Archive for August 2011

She Said…

Katie: My friend ____ has a Phanatic pillow pet. Me: Cool. We should totally get one of those Phillies Phanatic pillow pets we saw at Bed, Bath and Beyond for Dad’s birthday! Katie: Um, that’s what I said she had! Me: Oh! I thought you said “banana pillow pet” and I just played along because…

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Goodnight, Irene

So here’s how the whole Madame Irene thing went down in Casa de Jenster Saturday night. We had wind and rain and rain and wind and then we found out there was a tornado warning in our area so Katie and I decided to take advantage of the basement. After all, we lived near Tornado…

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Hello, Irene

Yesterday I went to the grocery store and bought essential non-perishables – soda, chips and DoubleStuf Oreos. The majority of my local community decided to shop at the same time. I intensely dislike grocery shopping on a good day. I thoroughly loathe grocery shopping right before a natural disaster. But shop I did. It’s nearly…

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To Sleep or Not To Sleep

A couple of months ago I wrote this hopeful post – Maybe, Just Maybe, listing all the ways a CPAP might make my life better. Well, here’s the thing… I had my original sleep study in July. Holy moly, is all I’m gonna say. Oh, who am I kidding? I have much more to say…

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No More Camp

Taylor left for his sophomore year of college last week. I was happy to see him go. Psych! I wasn’t happy to see him go, though I was much better about it than I was last year. If you’ll recall, last year I told everybody he was going to camp. That seemed so much more……

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The Missionary Returns

I’m about a week late and several dollars short, but I suppose better late than never. Katie had a great, if not interesting, experience in Jamaica. I received a call on Wednesday night from Stacey, the “resident nurse”, informing me that Katie was pretty sick. I’m not sure if she qualified as “violently” ill, but…

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