Posts by Janet Holm McHenry, Looking Up!

Off to see the wizard

Off to see the wizard

My sister Nan was a huge Wizard of Oz fan. In fact, she had a whole Wizard of Oz themed...

Keeping score

Keeping score

Some of you know — especially if you live locally — that I have been the official basketball scorekeeper at...

Daddy-daughter dates

Daddy-daughter dates

My husband Craig just took our daughter Rebekah to our church’s Father-Daughter Dance for the second year in a row....

Pennies for . . . pizza?

Pennies for . . . pizza?

I learn something every day from my high school students. Today their lesson was about motivation. Our school is again...

A clutter-free existence

A clutter-free existence

I hate clutter. I like a thing in its place, so I have a bright, shining face. Therefore, when I...

Take a walk in their shoes

Take a walk in their shoes

I love walking, but in the winter in the Sierra Valley it’s challenging. Sub-freezing temperatures. Snow. Ice. Shorter daylight hours....

Outgrowing your shell

Outgrowing your shell

A thoughtful, loving friend gave me this dear ornament for Christmas as a remembrance of my sister Nan, who had...

Word for the Year: Embarrassment

Word for the Year: Embarrassment

  I should have known better than to choose the word humility as my Word for the Year. For about...

Holding it in

Holding it in

I lost my sister Nan to cancer Monday night. No more Nan of the Jan&Nan Team. I made the phone...

The last this and that

The last this and that

I think I presented the last Financial Aid Night this week at my school. In that I hope to retire...