Friday, February 17, 2006

The all-call for comments!

Many thanks to my fine grandparents, Nana and Father, for venturing to comment on the blog. Much confusion abounds, and I thought I could clarify. My fine blogging friends obviously have the knack--interactivity is the name of the game. So, if you read something that makes you laugh, makes you think, makes you say, "Gosh, I wish I spent more time with Jennifer and Matt (or gave them more of a life by claiming their children for an hour or week....)," you can leave a comment. For those of you who aren't members of Blogger and have no interest in being so (can't blame you--I'm not much of a joiner these days myself!), you can post as anonymous. Just sign your name so WE know who you are. Great work, Nana and Father--you did it all just right!

In other news, we are experiencing that bizarre weather system that dropped the western New York temperature 30 degrees overnight....we'll be needing our mittens come morning. Still looking for my missing gloves! The kids had poor (Lucas) or no (Kyra) naps this afternoon and we're all a bit grouchy. 'Tis one of those afternoons when I imagine my dear children would be much better served by their fine father. We continue to look at positions that would put me in the full-time earning seat while he could enjoy some extra days at home. My phone interview mentioned below (feeling too grouchy and lazy even to link to the original blog post!) is coming up this week, so we should know fairly soon if this particular position is even something I will want to pursue. In the meantime, my dear ones are stuck with their mom. Let's see if I can go create a plan to rescue our grumpy afternoon!

Looking forward to your comments. Be brave! Share your thoughts not just with my email, but with the world. :) Because really, we have like 10 people total who read this thing. :)

6 comments:

Sue Sehulster said...

OK, OK, if your grandparents can write so can I! However, I'm more likely to drop you a quick email ... but I am just loving this blog! I miss my old roommate on a weekly basis (no lie!) and this is just one more creative link that I have to you, to span the miles to share in your life as much as I possibly can. And those precious kids ... Go figure how we could have shared so much of our lives and ourselves for so many years, yet our children have never met each other ... something quite wrong in that! OK, keep blogging away, my friend -- I am one faithful reader! "Blue Bells in the Springfire!"

Allie D. said...

We are having crazy weather out here too! It's been all clear skies and sunny- gorgeous. But then the wind started. The icy, frigid -10 degree wind that feels like tiny razor blades cutting into the skin. It has also been strong enough to knock out electricity at Ken's work and traffic lights all around town. Crazy!!

Kristen said...

Wow, you have 10 readers already? I think it took me three months to get to that point.

I hate those grouchy no-nap afternoons; they're awful. Hope things got better for you...

heather R said...

Hey! Speaking of keeping in touch...i was looking through some old stuff today and found a letter you wrote to me during your first days at Calvin. On the back of the envelope - you told me about the 14000 things to be happy about! Here's what you listed...the "snuggle-right-in-feeling"...the position of your head as you bite into a taco...one perfect rose...discovering only twin beds on a honeymoon...really thick eyelashes...taking an hour a day for yourself....and thinking of you and the times that we've shared :-) Ahh....reminiscing...can you believe it was 15 years ago?!

Jennifer said...

Sue, I had completely forgotten about Blue Bells...ah, the beauty of an inside joke! Hoping for a trip your way someday soon!

Allison, heading over to your blog after a quick work call! I love reading your wit and whimsy....

Kristen, We have ten readers because we chose the "write to family rather than about family" route! So almost all of them are blood relatives!

Heather, thanks for not embarrassing me with the content of the rest of the letter! Ah, the drama of those early years. I love that I have known you for more than half my life. You're a gift!

Grampa Peter said...

When I read of your 'trip' to Lincoln, NE you had a believer in me - and I thought, but Heather hadn't said anything to me. but you had me believing that you just might have gone, although I do recall Gene and Bette telling me that they would be in florida this winter.
ah wonderful dreams - perhaps you could have bought Pathfinder Lodge, and I could be minister in residence.
am enjoying the updates, and the pictures. thank you for sharing with me. Gives me a feeling of being close to you all even though hundreds of miles away. your flu ridden father and Grampa Peter