Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG
January 18th, 2006
Smart Things I've Done

I think one of the smartest things I've ever done was have a 16 year old.  Having the 11 year old was
a clever idea too.  My kids — single handedly– got almost all of
the upstairs packed and loaded into the trailor.  All without my
help, which is how I prefer to do all heavy laborish types of things.
It was hard just watching them. I deserve a treat.

Anyways, I'm also kicking around the idea of going on a strictly
caramel diet.  Caramels must be good for something because I
notice that everytime I eat them it makes me happy. Logic would follow
that the more I eat of them the happier I will be, right?

Lastly, you people are good at giving non-dating-story contacts. Some
of them have been really really helpful.  Please keep those
coming.  If you don't want to post the info here, just email me at 

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  1. ccpeterson said,

    on January 18th, 2006 at 4:39 pm

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    I think I ate an entire bag of caramels yesterday and I’m not kidding!

  2. drewsfamilytx said,

    on January 18th, 2006 at 5:50 pm

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    Now, where can *I* get me a 16 year old and 11 year old? I’ve got some work to do around here as well…

    If not, I shall wait around for 10 more years and then I will have a 16, 14 and 11 year old– I will definitely be a woman of leisure by then!

    Now get off your boo-tay and get to work, woman! Better yet, go ask that 16yo of yours to dip those caramels in chocolate for ya. And if you want a recipe for caramel pie, I have a goodie-good one.




    on January 18th, 2006 at 6:01 pm

    Your right!

    You do have great kids.

    Bring some caramels with you tomorrow night — I’ve got something for you to try — two things actually…. : )

  4. CAgirlwithasoutherndrawl said,

    on January 18th, 2006 at 6:06 pm

    your kids are super-dee-duper!

    That’s why I would hang out with you even if you weren’t the nifty gal that you are.


  5. Karen said,

    on January 18th, 2006 at 6:24 pm


    Have you checked out GirlTalk? The Mahaneys had a series on courtship that was very good. They shared each of their own courtship stories.

    My three oldest daughters (17,16,12) all sat with me as we read them, laughed and then discussed our own thoughts and ideas about courtship. We had a blessed time.



  6. chickadee said,

    on January 18th, 2006 at 8:46 pm

    way to go

    it always feels good to know that you did something right! i was smart to have my 8 year old daughter and my 5 year old daughter. i haven’t made up my mind yet about the 16 month old son!

  7. kleo30 said,

    on January 18th, 2006 at 9:07 pm

    I love caramels

    So I think you could eat a lot if they make you happy. A Lot can make you Estatic!

    I thought I was smart for having a 15 year old because he knows EVERYTHING! Where would I be without him 🙂 I do love having 2 boys that are bigger than me. They do all the hard stuff!

  8. LibertyandJustice said,

    on January 18th, 2006 at 9:42 pm


    If your logic is right, I should be able to drink publix iced tea. *babbles something about caffiene allergy* Well, too bad. I want some publix iced tea. publix iced tea rocks. why am I thirsty all of a sudden? carmel takes backseat to publix iced tea. why can’t I stop thinking about publix iced tea. Hey, whose blog am I commenting on anyway? aw, nevermind…

  9. KarenW said,

    on January 18th, 2006 at 9:59 pm

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    In just 14 months I’ll have a 16 year old. Amazing! I might just go on that caramel diet with you. Can it be caramel with nuts and covered in chocolate? Adding two good food groups like that has to be a healthier diet.

  10. BeccaLoo said,

    on January 19th, 2006 at 5:57 am

    My friend

    is courting. He is in collage and instead of dating he is courting a girl. I undersatnd the point of courting but I would rather just be friends than court or date. Hope that helps!

  11. hiplvmom2 said,

    on January 19th, 2006 at 6:34 am

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  12. KimFrey said,

    on January 19th, 2006 at 6:54 am

    Caramel diet could work…

    I’m an advocate of the cookie diet. Usually, this is my plan for the month of December, though the last few years it has backfired. I guess my metabolism has figured out my plan, and adjusted to it. Also by New Year’s Eve I feel like I’m on the verge of a diabetic coma. So, maybe if I switch to caramels I can fake out the metabolism for a few years?

    We don’t watch much TV, but there was a commercial about a year ago where a lady was getting ready for the day with the radio playing next to her. The announcer said “Studies show middle aged women gain 10 ounds per year on the average.” The next shot was the radio being thrown from the upstairs window.

    I like that commercial!

  13. Anonymous said,

    on January 19th, 2006 at 4:49 pm

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    courtship stories abound at !! check it out!

  14. mominpa said,

    on January 19th, 2006 at 6:51 pm


    I’d have to agree with Marsha…. I have 2 VERY WILLING HELPERS…ages 3 and almost 5…and they…well they would put 1 TOY in each box and call it a day!!

    I packed the dinning room and hall closet and the boys are ready to move..that’s all we need!! hmm if ONLY!!

    But caramels…now there is an idea…and dipped in chocolate…hmmm now maybe that would make me happier and maybe a little added energy….Thanks for the packing tip…if you have any more I’m all ears!!

    If your kids get bored, send em’ over I have the WHOLE upstairs and kitchen yet to do!! The packing party would be a blast, only I’m afraid it would end and no more would be packed, but the caramels would be gone!! 🙂

  15. Confessor said,

    on January 20th, 2006 at 8:55 am

    Old School Parenting

    That’s another thing that “modern” parents miss out on: children as a labor force.

    When you’re whole life is centered around making your kids happy (“You want another XBox 360 because you don’t want to share? Okay, honey, if that’s what you want…”), they become EXTRA work.

    Long live the child labor force! (NOTE: Keep in mind that it is apparently illegal to use children you aren’t related to as a work force. I’m still working on that one…)

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