Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG
February 7th, 2009
Hurry It Up, March and April.

I really have nothing particular to blog about – well, that’s not absolutely true, but for some reason my kids object to me broadcasting any interesting items that are going in their lives.  They are *so* selfish.  


With that said, instead of talking about something neat-o, I will simply post a list of things wives ought not do on Valentines.

  •  They should not weigh themselves.  Nothing good can come of it. 


That’s my whole list.  But really, that advice is good for any day.  You’re welcome.

Speaking of Valentines Day, if you’ve been around long enough you know that I detest this dumb holiday.  It’s just an excuse for women to get all worked up in frantic expectation for something they don’t actually know what they want.  They are just expectant for the sake of being expectant – all they know is that they are waiting for something spectacular or by golly, their man’s gonna be in trouble.

My husband never cooperates, though.  He knows I hate Valentines Day and yet he always brings me something anyway.  And this year he even jumped the gun and brought home a dozen white and dark chocolate covered strawberries.  My very favorite. 


Ok, while I’m trying to type now all of a sudden my whole room is permeated with a mix of combating fragrances. And I mean that literally. My son will not stay out of my bathroom.  He goes in there and makes the lotion bottles fight with the hairspray and perfume.  Or he takes all the toilet paper rolls out and builds a huge double-ply pyramid… how come he won’t just sit down, hold still and read a book for several hours?


Ok, I’m off to get the five year old off my bathroom counter.  Oh! But before I go… Maria and her kids spent the morning at Home Depot playing with my daughter and sent these over:





I can’t believe Coie gets paid to glue stuff together.





 PS WHOOOO HOOOOOO Jess and Cha Cha will be here in six days!!!  And this Monday she has an ultrasound so we’ll find out if I get a niece or a nephew.


 PPS The barn dance is coming up quick… are you registered yet?


 PPPS My laptop is seriously about to conk.  Any suggestions on where I can get a super cheap replacement?

February 7th, 2009 - Posted in 2009, Uncategorized | | 28 Comments

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  1. jenig said,

    on February 7th, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    D**E!!! Just leaving you a comment.

    You can blog about me if you want. I don’t have any big secrets right now….that you know of.


  2. Letitia said,

    on February 7th, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    I keep meaning to bring my girls to these and keep forgetting on the weekend.
    The real question is…after he’s finished with his chemical experiments, does he clean up the mess?

  3. on February 7th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    You just have the wrong view of the day. If you can remember that it is Abigail’s birthday then you can celebrate with joy. :+) That is her middle name.

    It is a day I love – no roses or chocolate for me. See – your solution was to have a baby on that day, Jen, and then it wouldn’t have to be Valentine’s Day! :+)

    Love you!

  4. on February 7th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Oh, and I finally started blogging again. No telling how often, but I got my “groove than” going again. :+)


  5. on February 7th, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Wow, what a loser I am. I cannot even write “Groove ThanG” correctly. Maybe I don’t have it on again!!


  6. on February 7th, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    I kind of like this endless commenting ability. Maybe I will just keep going…

  7. on February 7th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    …saying nonsense comments about inane things. That wouldn’t be like me at all now would it? Where is my soap!?!

  8. jenig said,

    on February 7th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Kate… I have a solution. Just *give* Abigail to ME and then my problem will be solved and I won’t have to gain 60 pounds in the process.

  9. on February 7th, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    OK, bye for real.

    “Straight up now tell that you gonna…”

    Got it in your head!! HAHAHA

  10. on February 7th, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    No way, sister. That girl ain’t goin’ no where! :+)

  11. on February 7th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Once a day! Hardly. Hey this is like FB – posting on our walls. LOL

    “Don’t even try it! WORD.”

  12. jenig said,

    on February 7th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    You’re selfish, Kate. And being selfish is a sin.

  13. on February 7th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    I never done did claim I wuzn’t a sinner, Ms. JotB.

  14. on February 7th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

  15. on February 7th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    And I want you to know that I am listening to that song RIGHT NOW. :+)

  16. on February 7th, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Oh, and that is a really lovely picture of Coie. That girl is delightful. :+)

  17. Megan Reed said,

    on February 7th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    craigslist is wonderful for cheap stuff…that is price. Among our list of items we have purchased off of craigslist, bunk beds, pottery barn art easel, a car booster seat & 5 matching twin quilts. Yep, I like craigslist…A LOT!!! I am anxious to find out if it’s a boy/girl. I keep checking their blog to see all the latest news 🙂

  18. jess said,

    on February 7th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    um. i feel kinda bad cutting in during this, er, interesting dialog, but I must say, isn’t the fact that WE are coming to your house for Valentine’s Day reason enough to love and look forward to it at least *this* year?? I love Valentine’s Day, but mostly because I have a husband like our mom. He always buys me presents for holidays… and you KNOW how I love presents.

  19. jess said,

    on February 7th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    ps how in the WORLD is that girl not married yet? How has she gone this long without a line of suitors at your door with her various skills from gluing stuff together to butchering goats (by the way, please do not try to feed me goat meat while we’re out there. or venison. I’ll be sure to pick me up some eggo waffles at super walmart in the case that you did happen to make some sort of random game meat for dinner one night).

  20. jenig said,

    on February 7th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    oh great, Jess… now what are we supposed to do with the grizzly bear Coie just shot for you?

  21. jess said,

    on February 7th, 2009 at 7:21 pm


    … cause you guys DO have grizzlies roaming around that part of the country…

  22. Maria said,

    on February 7th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Jess and Jen.. I was thinking the very same thing.. How is Coie still not married. She is so beautiful on the inside and out…
    I reckon, her groom must gonna be someone pretty special like Coie when the time comes…that’s some E TN talk for you jess.. just this one time.. i’ll act and talk educated when I see you… maybe.

    My kids enjoyed making their trinket boxes today. That is one wooden craft they will actually use.

  23. Amanda said,

    on February 8th, 2009 at 3:31 am

    I’m glad I’m not the only one that can’t stand Valentine’s Day. I’ve never had any horrible experiences or anything on Valentine’s Day and my sweet husband always gets me great gifts, but I still don’t enjoy it. He loves me the other 364 days of the year too so I don’t think Valentines day would get him out of trouble if he didn’t. LOL

  24. on February 8th, 2009 at 5:43 am

    Remind me to tell you the story about the nasty mean Joy woman on The View who was griping that one of the producers was getting his wife a kitchen for Valentine’s Day. Things like “drudgery” and “work” and I believe even “slavery” were thrown out there.

    Shockingly Whoopi Goldberg was the one who put her in her place- it turned out the man ASKED what his wife wanted and she said, my dream kitchen – and he said, you shall HAVE IT. (insert huge AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW in there) Then Whoopi said Army guys are the best – double aw. I actually liked the show for 60 seconds that day. The only downfall of having 4 channels on tv here. That’s what I’m stuck with when I turn the TV on. But hey – it was an awesome story to rant at my husband about on the whole V Day thing. Considering our first Valentine’s Day dinner was grilled cheese sandwiches he made for me and my daughter because he was dating a single mom who couldn’t get a sitter on that day – I think that makes him pretty awesome. He did bring me a guava candle from Hawaii this weekend, which I looooove, so I’ll call that my Valentine’s gift and the fact that he’s home the even bigger gift.

    Rambling off. I can’t beat Kate’s comments. Tho I must join in with a little WORD (to ya), Mama. HA. 😉

  25. Michelle said,

    on February 8th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Jen, for a new computer, try watching the “President’s Day” sales….usually can find a good deal then.

  26. becky said,

    on February 8th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    i don’t know what you should buy, i just not what you SHOULD NOT buy and that is an ACER computer! I got mine last February and started having problems with it in May. Customer service is horrible and even though there is a warranty on it I have to pay to ship it to Texas. Once it gets to Texas I have to hope they can duplicate the problem within 48 hours or they send it back to me … unfixed. I’m anti-acer.

  27. Deedeeuk said,

    on February 9th, 2009 at 5:16 am

    At the danger of being lynched……..I love Valentine’s day! but I love the excuse to spoil my hubby with a wonderful homecooked steak dinner, a snuggle in front of the fireplace, a wonderful movie (my Fireproof DVD just arrived!!! WhooHoo! I FINALLY get to see that movie on Friday night!)and something ‘special’ for me to wear for him later on……….*grin*!!

    We are actually celebrating on Friday night because he is flying to S. Africa on a mission trip on Saturday morning. And he has already surprised me this weekend with a beautiful Royal Doultan figurine of a lady in a ball gown. It is the January figurine which is when my birthday is! Isn’t he sweet? It was in a clearance sale for 2/3 off the original price! He gave it to me early because he is NO good at keeping secrets! LOL! Hope you find a new computer soon.

  28. Angie:) said,

    on February 12th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    These are GREAT pictures!!! What fun!:):) I hope that your computer has not crashed and that it is still living and working:)

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