Christian, wife, mom, homemaker, teacher (both at a Lutheran high school and 16 years of home schooling), personal trainer (16 years), family financial executive officer, sports enthusiast (participant and observer), writer, serious bibiliophile.  I love my family, reading, writing, horses, travel, mountains (and oceans and deserts…and desserts, too), sports (especially hockey), the Nebraska Cornhuskers, the Green Bay Packers, the Chicago Blackhawks, the Tour de France, dark chocolate, cooking and eating, photography, history, pit bulls, wine,  dark beer, and quite a few other things.  Still learning about blogs and thankful my husband knows all about computers!!

Working on decluttering and adapting to a rental home much smaller than our former house.  Singing alto with our church’s praise team. In a new part time job at a tea shop and thinking about working on a book about my travels in Europe in the 70’s.  Acting as driver of the support car for some of my husband’s and his friend’s biking adventures.  Enjoying visiting our girls on either coast and looking forward to another trip to Europe at some point.  Always a journey and a new challenge given to me by the Lord, Who for some reason keeps wanting me to grow more and in different ways.  🙂  Worked part time for two years at a tea shop until it went completely online.Now working at a patisserie/chocolate shop, being second Mom to a lot of much younger co-works.  🙂  Never a dull moment.  Trying to get started making cards to sell, both from photos and handmade with a Japanese flair.  Starting to get serious about all aspects of retirement for the two of us.

And always blogging.  In year 7 (as of January 2020.)  Loving every minute of it as well as the chance to meet blogging friends in real life.


Moved to Arizona from Illinois somewhat hastily towards the end of March as the COVID-19 situation was getting worse.  We moved to be close to my aging parents and were blessed to find a wonderful rental house.  I’ve recently found “my” place to walk at the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch.  Organizing, still going through things and getting rid of what I can, and reading e-books while waiting for the libraries to open again.  New challenges in just everyday living.

  1. billgncs says:

    Hello — I have always loved sharing words and thoughts with you, and I want to nominate you with this: http://bwthoughts.wordpress.com/2012/05/12/versitile-blogger-award/


  2. I don’t sell goat cheese, but I am also a Christian homeschooling mom with a husband who keeps all our computers running and I used to work at a fitness center, too. Oh, yes, I love chocolate! So, now that I’ve read your about, I’m eager to read more. I usually read the about pages first…Sorry–I’m scared of pit bulls, but then I was scared of our rottweiler cross at first. She is a teddy bear!

    • Nice to meet you. I’m glad you stopped by. sounds like we have a lot in common and I look forward to talking more!

    • I’m not selling cheese right now either as they don’t need a second person. I miss it, but it does free up my Saturday mornings. As far as pit bulls go, rottweilers used to be thought of in the same way (and still are by many people.) There are mean pit bulls, but I’m convinced that most of them have been made that way by people, bred for that or both. All the ones we meet are complete love bugs.

      • Yes, what you said makes sense. My shih tzu is way scarier in behavior than our rottibouv, yet they get away with it. We don’t let our little guy,though and now he doesn’t nip anymore…

      • Little dogs are often much more aggressive than big dogs, but they just can’t do as much damage. You can always just drop kick them, if necessary. 🙂

  3. billgncs says:

    Hello — I nominate you for the beautiful blogger award. Stop by my awards page to find out more.

  4. Harry says:

    Hi Janet, you have been added to the authors page, one thing i / you forgot to do was click follow poets corner, Harry.

  5. timzauto says:

    I appreciate your comment about my poem no choice ….Let me say this , banks lend to people trhat cant afford things …property returns to them …people are dying and living in the street…please understand I know how things work ….things arent good in this nation . the next few years things that have never happened will happen and yes the goverment gets bigger and we get smaller by the day

  6. rich says:

    guinness. mmmm.

  7. Joe Owens says:

    I’ll be you felt as betrayed as I did with Armstrong’s situation. I use to watch the Tour DeFrance, but after repeated episodes of the cheating by cyclists I just have no intereswt anymore.

    • Bill and I have assumed for years that Lance was cheating or else how could he win so much when everyone else was doping? And he turned out to be a nasty person as well. Le Tour, which I love, has to realize that if they want cyclists not to dope, they’re going to have to do things like put in more rest days, so that “real” people can survive. I hope things change. I know in the past couple years, at least several teams have committed to riding clean and I hope that increases.

      • Joe Owens says:

        It would be best if they spread out the race over more days. It is ridiculous to expect the wear an tear on the bodies those guys endure. I still enjoy watching for the scenery and spectacle.

  8. kdillmanjones says:

    I was looking for a way to contact you and couldn’t find an email. I saw here that you’re a homeschooling pro! We have a lot to talk about then… over tea! You can email me about getting together: kdillmanjones at gmail dot com
    We are currently in the moving process but after April 1st I’ll be a lot more free. We are in Lake County, so maybe something near Palatine would be half way?

  9. pattisj says:

    Ha! Yes, always room for growth, it seems. The plants and flowers at the market are quite colorful! My daughter homeschools, too. I would not like to think about moving, we’ve been in the same house 35 years, so I can imagine what you are going through.

    • It seems unusual these days to be in the same house so long. In our case, it seems it’s time to move but it’s a lot of work. I’m getting there, though. Thanks for stopping by.


  10. I am so happy to hear about the move. I am sure it will be exciting!

  11. […] Friday Fictioneers is a group of people who get together writing flash fiction – short stories – of around 100 words. The stories are created from a prompt which is from a photo that Rochelle chooses out of ones that she has been offered or has asked if she can use. This weeks photo comes from Janet Webb. […]

  12. Joe Owens says:

    Hey Janet. I am going to host a multi-blogger exercise to create a collaborative fiction story starting May 1st. I hope to have twelve writers (eleven plus myself). Would you be interested? You would only be asked to contribute 750 words on your assigned time period (three days to complete).

    • Joe, I would love to do that but May 1 – 3 I’m going to be busy getting our younger daughter from school and going to our older daughter’s graduation from her MBA program, all with many hundreds of miles of driving. So I probably won’t have time for much more than FF and my blog. Thank you for asking and I would be interested if you do it again.


  13. Hi. Nice blog. I see you don’t allow for comments on your photos or writing. Or I can’t find a way. Am I being obtuse?

    • I love comments! There should be a comment box at the bottom of all the current comments. Let me know if you find it…hmmm, I guess I’ll know if I see your comment.


    • Yup, just checked another blog with the same theme as mine. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the current comments and there’s a box. I look forward to hearinr what you have to say and I’m glad you like my blog. I love doing it!


    • If you just see a post with likes at the bottom and no comments, just click on the little speech bubble to the right of the title, which brings up the comments, and scroll to the bottom and comment. Or click on the title of the post and then go to the bottom.

  14. Opalla says:

    Thanks for liking my post on Patterns and it’s wonderful to meet you in Blog sphere. We certainly share quite a few things in common besides aging with peace of mind. I like reading, food, hiking and powerwalking (still active with 10K and half marathon races). I am following your Blog, and hope you’l; do the same to keep in touch.:)

  15. […] ~ Life is Short, Live Your Dream!   Travelsandtrifles ~ Expressing Thought Through Photography   Sustainabilitea ~ This, that and the other thing   Angelswhisper ~ Me and my […]

  16. Joe Owens says:

    Hi Janet. I have a comma question for this week’s FF. Can you assist me?

  17. […] This week’s photo ~ Copyright Janet Webb […]

  18. […] my response to the week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt, the very cool photo up yonder taken by Janet Webb. This poem-thing actually started out as an actual song (hence the title), but I’m not sure […]

  19. annesquared says:

    Janet – here is a good link to the Myers-Briggs info. This is the one instance I use an acronym without first referencing the full term – because people search specifically on that term. (My blog has moved me into the creative writing challenges though…) But here is the link – with some well researched references:
    I need to reorganize my blog – I may have to “relo” due to some personal issues that have cropped up – thinking that one through. Let me know if you have questions about this… 🙂

  20. Your blog title caught my eye because my mother said, “This, that and the other thing” all the time when I was growing up. Good title.

    • Thanks, Joyce. I more or less fell into it because when I started setting up my blog, I didn’t realize I’d need a title and since I also didn’t plan on doing one theme, this seemed to fit. There are quite a few with the same name, unfortunately. 🙂


  21. the focus of my blog is being a transplant, moving from one chapter of life to the next for whatever reason. If you moved from one town to another, I’d love for you to write a guest post on my blog. let me know if you are interested by contacting me at stacy.gittleman@yahoo.com

  22. Woolly Muses says:

    Now I can put a face to a fan of Australian poetry…….at least when Priscilla H. puts it to music. Hope to visit more often.

  23. Bams Triwoko says:

    Hi Janet, glad to connect and interact with you… 🙂
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Best wishes to you and yours.

  24. brenda says:

    Thank you for your positive words…I hope your WY vacation is filled with relaxation and fun

  25. A couple of decades ago I conceived the idea of packaging blends of teas with names like TranquiliTea, SereniTea, UniTea, CreativiTea, etc. I’m no merchant, and I never acted on my idea, but eventually companies did begin selling teas with names like those. You blog name, Sustainabilitea, reminded me of that.

  26. Hello, I was meant to notify you this morning but I ran out of time! I’ve nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award, I hope you’ll be happy to accept 🙂 the link is here hopefully you’ll have received a pingback too http://fivemsblog.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/versatile-blogger-award/

  27. annesquared says:

    Most Influential Blogger Award – Somehow the nomination came in as a goofed up response to your stray shoe post. Sorry about that! http://annesquared.wordpress.com/2013/09/04/accept-an-award-save-a-life-part-1/

  28. […] for a look-see. For September, I’d like to invite you to drop by and sample Janet’s Sustainabilitea as she muses about this, that and the other thing; and, find out what’s so new at A New Day […]

  29. I didn’t even get to the end of your bio. Mountains, oceans and deserts. That’s me. Had to follow. 😉

    Read the rest. dark chocolate, years of clutter. Yup, takes one to know one. 😉 x

  30. […] this week’s cool picture taken by Janet Webb over at her blog, This That and The Other […]

  31. Uncle Spike says:

    So you decided to join the small clan of Uncle Spike followers…. That makes me a happy blogger now – I really appreciate you making that special mouse click.

    Hope you like my upcoming posts and if you get bored one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too.

    If you have any likes, dislikes or suggestions about my blog, just let me know, either through ‘comments’ or via email. Always welcome reader input 🙂

    Have a great old day…


  32. znjavid says:

    Hi, I’ve nominated you for the Blog of the Year 2013 award. Congratulations! For details please see my post: http://zainabjavid.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/blog-of-the-year-2013-award/

  33. cynthiamc1 says:

    Just wanted to wish you a very Happy New Year and thank you for being one of my top commenters on Escape from Chaos. I’ve so enjoyed your photos and your horse over the past year. Thank you again.

  34. Billie says:

    You have just been nominated for the Liebster Award! For more, click here: http://ireland-ms.com/2014/02/03/liebster-award-no-4/

  35. Jackie says:

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and sharing your thoughts! I appreciate it very much. 😀

  36. crazyguyinthailand says:

    😀 😀 😀

  37. JustDeb says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog, Janet. I love your about, although it may not be recent. We have a bunch in common. I thought about personal training and even bought a course, was almost finished with final exam and didn’t finish. Also love sports and the Lord, not in that order. I live an hour north of Green Bay so we have that love of Packers in common. I will follow your journey.

    • Good morning, Deb, and thanks for stopping by. My “About” is fairly recent. It was first written when I started blogging just over two years ago and I know I updated it at least once, but now that you reminded me, I should probably check and add a few more things (or maybe delete.) I parleyed my masters degree in PE into my little personal training business, which was a great time. Always glad to meet fellow Packer fans and fellow Christians, also not in that order. 🙂 I look forward to getting to know you more.


  38. Hi Janet,

    Would you like to participate in a virtual Writers Blog Tour? If you’re interested could you emailme to laislaencantada@gmail.com this week, please? Regards, Nora

  39. Tanzalongs says:

    Great to meet a fellow ‘follower’ in more ways than one 😉 Glad you liked the post – there are other photos on our blog and a lot about our forthcoming move to Tanzania where I will be teaching ICT.

  40. Su Leslie says:

    Hi Janet, I was passing a tourist info centre yesterday and remembered I was going to try and find you some stuff about NZ. Now I can’t find your email address, and wanted to ask a few questions about the sort of things you’re interested in. Would you still like some help, or are you sorted? Cheers, Su.

  41. sandraconner says:

    Hey, it just dawned on me that I am not “following” you. I thought I was, and I guess I didn’t notice because I keep up with you on Facebook and Friday Fictioneers (Well, I used to keep up on FF. Not much time to be involved there right now, but maybe again soon.) Anyway, I fixed the “following” issue.

  42. Hey,

    Does your blog accept guest posts?

  43. Mother Hen says:

    Maybe some of your energy will rub off on me Lol!..You are a 2014 Proverbs woman, for sure..

  44. Paritosh says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog, Janet! And for your wonderful comments that brought back memories! Take care.

  45. Your work inspires me Janet. So, i have nominated you for ‘Very Inspiring Blogger Award’. 🙂

    Here is the link. Please go through it and accept it.

  46. seanlowcay says:

    Thanks for contributing to my blog with your comments and feedback 🙂 Your blog as made 2014 that bit more interesting for me too!

  47. wingedprisms says:

    great post. ” by the Lord, Who for some reason keeps wanting me to grow more and in different ways.” – boy, that is the truth, right?
    Thank you for the visit. 😀
    cate b

  48. julieallyn says:

    We share a few of the same interests but I just don’t know if I can look past that Nebraska Cornhusker thing. 🙂

    I adore photography and travel so we’ll call it good!

    Go Cyclones!!

  49. amommasview says:

    Okay, so I was reading this and thought, hey cool, so many similarities 🙂 Wife, woman, mom, homeschooling, horses… and I live in Australia, which you hopefully will visit soon 😉

    • We do have much in common and we hope to visit Australia (in which case I’ll put out an all-points email for anyone to visit. But it looks as though the trip to NZ that we hoped would materialize later this year won’t. 😦 Thanks for commenting and keep in touch.


  50. twobrownfeet says:

    Hi Janet! NZ has been on our bucket list for a while. Can’t wait to hear of your adventures. 🙂

  51. tobyo says:

    how have I missed your blog all these years?!?!?! Love your intro and especially “family financial executive officer” 😀 I’m that too!! I’m also the computer “expert” by default as I’m the one with the most experience. anyway, lovely to find you and thanks for commenting on my blog. happy continued blogging!

    • Welcome and thanks for stopping by. I’m so happy you finally found me 🙂 I’ve been blogging every day now for over three years and it’s been so much fun. Even more fun now that I’m meeting more and more people. Have a great weekend!

  52. rododovris says:

    Your blog is really so interesting!
    Thank you for your time to visit,comment and follow me.

  53. tjparis says:

    Just discovered you after enjoying your post on Cee’s Oddball photo challenge. Looking forward to reading more of your work! Meilleurs voeux! 🙂

  54. pen2needle says:

    What a lovely About page. Looking forward to reading more of your posts 🙂

  55. Maggie C says:

    Love your comment on drop-kicking ankle biters (July 2012). Okay, so I’m a little late in joining into that conversation. You are such a versatile person (not just because of your drop-kick comment; I’ve moved on from that topic). I look forward to reading more from you.

  56. […] a warm welcome to the two new members of the Photo Rehab:  Janet from This, That and The other Thing,  Tobias, from the Empire of Lights, as well as Amanda from Something to Ponder About who […]

  57. Rellick says:

    Good to meet you. Blessings.

  58. Silly me to have never read that part of you! 😉 but it’s always fun to discover one person one step at a time.
    I thought of you recently for my nominees to the Infinity Dreams Award! If you want to have a look at what it is:


  59. redstuffdan says:

    Bonjour Madame,

    Well anyone who loves The Tour, Guiness and Wine and is passionate about family must be my sort of person. You have a lovely blog and what appears to be a great family.



    • Merci beaucoup, Dan. I appreciate you stopping by and also the lovely compliments. I always enjoy finding a kindred spirit. 🙂 We were fortunate enough to see a stage of the Tour last year (2014) in France and it was a blast despite less than stellar weather.

      Have a wonderful weekend.


  60. We have quite a few things in common. Glad to ‘meet’ you here. 😊Look forward to reading more.

    • Nice to meet you as well. I thought we might have a few things in common from your response. 🙂 I’ve been doing mostly photography lately, but I do want to do a bit more writing again, although it may not be in this vein. Anyway, glad you’re along for the ride.


  61. Cezane & Michelle says:

    Quite an inspiring blog, bound to love my time here from the few posts i read. Looking forward to reading more. Cheers to new friendship! 🙂 – Cezane

  62. GeorgieMoon says:

    Hi. Thanks for following my blog! Yours is pretty good too! What brilliant photos you have! I’m looking forward to reading more about you.

  63. […] this week’s cool picture taken by Janet Webb over at her blog, This That and The Other […]

  64. Hi Janet, thanks for dropping by my blog — I thought I’d repay your visit by visiting yours! Looking forward to future posts 🙂


  65. anne leueen says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I see from your photo that you are a person who has a connection to horses. They are the love of my life ( alongside my husband ,children and grandson!) . It looks like you have an interesting and varied life.

    • You’re right, Anne: family/people first, then horses. 🙂 I’ve loved them all my life, although most of my life I’ve not had one where I live. I enjoy every minute with them…or at least almost every minute.


  66. […] I want to introduce you to Sustainabilitea and her blog “This, That and the Other […]

  67. […] Friday Fictioneers: 100 word stories Photo Prompt: image copyright (c) Janet Webb […]

  68. Hello/ Bonjour,

    Stumbled onto your blog today. Looking forward to reading your articles – as I have many similar interests.

    A book about your travels in Europe in the 70s would be super cool. I’m learning French / something I’ve struggled with forever! I also run and bike. Next year we plan to bike in France. My blog is new and I hope to write about learning French while running and biking in France.

    The tea shop – also very cool. You have an impressive resume.

    Bon chance – Suz

    • Bonjour, Suz. I’m using Duolingo to at least get a small start on my French. My s-i-l (American) and b-i-l (French Canadian) both speak English, so that’s not a problem, but I’d like to be able to speak to their cleaning lady and understand more.

      Your blog looks interesting and I wish you all the best with your French and running. My blog’s been all things French since I got back from my latest trip, but it isn’t always about France. I hope you enjoy it.


      • Bonjour Janet – thanks for writing back. I hope to read more of your articles. I love France but love to read period – it’s so interesting to explore and learn about so many different things.

        Thanks for checking out the blog – I’m new and nervous but am having fun trying something new.

        Bonne journée


  69. […] Janet at Sustainabilitea […]

  70. Nomzi Kumalo says:

    Pleased to meet you 😊

  71. […] I want to introduce you to Sustainabilitea and her blog “This, That and the Other […]

  72. ronaldpoels says:

    You have an interesting blog. I will follow you.

  73. Is your Dad still alive? I did tile work for your parents in Echo Canyon. I admired his work very much and saw ‘a pair of 44s’ when he had just finished it – before bronzing I believe. I was only mentioning him today and thought to look for that piece on-line.

  74. Your photos bring back many magic memories of marvellous mornings.
    I am fortunate to have experienced many sparkling brand new days.
    Early-birds get rewarded with more than worms.
    What a wondrous world an it can be captured in a dew drop.

    • I completely agree, Jack. Not nearly as much chance of dew here in Arizona, but there are other wonders to find in the desert. I love being a morning person, although there are days when I’d love to be able to “sleep in” until 6:30 am or so. 🙂

  75. aFrankAngle says:

    Love your active personality. As we get older, it’s important to keep moving. 🙂

  76. Just found your wonderful site. I too am a Christian who enjoys photography, wine, dogs, travel, and in small doses word crafting. I look forward to stopping in more often.

  77. Ju-Lyn says:

    Glad that you were able to move closer to your parents – it would have been much more challenging to be so far away and not being able to help them out as needed. Hope you are all doing ok. My sister (lives near Phoenix) and we were very anxious for her when numbers were climbing like crazy.

    • We’re doing well. My parents and I have had our first Covid shots and will get our second ones soon. My husband will get his first shot soon also. I hope you’re doing well also.

      • Ju-Lyn says:

        It is good to hear that your parents, you & your husband have your vaccinations done, or on the way. It will help in the efforts to keep us all safe.

  78. It’s nice to have met you! Thank you for reading and comment on my post. I’ll back to visit you some more later on since I just came back from my trip to see my grandkids. I have a little catching up to do!

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