Speaking of Random…

For the last couple of days I’ve been thinking about various posts to write, however, when I actually try to type something I come up empty. Sometimes that happens when I think too much. Which is why I prefer to think as little as possible. So I’m going to try a “stream of consciousness” post – just typing up whatever comes to mind.

I had Home Team at my house Friday. Todd calls them my Big Homies since I call the teen girls my Little Homies. I don’t particularly like to be called “Big” anything, thank you very much. Unfortunately my mistake was showing my indignation instead of just ignoring him because now he will forever call us Big Homies. Sorry Ladies.

Speaking of my Homies (NOT Big Homies), I’m not much of a cream in my coffee kinda gal, but some of the women like it so I bought some at the store. I picked up regular Coffee Mate and decided to give Italian Sweet Cream a try. What a discovery! Doesn’t it look good? That’s Beth Coffee right there! It’s very much like putting sweetened condensed milk in your coffee only better. When you open up a can of the sweetened condensed milk you end up eating what’s left with a spoon so I think the creamer is probably a healthier choice.

Speaking of coffee, my Mr. Coffee broke a couple of weeks ago. It was a bad morning at the Jenster household. Bad. Thankfully Mr. Jenster has a keen sense of survival because he ran to Wawa to get me a large cuppa joe and then he told me no more cheap coffee pots because I go through them like water through a seive. So we went to Kohl’s and bought the coolest coffee maker. It’s a Cuisinart with a reservoir instead of a carafe so you place your cup on the X and gently push the lever, causing a stream of liquid gold to dispense until you let go. Fun stuff. If you’re using a dark cup, however, it’s hard to see the coffee and it’s easy to overfill. Still, it’s worth it just for the fun of it.

Speaking of fun, my mom and dad are flying in from Little Rock on Wednesday and we’re all quite excited around here. It will be great to spend Thanksgiving with them and have two more mouths to help eat the enormous amounts of food I’ll end up making. Not only that, but mom will make the pumpkin pie so that’s a bonus. Then there’s the ironing which always seems to get caught up when she’s been visiting. Amazing, that. I’m anxious to see how Sookie will feel about her Oma and Papa.

Speaking of Sookie, she’s such a puppy. Which is really cute except when it’s not. Like when she comes running in the house with muddy paws and won’t stop to let us clean them off. Or when she steals socks and gloves and pieces of paper and then runs outside with them. Or when we’re trying to watch a movie and she decides it’s time to play.

Speaking of movies, when the new Indiana Jones movie was released on DVD the cost at Target was $14.99 for about three days so I snatched it up. I had been looking forward to the movie ever since I heard they were making it, but we didn’t get to see it in the theater. We were like in Hawaii or something.

It used to be so easy to plan a family night, but it has taken us until this afternoon when all four of us were here for the length of time it would take to watch it. So we made a day of it. Lunch at Applebee’s and then we came home to watch the movie. Todd took Balto for a walk in the frozen tundra (it was cold and veeeery windy today) to wear her out while I got my comfy sweats on. We all converged in the family room and settled in to watch the movie.

Harrison Ford is old now and Sean Connery’s presence was definitely missing. It wasn’t as good as the first or third Indy movies – I don’t even consider the second -but it was a ton of fun. And it was just nice to be a family again even if it was just for a little while! Before long it was time to take the kids to Youth Group.

Speaking of Youth Group — I got nuthin’. I guess it’s time to end this post so Adios Muchachos!!


  1. Becky on November 17, 2008 at 12:06 am

    Love your stream of consciousness, lol. And yeah, ix-nay on the ig-bay. The creamer sound yummo, too.

  2. Lynilu on November 17, 2008 at 12:09 am

    OH, does the coffee stay hot in the reservoir? If so, I want one! My Cuisinart with an insulated carafe does well at keeping it warm for a while, but I like to sip throughout the day. And that creamer sounds good! Yum!Good weekend!

  3. susan on November 17, 2008 at 1:00 am

    I got the talk about no more cheap coffee pots a year or so again. But my super duper coffee pot doesn’t have a cool despenser. I think I’m a bit jealous!

  4. Lori on November 17, 2008 at 1:22 am

    That coffeemate looks yummy! And I’m getting inspired to get that coffeemaker I’ve seen that brews a single cup into the travelmug. I drink unleaded, and Bob hijacks the coffeemaker for his 2 cups of regular each morning.As for Sookie, yeah… a couple years more of puppyhood. Enjoy 🙂

  5. Sing4joy on November 17, 2008 at 9:30 am

    what a way to start my day! I felt the same way about the Indy movie too. Whattayagonnado? Glad you decided to go stream of consciousness rather than nothing at all!

  6. Angry Woman on November 17, 2008 at 10:38 am

    That’s so funny, I wanted the same coffeemaker too. I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one who found the new Indy movie to be disappointing. It didn’t seem as much fun as the older movies. I really hate to say this, Harrison Ford needs to hang up his fedora and call it a day.

  7. Gretchen on November 17, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    Big Homies? Harumph. I thought I liked Todd, but I’m not so sure now…He’s got some redeeming to do. The coffee maker is only part of it…I hear you on the Sookster. Annie’s latest craze is dirty washcloths (which are in a pile in my laundry room until they make a load). Note to self: shut all doors. Agree completely re: the Indy Movie. Fun, but c’mon now…time for the changing of the guard. Still, did my heart good to see him and Marion make it legal. Have a great week.

  8. Suzanne on November 18, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Lovely random post! And what Becky said.. 🙂

  9. The Daily Bee on November 18, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    I always like random post. A little piece of everything.Very cool coffee maker. Can you believe that it’s time for Thanksgiving already? Sounds like your house will be smelling of pumpkin and nicely pressed.

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