Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG
January 26th, 2006
Did You Get Yours Yet?

Yay! The  Old Schoolhouse Magazine Winter issue
is starting to hit mailboxes.  Did you get yours yet?  What
do you think?  We had a lot of bloggers featured this issue,
including one of my favorite friends, Miss Donna Booshay
Thanks Dalyn and Kari
for letting me know that you got your copy and that you liked it! It is
always a real encouragment to know we have like minded friends out
there who can relate.  The homeschooling community is *such* an
awesome family.

PS I have FIVE more Learning Calendars to give
away.  Tell me your favorite song and you'll be automatically
entered to win.

Love Jenefer Igarashi who is theoretically supposed to close on the new house tomorrow. We'll see what happens….

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  1. Momwtrmn said,

    on January 26th, 2006 at 10:46 pm

    Favorite Song

    I have several, but since you asked for one, here it is:

    song: 18 Wheels on a Big Rig

    by: Trout Fishing in America

    album: Family Music Party

    I just LOOOOVE when they break out into counting in Roman Numerals… to music. Very funny.

  2. DaisyChain said,

    on January 26th, 2006 at 11:00 pm

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    I got my TOS!!!! Loved it as usual, but haven’t had much reading time this week. I’ll get to read more of it tomorrow when the kidlets are in co-op. whoohoo!

    Hope you close on the house as scheduled — what a pain buying a house is.

    Hmmmmmm my favorite song….. I have a split music personality so I’ll have to give two:

    Give (I think thats the name of it anyways) by Third Day and Wish you Were Here by Pink Floyd (ducking tomatoes!)

    JennMarie = )

  3. CMMomma said,

    on January 26th, 2006 at 11:06 pm

    Not yet.

    I always seem to be the last one to get my copy :-(. Oh well.

    Favorite song….right now….is……Hole Hearted by Extreme. It’ll change when I get tired of it.


  4. JeninNB said,

    on January 26th, 2006 at 11:09 pm

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    mine is a hymn…. He Hideth my Soul

  5. tulip said,

    on January 26th, 2006 at 11:19 pm

    I gotta get my hands on a copy!

    I don’t get a subscription to TOS anymore, so I’ll have to see if some one in our Homeschooling PE Co-op has a copy I can borrow.

    As for my favorite song:

    The one the kids have been singing for grace at mealtimes lately that I now sing all the time is “Oh, How I Love Jesus”! The last line is always my favorite, “…because He first loved me.”

    I do know what it’s like to close on a house…it can be a pain! On the other hand, the last time I was closing on a house, we were selling our dream home and moving into a rental half its size….so I guess, I’d rather have your frustration right now. Interesting how that works…..

    This, too, shall pass, my friend.

    God’s blessings on you and your new house!



  6. drewsfamilytx said,

    on January 26th, 2006 at 11:28 pm

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    Danny Boy is one of my fav songs. The words are positively haunting and lovely.

    My mom sings it quite a bit (she used to be a professional singer on the radio in Korea– back in the day).

  7. mamaduso said,

    on January 26th, 2006 at 11:46 pm

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    I’m not sure of the title but right now I like, because it’s stuck in my head and I cannot get it out, for about 3 months now is…

    Jesus, lover of my soul, Jesus I will never let you go, you’ve taken me from the miry clay and set my feet upon a rock and now I know, I love you, I need you, though my world may fall I’ll never let you go……

    Is it stuck in your head yet?


    PS- I don’t have my magazine yet because I just signed up for a subscription and I won’t get it until the second mailing-please make it quick-because I never got a free subscription so a calander would be really neat.

  8. Amber said,

    on January 26th, 2006 at 11:52 pm

    Awesome God!!!

    I LOVE that song, I never get tired of it.

    I got mine today too, I also got twin lambs, they were born today! Come by and see them. If the goats have kids I’ll take pics of them too.

    0:) Amber

    What’s today????? I don’t know! See, I really need to win this calander.

  9. Peakmore_Academy said,

    on January 27th, 2006 at 12:26 am

    without a doubt

    The best learning song I know is “Fifty Nifty (United States)”

    I learned it in like 5th grade or something (maybe earlier?) and i’m in my mid 30’s now and STILL find myself referring to it, singing it, humming it, etc. Mostly I just use the “states list” of it nowadays, to rattle off the states.

    It is catchy, easy to learn, useful to know, and will stick with you for a lifetime!

  10. hippiechyck said,

    on January 27th, 2006 at 6:26 am


    you were in my prayers today Jen!!!!

    hoping the closing is smooth as proverbial ice!

    what’s going to happen to the nekked neighbor i wonder???

  11. asformeandmyhouse said,

    on January 27th, 2006 at 7:02 am

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    Do I have to pick just ONE?

    Okay, um, Amazing Grace. No matter what other songs come along, that one remains a tear-jerker for me!

    In His abiding love,


  12. KarenW said,

    on January 27th, 2006 at 7:49 am

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    I don’t know if I got my magazine or not cuz I’m not home. : (

    I have a lot of favorite songs but an all time classic favorite of mine is Blessed Assurance.

  13. Anonymous said,

    on January 27th, 2006 at 7:50 am

    favorite song…

    I got a new cd for Christmas from my brother and sil

    called Joy Williams : Genesis

    My favorite song is all of them but if I had to pick I would say :Beautiful Redemption….

    The words are as following…from

    I've had my forty days and forty nights at sea

    I've had forty years in the wilderness, or so to speak

    I've walked with sand from the ocean floor on my feet

    To turn and say you left me

    I'm a doubting Thomas in needing to believe

    I'm a perfumed sinner just like Magdalene

    I'm Judas kissing on your cheek eager to decieve

    I am all of these


    I cry, Father, Father, forgive me

    You say, Child, I already have

    You are beautiful

    Beautiful Redemption

    You are Beautiful

    Beautiful Redemption

    I'm the guilty thief that's hanging by your side

    and my shame is dying with your sacrifice

    And all my fears come crashing down as I look in your eyes

    I see paradise

    Hallelujah (we all, we all, we all fall down)

    Hallelujah (we all, we all, we all fall down)

    Hallelujah (we all, we all, we all fall down)

    Hallelujah (we all, we all, we all fall down)

    You are beautiful

    Beautiful Redemption

    You are Beautiful

    Beautiful Redemption

    But I HIGHLY Recommend the entire cd to everyone.

    Edited by LindaI on Jan. 27, 2006 at 5:50 AM

  14. jacobsacademy said,

    on January 27th, 2006 at 8:11 am

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    Praying for a smoothe closing and swift move……to the Ig Farm-a-rama ~ can’t wait to hear the stories and experiences……..hurry up already.

    Favorite song:

    “The Nearness of You” by Norah Jones

    actually anything by the song bird, Norah Jones – but that would have to be my fav~

    Happy Friday


  15. jayfromcleveland said,

    on January 27th, 2006 at 9:29 am

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    We got ours. I read your article, but all I remember is you writing about some bratty kid, what a little brat you were, and some brilliant Biblical punchline which escapes me at the moment. Nice to see your hubby, I’ll be sure to send him my hate mail!

    Is it any favorite song or my favorite learning song? If it’s a learning song, it’d have to Conjunction Junction, hands down. I was about 12 when that came out, but most of you HSB kids weren’t even born! And for a really geeky learning song, it would have to be Tom Lehrer’s “The Elements.”

    Other favorite songs of mine from over the years (depending on where I was at in life a the time):

    “Aquarius” by the Fifth Dimension

    “Close to You” by the Carpenters

    “Kashmir” by Led Zeppelin

    “Welcome to the Machine” by Pink Floyd

    “Broken Promises” by the Resurrection Band

    “Enough is Enough” by Whitecross

    “Write my Life” by Out of the Grey

    “Lord I Lift Your Name on High” (Petra version)

    “I Like the Bible” by the Donut Man

    That just about covers my last 35 years of favorite music! Still another good question from Mrs. Ig.

  16. Bek said,

    on January 27th, 2006 at 10:20 am

    my favorite

    is When You Say Nothing At All, by Alison Krauss.

    I love anything she sings ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. creech7s said,

    on January 27th, 2006 at 11:54 am

    Favorite songs…

    Probably one from a MUSICAL, preferably if it was sung on LITTLE HOUSE (just kidding!!). praying all goes well with the closing…

    Faye (who is currently humming the hymn “I’d Rather Have Jesus”…)

  18. JennLovesJesus said,

    on January 27th, 2006 at 1:22 pm

    My favorite song!

    Gosh, I don’t even know. Right now probably Brahm’s Lullaby because I want to go take a nap. Otherwise, I don’t know that I have one favorite — it certainly depends on my mood. Am I kicked out of the contest for not having one favorite? Because if that’s the case then I’ll just say, “Waterloo” by ABBA. Don’t ask me why that popped into my head. I think that has something to do with my lack of sleep. Great, I have a feeling it’s going to be stuck in my head for a while. Well, better that than “Rhinestone Cowboy” by Glen Campbell. Is that before your time, Jen?

    Jennifer ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Donnabooshay said,

    on January 27th, 2006 at 1:54 pm

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    Hi Jen!

    Believe it or not…I am searching our area bookstores for a copy of the Winter issue….I don’t have a subscription (yet….shame…shame….I know) so I pick the magazines up at B & N….they did not have it yet last Saturday! Imagine that!

    Thank you for the kind words…

    who would have ever imagined I would be in a magazine….for blogging….

    Suprising and wonderful all at the same time :o)

    Thank You!

    Favorite song…off the top of my head….Amatuer by Amiee Mann

    Bet no one else picks that song,,,or has ever heard of it :o)

    I heard it in the background in a movie and scoped it out.


  20. LoneStarMama said,

    on January 27th, 2006 at 2:07 pm

    One of my fav's is

    There Is A Redeemer by Keith Green

  21. Fimsey said,

    on January 27th, 2006 at 2:28 pm

    favorite hymn is…

    I’ll Thank Him, I’ll Praise Him. It’s an old, old hymn that no one sings anymore. I have many favorite songs. My new favorite song is called “Get Down” by Audio Adrenaline. My son got one of their CD’s for Christmas and if you’re ever having a bad day, that song will get you smiling.


    on January 27th, 2006 at 4:43 pm

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    I really enjoy “El Shaddai” – A Worship song that Amy Grant sings.

    El shaddai, el shaddai,

    El-elyon na adonia,

    Age to age youโ€™re still the same,

    By the power of the name.

    El shaddai, el shaddai,

    Erkamka na adonai,

    We will praise and lift you high,

    El shaddai.

    Through your love and through the ram,

    You saved the son of Abraham;

    Through the power of your hand,

    Turned the sea into dry land.

    To the outcast on her knees,

    You were the God who really sees,

    And by your might,

    You set your children free.

    El shaddai, el shaddai,

    El-elyon na adonia,

    Age to age youโ€™re still the same,

    By the power of the name.

    El shaddai, el shaddai,

    Erkamka na adonai,

    We will praise and lift you high,

    El shaddai.

    But I already have a one of those, (THANK YOU AGAIN!) so pass it along to someone that is not insane and uses a dishwasher. fhasdhfasdkfshfas

  23. Honeybee said,

    on January 27th, 2006 at 6:37 pm

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    Love it! And, of course, being a part of HSB I recognize lots of names! That’s fun! Sort of like family! Well done.


    ps You guys didn’t get the IAHE Indiana HS Convention in there though. I felt neglected! LOL

  24. Dalyn said,

    on January 27th, 2006 at 7:37 pm

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    My favorite song lately (it changes alot!) is “I got The Victory”. It’s a gospel song, and it’s pretty groovey. I wish I had disco lights.

  25. cudltot said,

    on January 27th, 2006 at 10:15 pm

    My favorite song…

    Be As You Are by Kenny Chesney


  26. Amberleoda said,

    on January 27th, 2006 at 10:21 pm

    Hip Hip Horray!!

    I am so excited !!! I got my first issue today!! I spent the first half of the morning reading the magazine and then the rest of the afternoon (so much for school!)on HSB looking at all the blogs that were mentioned. There are so many great blogs/people out there. I love you guys! I’m also thrilled to death with my magazine! It’s great!

  27. HappyApple said,

    on January 27th, 2006 at 10:33 pm

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    New TOS mag is great, as usual!

    I pray your closing goes great tomorrow! It is such a joy to buy your own home! You can paint the walls any color you want.. polka dot wallpaper if you want… enjoy owning your new home!

    Question – How many ‘earworms’ have you gotten since reading all those song comments??

    An Earworm is a song that gets stuck in your head, especially annoying ones.

    I didn’t dare read any of your comments… I don’t want another earworm today! My hubby and I have an ‘earworm’ game we play… we try to give each other ‘earworms’.


  28. Anonymous said,

    on January 27th, 2006 at 11:15 pm

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    Maybe I shouldn't admit this, but I'd have to say, "American Music," by the Violent Femmes. I probably should go to confession or something and have this sin purged from me, but how can you not like a song with lyrics like these:

    did you do too many drugs

    I did too many drugs

    did you do too many drugs too baby


    but every time I look at that ugly lake

    it reminds me of me

    you can see all the great lyrics here, but it really is much better performed than read. I can almost sing as well as he can, but I'd never sell an album. Conservative Christian just does not mix well with the drug scene, I guess.

    Edited by gottsegnet on Jan. 27, 2006 at 9:16 PM

  29. gottsegnet said,

    on January 27th, 2006 at 11:20 pm

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    and now that I read all the comments…THANK YOU JAY FROM CLEVELAND for mentioning something besides Christian music. Now I don’t feel like the lone pagan…

  30. Melkhi said,

    on January 27th, 2006 at 11:41 pm

    I know you don't like musicals…

    but once again, you haven’t been to Les Miserables. My favorite song from that musical is “Bring Him Home” ~ enough to give me goosebumps and reduce me to tears. You must listen to that song! For a long time recently, my favorite song was “Fields of Gold” written by Sting, but sung by Eva Cassidy. Even more recently, I loved the songs “The Scarlet Tide” and “You Will Be My Ain True Love” sung by Allison Kraus (from the movie Cold Mountain, which I will not watch.) I also have obsessively listened to the duet by Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli “Time to Say Goodbye”. I even videotaped my daughter doing some hilarious lip-synching to that song. …I also know that you only asked for ONE favorite song, but really it is too difficult to choose.

  31. quietcajun said,

    on January 28th, 2006 at 7:34 pm

    Got my magazine

    My magazine arrived as we were leaving to go out on a hubby and wife date. I took it with… and was reading it in the car. Is that bad? ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. JeanaG said,

    on January 28th, 2006 at 10:07 pm

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    I haven’t gotten my mag yet. ๐Ÿ™ Favorite song (right now): “My Covering” by Watermark. I love the whole CD actually.

  33. Amber said,

    on January 29th, 2006 at 3:50 am

    This explains a lot!

    Now I understand why Coie cannot count.

    You said, “I have FIVE more Learning Calendars to give away.” So, where are the other 3 coming from?

    0:) Amber

    PS~ After this comment I’m sure I lost another contest.

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