by Jennifer on June 16, 2008

The weekend was great. I have exactly zero complaints about any of it, including mopping the floor.

It was great to see my friend. After I spend time with her, which isn’t even close to often enough, I always feel more sure of myself and like there are more possibilities than before. She has that effect on I lot of people, I think. My kids love her (and call her Grandma L. Her husband is Papa J. But with their full names at the end, of course.) The conversation picks up as though no time has passed. I love that kind of ease between good friends.

The visit wasn’t long enough, but I’m glad for the time we had.


This made my day week month:

The women at Good Mom/Bad Mom selected this post for Blog Share Sunday, and I couldn’t be more excited. A huge thank you to them!

See that little badge over there in the right sidebar? It looks like this:

I’ve been coveting it for weeks. Coveting it in a break-a-commandment, lust-in-my-heart kind of way. Oh, thou shalt not, you say? Watch me, I say.

I’m thrilled to find myself in such great company. If you don’t already read Good Mom/Bad Mom, you should.


At this moment, 317 unread posts sit rather patiently in my reader. You are a prolific bunch, my friends. Can’t wait to get to it, but I think I should brew some coffee or pop some popcorn first. Oh, and put on some comfy jammies. Wait, I’m still in my comfy jammies. Don’t look at the time.


Tonight is the first night of Vacation Bible School. I’m not the least bit religious (though I told Mr. H a long time ago that I would take Boy and Girl to Sunday School. It’s a concession that robs me of sleeping late on Sunday, but I do enjoy the hour I spend at Starbucks while the kids are at church.).

But if you think for one minute that I’m not handing my kids over for 2 1/2 hours, for five nights in a row for $40 TOTAL, you’re crazy.


This idea makes me laugh: Today’s Million Dollar Idea from Ron at R World.


I’m off to open up Google Reader. I feel like it’s a closet door that’s stuffed full of good things and all sorts of surprises. Can’t wait to see what you’ve all been up to this weekend.

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tysdaddy June 16, 2008 at 1:18 pm

Congrats on the Good Mom thing. I may have to pose as a mom and pay them a visit . . .

The most I ever let accumulate in my reader was 150 or so. That took *hours* to go through. So enjoy your late evening . . .

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brenda June 16, 2008 at 1:30 pm

So glad for your visit and recharge.

Really glad for the recharge VBS will give you. (Ours starts tonight, too. And it’s 2 hours and 40 minutes. And I’m helping. So it’s a DRAIN, not a recharge.)

I love the Million Dollar Idea. Epsecially on the Rambler.

Daryl June 16, 2008 at 1:40 pm

Oh we’ve been a busy bunch … LOL .. congrats on sating your lust for that badge!

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slouching mom June 16, 2008 at 5:11 pm

thanks for the updates on so many fronts!

glad the visit went well. and that post of ron’s was funny!

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Just Jamie June 16, 2008 at 5:56 pm

Oh I know the feeling with the Google Reader. Good luck. Glad you’re recharged, and congrats on the award!

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cce June 16, 2008 at 6:35 pm

Oh man, I remember slipping my kids into vacation bible school for a little indoctrination while I set out to “get things done” aka sleep for two hours. Congrats on being selected for Blog Share Sunday and so glad you got some quality time with your good chum – there’s nothing like it.

HRH June 16, 2008 at 7:04 pm

I love Good Mom/Bad Mom too. They have single handedly sent me 10 times the traffic that Alltop has. Maybe they should run Alltop?

I missed that R World post! I will go check out Ron right NOW…

Today I got my copy of the new Daniel Negreanu book that I preordered like 6 months ago. It is the size of Super System and is ALL Tx. hold’em. I am so excited I can hardly contain myself….

So glad you had a fabulous weekend. Well deserved!

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flutter June 16, 2008 at 8:53 pm

good to see you

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Jan June 17, 2008 at 4:44 am

Hmmm, I shall have to check out this Good Mom/Bad Mom thing. Although I have to admit, it intimidates me a little – I can see myself being whacked with the “Bad Mom” stick on SO many levels…

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Tina June 17, 2008 at 7:05 am

Hey, congrats on the award! I remember the VBS shuffle every summer – week 1 was our church, week 2 the baptist church, week 3 the lutheran church, week 4 the methodist church, etc….kept the kids busy and gave me a couple of hours to do phone interviews for whatever assignments I was working on. Now I wish there was VBS for dogs….

San June 17, 2008 at 7:28 am

Make that 319 unread posts, Jennifer. One of them is my presenting you with an award. When you have time, wander over and make your acceptance speech.

Congratulations on being featured on Good Mom/Bad Mom. I’m not familiar with that site. Yet. It sounds delicious.

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Ann June 17, 2008 at 7:53 am

Congrats on being featured – that was a great post!

Ouch on the overstuffed reader. Phew, that’ll keep you out of trouble for a good few hours. And tethered! πŸ™‚

Anns last blog post..What The Heck?

Kellan June 17, 2008 at 10:01 am

I do love friends that you can not see for months or years and when you do – it’s like you were never apart = great friend!

Have a good day, Jennifer – see you soon. Kellan

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Coco June 17, 2008 at 10:10 am

I’m glad you’re back, and glad you enjoyed yourself.

Also, I cracked up reading that you spend Sunday School time ensconced in Starbucks. The Chruch of Caffeine! I know it well.

Welcome home.

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Jenn @ Juggling Life June 17, 2008 at 10:39 am

That post was a good ‘un. Well deserved.

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Molly June 17, 2008 at 11:08 am

Glad you had a good weekend! Glad to know I am not the only one with hundreds of posts in my reader!

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david mcmahon June 17, 2008 at 3:40 pm

Your phrase “ease between friends” is so accurate.

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Milena June 17, 2008 at 3:50 pm

I’m not even religious but this sounds like a good idea. You think my kid’s too young or what? When there’s friends like that, the world seems brighter. I know. Glad you and the family could enjoy them. Congratulations on the award and I will check the site out since anything that features you must be good.

cindy June 17, 2008 at 7:24 pm

Congrats on the award. Well deserved.

A weekend with no complaints??!! God, I don’t think I’ve had one of those in a year.

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apathy lounge June 17, 2008 at 9:30 pm

I love knowing there’s a lot to read and wonderful stuff going on in the lives of my blog friends.

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Sandy (Momisodes) June 17, 2008 at 9:33 pm

Congrats on being featured! Why am I not surprised? Your posts are truly amazing πŸ™‚

I adore friendships like that. I don’t have many close friends, but the few I do have never sense a gap in time.

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JCK June 18, 2008 at 10:24 am

So glad you had a wonderful visit with your close friend! Nothing like the kind of friend where you sit down and it is as if you’ve never left the last conversation.

Congrats on your post being picked by Good Mom/Bad Mom1

JCKs last blog post..GIRL draws Mommy

JCK June 18, 2008 at 10:25 am

Ummm…that was supposed to be an EXCLAMATION point. Not the #1, although I am sure that they are #1.

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the mama bird diaries June 18, 2008 at 9:23 pm

good friends are priceless. so glad you had a great weekend. πŸ™‚

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