Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG

The thing about wood stoves is that you can't turn them down.  Egads, break out the tank tops.

Anyways, this entire post is in honor of the Nutpickle and my Choosing Home
friends.  You pro Valentine people will be proud to know that
today I gave my husband AND my kids little ridiculous cardboard heart
shaped boxes filled with cheap candy.

Not only that…. I made a special Valentine's Day lunch that was not
only edible, but it was pretty darn tootin' tasty. And no, Coie did not make it.  I made garlic chicken alfredo slathered over some roundy hollow type noodles.

BUT, the best thing I ever did for Valentines Day was to have a nephew.  Yep, 12 years ago today my sweet little nephew Levi the Bevi
was born.   He was one skinny ugly reddish little baby. 
He's a rather handsome young lad now.  I'm glad he grew out of
that 'starving rat' look.

By the way, Coie's birthday is this Sunday.  She has the nerve to be turning SEVENTEEN.  The ungrateful ingrate.

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  1. javamamma said,

    on February 14th, 2006 at 4:36 pm

    ditto here

    Our house is running in the 80’s right now – fireplace and corn stove – yikes! But tomorrow the weather should be the type that we will enjoy having a warm home! Ya know, a decorating party sounds fun but I’ll skip the puppy thing -didn’t you see the dog hair left in our new home by the previous owner. Oh, and the smell would have cured any of you pet owners! Thank God for weather sealer!

  2. Molly at ChoosingHome said,

    on February 14th, 2006 at 4:45 pm

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    I’m glad to here you’ve repented.


  3. CAgirlwithasoutherndrawl said,

    on February 14th, 2006 at 5:23 pm

    You're gonna be impeached now.

    Cardboard hearts and a Valentine’s Day lunch? Yep, I say that is definitely grounds for impeachment.



    on February 14th, 2006 at 6:00 pm

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    Well well if you don’t do something around that new house.

    I’m sure the family is mighty happy today.

    I let the kiddos make cookies and we dipped strawberries in choclate.

    We also ordered pizza out. It was a lazy day here — I liked it!


  5. drewsfamilytx said,

    on February 14th, 2006 at 6:04 pm

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    Now remember, these trivial little valentiney things that you did CAN be used in your favor. You can now rest on your cheap laurels of empty cardboard hearts for at least a couple of days!

    Mom, can you make us lunch today?

    Oh no, sweetheart, remember I made you lunch yesterday. Now run along and play.

    Mom, can we have some dessert? Oh no, sweetheart, I gave you that lovely little box of candy five days ago, have you already forgotten? (kiss, kiss)
    and send them on their way!

    So if Gena loves ya so much what did she get you for V-day?



  6. iluvtheland said,

    on February 14th, 2006 at 8:05 pm

    rambling thoughts on your post

    My in-laws have wood heat, and I am always roasting over there. It gets SO HOT!!! I have learned to wear summer type clothes when we go there for Christmas and Thanksgiving, and we live in OH!! To top it off, my fil loves it extra warm to start with. I sweat just thinking about it…

    The best thing that happened on Valentines Day for me was finding out that I was pregnant with my first daughter on Valentines Day 32 years ago….and, yes, I am aware that that makes me very, very old, as dd already informed me today…LOL. She is the beautiful blonde in the picture of my wonderful kids on my blog. Her little girl is very blonde just like her momma.

    As for Coie turning 17….my ds BJ is going to turn 18 in April, and he’s my BABY!!! How do these kids grow up so very fast??? I wanted to keep my youngest little forever….tried the bricks on the head, and every other trick I could think of, but nothing worked. He’s now 6’2″ and still growing up on me, and will be starting college classes in the fall.

    I won’t have any kids at home full-time anymore then. Can I borrow some of yours??? Or would I have to settle for some of your sister’s puppies??? This place will sure be empty.


  7. eyecorn said,

    on February 14th, 2006 at 9:50 pm

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    17? My, oh my, doesn’t the time fly??? I’ll probably cry when my first turns 17….I blubbered with the pacifiers had to go, cried puddles when the crib went up in the attic.

    So, will there be chocoloage cake with yummy gooey icing and real ice cream for you skinny minnies who really don’t need to be dieting??? I’m plotting my victory in this weight loss deal, I mean challenge, oh, yeah, support group.

    Congratulations on the cardboard box valentine candy. I knew we anti-gushy-ushy-mushy Valentine types couldn’t completely boycott…I tried to, but I relented and bought light up ring pops and chocolate for everyone.

  8. TC said,

    on February 14th, 2006 at 10:32 pm

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    Umm, on the woodstove thing. You *do* know that if you stop filling it with wood, it will cool down, right?

  9. KarenW said,

    on February 14th, 2006 at 11:25 pm

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    In case I forget to say it sunday, happy birthday to coie. My kids won’t stop growing up either….

  10. danib said,

    on February 15th, 2006 at 1:20 am

    anti-cupid club taking nominations for new leader

    Thank you, Annemarie — I was feeling a bit betrayed for a moment there. I actually did absolutely nothing Valentinish, except kiss my hubby and my “baby” — and that’s the best thing I can do any and every day!

    But in defense of Jen and “eyecandy,” I did let my daughter do heart “people” with accordion legs about ten days ago. I just count it as “historical art” — how many centuries have kids been making those awful things?


  11. Leigh2 said,

    on February 15th, 2006 at 7:43 am

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    I am impressed with your Valentine efforts. My family got candy and a “Happy Valentine’s Day!”, but that’s about it. I am reading all of these blogs and now I have guilt. So many great ideas, and I have to wait until next year to use them! :o)

  12. quietcajun said,

    on February 15th, 2006 at 12:30 pm

    Wow… bad parenting alert!

    If you don’t want Coie to turn 17… just tell her she may not! Haven’t you ever read DARE TO DISCIPLINE???? Get a spine, JenIg!!!! LOL!

  13. DandelionSeeds said,

    on February 15th, 2006 at 1:47 pm

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    I’m SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO proud of you… don’t forget to stop by my blog later to hear all about my day yesterday… and everything you’ll be doing cuz it’s just too great not to! as;ldkfjs;dlfkja;sdflkjas;dlkfj (Benefits are VERY rewarding I might add!)

    Love ya,


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