Tag Archives: Colorado

New Book Release – Sharing Stories on Our Autism Journey


June is a great month. It official marks summer break from school, as well as the first day of Summer. It is also my birth month, which is why I decided to publish The Road I’ve Traveled on my birthday.

The Road I’ve Traveled is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Its official release date will be on the 19th of June.

I absolutely love the cover. The anchor represents my time in the Navy. The color blue represents my love of the ocean, as well as autism awareness.

The Road Ive Traveled

The Road I’ve Traveled is a compilation of poems and short stories Jennifer wrote during moments of her life where she felt the need to get it all out. She writes about being in the Navy during the tragedies of 9/11, having to deploy to New York where she and her shipmates stayed in New York’s harbor for three weeks, guarding the coastline in hopes of preventing any further attacks.

She writes about loss, love, heartbreak, family. You can see the fondness she had for her grandfather as she includes a heartfelt eulogy she had written moments after his passing.

She also writes about being a single mom, as well as a mom to a child who is on the autism spectrum. The journey they have endured together has been bumpy, but they continue to plow through life, learning about autism and sensory processing disorder as they go.

You can find all of my books, recently published and upcoming, under my name and my pen name, posted on my website: www.twistedcrowpress.com/books
Or, you can find them on Amazon:
For all books published under my name, Jennifer N. Adams on Amazon, click here.
For all books published under my pen name, J. Raven Wilde on Amazon, click here.
Advertisements

One Word Photo Challenge: Beaver


This week’s one word photo challenge is beaver, which is a shade of brown, similar to mocha, yet just a shade darker.

Last week it had snowed…again…but this time, it was a good snowfall, well, for us here in the centralized part of Arkansas it was. Sad thing about this round of white powder is that it was just that, powder, which isn’t snowman building type of snow. After several minutes of effortless trying to build one, she finally understood, yet still found a way to enjoy playing in it.

beavercolor3

I admire my daughter’s infinite love for snow. I’m sure the movie Frozen gave her a bit of a nudge in that direction, especially after hearing Anna’s famous line, ‘Do You Want To Build A Snowman’. And there’s also a song she sings about it too. After watching the movie a few dozen times, then hearing it play in the background of your home…on repeat…then tolerating the CD in the car, also on repeat, you would have a slight understanding as to why snow and the movie Frozen can start to really bug you.

Not to mention, the numerous pictures of Elsa circulating on Facebook, issuing a warrant out for arrest, blaming her for causing our lovely winter snowstorms, kind of a bit overdone.

The only time I like snow is when I get to play in it. I used to snowboard regularly when I lived in Colorado. I actually kept my board and gear, just in case I get the chance to snowboard again. Yet, when my daughter repeats Anna’s famous line, of course I’m all into building a snowman, I’m just not going to burst into song or anything like that. I’ll also refrain from mentioning anything to do with the movie.

Though the sky was kind of bleak and everything surrounding me was white, I did snap a few photos here and there. I kind of find my neighbors broken fence somewhat interesting. I call it his fence since he’s the one who put it up, he just fails to maintain it. Of course the wheelchair ramp tends to end up in my pictures. Plus, I had to take a picture of the tall pines that surround us in their version of a tiny forrest. I feel like an ant standing next to these massive giants. They were here before the house was built back in the 50’s, so that should give you a rough estimate on how old they are.

beavercolor1beavercolor2beavercolor4

Its snowing!!!


It’s snowing!! On WordPress that is. Got your attention I’m sure. No, it isn’t snowing here, its sixty one degrees and raining outside. I do wish it was snowing instead.

I’m a person that loves to enjoy each season. Spring – I love flowers and planting them. Summer – shorts and sandals and BBQ! Autumn – time for fall festivals, pumpkin decorating, and county fairs. Winter – sweaters, fuzzy socks, hot cocoa, and bundling up to go outside and play in the snow.

Image

My daughter doesn’t know what to think about the snow. Feb 2011

Being a Navy brat and then joining the Navy myself, I’ve lived on many beaches. I love the beach; building sand castle, looking for shells, snorkeling, boogie boarding, laying out in the sun, but I also enjoy a little snowfall as well.

I lived in Colorado for a few years; my first year there was a small blizzard, a few years later, another blizzard. My car was literally buried in the snow. I walked outside to take a few pictures and the snow literally went passed my waist, that’s how much snow had fallen the day before.

Image

Snowboarding in Colorado 2004

I had taken many trips with some friends to go snowboarding. We found one of the cheapest places was Loveland ski resort; it’s located right before the Eisenhower tunnel.

Snowboarding was easier than I thought it would be. The only hardest part is getting off the lift. No matter how many times I would trip and fall while getting off the chair, I got back up, laughed at myself, boarded down the side of the mountain, and came back up to do it all over again. Yeah, I’m a goofball that way. I enjoy having fun!

Image

Snowboarding with friends in Colorado 2004