Jenster’s Log

Jenster’s Log
2008 February 29

1400 hrs – Pick offspring up from educational establishments and deliver them to designated launching site.

1430 hrs – Chat with several friends who, upon hearing I was not only void of children but husband as well, turn a visible green. Enjoy the smug feeling more than is acceptable.

1530 hrs – Stop at the grocery store for mostly healthy consumables.

1600 hrs – Put away the less than healthy consumables purchased at grocery store. Determine it’s too early for a glass of wine so opt for a diet soda and salt and vinegar chips.

I realize it was 5:00 somewhere, but being all alone and drinking in the afternoon seemed so wrong.

1615 hrs – Catch up on emails, blogs and message boards.

1815 hrs – Contact spouse. Glad he made it to his brother’s house and enjoys the twins. Talk with the twins. They don’t talk back.. Give appropriate affection responses to spouse.

1830 hrs – Change into jammies. Pour a glass of wine to go along with dinner of feta stuffed olives, flour tortillas and spinach dip.

1845 hrs – Enjoy dinner. Finish up on computer.

1930 hrs – Watch Becoming Jane. Already congested so determine not to cry and end up more stuffed up.

2200 hrs – Mull over movie while aimlessly scrolling through TV channels. Take ice cream out of freezer to soften a little.

2300 hrs – Chat on-line with Sing4Joy and His Girl. Laugh hysterically.

2345 hrs – Remember ice cream on counter. Say goodbye to the girls.

2400 hrs – Drink milk shake. Play on computer.

0100 hrs – Head upstairs for bed.

0130 hrs – Turn off light.


Jenster’s Log
2008 March 1

0930 hrs – Get out of bed. Start coffee. Watch Clean Sweep. Play on computer.

1045 hrs – Read Bible. Drink coffee.

1100 hrs – Eat everything bagel with cream cheese while watching Session 7 of Beth Moore’s Daniel.

1230 hrs – Write a post about today’s Daniel session.

1300 hrs – Contemplate staying in jammies all day. Realize this is not an option because a Netflix movie must be retrieved from mail box. Head upstairs for shower.

1415 hrs – Receive phone call from spousal unit. Enjoy the chat, though it makes me miss him. Not good as this weekend is all about my enjoyment.

1430 hrs – Check emails and visit a few blogs. Get mail. Start a load of laundry and prepare a lunch of chef salad with a bottle of lemon water.

1500 hrs – Eat lunch while watching Elizabeth: The Golden Age.

1700 hrs – Watch “The Making of Elizabeth: The Golden Age”. Fascinating. Sniff polish remover in an effort to open nasal passages. Seems to work.

1800 hrs – Read Written in Silk.

2000 hrs – Eat dinner, watch something mindless on TV and play on the computer.

2100 hrs – Continue to watch mindless TV. Paint toenails. Consider sniffing polish remover again, but decide breathing isn’t worth the burning sensation.

2230 hrs – Eat ice cream. Watch HGTV. Fantasize about several home improvement projects.

2330 hrs – Watch Saturday Night Live in bedroom.

0100 hrs – Turn off TV and lights.


Jenster’s Log
2008 March 2

0800 hrs – Receive courtesy wake up call from girl child. Smile. A lot.

0815 hrs – Make coffee. Read bible. Play on computer and watch Good Morning America.

0930 hrs – Eat breakfast of everything bagel with cream cheese and another cup of coffee. Peruse Springhill Nurseries catalog. Wish flowers in my care didn’t always die.

1000 hrs – Shower and get ready for late service at church. Spawn scheduled to arrive at designated landing location (church) before service. Smile. A lot.

1100 hrs – Leave for church.

1130 hrs – New ETA of 1230 hours. Worship.

1230 hrs – Transportation vehicles arrive as scheduled. Children tired and cranky. Happy to see them.

1300 hrs – Eat lunch with kids while listening to stories about the weekend. Smile. A lot.

1400 hrs – Children off to take showers. Receive phone call from spousal unit. Miss him. Wish he was home.

1500 hrs – Everyone hygienic. Plan is to lay around the rest of the day, watching mindless TV or agreed upon movie, possibly sleeping in the process.


  1. Gretchen on March 2, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Sometimes I feel like such a slacker for Sundays like these, so it’s nice to know that the Jenster family veges in front of the tube together, too. I’m glad you had a wonderful weekend of you to fill your tank. Blessings on the fam this week, and I hope your nipples are doing well. xxxooogretchen

  2. His Girl on March 2, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    sounds like a fabulous time. glad we got to join in the fun!!!Hope your time with the kids home is wonderful, and hope to catch you online again soon!

  3. Jenster on March 2, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Gretchen – the kids got about 7 hours of sleep for the entire weekend so they fell asleep on the couch/love seat. So I decided to take a little snooze myself. :o)The nipples are fine. Thanks for asking.HisGirl – I thoroughly enjoyed the chat!!

  4. beans on March 2, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    Did I miss something about the nipples? . . . this seems like something i would have remembered . .though my head is filled with mass quantities of snot . . .anything is possible. are they still there? oh, are you a special feature watcher on dvd’s? i love them and DP doesn’t . . .oh well.

  5. Eileen on March 2, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    Sounds like the perfect weekend to me. Mellow, fun food, books, computer, friends and mostly all ME time. What I wouldn’t give for a weekend like that!! Glad you had a restful, mellow time because you deserved it. Sounds like you got some good stuff in too. I would have loved to seen those movies on Elizabeth!!!Have a great week!XOXO

  6. Lynilu on March 3, 2008 at 12:35 am

    Wonderful weekend, even with the salt hangover! It does everyone good to have a over-indulging weekend once in a while. Good for you! And good having the bambinos home again. 🙂

  7. KT on March 3, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Jen, your weekend sounded wonderful. I know you must feel so refreshed. And the happy ending, to see your kids (cranky or otherwise, they’re still sweet)!Have a great Monday, Katie

  8. Swishy on March 3, 2008 at 1:05 pm


  9. The Daily "B" on March 3, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Weekend sounded so wonderful!My Sundays are usually pretty laid back nowadays, we used to have a morning and night service, but right now were only have a night service. My Sunday mornings are sooo wonderful! Sit and relax before church on Sunday night… loving it!

  10. Tanya on March 3, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    That sounds like a great weekend. Resting, Ice Cream, blogging, reading, movie watching, eating. Lucky.:)

  11. Shauna on March 3, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Oooh, sounds divine! The perfect weekend.

  12. SweetAnnee on March 3, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Jen..sounds like a much needed weekend.Hope you enjoyed it , and the over indulging isn’t toohard on you. We ALL need to do that sometimes.fondly, deena

  13. radioactive girl on March 4, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    What a wonderful weekend! I am insanely jealous!

  14. Sherry ~ Cherie ~ ms. herbes de provence on March 5, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    What a wonderful, glorious weekend! It sounds like it was well worth the “hangover” Jen!!

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