same thing when you said that you "like getting around" :P I can't imagine the nightmarish roller coaster of losing your husband but your positive outlook is encouraging. It's so great finding your through UBP12!

    TerriAnn @ Cookies & Clogs

  9. What a bright pretty blog...love the color

    So much fun party hopping....meeting new friends and finding old ones...I just added another great prize to my giveaways...so now you have 3 good prizes...I would love for you to win. A comment is all it takes..Hope you will also stop by my Pinterest boards....I have over 900

  10. 6 years is impressive!
    Stopping by from the UBP to say hello.
    Have a great weekend!

  11. Nice to meet you! You sound like a whole lot of fun :)