Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG

My pain tolerance is ludicrously low.   Anyways, I am feeling tons better and — despite the advocacy to the contrary — I am now officially off drugs.  I was surprised at the amount of emails I got saying the same thing: “You are a much better writer when you’re doped up”.    Which leads me to wonder…. of those who consistently show up here, how many are under the influence?   I submit it’s probably quite high.

So anyways, I’m glad I’m feeling better cause I gots all sorts of things coming up.  I can’t believe me and Coie leave for FL in just six days.  Did I already tell you that we’re renting a car and driving down?  Whooo hoooo!! Who wants to meet us at Chevys Fresh Mex in Orlando?  I cannot wait to get down there and eat stuff.  I haven’t been to Chevys in TWO YEARS. Unacceptable.  But seriously, there are about six of you in FL (you know who you are!) and I want to have a bloggers party at Chevys.

Speaking of Chevys, we are also going to hit the Chevys in Naperville, IL when we’re at the ICHE convention at the beginning of June.  And while we’re there, as an added bonus, we’re meeting up with the Lewis family (publishers of Home School Enrichment) and the Masloskes (publishers of Godly Girls and Abandoned to God).   That’s gonna be one fun lunch… unless somebody gets too close to my chips and salsa.  It’s all fun and games until somebody loses a finger.  

Ok, in other news, nothing in my garden is growing.  I can’t figure out why. 

In other-ly news, my friend Amy S, over at Heart of the Matter, asked if I’d join their team and submit monthly articles.  Neato times 2!  I’m excited; I love those guys over there.  

ALARMING UPDATE ALERT.  While writing this, I’ve just been informed that the Chevys in IL has been closed. CLOSED. Good Heavens, what is the world coming to??!!

Lastly… Congrats to my little brother Jay (you guys didn’t know I had a brother, did you?  I have two, actually.  Both of them are named James, after my dad).  He is graduating high school today, and last night he went in to sign up for the marines. 

Ok, i just read thru this post, and I’m afraid that my ‘being off drugs’ claim is rather unconvincing.  Does Excedrin count as drugs?

May 15th, 2008 - Posted in Uncategorized | | 21 Comments

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  1. ClagettsFLStyle said,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 11:24 am

    Saving the Sunshine for you!

    So glad to hear you'll be headed our way soon.

    Man! Do we have a lot in common. Chevy's is our FAVORITE place to eat at when we go down to Orlando!! I love the Chicken Flauta's!! YUMO!!!

    Would love to join up with you if I can, but with gas prices, it will be a wait and see. (Not going to the convention either).

    Would love to chat with you about how you got into selling Rosetta Stone and traveling. My oldest daughter and I would like to get into something like that.

    Hope you are feeling better soon…

    I'll be sipping some ice tea thinking of your travels here…

  2. JenIG said,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 11:32 am

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    Micki… if you don't show up i am going to throw a full blown temper tantrum

    no pressure, or anything, BUT I REALLY WANT TO SEE YOU AGAIN!!!!!!

  3. kellieann said,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 12:11 pm

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    The fresh mex place sounds divine, but with gas prices lately, I don't think I'll meet you in Orlando.

    I was out of pocket all weekend and then some, so I missed your whole surgery story. Glad you're feeling better and off the pills!

  4. jess4him said,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 12:25 pm

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    What?? Jay went in to sign up for the Marines last night?? I don't know nuth'n around here!!!! Well, lucky ME, I get to go TO his graduation tonight. Maybe I'll get to hear the news from him- the mighty talented breakdancing graduate himself! Maybe I'll get doubly lucky and he'll do a little breakdance for everyone right on stage when he gets his diploma. I certainly wouldn't put it past him. We definitely have the coolest little brothers ever.

  5. JenIG said,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 12:33 pm

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    i miss out on all the cool stuff. tell him to break dance and then make sure charley gets it with his new super delux camera. you can show me when you get here. and give him a nooogie for me. Jay, I mean. Not Charley. Well, actually, go ahead and noogie him too.

  6. mamaof3 said,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 1:42 pm

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    I'm having a contest on my blog and I'd love for you to join in on the fun and spread the word – only 2 more weeks left to enter. – Charity

  7. Maria said,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 5:24 pm

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    Your posts are always so entertaining. I am surprised you didn't mention the ribs. That's pretty exciting news!!!

    I bet NO ONE ON HSB has had goat ribs.

    I know I never will hehehehe

  8. JenIG said,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 6:12 pm

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    Maria… i'm telling you they're GOOD. tasted just like Buddy's Bar b Que. next time you come over I'll make the second set. good thing we did two goats. "we". hahahahaha well…. "we" watched, and that should count for *something*

  9. floridamomto4 said,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    Showing my ignorance

    Call me out of touch, but I have never been to a Chevys. We'll have to hit that one time when we are in Orlando again. What makes a Chevys so awesome? It must be good if you are willing to fight traffic on Colonial Drive!

  10. MamaMahnken said,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:20 pm

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    There is probably a much more direct way to get to FL from TN, but if you are anywhere near Raleigh, I INSIST that you and Coie come visit us. I will bribe you with yummy food. I don't know what kind yet, but I guarantee it will be yummy and you all will be most welcome. email me! Veronica

  11. HSmom0f4 said,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    I'll be there

    I'm not sure when you are planning on going to Chevy's , but I could seriously drink their salsa, and I too am lamenting the loss of access to my local tex-mex place. I will be there as often as possible over the great FPEA weekend…I will probably keep salsa in my hotel room and drink it for breakfast lunch and dinner. I'm not sure which I am more excited for…FPEA, seeing old friends, or Chevy's.

  12. Anonymous said,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 5:49 am

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    Your comment at my blog made me laugh right out loud! I can't believe you remembered the other dream, even though it was ferrets, not monkeys. K (bensrib)

  13. ShayC said,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 8:06 am

    Hello Friend!

    Did you know that today is the 48th Anniversary of the laser beam….I thought this may be of interest to you and your kidney stone! (or should I say kidney boulder!)

    Love to you and yours!


  14. sockmonkey said,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 10:50 am

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    Glad to hear you are semi-lucid once more, though I agree you were highly entertaining in your post-surgical fog. Thought I'd mention that our crew of 5 South Carolinians and a Georgian will be road-tripping to FPEA, and if we haven't overdosed on trans-fats by the time we get to Orlando, we'll be up for Chevy's! When I lived in FL, one of my faves was Rio Bravo, which I THINK is similar to Chevy's. Looking forward to seeing you and meeting Coie!

  15. JenIG said,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 11:37 am

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    SOCKMONKEY!!! WHOO HOOOO! i cannot *wait* to see you and the crew!!!!

    email me at jeneferig @ we're trying to get everybodys schedule coordinated

  16. Anonymous said,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    we'll be in FL too, I hope!?

    Hey Jen.,

    Me, Ryan and the boys are leaving out next Sun. morning for a week in Panama City Beach, I hope. We relied on the gov. for that stimulus thing, that's stimulated frustration more than the economy. Needless to say, it won't be here before our trip so we're scrambling to have a yard sale, so come on out!! What a coincidence that ya'll will be there too. I've never been to Orlando before. Nope, my parent's deprived me of the DisneyWorld rush. Wow, your bro's going into the Corps. My older brother went in a decade + ago and it really changed him. He went in as a scraggley boy with a mullet (hey, they were in at the time, although I still don't know why) and he came out a lean-muscular-never-fought-in-a-war-fighting machine. As far as disciplined, well let's not go there. I am glad you are weaning off those narcotics. At 18 I had my tonsils and rhinoplasty done and a week later I was still on the good stuff and my mom took them away and left me in agonizing pain for a couple of days. Come to find out I had a severe case of thrush and she felt sooooooo bad that I got the good drugs back. Listen to your body. If your in pain then, the weird thing is, you probably are!!!! hahahaha!

    Get to feeling better,


    Megan Reed

  17. LittleAntie said,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

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    Hello Mrs.Ig! I tagged you-please read my blog for further instructions!

    Edited by LittleAntie on May. 17, 2008 at 9:54 AM

  18. said,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    What did you buy??

    Thanks for stopping over at my new blog!

    What wonderful goodies did you get with your free $20??

  19. JenIG said,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 6:24 am

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    hi Becky! i was too dumb to figure out which sort of shade bushes would work in TN so i ended up not getting anything. I need an expert to come to my house and give me some clues about what I should get…. hint hint….

  20. drewsfamilytx said,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 3:22 am

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    Ooooo! Oooooo! I am SO glad you agreed to join HOTM!!! You are such a great writer… with or without drugs!



  21. maggie hogan said,

    on June 3rd, 2008 at 6:44 am

    You have two brothers???? Two brothers named James? Are you pulling my leg???????

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