Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG
March 11th, 2008
Your Title Here

Yesterday I was minding my own business and all of a sudden, Coie presented me with this beautiful library book bag:


That girl is a fast seamstress. She zipped it all together within an hour or two. Isn’t it beautiful?  I just love it.  It is always hard for me to get my mountain of books home on library day, and so she thunk that bag up for me.

Speaking of the library, the last time I was there I found a book by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.  How’s that for name?  I had read his book, Crime and Punishment, about five years ago.  I can’t remember what it was about but I know I found it fascinating and I did not want Coie to read it (at the time, she was 14 or so) because it was sort of dark and relatively morbid.  Anyhow, this new book I picked up is called, The Idiot.  I couldn’t pass that one up.  It was written in 1850 somethin’.  I haven’t gotten far, but I like already.  You have to admit, that’s about the greatest title ever for a book.

In other news… no baby goats yet, but they have to be here soon.  It is funny watching those poor mamas lug their huge bellies around the barn.  I can’t wait to get milk again.  Happy Sigh.  I love it out here.  Ok, I gotta go clean my house before Kris gets here. 

Oh yeah, before I go… does anybody know of an accredited online college that specializes in Natural Medicine / Alternative Health stuff?  Coie is determined to get a Bachelors degree since homeschooling may become more challenging in the future.  Having a college degree could come in quite handy.  She wants to get a degree in natural medicine, but there is some pretty funky stuff out there in that particular field.  Any ideas? 

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  1. Anonymous said,

    on March 11th, 2008 at 10:59 am

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    Ooo! Ooo! I know! My daughter, Deb, did the Nutritional Consultant Certificate program through the Global College of Natural Medicine.

    She enjoyed it and learned a lot. Hope this helps! Karen (bensrib)

  2. drewsfamilytx said,

    on March 11th, 2008 at 11:00 am

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    I applaud Coie planning for the future. <a href="">THIS</a&gt; site might be a good place to start her research.


    Marshie– who doesn't have a nifty library book bag but usually carries a rolling upright travel suitcase to the library. 🙂

  3. JenIG said,

    on March 11th, 2008 at 11:05 am

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    thanks Marshie and Karen! i will have her check those out

  4. byourlove1 said,

    on March 11th, 2008 at 11:43 am


    I love the bag. I like you need a bag for library books. Instead on due date I'm searching under all the beds and everywhere else I can think of. Of course lots of library fees, yeah!


  5. HappyApple said,

    on March 11th, 2008 at 11:59 am

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    Nice bag!

    My dd (10) has been sewing up a storm lately. She's now getting into sewing her own clothes.

    I agree, "The Idiot" is a great title! I'll have to check that one out.


  6. Anonymous said,

    on March 11th, 2008 at 12:03 pm

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    Here's a good link w/ several schools listed:

    One of my friends took the distance course offered through Clayton College; she's a Believer, and highly recommends it.

    Denise Opper

  7. deedeeuk said,

    on March 11th, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Cool bag!!!!

    I'm such a bag addict! I should start a bagladies anonymous or something! LOL! I come home with another really nifty or cute bag and Dh just groans and shakes his head! The thing is that there are things in all my bags and so they arent' free to be used when I need another one! At least that is my excuse and I'm sticking to it! :o)

  8. Emily said,

    on March 11th, 2008 at 1:40 pm

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    Could she get a degree in textiles or something? She's a mad seamstress! 2 hours? She can pop those out and sell them.


  9. short said,

    on March 11th, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    clever girl!

    great bag! I am waiting to hear about kids and goats! When I was growing up we had a goat called Esmeralda and she had 3 kids called Naomi, Ruth and Boaz…… that was a while ago but it still brings back happy memories.

    You are right about the funky stuff out there. I haven't got a suggestion for you but a simple study in herbology could be very helpful.

  10. texasmom2002 said,

    on March 11th, 2008 at 2:52 pm

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    Found this place that gives you some good info on Natural Health degrees, and where you can find them. Seems like a great website to look up any kind of degree info. And love the bag!!!'s_Degree_Program.html

  11. mominpa said,

    on March 11th, 2008 at 3:45 pm


    Here are 3 sites that *MIGHT* help…

    This is not a 'degree' but I (as a sahm) would LOVE to do this…

    These 2 blogs may be a good place to go for info…



  12. ClagettsFLStyle said,

    on March 11th, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    Very Cool

    Well won't you just be the Very Coolest thing walking through the library on your next trip.

    The books you read sound interesting, not my type, but interesting all in all. I have a friend in MD that LOVES to read old books too.

    Have a great day!

  13. Anonymous said,

    on March 11th, 2008 at 6:32 pm


    Did you just use the words "accredited" and "natural medicine" in the same sentence?



  14. Kelley said,

    on March 11th, 2008 at 6:50 pm

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    What an amazing child you have! My is that a pretty bag! I'm very jealous….beats my freebie bag from the World Wildlife Federation.

  15. Anonymous said,

    on March 12th, 2008 at 9:46 am

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    Hi Jen,

    Please very careful in your research of "accredited natural health colleges" claims in the USA. Most are not recognized by colleges and the credits do not transer over. I will use herbalism as an an example. Herbalists have no official certification or licensing in this country yet you can get a "degree" from an "accredited college". It is basically a certificate of completion.

    Coie may not even want to be an herbalist but it would helpful to look into any of the choices and see if they are even recognized in this country. These colleges charge A LOT of money for credits that usually don't even transfer over to recognized colleges or universities. If we want the government to recognize our degrees we have to use recognized colleges or universities.

    If she is in interested in herbalism Shonda Parker's course that someone linked to is good.

  16. Anonymous said,

    on March 12th, 2008 at 10:00 am

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    I also wanted to mention that Clayton College is a popular one mentioned on the internet. If I remember correctly your family moved to Tennessee. Naturopathy is prohibited in Tn.

  17. kellieann said,

    on March 12th, 2008 at 12:12 pm

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    Love the bag….does she take orders? =)

  18. danib said,

    on March 12th, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    you're much braver if you're reading Dostoyevsky!!

    A chicken medal? Like, what, a golden claw? Maybe a golden rooster comb I can wear like a tiara!

    Online naturopathic school: just found a new friend who is going through Trinity School of Natural Health to get a Doctor of Naturopathy degree. Christian people. So far, what I've seen has been dead on. Here's her link ( ), and you should be able to look up the school directly.

    And, yeah, our neighbors should be having baby goats any day too. I can bet yours will come first, being down in warmer clim'es and all. They are probably the cutest creatures on earth at birth, other than our own precious little ones of course!

  19. skdenfeld said,

    on March 12th, 2008 at 6:48 pm

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    I was sitting and reading this post while my two year old was sitting on the table next to me. As soon as he saw Coi's photo he got very animated and started pointing at her and telling her 'hi'. So, I think he wants me to tell you to tell her 'hi' for him. He likes the bag too, by the way.

  20. doughgirl37 said,

    on March 13th, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Goat names

    I had two goats for a time growing up named Gertrude and Jasmine!

    Very nice bag! I have one that a fellow blogger gifted to me. So Springy and roomy!


  21. Anonymous said,

    on March 13th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    That is cool

    You have way too many friends.


    Love you!


  22. Prodoceo said,

    on March 14th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Love the bag!

    Don't you just love that kind of creativity! Hey, my daughter is doing an accelerated distance learning degree with College Plus! They have some science majors…at least she could get a bunch of gen ed credits under her belt. It's a GREAT way to go…fast and cheap…but a respected accredited degree.

    Any news about Rosetta Stone?

  23. Sandlappersue said,

    on March 14th, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Cool Bag

    Aren't I a dork? Eighties woman here! LOL

    No, really, I like that bag and she did a great job.

    On the corned beef brisket. I am hoping to buy one but will save it for next month to cook. I love the flavor of them.

    Did it take time to get used to the taste of goat's milk?


  24. Anonymous said,

    on March 15th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

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    I'm SO excited!!! Sunday! Hallalujah! it's not so far, it's not so far, away!!!!!! Gee, this is what happens to me when we miss a Sunday. Woohoo. Can't wait. Ok, I'm getting off now. I'm going to put on the Tree63 CD and listen to the Sunday song. 😀

  25. wanderingfamily said,

    on March 15th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Book recommendation

    Hi! You don't know me, so I hope you don't mind if I comment on your blog. I stumbled on it through a friend's blog, so if I understand correctly you're a friend of a friend of some friends of ours. 🙂

    Anyway, I have to say I like your taste in books; I too have been reading some of the great Russian classics of late (my wife and I moved to Russia last year). I highly, highly recommend that you pick up a copy of The Brothers Karamazov. The Idiot is good, and Crime and Punishment is very good, but The Brothers is absolutely brilliant. You'll thank me later (well, maybe not here on earth, since I doubt we'll ever meet, but one day). 😉

  26. wardssward said,

    on March 15th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

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    Coie is a mighty fine seamstress, along with all her many other talents. A book bag is a great idea! We have quite the mountain of books, too, when we leave the library.


  27. MelM said,

    on April 1st, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Clayton College of Natural Health

    for further info. If the budget works out I'll do their distance program for BS/MS in Holistic Nutrition.

    They go up to Doctorates in various focuses and offer certificate programs in a couple of things as well (companion animal studies, iridology, herbal studies, that sorta stuff). Have a couple scholarships available annually also.

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