Happy Friday!!

Friday means I get to sleep in as late as I want to tomorrow. I’ve been so tired lately that I may just stay in bed until lunch. Probably not, but just knowing I can makes me nigh giddy.

Friday also means that I get to meet with my Homies. I adore that about Fridays because I love my Homies. A few of them weren’t able to make it this morning and I missed them, but I was sure happy to be with the ones who were there.

We’re doing Beth Moore’s study on the book of Daniel and it’s some powerful stuff. I find it interesting because several years ago I wrote a play for VBS on the book of Daniel. I read the entire book a few times and then each chapter numerous times as I wrote each scene. It’s fair to say I have a pretty decent knowledge of the whole book. But Beth Moore digs deep and reveals fascinating tidbits that writing a children’s play just doesn’t uncover.


I’m sick again. Not terribly so, but enough to be exhausted and feel a bit icky. No worries, though. As I said above, I get to sleep in tomorrow morning. And if I do nothing more than lay on the couch all day after that then no biggy.


Katie tried out for the school play and made it. We don’t know what part she has, but the play is the comedy Lagooned. Here’s a synopsis:

Just sit right down and enjoy a tale – a tale that combines parts of Fantasy Island, Treasure Island, and Gilligan’s Island. Now you’ve got some idea of what’s in store when you’re lagooned. In this sequel to Tim Kelly’s ever popular play, “Don’t Rock the Boat,” some favorite characters do their best to survive on a weird atoll in the South Pacific, the home of cannibals, jungle drums, and nasty wildlife including a gorilla! They don’t realize the island is actually part of Fantasy Tours, an organization that stages shipwrecks for clients willing to pay the price. The phony natives think the ship’s loonies are customers and the loonies think the natives are genuine. Naturally, when the belching volcano demands a bride, the hilarity explodes! Oh, yeah, the U.S. Navy has mistakenly designated the island for target practice!

Looks fun, doesn’t it??


THIS JUST IN – Katie is watching Everyday Italian and Giada De Laurentiis throws in a “tablespoon” of butter. I made the comment that it was more than just a tablespoon and Katie says, “Mom, it’s an Italian tablespoon. And not only that, but you know how the camera adds 10 pounds.” The silly girl makes my heart smile.


The silly girl also frustrates me. Did you know that 13-year-olds know much more about applying makeup than middle aged women? Yeah. I’m not lying. Just ask Katie.


Taylor is off having an airsoft battle with three other 10th grade boys who think it’s fun to be shot by little plastic b.b.s. Katie is going to a dance at school and then coming home with three other girls for a sleep over. Todd and I are probably going to watch more of season 1 of the Gilmore Girls tonight. It doesn’t get more exciting than that!


  1. His Girl on February 9, 2008 at 1:24 am

    i am so bummed that you are sick again! i am glad you’re not to sick to blog, cause i’m all the way loving what you have to say, every single time.should i give up on the lake perris story, by the way?

  2. Sing4joy on February 9, 2008 at 1:30 am

    eh hem. I wasn’t going to mention Lake Perris at all. I was going to talk prose and pomp and circumstance. But now I am distracted by the ever-more-romantic-growing-blog-that-may-never-be. I love Saturday sleep-ins too. And Sunday sleep-ins. really…all-days-that-end-in-day-sleep-ins are good.

  3. Lynilu on February 9, 2008 at 5:14 am

    Darn, I’m sorry to hear you’re sick again. After last week, I certainly empathize with you. Take it easy and let your body get the rest. :’)You DIDN’T know that about Italian butter? Where have you been?? Katie sound like a fun kid. Give her a hug from me for making you smile.

  4. Jenster on February 9, 2008 at 9:24 am

    Okay, you two. I’ve got the Lake Perris story written out for the most part. It needs some tweaking. You silly girls. :o)Lynilu – I’m not any kind of sick like you were. At all. Just annoyingly so. And I had no idea that an Italian tablespoon was bigger than an American one. She is a fun kid. Mostly…

  5. Eileen on February 9, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    Sorry your not feeling well. I am feeling pretty crummy myself. I think it is from working with kids all day, but you would think we would be more immune to it!! I too am going to rest most of the day. I think it is great that Katie is doing the play. I hope the rehearsals don’t get too crazy!!I understand about the make up. Times that by 3 around here. It just makes me laugh. I have very little interest in it myself, just the very basics. The girls are totally the opposite. I was trying to think if I was like that as a teen.Enjoy your night with hubby. Feel better!

  6. creative-type dad on February 9, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    “…parts of Fantasy Island” Cool! Is there a midget? Just wondering…Hope you get better.

  7. The Daily "B" on February 9, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    aw, sorry your under the weather. Sleeping in sounds wonderful! I wasn’t able to catch extra z’s this morning, I had to head off to workm, ugh, and then cook for a party.That play sounds great, maybe you can post some video of Katie once it’s over??

  8. Jaime on February 9, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    hey there….thanks for the nice comment on my blog! 🙂 totally needed that encouragement! (although I am not really sure why you were impressed – I feel like I am far from impressive!). Hope all is well!

  9. Becky on February 10, 2008 at 1:33 am

    Hope you’re feeling better soon!Hopefully the airsoft war is outside~ we learned the hard way that they leave tiny concave depressions in the venetian blinds.And the very idea of sleep makes me feel giddy, too! (I think I’m going to go to bed early and sleep until the last minute before Church tomorrow! WOOHOOO!

  10. Trish on February 10, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    LOL “Italian Tablespoon” I love they think.

  11. lahdeedah on February 10, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    Hope you’re still sleeping in, Jen. Feel better!

  12. Jodi_Lee on February 10, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    An Italian tablespoon — i’m gonna use that! LOL Beth Moore has the gift of Bible teaching. I have done her Breaking Free Bible study and read her book “When Godly People Do UnGodly Things.” Powerful stuff!

  13. Swishy on February 11, 2008 at 12:35 am

    Feel better!!!Katie is so cute 🙂

  14. Gretchen on February 11, 2008 at 12:46 am

    Jenster, it seems to me that you are all about living on the edge, what with the Gilmore Girls and the wild sleep over. :)Us, too. We are weekend nappers, come what may. Especially if I sing on worship team. Exhausting. Sort of like running in a triathalon. Well, only if I kneel, but still…I hope you got lots of good sleep and that your weekend was enough to get you through the next 5 days.

  15. Tanya on February 11, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Italian people have smaller tablespoons? Weird. They have larger shoe sizes. I think she made it up. ;)I really wish I could get ship-wrecked, that would be a nice survivor-style vacation.

  16. Sherry on February 13, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    10th grade boys are scary — I lived through it once and I’ve got one there right now!!

  17. Jodi_Lee on February 27, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Guess what I bought today?? Beth Moore’s Bible study on David. What a beautiful book it comes in. 🙂

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