Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG

I'm not saying that i'm entirely furious or anything, but honestly, my oldest daughter has me worried   It's bad enough that she went and turned 16.  It was worse when she actually got her drivers licencse… but now NOW she saved her money and went and bought a car –and she can actually drive it around when I let her.  How could she?  I mean, she's all big and like, OLD now.  before i know it she'll be marching down the aisle to get married.  How can this be happening to me????  I started getting nervous when she turned 10 — but I never really thought she'd go and turn 16 and then start turning into an adult.  She doesn't care that I wanted her to stay 15 and a half for at least another seven years.  It's pure rebellion.  I need a blueberry muffin and a pint of chocolate milk.

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May 30th, 2005
Atkins Diet

Anybody ever try that?  I lost 60 pounds and ate myself silly, but I got really tired of constantly eating the same things. I'm trying to get back on it because i started gaining weight again and i can't afford to buy a new wardrobe.  i would kill for a blueberry muffin right now.  but as it is, my choices are a block of cheese, a beef stick or a cup and a half of mayonaise.  What does this have to do with homeschooling? i'm not sure, but if i think long enough i'm sure i can think of some sort of a tie-in.  I think I may just drop the atkins diet and follow coie's food pyramid instead:



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May 29th, 2005
Heavenly Florida


Here's the lovely Kate and Kolbi the Great.  Me and Kate were out at FPEA covering their graduation and interviewing their valedictorian.  This lady Kolbi is one of the neatest people I've ever met.  I'm trying to bribe her into starting a blog here; she's a blogging genius.  I also like her because if you go to her current blog (not on homeschoolblogger) she gives you an opportunity to leave nuggets of negativity– which I think is hilarious.  Here is my nugget of negativity: Do not fly on an airplane on Memorial Day Weekend.  For six hours me and Kate had our knees pinned to our chests in the back row of the plane.  We would have had more room if they would have stored us in one of the overhead compartments.  Truly heinous.

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May 25th, 2005
Poking out eyeballs

Well, it is my lucky day once again.  Bobo (it's a miracle he's still alive) came THHISSSS close to gouging out his eyeball with his pencil (he punctured the skin just millimeters under his left eyeball).  This is why mothers should NOT allow their kids to do math while doing flips off the bed.  God is mericiful to us.  Our guardian angels must be SOO exhausted.

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May 25th, 2005
cancel my labotomy!

well heavens to betsy; i figured out how to make a spiffy new template just like I'm so excited.  also, sadly, it did not wipe out my previous blogs as I had hoped, er… i mean as I had thought

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May 25th, 2005
New Template

How in the world do you get set up with a template like ?   I am quite impressed with some of the other neat things this homeschoolblogger community is coming up with!  Anyhow, in my attempt to copy Spunky Jr, it seems i've wiped out my last blogs — which is no great disappointment because they were about as boring as this blog.

Now my husband on the other hand, it turns out he is a natural blogger.  I would have never guessed:

he is just so cute.


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May 22nd, 2005
Contentment then and now

Was it harder in the 1700's?  Or was it easier and more fulfilling?  Do modern conveniences breed boredom and a feeling of futility?  Does working hard off the land bring about contentment and satisfaction?  I'd love to go back in time and guage the differences. On second thought, I'd be so clueless as a Prairie Mama, I'd probably be dead in a week and a half.  Either death by starvation or death by whine suffocation.  I'd no doubt cry-baby myself into a coma.

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May 18th, 2005

My brain only works part time, and it is after hours.  This will likely be mildly interesting at best. As a matter of fact, you may want to try another blog…like the one by Middle Earth Mom.  Now THAT is one funny lady.  Some people can just conjure up wit on command, and she is one of those people.  Actually my daughter, Coie, is one of those people, too.  It's neat when your kids reach the age where they're 'real' people — you know, the type that you'd want to go out and have a cup of coffee with.  I think that is one of my biggest hopes for the future — to have my kids' hearts; to know that they enjoy hanging out with me and their dad.  Sometimes it's hard to see that now when i'm busy and tired and have a billion things to do and when the four year old is jumping off the walls and wanting to play ring-a-round the rosies with me.  But those are all the little things that are the building blocks to a phenomenal adult friendship.  They remember everything.  I remember …. don't you? 

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