Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG

Thanks for everyone who came by over the weekend. Denise, I hope the service went well for Caleb and that you felt the love and support from ‘sisters’ you’ve not met.  There were appx 800 visits to the last post, and I can only imagine that a very large percentage of those who visited were praying for both families.


Also over the weekend… it was an eventful time.  First of all, ATIC was a smashing success.  There was a good turnout and I got a whole set of dishes (HOOORAY!), plus, I got a set of little genuine Tupperware drinking cups.  I don’t know if any of you have fond memories of Tupperware cups, but I grew up with them.  I always wanted the blue one. Those things last forever, which is precisely how long I’m planning to keep this new little set.  So that was also a fun find. But I missed Shay C.  It wasn’t the same without her there. Thanks Maria for setting all of that up! 


In other weekend news, Ryann’s baptism went well.  What a sweet and special time.  Ryann did a good job at giving her testimony and was able to (unintentionally) crack the congregation up when she got into the little pool.  And I did not know Geoff was planning on saying anything in particular when he baptized her, but he spoke for a few minutes about how it is impossible to force your children to seek after God and what a joy it is to see them exhibit the fruit of the Spirit from a true desire of knowing Him (and being known by Him).  Very Special.


Also over the weekend I got a box from my little sister.  That girl is the Present Queen.  I don’t mean she is “presently the queen”, although I’m sure that would suit her.  And she would probably do a fair job of it.  Which reminds me, earlier this year,Coie dreamed I was the queen and that everyone took a vote and decided to overthrow the government.  I think that child has secret aspirations of rebellion.  She told me, “No, mom, it wasn’t that we were trying to be mean, or that we didn’t like you, it was just that you made a really really lousy queen.  Even dad voted you out.” 

Truth be told, I would make a ghastly royal *anything*.  I am not good at being in charge in any capacity what-so-ever.  I’m much better at being told what to do, how to do it, and when to get it done.  Sort of like a trained monkey.  But not as cute. 


Ok, where the heck was I? ah! yes, presents.Jess sent a whole box full of presents and a birthday card for me.  Why?  Because they were doing their taxes, and she thought it would be appropriate seeing how my birthday is April 15th and all.  So she sends all this stuff for all the kids, plus some Isogenix stuff for me (yippeeee!) plus – and try to figure this one out – she sends a box of Tapioca.  Ok…. Who does that?  Tapioca?  Who sends a box full of presents and includes a box of tapioca?  Jess does, that’s who. And just for the record, this was a lying cheating box of Tapioca, and I feel completely tricked and ripped off  Later that night, and it was really late, Bo begged me to make that box of Tapioca, and he finally won me over by pointing out that the box says, “Minute Tapioca”.  So I thought, “ok, sure, I have one minute”  So I get into the process when it suddenly dawns on me that it’s going to take at least a half hour to finish this stuff (that’s what you get for not reading ahead). So me and Bo stood in the kitchen, while everyone else was fast asleep, and stirred and stirred and stirred and stirred. However, there was still a happy ending; the tapioca turned out swell and the kids ate it for breakfast.  The End   

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  1. TC said,

    on October 15th, 2007 at 10:07 am

    You radical.

    Hmm. Tapioca for breakfast. That's probably going to get you in trouble with the Organic Breakfast Police, who have decreed, "In the morning hours, thou shalt eat only free-range eggs, homemade organic yogurt sweetened only with stevia (for thou knowest that white sugar is from Beelzebub), and/or whole wheat toast, made from organic wheat that thou hast grown in thy back yard and ground fresh that morning; and in thy eating, thou shalt be made holy and good. Selah."

    Edited by TC on Oct. 15, 2007 at 10:09 AM

  2. Anonymous said,

    on October 15th, 2007 at 11:26 am

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    What a full life you lead. You're a blessed lady.


  3. moreofhim said,

    on October 15th, 2007 at 12:22 pm

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    I remember the Tupperware cups, too! They were so neat! I'm glad you were able to get a whole set of dishes! Yippee! Your tapioca sounds so good and what's better than that for breakfast – except maybe, pie? And coffee, of course! That's the breakfast of champions as far as I'm concerned!!

  4. onfire said,

    on October 15th, 2007 at 12:31 pm


    I already HAVE the tupperware cups.

    forget me moving down there if you are THAT behind.

  5. quietcajun said,

    on October 15th, 2007 at 12:56 pm

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    There is only one good royal *anything* that I would be good at….

    That is being a royal pain in the behind!!! At least in the nagging department! I nag and nag and nag….

    But if my children would just listen the first time, I would not need to repeat myself so much, right?

  6. Charley said,

    on October 15th, 2007 at 1:22 pm

    Tapioca for Breakfast!! Lucky…

    *asks my bride* Sweetheart, can we have tapioca for breakfast??

    No – only oatmeal for you until until that bathroom's finished!

    Yes – dear.

    (just kidding – she's probably the one who would suggest the tapioca)

    Over and out.

  7. jess4him said,

    on October 15th, 2007 at 2:04 pm

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    lol.. yay for tapioca. truth be told, mom raised us with always getting tons of gifts (many of them being junky) at holidays, I'm convinced, just to see a LOT of gifts under the tree. Quantity was always better than quality, for sure (at least, for her). Well, I think I inherited those genes ( WISH I'd inherited her JEANS- and fit in them).. so when your box had just a little room to spare, I went to the cupboards and stared and stared until I found something I thought could fill the gap and some of you could enjoy!

    as for the isagenix stuff, tell me if you start feeling good certainly don't need to lose anymore weight

    and to my husband, if I made TApioca for breakfast, I'd get arrested, for I am MARRIED to the organic police…. plus, if I made tapioca, there'd be none left for you anyways. i love that stuff.

    Edited by jess4him on Oct. 15, 2007 at 2:08 PM

  8. tnmomtomanyblessings said,

    on October 15th, 2007 at 5:21 pm

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    Dar Jen,

    Thank you for getting all that stuff off our hands. I hope the delivery for you and Coie went as smoothly as the day went for everyone else.

    I love tapioca but I think I am the only one here because I haven't made it in a while and I think that is why.

    I hope you have a splendid week.

    and do you know if Angie and her family are back yet?????

  9. JenIG said,

    on October 15th, 2007 at 5:53 pm

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    Maria: yep! angie is back safe and sound, i talked to her earlier today; they had a great trip

  10. foxvalleyfamily said,

    on October 16th, 2007 at 10:28 am

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    Oh I LOVED those Tupperware cups! ( And I would LOVE to find some of the Tupperware cereal bowls that I had as a kid.. They were so ugly – (brown, orange, yellow and avocado green) but they were indestructible!

    What a nice little sister you have to send you a 'birthday' package – and now you've gone and got me craving tapioca, LOL!

    But mostly, congratulations and blessings to Ryann on her baptism. How special that is for ALL of you!

    God Bless,


  11. DandelionSeeds said,

    on October 16th, 2007 at 11:06 pm

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    Hey old friend… you still make me laugh… and I think you're a royal "jester" and I love ya for it. Just wanted to let you know I was thinkin' of ya.


  12. DreweLlyn said,

    on October 17th, 2007 at 6:48 am

    Boxes, Boxes, Boxes!

    I bet you can fold those boxes…I taught my dad how to. 🙂 Just come on down to Mississippi and I'll show you in person. 🙂

    Have a great day!

  13. bestsister said,

    on October 17th, 2007 at 11:55 am


    don't you think you ought to come up here and share your tapioca? Kristina will share her apples, and I have the tea on every Thursday. Let us know when you're free and I'll maybe even buy the ingredients for sushi so you can give us a lesson.

  14. JenIG said,

    on October 17th, 2007 at 12:26 pm

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    Bestsister: you are ON girlfriend. Nothing goes better with tea and apple cakes than fresh sushi

  15. wardssward said,

    on October 18th, 2007 at 1:22 am

    What a nice sister you have!

    Oh, yum! I love tapioca pudding! But my family doesn't. But, that's okay, because I get the whole batch all to myself. 🙂 I think it's one of those things that you like because you were raised on it… like spinach & vinegar, brown sugar on toast with milk poured over it, homemade mincemeat pie, etc. If I hadn't acquired a taste for them then, I probably wouldn't be eating them today. Except for the liver & onions my mom tried to feed us about once a year. That one will definitely NOT be passed down to the next generation! 😛


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