July 23, 2017

Here Comes the Rain Again

Posted in Journal at 2:50 pm by Jenn

imageDon’t get me wrong, we need the rain.  I welcome the rain.  I would however prefer the rain at 2:30pm on a day that I work, not on a Sunday when my son is napping and the pool is calling my name…was calling my name.

This is more than a little rain, it’s a downpour, the kind that makes you want to hunker down with a good book and read kind of rain.  I have so many books on my kindle, I don’t even know where to start.  It’s been so long since I’ve spent time on my blog, I think I will just spend some time surfing and finding a few new blogs to explore.

Enjoy the rain.



July 16, 2017

Still Learning to Walk in Stilettos

Posted in Journal at 10:33 pm by Jenn

I have been think a lot about my blog lately.  I really miss blogging, I need an outlet and this used to bring me peace.  I not only enjoyed blogging myself but I loved reading other blogs.  I haven’t done any of that for a few years.

I have been considering joining blogging groups, starting a new blog, wringing under a pen name, etc.

Learning to Walk in Stilettos was the brain child of my friend Mary…she’s great at naming things.  I was living in Post Soviet Europe when I started blogging.  I was in culture shock.  She came up with the name to symbolize me trying to figure out life abroad.  I loved it.

Now ten years later, I’m back in the US.  There are no stilettos, I wear flip flops.  I’m familiar with my surroundings, I speak the language.  I thought about a new name, but then I thought…I’m 48 years old, I have a 4 year old with ADHD, a husband with PTSD, a full time job and a ton of responsibility.  Who am I kidding, I’m still Learning to Walk in Stilettos.

October 3, 2016

Right in My Own Backyard

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:15 pm by Jenn

Who knew?  Who knew that there were so many interesting things to do in and around Upper Marlboro?  Not me that’s for sure.

I did a search on geocaching.com the other day and came up with 23 caches within 3 miles of the 20772 zip code…23 in my little town!  23, many in the same location so it makes for a fun day of exploring without a lot of car time getting from place to place – perfect for a day with a 7 year old.

On Wednesday my sister, Zachary and I set off in search of 5 caches.  We decided to start off with the two closest to home and work our way in to town where we had errands to run.

The first two caches took us to Mt. Calvert Historical and Archaeological Park.  This park is less than 2 miles from my high school and I never knew it existed.  The area was BEAUTIFUL and I was surprised to learn that this had actually been the first county seat of Prince George’s County.  In that time, 1696 it had been called Charles Town.

We were pretty lucky and able to find the first cache (GC1j308) easily.  The second one proved to be more difficult and we had to log that one as a DNF.  It may have been there, but as I’ve said before – I’m a city cacher and not really fond of traipsing through the woods in search of plastic boxes!

The best part of this park was that we ran in to some of the archaeologists who were out there working that day and we were able to visit the site they were working on which they believe to be a house or tavern.  There were two groups of two (four people) working.  The first group was working on the interior of the structure and the second two were working on the outside.  The two on the outside were finiding nails, bricks, window cames, shells and glass.  They were collecting their finds in plastic bags to take back to the research center.  It was really fascinating to see and they were so awesome to let us disturb their workday to be nosey and ask a TON of questions.  Zachary has since decided that he wants to be an archaeologist.  He thinks it’s pretty cool to be able to dig in the dirt and get paid.  I agree.

January 6, 2014

Have you seen my mojo?

Posted in Journal at 4:15 pm by Jenn

Somewhere between a new house and a new baby I seem to have lost my blogging mojo…or maybe just my time.  Who knows?  Certainly not me.  I still have lots to say, just no time to say it.  I have several FUNNY blog posts inside of me, just ready to be put out there for the world to read.  I hope that 2014 affords me some time to put them out there!

I just took a look at the blog stats for “Learning to Walk in Stilettos” for 2013. I still am amazed at what seems to attract people to this website – Alien Invasion and Neuschwanstein Castle being my two personal favorites.

With a new baby I have plenty of baby stories to tell, but honestly I don’t want to turn this in to a baby blog.  I want to keep it interesting and funny, and well, there just isn’t anything really interesting or funny for that matter about puke and poop.


2013 in review

Posted in Journal at 4:05 pm by Jenn

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 15,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

December 30, 2012

2012 in review

Posted in Journal at 3:58 pm by Jenn

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 25,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 6 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

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