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Month: November 2003

Top 5 List

Top 5 List

Jenn’s Top 5 List of Things I Learned at the Flying Saucer (because it is late and I am too tired to do a top 10 list)

5. Houston has some pretty fabulous female bloggers!

4. The pictures you’ve seen of these ladies online do not do them justice to how pretty they are in real life.

3. My husband has been holding out on the good beer for way too long.

2. Not only did no one know my husband’s name, they are still not sure if they can use it. wink

1. Never challenge me. I won’t back down. (Right, Peter?)

I had a lot of fun, ladies (and gentlemen who were brave enough to join us!) Thank you for meeting with me. I will post more when I get a chance to get my pictures uploaded.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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So thankful

So thankful

I wanted to take the time today to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! I started to write individual thank you messages to those of you who I wanted to give a shout out to, but I realized: that’s all of you. I wouldn’t want to accidentally leave someone out and have them think for an instant that I am not thankful for them as well. I truly am thankful for each of you.

For those of you who take the time to comment here.

For each of you who email me when something I write touched you or made you laugh.

For each of you who just come here to read what I have to say. Even if you don’t comment, I am so glad you come to read this.

For each of you who have blogs and give me hours (probably more hours than I can spare) of entertainment. Thank you.

With everything in my life seeingly upside down, I cannot put into words what it means to me to get such support from people who don’t know me. (Although< I love getting to know you all better every day.) You all are the bestest! I am thankful for my wonderful husband who has stood by me for nearly 18 years through some of the best and worst times of my life. For being my best friend through it all. For making me laugh and laughing with me (and sometimes at me) for so many years. For being everything a man should be and helping me to become everything I can be. I am thankful for Kidlet Sr. who never ceases to amaze me with the way he is growing up and showing what a wonderful young man he is becoming and for using that smart mind he has for such good things. I am thankful for Kidlet Jr. whose creativity is amazing to see develop. In my mind he is still my baby boy, but I see him growing up to be one of the kindest, most loving people I have ever met. I so thoroughly enjoy watching his creative side burst forth this year. (Look out for this one. You will see him on stage or in print in the future. Mark my words on that one!) And I am thankful for Little Diva whose spirit and energy are matched by none. She is all of the best parts of us wrapped into one beautiful package. I am still amazed that we have her in our lives. She is the best unexpected blessing to come into our lives. Watching her grow up is so much fun. All of my family fills my heart with more joy than I could ever express! Thank you for letting me share them with you. Sometimes I know that Mommy/Wife brags can be a lot to handle on a full stomach, but I appreciate your willingness to let me share them with you and your kindness in getting to know them. So, when it is all said and done remember this: You, too, are cared about. I care about you. I am thankful for YOU.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Look out Houston!

Look out Houston!

First. Wow! Your support for me over my entry yesterday was amazing. It meant so much to me. I had no idea that you all cared so much about the fact that I had gone (hypothetically) 17 years without farting in front of my man.

Okay, seriously, thanks for so many kind words about our predicament over having to move. My heart was breaking and I was feeling so alone, but with all of your sweet words and kindness, you really helped me. Thank you so much! Really.

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Blogging: Is it genetic?

Blogging: Is it genetic?

Nature or nurture?

Imitation is the highest form of flattery?

Monkey see, Monkey do?

Take your pick of you favorite reasoning if you want to. The point is…

Kidlet Sr has decided that he wants to start a blog, too. I told him that I would stay away from his if he stayed away from mine. *grin*

So why don’t you hop on over there and say howdy to my guy. He’s 10 years old and would feel ever so special. Thanks!

Feel free to tell him to clean his room, do his homework or brush his teeth if you want to. I mean, hey, if I am going to send traffic his way, the least I could do is get some back up parental coaxings. wink

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Jumping

Jumping

If you listen to the newscasters or read the paper or even get your news online, it seems that “they” are trying to tell us that the economy is improving and the unemployment rate is dropping (more people are getting jobs!). Okay, so can “they” please tell me where “they” live. Because here, I am seeing friends continually getting laid off. I have friends who still can’t find jobs. I have a husband who has done everything he can to get a job and it just isn’t happening. We are now running into the whole “you’ve been out of the field for too long” song and dance. Ya think? You think that you are telling us something new. You mean, two years of unemployment is a long time??! Thanks there, Mr H.R. Then Why The Hell Did You Interview Him In The First Place Buttmunch. (Do you sense some hostility? Nay, I didn’t think you would.)

So, at any rate, I ask you…do you feel secure in our economy? Are you sure that things are so great that you aren’t the next one to go?

Yeah. I didn’t think so with that either. Bottom line it sucks.

With that rant out of the way, I will tell you more about what is going on here. It is hard to write and isn’t my smart ass self that you may be used to. Just fair warning. But don’t worry, I will find you some amusing antectdote later and post it. Deal? Okay.

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Hypothetically…

Hypothetically…

A bit of morning advice for you (hypothetically speaking, of course)

Let’s say that you’ve been with a person for over 17 and a half years. And let’s say that you’ve never farted in front of them before. And oh, I don’t know, you think you’re alone in the room. Let’s just say it might be best if perhaps you check the room just one more time before you let one rip.

I’m just speaking hypothetically, of course.

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