Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG
February 13th, 2009

Isn’t it a drag when there’s something you want to say, but you can’t really say anything, but it’s really interesting and neat-o, but you’re not allowed to say anything?  I hate that.  But life is suddenly more interesting around here, and Coie walks around with sort of dumb grin all the time.  Oh heavens, I’m getting old.  But that’s all I’m going to say. Period.  I mean it. At least for now.  But for the record… um… nevermind. 


In other news, Emmiko had *major* strep throat this last week.  Seriously.  You should have seen her tonsils.  It looked like she had two golf balls lodged in the back of her throat.  Goodness Golly it was gross.  And the problem is they aren’t getting any smaller – even with the antibiotics.  And then she started going deaf.  It has been really annoying.  She can’t hear, so she automatically thinks all the rest of us can’t hear HER and she YELLS everything she says.  For instance, the other day I was giving the kids a spelling test and it went exactly like this:


ME: Ok kids, spell “honey”


Emmiko:  ONIONS!!!???????


ME: No Emmi, HONEY


EMMIKO:  ONIONS???????!!!!!!!!!




So I took her back to the doctor and he took one look at her throat and said, “Whoa.  Those things are huge.  She’s probably gonna need those tonsils yanked out”  Apparently her golf ball tonsils are so big that they are interfering with her ear-balls.


I tell you the truth, I am getting reaaaaaaaaaal tired of going to the hospital.


And then yesterday, Dippy and James were playing “mad dog”.  That’s where James picks up a blanket with his teeth and then Dippy grabs the blanket and drags him around the house.  It’s usually fun, but this time one of James’ teeth came undone.  And boy oh boy did that boy flip out.  Ryann (whom James calls “honey”) kept trying to pull it out (you should have seen the thing, it was just hanging there like a broken piano key) but James kept sobbing, “No no no, Honey, don’t take him out. My tooth is afraid” 


Emmiko:  ONIONS????!!!!!!!!!!!!!


So finally after 24 hours, Ryann was finally able to yank the thing out.  It’s been a long week.


My sister will be here FRIDAY!!!!  Yippppppeeeeeeeeeee!  We’re going to spend 10 days shopping for my little niece Eden. Whooo hoooooo!

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  1. on February 13th, 2009 at 1:49 am

    Yo….I am totally ROFLOL over this one. I can’t even decide WHICH part is making me laugh the hardest.

    So, when will we see pictures of whomever – er, I mean, whatever – is making Coie walk around with a “dumb grin” all the time??? And does he (I mean, it) have anything to do with courting and hunting and self-sufficient living? Because if it doesn’t come dressed in flannel, frugal, and ready to skin a deer then it isn’t good enough for Coie.

    I have other reservations/steps for qualification but we’ll let things get narrowed down to that level first. heh heh

    (So wait – does this mean the eHarmony thing panned out after all? *cackle*)

  2. Megan Reed said,

    on February 13th, 2009 at 2:42 am

    Oh Jen!? What crazy fun you are having. I can relate to the whole gross tonsils thing. My were removed when I was eighteen and the dr.’s waited about 6 years too long, nuff said. Joseph had his out when he was two! I can’t wait to hear more about the “thing” that is making Coie grin from ear to ear. Is it “anything” I may know?

  3. Trixi said,

    on February 13th, 2009 at 3:43 am

    Oh, my the things you have going on around there. I hope James’ tooth is ok.LOL I have had 2 children have their tonsils removed and it is no picnic but it was better in the end. Have a great time shopping!!

  4. Annemarie said,

    on February 13th, 2009 at 7:55 am

    I just lost my whole dumb comment.

    Is Eden really her name or is the one YOU picked out?

    Yeeps about Emmiko’s tonsils!


  5. Annemarie said,

    on February 13th, 2009 at 7:56 am

    I need to get those Kingdom books.

  6. jenig said,

    on February 13th, 2009 at 9:13 am

    Eden is the name Jess picked out. I love it. And Melonie, you’re going to get me into trouble for heaven’s sake! I didn’t say a*n*y*t*h*i*n*g…

  7. Maria said,

    on February 13th, 2009 at 9:34 am


  8. Annemarie said,

    on February 13th, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Eden is a *lovely* name!


  9. Jen R said,

    on February 13th, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    OK, so my mom tells me I have to check out this site, “this lady is soooooo funny, here let me read you something about vegetables” I decide to come check it out. And I see something about smiling??? Hmm, wonder why that would be…

    And yes, “it” does come in flannel, frugal, and has already skinnned a deer. And “it”, according to big sis, is good enough for any young lady in the whole wide world. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  10. Michelle said,

    on February 13th, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    LOL about the honey/onions!
    I’m getting tired of hospitals, too. 🙁
    If she does have her tonsils out – I can give you a few pointers for recovery. (DD had her’s out 2 yrs ago. It wasn’t fun – but she can sure breathe better!)

    Hope you have a wonderful time with Jess & Charley and shopping for baby Eden (LOVE that name!!!)


  11. jenig said,

    on February 13th, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Jen R — (whoo hoo for ‘jens’)I think you and “it” and your momsie need to come visit me and Miss Smiley-Head if we end up going to MN for a Rosetta Stone convention in April (it’s only a few hours drive). “It” sent pictures of you, and *you* look absolutely darling. I need your mom to teach me how to process cheese. So that, naturally, would be the whole point of the meeting… 😉

  12. Dianna said,

    on February 13th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Oh, the things we would miss if our kids were sent off on the big yellow bus each day.

  13. Jen R said,

    on February 13th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Oh, naturally!

    P.S. I have proof of the flannel, you know.

  14. Marsha said,

    on February 14th, 2009 at 12:10 am

    You always have all the fun at your house.

    I love the name Eden. Did you have anything to do with picking that name, oh lover of Southworth?

    And COIE!!! Can’t wait for details. I’m patient. I can wait. For a while, at least.

    Hey, don’t be ignoring facebook while Jess is visiting, okay?

    Love y’all!!!

  15. Angie:) said,

    on February 14th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    I LOVE THE NAME!! And nooooo…. it is not just because I am a lover of Southworth! In fact, I must confess that I had NOT even thought of that until I read Marsha’s comment! Does Jessie like Southworth, too????

    I was laughing BUNCHES at your lovely, vivid descriptions! You are a hoot my lovely friend!:)

  16. Nikowa@KHA said,

    on February 14th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    OH NO! I actually took my youngest today to the emergency clinic with a near ruptured eardrum!

  17. on February 15th, 2009 at 12:49 am

    JenIg: thanks for the heads up.

    JenR: HI! JenIG mentioned a little something to me about “it” having also served his (er, I mean, its) country. Double Brownie points. 🙂 So he, er, I mean, the “thing” which makes Coie grin….. is quickly gaining points. I shall keep a tally. And it sounds like his – er, it’s – family can keep up with the Igs based on your comments and the cheese comments. (JenIg – I have a blog post I found on this, shall I send you the link? The writer was quite funny and also it makes SENSE. Oh wait, never mind, I looked and it is butter, not cheese. Disregard.)

    Anywho – discounting points for family bias (no offense JenR, but I think my younger brother would be an awesome match for Miss C as well, but I’m pretty biased so I have to discount it for EVeryone) so far, so good.

    And JenIg: I did not get you in trouble. YOU did not say ANYThing. I heard nothing coming from your mouth.

    I did, however, hear Emmiko bellowing ONIONS all the way in Japan. Right now there are elders looking in their gardens for onions because they think somebody on base is out.

  18. Julie Park said,

    on February 16th, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Oh my, I’m so glad I stopped by. LOL! At least YOUR child has a legitimate reason for acting deaf. Mine… who knows when they can hear me and when not. sheesh.

  19. Coie said,

    on February 16th, 2009 at 9:10 pm


  20. JenIG said,

    on February 16th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    I love you, Mookies. Your the best oldest daughter I’ve ever had.

  21. Karen W said,

    on February 17th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Being sick is horribly expensive in addition to being very unfun. I just spent $50 at the dr’s office for him to tell me my kids have a virus and they need $30 worth of over the counter medication. In addition to that, I spent more money on stuff to drink and Popsicles. Ugh!

    Sorry to hear about Emmiko. Tonsil trouble is very unfun too. Stock up on the popsicles.

    Can’t wait to hear whatever about Coie. Sounds exciting!

  22. moi said,

    on February 18th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    This is a FUN one:

    I). YOUR ROCK STAR NAME (first pets name and current car)—

    2). YOUR GANSTA NAME (favorite ice cream flavor and fave cookie)—

    3). YOUR FLY GUY/GAL NAME (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name)

    4). YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)—

    5). YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)—

    6). YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first)—

    7). SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink)–

    8). NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)—

    9). DANCER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy)—

    10). WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ) —

    11). TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter)—

    12). SPY NAME/BOND GIRL: (your favorite season/holiday, flower)—

    13). CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”)

    14). HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree)—

    15). YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”)

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