My Behind is Getting Bigger

Meaning I’m getting more and more behind.

On my posts. Though after the last couple of weeks I’m probably getting more and more behind on me. But that’s another subject for another day.

I desperately need to finish my Rhode Island post. It would make a great novel. You know, love, wedding, coffee shop and dramatic ending. Could be the next great American short story. (how’s that for a teaser???)

I never did go back to bed Friday. I fell asleep in the chair a little after 10:00 and Todd called and woke me up a little before 11:00. Good thing, too, because I had to wake up for my interview.

Taylor’s girlfriend won the regional homerun derby for her division a month or so ago and yesterday she got to participate in the Eastern Pennsylvania Homerun Derby at Citizens Bank Field where the Phillie’s play. Her parents were able to get a good deal on tickets for the Phillies’ game later in the day so we bought four. We were there at 8:30 to watch the derby and then played around for a while before the game started. It was a great game, too!

Kristen was the first in her division to bat and she missed placing by one point. She probably would have placed if she hadn’t batted first because they were still adjusting the pitching machine and it threw her off. Still she did wonderful and it was a lot of fun to watch.

Check this out. A 15-year-old boy jacked the baseball out of the park. FIFTEEN! If that’s not impressive I don’t know what is!

Yesterday was also Todd’s birthday. When Kristen’s mom found out she asked if he would be okay spending the entire day at the ballpark on his birthday. Psssh, yaaaah. It’s his most favorite place to be. It’s his Paradise, his Mecca, his Disneyland.

Not only were we at the ballpark all day, but it was hot and humid. By the time we got home last night we were all whooped. On the answering machine was a message saying I had gotten the job and they’d like me to show up this morning at 8:30.

So guess what I’m doing. I’m a teacher’s assistant to ten 2-year-olds. I’ve decided this is going to be better than joining a gym. I had quite a work out in the 2 ½ hours the kids were there. Then I went grocery shopping, came home, baked a four-layer chocolate cake and cooked a big dinner. Well, not so big a dinner. It just seemed big because I’ve gotten very lax about cooking dinner. Now we’re getting ready to watch Wild Hogs.

In response to comments on the previous blog:

* I’m sorry for those of you who now have the song which shall remain nameless stuck in your head.

* I was on Lunesta for about two years and went off it a few months ago. I sleep fine when it’s not hot and another week or two and it should start cooling off.

* I’ve never heard of a toonie before, but I like the way it sounds.

* I’m happy to know others share the book obsession with me. Hello. I’m Jenster and I’m a bookaholic.

* I hope the Farmer’s Almanac is spot on!

* I seriously didn’t think there was a female over the age of 25 who hadn’t seen Steel Magnolias. Are you over 25, Swishy??

* May nobody who reads this blog ever get an infected “them”.

* I was entering the last book in my book log and realized I read TWO books in August. Go me.

* If I had made the kids a big breakfast for no apparent reason they would be traumatized.

* It’s September. There’s no way for me to make up my chances for Mother of the Year. I have no reason to even try. And really it’s much more fun to embarrass, annoy and freak out the kids anyway.

* Todd and several other people aren’t on my sidebar. I haven’t been very good about updating my blog and I apologize because I have a bunch of great blogs to add. So I will make that a goal – for the week? Or maybe the month. Definitely by the end of the year!

* I’ve also been pretty bad about visiting my blog buddies and replying to my emails the last week or so. I apologize and hope to figure out some sort of system for getting all my computer playing in on a regular basis.

Just like Paul Harvey, I’ll get to the rest of the story in the next day or two. Promise!!


  1. Becky on September 10, 2007 at 10:21 pm

    Congrats on the job, Jenster! Sounds like you’ll be one busy gal! I’m looking forward to seeing more on your travels, since my own travels have been very limited this past year (well, since Judah began walking)…I must admit I’m shamelessly living vicariously through you where travels are concerned.Oh, and I thought of a good Movie for you all that will get a DIFFERENT song stuck in your head…Music & Lyrics (with Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant). I couldn’t get those fake 1980’s songs out of my head for DAYS, lol!

  2. In-Between Panic Attacks on September 10, 2007 at 10:49 pm

    Geez.. you aren’t busy or anything, you have no excuses to get behind on blogging!!!! WAHH! Swishy hasn’t seen Steel Magnolias? Seriously? That’s un-american. I like winter too… and I love the fall here. I get the love of cooling off. Glad you are happily busy, and always nice to catch up with ya.

  3. Swishy on September 10, 2007 at 11:03 pm

    Sadly, I AM over 25. I need to get on it and finally rent it this weekend, huh? 🙂

  4. Gretchen on September 10, 2007 at 11:15 pm

    Hey Jenster. Slacker babe. :)Enjoy the new jobster and the new booksters, and updating your blogster. xxxooogretchenP.S. That was all just random. Bet you couldn’t tell. I’m taking medication for it.

  5. April on September 11, 2007 at 12:01 am

    Jenster, I love you. You are so much fun! Will you still be my friend when you make it on the Oprah Winfrey show? You really deserve an award for the most entertaining blog. Thanks for all the laughs, friend.

  6. Rosie on September 11, 2007 at 12:33 am

    TEN 2-year olds? God bless you Jen. I don’t think I could do it. Can’t wait to hear stories about the little darlings.

  7. Jenster on September 11, 2007 at 7:32 am

    Becky – if you would like to send me money and fund my trips I’ll take as many as you’d like me to. Also, that’s one of the cutest movies. :o)IBPA – Good to see you!! I think Swishy should watch Steel Magnolias and then give us a review on her blog. As seen through the eyes of Swishy…Swishy – Seriously!Gretchster – Do you have any to share??April – You make me giggle!! Thank you, Hon, but obviously you need to be reading more blogs. LOLRosie – Thankfully I’m not alone! My mom was a preschool teacher for years and some of her stories were hysterical. I’m hoping for some like that.

  8. CindyS on September 11, 2007 at 8:14 am

    Congrats on the job! Me thinks you have way too much energy to consider running with kids!CindyS

  9. Monnik on September 11, 2007 at 9:05 am

    Wow – ten 2 year olds. You are awesome. Those kids are lucky, lucky to have you helping out with their class. Can’t wait to hear about the trip… No pressure, though. 🙂

  10. Angry Woman on September 11, 2007 at 11:10 am

    Congrats on the new job!

  11. Angry Woman on September 11, 2007 at 11:11 am

    Swishy,Don’t feel bad, I’m over 25 and I STILL haven’t seen Steel Magnolias.

  12. Jen on September 11, 2007 at 12:23 pm

    Congrats on the job Jen! I have actually done the job you will be doing. I will be praying for you my friend 🙂

  13. radioactive girl on September 11, 2007 at 12:51 pm

    Congratulations on the job! How exciting and fun!

  14. Lynilu on September 11, 2007 at 1:08 pm

    Welllll. that opening line is an attention getter!!! Congratulations on the job. 2 yr olds are so much fun. And so much trouble. And will keep you busy. Good choice, cause you’ll get the exercise AND get paid!! Yay!

  15. Em on September 11, 2007 at 2:52 pm

    You got a lot of info into this post! I think I just saw your behind shrink a size or two!

  16. Bookwormom on September 11, 2007 at 9:05 pm

    Congratulations on the new job! Does this mean extra treats at Starbucks now that you’re a working woman? LOL Have fun!

  17. Travis Erwin on September 12, 2007 at 4:59 pm

    Great summary of comments and I am eager to hear the rest of the story.

  18. Sandy on September 12, 2007 at 7:38 pm

    Whew! That first line got me worried! ha.Just checking in to say hi, had a few minutes of blog reading :)Sandy

  19. Jenny from Chicago on September 12, 2007 at 9:49 pm

    At least your posts are worth the wait…I always feel like my readers are a little disappointed after a long absence…

  20. Barb on September 12, 2007 at 11:46 pm

    There’s more to the story?!? :o0

  21. susan on September 13, 2007 at 9:32 am

    Congrats on the job. That’s a fun age…for the most part.I’m glad to see that I’m not the only one that hasn’t seen Steel Magnolias. I was getting worried as I am just a bit over 25 😉

  22. Eileen on September 13, 2007 at 9:50 pm

    Wow, 2 year olds! Now that is an active and tiring job! Congrats. and I hope you love it. I think you would be a great teacher or teaching assistant, so I am glad you are trying this out. Let us know how it goes. The school environment can be a really nice one, family like, I hope yours is like that. More importantly, I hope you like the head teacher in the room.Take care of yourself my friend! Don’t stress about the blog backlog, I think a lot of us are in that funk, call it back to school time.XOXO

  23. D.O.M. Dan on September 13, 2007 at 10:48 pm

    I’m behind on blogging too, but I’m glad I made the time to stop by yours. I agree, it is impressive to be able to hit that far. When I was 15, I was lucky to hit it out of the infield. Congrats on the job. Good luck.

  24. Lynilu on September 15, 2007 at 11:03 am

    OK, now … it has been 5 days since we heard from you! F.I.V.E. I understand you need time for family and the job, but F.I.V.E silent days???No, it’s OK, you’re just missed. 🙂

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