Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG

Ok, so anyways, our water *really* smells.  It’s heinous.  But that’s what you get when you live out in the country and have well water.  I actually prefer well water to city water, but it’s a trade off.  It stinks.  So to counter-reek our house, Bo periodically “treats” the well, which simply means he dumps a bunch of bleach down it.  

Yesterday I woke up to a rotten egg house, so I told Bo to do his job.  And I don’t know what that boy did, but about 12 hours later I stepped into the shower and nearly passed out from the fumes.  TOO MUCH BLEACH.

So then this morning rolled around, and I would have skipped the shower altogether, except my husband decided to take half the day off and whisk me off for an extraordinarily romantic date to Sam’s club.  So once again I braved the deadly acidic cascade, and then happily dried off, slapped on some lotion (I was feeling QUITE parched), lightly painted my big pancake face and then dashed out for my afternoon get-away with Geoff the Great.  

About two hours later I was feeling rather itchy, but didn’t give it too much thought. And then Geoff decided to really spice up our shopping date by taking me to lunch first.  Yipppeeee!  It’s a little Mexican restaurant across the parking lot from Sam’s Club and boy is it good.  So anyways, we get into the restaurant and I go to the bathroom to wash my hands and GRACIOUS HEAVENS I about fell backwards when I looked in the mirror. 

My whole face was completely peeling off.  But the worst and most noticeable peeling was happening all around the outer rims of my nostrils.  Not Pretty. There were hundreds of these little white flakeys lined all around both nose holes.  So in desperation I started picking at them and trying to pull them all off – you would have, too.  You can imagine what they looked like.  And then a toilet flushed so I was forced to stop my frantic picking and escape the bathroom before the stall intruder caught me.  So I gave my big old schnozzer several hard rubs with the back of my hand and helplessly went back to the table.  My husband pretended not to notice but the waitress kept looking at me as if she were trying to decide whether on not to offer me a box of Kleenex with my enchiladas.  

So, yeah, that’s my whole story.  But my date was still splendid.  My husband was exceedingly funny today and made me laugh so hard that I got a headache. And then we went to Sam’s Club and I got a very swishy, twirly new skirt.  And I also got a chocolate malt shake from Hardees (whom I’m still boycotting since they have such ridiculously dumbed-down commercials).  Holy moly do they make good shakes.  It was a perfect date.

And my last bit of news… even though you thought I was finally done talking about goats, we just found out that Bobo’s goat, Spot, is pregnant.  He is quite thrilled.     

May 1st, 2008 - Posted in Uncategorized | | 19 Comments

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  1. jess4him said,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:25 pm

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    ahahahahahaahhahaha sorry about your face.

    I'm glad you guys got to have such a great date though! How fun! My husband is taking me on a date this weekend.. to the shooting range. great.

    And glad to hear that bo's goat is going have kids. when's it due?

  2. jess4him said,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:28 pm

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    ps they didn't take email away from JUST me, they cut all personal emails from the network for EVERYONE. and besides, I've been working a *lot* harder lately, but i'm here for 7 hours, and the only work for me to do adds up to about 1. Anyways, this'll wok. i mean, work.

  3. JenIG said,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:19 pm

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    i know they didn't take emailing away JUST from you, but it's funnier in my head when i think of it that way.

    PS i am not a goat OB so i have *no* idea of the due date. maybe charley can give it an ultrasound when you come down in 22 days.

  4. Anonymous said,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    You are hilarious or maybe it's just your life! LOL!

    Hey it's Megan Reed from church, you may not remember me. I have been watching your blog (which I happened to stumble upon on Kim Wilkerson's blog). This story reminds me of the time Ryan and I were dating and he had wondered why the hair above my lip was a little darker. Well dumb me, trying to impress him and wo him I decide to bleach the hair and my next visit down to see him I had a blistered red lip. I looked like a kid who loves cherry koolaid. To make matters worse I had to explain to his brother, who prefers women to be all natural, what I had done. Yep, embarrased! So needless to say we all have those moments, whether our sons have a hand in it or not. And I'm sure it was worse for you than everyone else.

  5. onfire said,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:04 pm


    I can only imagine what the salt water is going to do to my skin. and did I tell you the no makeup kind of rule?

    also, my hairdresser had to cut off almost 4 inches of my hair because it was all split and dead. I feel kind of lost without so much of it to hide behind. Oh well, Neal said it looked swishy and pretty so that just about fixes it all.

    hope your schnoz recovers.

  6. said,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:55 pm

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    that's crazy! you poor thing.

  7. Maria said,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:34 am

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    Dear Jen –

    I'm sorry you had issues with your skin. How great thought o have a date. This one will stand out I am sure.

    We went on one of our dates last week. Let's see it was to the Joe's Chiropractor than to Pizza Hut for lunch and than to Krogers. When I got home i used my own personal bathroom and found that I had a gigantic hole in the back of my pants. Yes, it was showing more than I intended ( not that I intended to show anythign mind you) So I am freaked out that I walked around all morning like that. AND NO ONE (I think I am glad – I'm not sure about that thoughl) told me not even Joe. He said he thought I had a stain or something. SO this one goes down as my MOST embarrassing moment. hahaha it's ok to laugh — it's all over.

    See you SOON!


  8. CrossView said,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:36 am

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    Oh my! Is it ok to laugh??!! =P

    I guess the good news is that along with the chemical peel you're probably germ free, too?


    Is your son still alive?

  9. kympossible said,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:58 am


    Not to laugh at your expense, but I was cracking up at your facial crack-up. LOL I have had similar moments of acute embarrassment as my face literally fell, as they say in the books.

    Sounds like a wonderful date – club warehouses and Home Depot are some of the best dates my DH and I have ever had. ;~)



  10. Suzanne said,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:30 am

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    You are a crazeee woman! 😉 Peeling noses and pregnant goats aside, I hope your water is smelling better and on a more "even keel."

  11. CPSTmom said,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:34 am

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    Oooh sorry about your water and your skin!

    What no pictures?!? 😉

    I remember the days of well water, and I'm sorry to say…I do not miss them one bit! For me the worst part was all of the rusty stains on the tub (…and guess who got to scrub them!) :-p

    That's wonderful that you got to go on a date, though! I really should try to line up a sitter so hubby and I can have a night out some time. ( Of course, the last time I did…we ended up going grocery shopping. Yeah…real romantic – LOL!) Congrates on the goat news, too!

    God Bless,


  12. Anonymous said,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:41 pm

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    I must tell you how very intrigued I am with your little goat population, I don't get tired at all with hearing about them. I have been reading about goats milk and haven't read anything about it being horrible tasting or unhealthy-however I still have not gathered up the courage to track down and consume goats milk. We live in the country in Kentucky but don't have a huge plot of land…How much space would a gal need, ya think, to have a few goats?

    Gina D.

  13. Anonymous said,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:42 pm

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    I must tell you how very intrigued I am with your little goat population, I don't get tired at all with hearing about them. I have been reading about goats milk and haven't read anything about it being horrible tasting or unhealthy-however I still have not gathered up the courage to track down and consume goats milk. We live in the country in Kentucky but don't have a huge plot of land…How much space would a gal need, ya think, to have a few goats?

    Gina D.

  14. JenIG said,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:53 pm

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    hey GinaD ! i don't think you'd need more than a couple of acres for a goat. and if you're ever in the area, come over to our house and we'll give you a big glass of goat milk. you'll love it.

  15. Anonymous said,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:59 pm


    hey jenig,

    i am a fan of your blog, but i must warn you that pouring bleach down your well (no matter the quantity) is EXTREMELY dangerous to your family and very harmful to the ground water and soil. please consider a safer alternative.



  16. momto4beauties said,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:40 pm

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    I LOVE your blog!! Sorry to hear that you were all cracked up in public. That sucks. At least the waitress didn't say anything. Though making jokes at myself always eases the 'uncomfortable silence' in those situations. Congrats on the prego goat! Me…I would love to have lil pigmy goats some day! But my 'kids' are enough for now. ha ha!

  17. skdenfeld said,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 2:43 am

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    That sounds like what my skin did when I decided to 'start taking care of it'. I never washedy face before bed ( I rarely wear make up) and whenI decided to develope a 'routine' and bought some fancy do-it-all product my skin revolted and attempted to leave my face too. It likes its' dirt, thank you very much.

  18. Anonymous said,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Um…what happened to your water filter?

    Or is that just for drinking water? You can get filters for your shower, really, but I don't know how much moola that takes.

    So glad you are doing well, other than the epidermis peeling off your lovely face. You need to STOP this silliness of saying how lovely everyone else is. You nut. Peeling or not, you are the apple of somebody's eye. He-he.

    Glad you had a nice date. I should tell you about our date out for breakfast the other day. One time out of the year we go out for breakfast….and it was not a pleasant time. Next time, no go to Village Inn. LOL I guess we deserved it.



  19. jenig said,

    on June 5th, 2008 at 3:53 pm


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