Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG
October 21st, 2008
Reading Irritants

I guess I read more than I thought I do.  And it’s true that you never really appreciate something until something interferes and shows you yet another thing you’ve been taking for granted.


As for me, I shan’t take my nose for granted any longer.  I’ve always been grateful that I could smell, and I’ve always been grateful that I could sneeze (there’s nothing so exhilarating than a series of well timed sneezes), but I’ve never before been thankful for the important part my nose plays in holding my reading glasses in place.  Yesterday morning, I realized that my right side of my face was bothering me; it took a little while to figure out that it only bothered me when I read.  And it took a little longer to realize that the reason it bothered me is because my face created one of those large undercover pimples that sit deep under the skin and are hard to see but hurt like the dickens, and it’s *RIGHT* on the bridge where my reading glasses sit.  So I’m hoping this is a fast moving pimple that has more important places to go.


And before you wake up, I’ll mention that I really really really like the book, Lorna Doone.  I’ve been on a book buying frenzy lately, but for some reason I checked this one out at the library instead having Amazon send it to me. But this is definitely a book that I need to own and then I’m going to force everybody in my family (and several of my friends) to read it.  I love it.  It is absolutely worth the zit-nose suffering.


In non face blemish / book news, check this out:



Coie is almost completely done with the quilt she is making for the Bluedorn Ball and Benefit Auction.  Isn’t it lovely?  And I’m really having a bit of a hard time because look how well it looks sitting on top of my cozy white comforter – and it even matches my picture on the wall, which, incidentally, Coie and her dad got me ten years ago for Christmas.  I think that quilt might be meant for my room.  And that makes me nervous because the last time Coie made a quilt to be auctioned off I ended up paying $250 to keep it.  And this year, I just aint don’t got no extra $250.



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  1. Gina D. said,

    on October 21st, 2008 at 9:26 am

    Beautiful quilt! Coie is so talented! Oh, and sorry ’bout your zit and all.

    Happy Tuesday!
    Gina D.

  2. Trixi said,

    on October 21st, 2008 at 11:06 am

    Oh, that is a beautiful quilt. How did she learn this? I have so wanted to learn quilting. It is a true ancient art.

  3. Candy said,

    on October 21st, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Wow, what talent!!


  4. jess said,

    on October 21st, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    Lorna Doone? Aint that a cookie? And Tell Coie that I want a quilt for every baby I have. But she can start with me.

    Also, you’re going to burn my blog down huh? Well, isn’t that just the Christian thing to do.

    Tell Coie to call and pester Charley to hurry and make up his mind. I MISS you guys!!!

    and i *so* hate those under-the-skin pimples. they hurt something fierce.

    By the way, as pretty as they BOTH are, that quilt does not match that picture on your wall…sorry to burst your bubble…

  5. Marsha said,

    on October 21st, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    That’s a lovely quilt! How come I don’t ever see you sewing anything?

    Just thinking of that pimple makes me want to sneeze! Zowie, nose pimples are the worst!

  6. Kelley said,

    on October 21st, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    Put Listerene on the under cover zit. Should be gone in about two days.

    The quilt is just lovely. You have such amazingly talented kids!

  7. Lynan said,

    on October 21st, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    Coie is SO inspiring. I might just start a project…

  8. jenig said,

    on October 21st, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    Marsha, you’re reaaaaaaal funny. Me Sew Something? ha. ha. ha. I suppose NEXT you’re going to ask me to cook something. : P

    Jess, yep, I sorta realized that it didn’t exactly match — but what do we Wright girls care about that? It certainly never stopped you from determining what types of outfits to put together. Granted, you were ten, but still. I wish I had some pictures handy of how you used to dress… and do your hair.

  9. jess said,

    on October 21st, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    oooooh. that’s low. Don’t you remember the fashion-savy person who raised me the first 11 years of my life??? I’m NOT to blame. You have to admit, I’ve come a looong way.

    Besides, I DO have pictures of you at about 19. trust me, you don’t want me to share those.

  10. jenig said,

    on October 21st, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    true, Jess, on all counts.

    And I must say I am *really* pleased that you stopped parting your hair down the middle and flattening down the sides

  11. Melissa said,

    on October 21st, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Wow! Great job on the quilt, Coie!

  12. Becky said,

    on October 21st, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    i love the quilt! makes me want to quilt, or get crafty in some way. maybe a scrapbook.
    i want to see these pictures. of both of you.

  13. Emily said,

    on October 21st, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    Your daughter is looking more and more beautiful every time you post. Some lucky duck young man will get not only the quality young lady, but beautiful to boot…(which, come on…is really only frosting…not the real cake)

    good luck on not buying that quilt.

    really….good luck.

  14. on October 21st, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Are you finished Lorna Doone yet? If not, hang on to your hat :). It gets better. I read it over the winter at my cousin’s urging, and actually just bought myself a little red hardcover edition, pub. 1923, from my favourite local bookstore which shut its doors forever on October 18. Sigh. And DEEPER sigh. Some things should never happen.

  15. jenig said,

    on October 21st, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    no, I’m not done yet — i’m about half way thru it. I’m torn between wanting to read it slow to make it last, but then I can’t seem to ever put it down and pace myself. I really love it.

  16. Maria said,

    on October 21st, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Love the quilt! Yes it would look very nice on my bed as well. Maybe Coie can make you another one and I could just dream about one on mine.
    I hope your week is going great.

  17. Megan said,

    on October 21st, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    Wow, is she talented or what? I’m getting ready to look for quilts for the boys and I’d love to do them myself to save a little, but I don’t think I could be that precise and I don’t understand how they do the quilt stitching at the end. Ryan’s been getting the pimples that never do more than make him look like rudolph for a few weeks and create a lot of pain, so he knows your pain 🙂

  18. Amanda said,

    on October 22nd, 2008 at 7:17 am

    Love the quilt—I’m a little depressed that I don’t have $250 for it! 🙂
    I’m battling one of those evil pimples myself, in almost the exact same spot–only I had LASIK 8? years ago, and don’t need the glasses anymore!

    Have a great day, Jen!

  19. Susan Watson said,

    on October 22nd, 2008 at 8:51 am

    The quilt is beautiful. Choe is just as beautiful and will be a great catch for some fellow one day. But it has to be a verrryyyy special fellow to be her match.

    I hope you guys get to make the trip up west and north, west and north…. That sound like great fun!

    I hope your zit gets better.


  20. on October 22nd, 2008 at 11:37 am

    This is one of those books where I wish I could sit there and WATCH people read it for the first time. Maybe that’s a bit strange, but there are several books that affect me that way! I loved it, too.

    In a totally Other vein, have you read any P.G. Wodehouse yet?

  21. jenig said,

    on October 22nd, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    You know, Rachel, I have had several people ask me that. I’m going to have to get something and finally give it a try

  22. on October 22nd, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    He’s at his finest in the Jeeves and Wooster novels.

  23. Michelle said,

    on October 23rd, 2008 at 12:21 am

    Oh – that quilt is beautiful! (Just like Coie!) 🙂
    And you, dear friend, have got me craving cookies after mentioning Lorna Doone – lol!

    Tell Coie that I am jealous of her quiltmaking skills. That girl’s got talent! ( I wouldn’t let her go , either!)

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