JENNY’S WAY

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jenny's way

jenny's way

jenny's way

jenny's way

jenny's way

JOURNALLING FOR THE SCRAP PGS. “Jenny’s Way”
 
PG. 1

I SENT OUT AN EMAIL, TO Describe me in ONE WORD. SOME OF THE WORDS WERE:
TENACIOUS
AMAZING
STRONG-WILLED
PERSERVERING
STEADFAST
STALWART
LOYAL
Inspiring
structured
Unstoppable
SPIRITED
COURAGEOUS
DETERMINED
THOUGHTFUL
TEACHER

PICTURES & POST-ITS:
HOW I SPANK (SOPHIE “ CRIES” BECAUSE I HIT HER BUM SO “HARD”) –2008
HOW I CLEAN WITH SOPHIA (USING MY LASER POINTER) –2008
HOW I PLAY GUITAR W/THE KIDS’ HELP (THEY USE “EZ GUITAR”
TO PLAY CHORDS, & I STRUM, W/A PICK VELCROED TO MY THUMB) –2008
HOW I PLAY PIANO –2007.
HOW I DO FIREWORKS (ROLLING OVER POPS THAT ARE ON THE GROUND) –2006
HOW I CLIMB STAIRS (ELEVATOR) –2007

PG. 2
HOW I ATTEND A SPORTING EVENT –PICTURE OF ME WEARING A SWEATER ON A 70 DEGREE DAY, LISTENING TO THE THEATER (MY IPOD) AT A SPORTING EVENT –2008
HOW I DO COMPUTER W/MY GIRLS (THEY SIT ON MY LAP) –2007
HOW I DO COMPUTER W/TIGER ON MY LAP –2007
HOW I TEACH A DIGITAL SCRAPBOOK CLASS (A TUTORIAL, ON A BIG SCREEN TV) –2007
HOW I CELEBRATE MY BIRTHDAY (NO CANDLES) –2004
HOW I SOOTHE A CRYING BABY (ROCKING TRISTAN IN HIS
BABY CARRIER WITH MY FEET) –2008
HOW I TAKE MY KIDS SOMEWHERE (ALL 3 RIDING ON MY WHEELCHAIR, WITH ME) –2008
HOW I “TALK” (BY RINGING MY BELL OR PAGER)–2008
HOW I TAKE PICTURES (JESSIE POSED FOR ME, FOR LIKE 5 MIN.) –2008

PG. 3
HOW I SOMETIMES RIDE IN THE CAR –2007
HOW I GET CUDDLES FROM TIGER (INSTEAD OF NUZZLING MY FEET, HE NUZZLES MY LEFT ARM) –2008
HOW I SOMETIMES SLEEP (ON MY SIDE, IN A U-SHAPED PILLOW) –2006
HOW I “TALK” (BY INSTANT MESSAGING PEOPLE) –2008
HOW I GET TREATS –2008
HOW I PLAY AUTOHARP –2008
HOW “I SUCK”& FEED MYSELF (USING MY ARM SUPPORT, WATER BOTTLE, & TRAY) –2008?
HOW I USE A PHONE: CALL. I BEEP 2 SAY HI/BYE. THE REST IS 20 QUESTIONS, WHERE 1 BEEP MEANS YES, 2 BEEPS MEAN NO. –2008
HOW I DANCE WITH MARK (I JUST STAND) –2008

PG. 4
HOW I DISCIPLINE KIDS (I’M SHOWING A CARD THAT SAYS, “PICK UP YOUR TOYS”)—2009
HOW I COMMUNICATE 2 PEOPLE WHO CAN’T SIGN (I’M SHOWING A CARD THAT INTRODUCES MYSELF)–2009
HOW I READ TO MY KIDS (SOPHIA’S ON MY LAP, LOOKING AT THE PICTURES W/ME) –2008
HOW I EAT NOW WITHOUT AN ARM SUPPORT– 2009
HOW I CAN NOW CELEBRATE BIRTHDAYS (BY AGAIN BLOWING OUT CANDLES)–2009
HOW I PLAY GAMES W/MY KIDS (I SHAKE THE DICE IN A CUP, & DUMP THE DICE IN A CONTAINER)–2009
HOW I GET HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE “SUN” (SUN-IN & A HAIRDRYER) –2008
HOW I HAVE FUN W/MY FAMILY (I AM THE ENGINE 4 A TRAIN, & EVERYONE SITS IN A CHAIR WITH WHEELS) –2004
HOW I GOT MY “15 MIN. OF FAME” (“SPOKE” AT AN INTERNATIONAL DOCTORS CONFERENCE)—2006

PG. 5
THE NOTE SAYS:
“Every great endeavor starts small,
sometimes as little more than a dream…
But even small beginnings,
after all of the roadblocks and the dead ends,
can lead to great things when
they ride on the wheels of a dream.”
“Music and the Spoken Word”

I USED LABELS & POST-IT NOTES IN THIS LAYOUT BECAUSE LABELS &
POST-IT NOTES R SYMBOLIC OF ME “TALKING & EXPLAINING” EACH PIC.
ON THE LAYOUT. LABELS & POST-IT NOTES R A HUGE ASSET 2 ME
SINCE MY STROKE, SINCE IT AIDS MY COMMUNICATION.

4 ONE, LABELS R HOW I COMMUNICATE 2 THE KIDS (A LABEL SAYS,
“THESE TOYS GO IN THIS BIN,” & IF THEY FIND THE MATCHING LABEL,
THEY KNOW WHERE THE TOY BIN GOES).

POST-IT NOTES, HOWEVER, R HOW I HAVE MY CAREGIVER, CARA,
OR MOM GIVE THINGS 2 MK (IE. I CAN HAVE MY MOM HELP BURN A CD,
WHICH SHE CAN GIVE 2 MK, W/A POST-IT NOTE, SAYING WHAT HE
NEEDS 2 DO W/THE CD).

POST-IT NOTES AID THOSE HELPING ME—SO THEY CAN WRITE A NOTE
2 THEMSELVES ABOUT HOW 2 DO SOMETHING 4 ME LATER–& I NEEDN’T
FINGER-SPELL IT AGAIN! (SINCE IT’S TORTURE 4 ME 2 REPEAT MYSELF!)

POST-IT NOTES R ALSO HOW CARA, MOM, OR I COMMUNICATE W/EACH
OTHER ABOUT SHARED TASKS (SOME1 CAN HELP ME DO A JOB, & IF WE
RUN ACROSS SOMETHING 4 SOME1 ELSE, A POST-IT NOTE CAN BE USED
2 SPEAK 4 ME, 2 THEM, ABOUT WHAT THEY NEED 2 DO W/AN ITEM & SO
I DON’T 4GET WHAT 2 DO W/THE ITEM)!

THE POST-IT MEANS TONS AROUND HERE!

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