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I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Follower of The Month : *Just Jen*

Welcome to my first ever Follower of the Month post!

The Follower of the Month will be posted the first Saturday of each month.

*Just Jen* from Because I Could Never Keep Up With A Diary offered to be my guinea pig.

*Just Jen*'s blog is full of random jokes and memes. But before you click on her blog, make sure your kiddies are out of the room. Some of the posts are not quite for the under-18 crowd but I can almost guarantee you'll find yourself laughing or, perhaps, blushing. Either way, you'll probably find yourself going back for more!

I debated how to do the Follower of the Month segments and in the end I decided that I would ask my Follower of the Month a few questions. For now, the questions will remain the same for each follower, but perhaps I will change it up later.

Without further ado, I introduce you to *Just Jen*!

Dear Diary

1. What's your name?

*Just Jen*

2. Tell us a little bit about you.

Well, I am a mom to a nine and a half year old football and baseball star. I'm hoping that he will get a dual scholarship to college to play both sports. LOL Come on! A mom can dream, right? I am finishing a degree in business management and I graduate in May. In the last two years of working on this degree I have been single :-( but by my choice. I work 50+ hours of week, go to school full time and have a son who is active in sports, I HARDLY have time to date! But I am hopeful that my "status" will change soon after I graduate in May.

3. When did you start blogging and why?

I started blogging on my MySpace page back in 2005. It was just as random as my current blog. I posted poems, jokes, rants, raves and a quote of the day. Oh look! You just reminded me! I've been wanting to start up my quote of the day over at my new blog!! I started blogging here 12/3/08 after I stumbled upon someone's blog from a Google search. And then I was lost in Blogger land for HOURS! I decided right then that I was going to make a blog page here. I just do it for fun. I enjoy reading other people's blogs more than blogging myself.

4. Tell us a bit about your blog.

My blog has NO rhyme or reason to it! It's totally random! It can be funny and serious, happy and sad. Anything goes on my blog. I do MeMe's all week, I have done a review, I just write whatever I feel like writing about! It's total randomness though, no more, no less! LOL

5. Has blogging changed you or your outlook on life at all?

Blogging has allowed me to open up about some things to Blogland that I may not share with normal friends. I am not very good at communicating, but if I can put it on paper (errrr, online) then I am good to go!! I have definitely learned how to NOT judge people based on what they write! lol

6. Link us to 1 - 3 of your favorite posts from your own blog and tell us why they are your favorites.

I don't think I have any FAVORITE posts per se. So I will list just three different ways of blogging for me. We have the serious, the funny and the typical weekly MeMe.

I Believe #8

I Shaved my Legs for THIS???

Thursday Thirteen - Edition "J"

7.Link us to 1 - 3 of your favorite fellow bloggers and tell us why you chose them.

Oh wow! I love so many of them! How do I pick just THREE when I follow 90??? LOL Well, since you are asking the questions, I will not include your blog, it's one of my faves! But here are three that I read on the daily......

A Mom on Spin

I love this blog, she has THREE teenage girls! YIKES! She reminds me a lot of my mom when I was a teenager and probably what I will be like in 3 - 8 more years when my son is a teenager. Although, she reminds me to thank God every day for a BOY! lol

Huh? The Blonde Goddess is Confused...

This girl makes me laugh until I cry in one post and then makes me cry until I cry some more in another post. I started following her a while back because of a story that I could totally relate to. I love her!

Postcards from the Edge

I love this blog because I feel like this girl and I were sisters separated at birth! LOL We like a lot of the same things and she makes me laugh my ass off on the daily! Love her too!

I could definitely list another 10 - 20 blogs that I HAVE to read every day, but for once in my life, I will follow the rules and only list three. LOL

8. How did you find my blog(s) and why do you follow me?

I remember I stumbled upon your other blog - One Bear Hug at a Time. I remember the first post of yours that I read, I believe it was titled He Looked Sad. I remember there was a disclaimer that it was a post that may be hard for some people to read. (Ter: She is talking about This Post) I began reading. Halfway through the post, with tears pouring down my face, I stood up from my desk and went to close my office door. After I finished reading that post, I went back to the very first post that you had written on that blog and I read and cried and read and cried. I did nothing more that morning at work other than read your blog.

We do not know each other in real life, though I wished we did. Even though you refuse to admit it, you are an AMAZING woman! You are strong and you are a fighter! When I think about something that may be happening in my life and how unfair I think that God might be right now, I think about you and how you have lost the two MOST IMPORTANT people in your lives. I pray for happiness ever night. I pray that you can get through the pain one day.

While I have never been married nor lost a long-time boyfriend, I have lost a baby. I lost a baby at 13 weeks. I can relate on a tiny level with you. And I think that tiny piece draws me closer to you. While I don't always comment on your blogs, I read them, ever single one you post! I love you! *HUGZ*

9. What, if anything, have you gained from reading from my blog(s)?

I have learned that no matter WHAT God deals me, I can make it through. Like I mentioned above, even though we don't know each other outside of blogland, you are on my mind. When the going gets tough, my mind thinks of you.

10. Tell me the truth, you're going to brag to all your bloggy friends
that you were my follower of the month, aren't you? ;)

Heck yah! I am definitely going to blog about it and link-up so that everyone can read it and read your blog!! Thanks for the opportunity!!


Thanks *Just Jen* for being my very first Follower of the Month, and for your wonderful answers! I admit I blushed a few times!

If you would like to be a Follower of the Month, send me an email! Otherwise, I might harass you, and you don't want that, do you?



Kristina P. said...

I will have to check her out! I always like reading new blogs.

Anonymous said...

Great interview!

I'll go check her out!

*Just Jen* said...

YAY!!! I dated a local celebrity last month and now today, I AM a local celebrity! lol

Thanks Ter, this was fun!

Monica said...

c.f. LOL!!

April said...

I loved learning about your "Follower of the Month", Ter! You did a great job! Hey, I wanted to let you know that I'm a follower of hop on over and claim something I have for you! Enjoy your weekend!

Anonymous said...

I love Just Jen and I read her blog regularly. I distinctly remember that post about her shaving her legs for that date. LOL

Great interview!

Rocksee said...

I'm gonna go check her out!

Lana said...

Cool idea! I'll go and check her out!

lisaschaos said...

What a fun way to highlight your readers! I loved reading this post! I was trying to have my readers to a guest post each week but it isn't working out too well. Love this idea!

otin said...

This is my first time here, I comment alot on Just Jen's blog, but this is a great idea! Her blog has a little bit of everything.

Mary said...

I just saw your blog for the first time today, and I will be back. What I've read has made me smile, then cry, then laugh, then cry again.

Jenners said...

This was great, Ter! I loved it! Fantastic interview! Very enjoyable to read. I love this new feature! Of course, I would be honored to be one of your interviewees if you want ... but that is up to you! : )

Teri said...

So nice to "meet" one of your readers! Great idea!

PS - speaking of annoying Glade commercials...when you say that, you pronounce it Gla-DAY, right? because then of course it sounds French and all your friends will think you're more sophisticated than if you buy something called GLADE...*LOL*

PS - I think Canadians can join BzzAgent - there will just be certain campaigns that you might not be able to qualify for - I will check out their FAQ about that and get back to you!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

What a great idea! Loved the interview. I'm going to check out her blog...

Teri said...

Just wanted to let you know that yes, Canadians can become BzzAgents, too! If you go to and scroll down, you will notice a little Canadian flag down at the bottom, left side of the screen!!! If you join, please tell them that PennStateCutie referred you (if you want!)! :)

kel said...

Cool! I'm on my way to go check her out!

amber said...

This is such a great blog feature, Ter. You always have such good ideas!! ☺