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Jennifer Jo Weiss

Blog posts January 2007

Warm Fuzzies and Cold Pricklies

Warm Fuzzy vs. Cold PricklyBack in the 1980's an unusual fad hit called "warm fuzzies".   The main idea of the warm fuzzy was that if you  complimented others, treated them well, or made them feel good about themselves it was like giving them a warm fuzzy (like getting a warm fuzzy…

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The Pine Wood Derby 2007

The annual Pine Wood Derby was held this past Saturday.  This year we ended up making cars for all of the kids.  Here they are from our youngest son's "Z-Mobile" clear down to  our oldest son's bobsled!

The races went very well and moved along without a lot of interruptions in between.  We came ho…

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Movies With Political Agendas

So have YOU heard about the new documentary movie by Alexandra Pelosi called "Friends of God"?  Yes, she is the daughter of the new Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi!  I have not seen it as of yet, but if I get a chance I will!  I have done a lot on online investigating and researching concerning t…

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The President Was Near!

Yesterday, President Bush visited a new hospital located about 10 minutes away from our house.  This new hospital located in Lee's Summit, Missouri is one of only a few in the nation that have gone totally digital.   Here in Kansas City, I have noticed an increase in the use of Digichart and other d…

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This morning, the Lord reminded me of something that I think we can all stand to hear.  It has to do with "receiving".     The image I saw in the Spirit when thinking about this was like in baseball when someone tosses you the ball... it's up to YOU to catch it.  You don't have to catch things that …

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I've known some people in my lifetime that love ketchup so much that they put it on everything... from eggs to spaghetti.  And if there's a favored condiment that kids seem to love it's probably ketchup... but then they hate the tomatoes!  Why is that?And why does it seem that an a…

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Temporarily Out of Order

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Still Recovering

The snow hit us over the weekend and I would say here at our house, we received about 4 inches.  The roads were not too bad, but because there was still ice on the ground (before the snow), some churches  in the area canceled Sunday services.  

Today most of the family is lying around sick... ST…

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An Event Remembered

Yesterday marked sixteen years since my husband asked me to marry him!   Every year, he remembers our engagement anniversary, but it seems to slip me by.  When I got up Friday morning, I found a long stem red rose and a card waiting for me.  AWWWW!  I know you are all tou…

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Is it the Best Day Ever? That Depends....

"This is the day that the Lord has made.  I will rejoice and be glad in it!"  Psalm 118:24How many of you out there can honestly say this is the best day of your life?   My kids make me laugh because for one reason or another they all decide that "today" (and this happens very…

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Paperwork Day

Today was paper-filing day in school for my oldest two children.  They have their grades sent into the college quarterly and we just ended a quarter a few days ago.  I don't always get their papers filed the same day as grades are sent in, as it can take me up to an hour to sort and file everything …

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A Quick Hello

Today my family is still battling the flu, fevers, etc. and 'ol Mom is about wiped out!  So, rather than go into a discussion  today, I will spend my time in prayer for those battling sickness or other diseases- including my own family.  I have received several e-mails in the past few days concernin…

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Hijacking "Religion"

Last night as I was folding a load of laundry, I was able to catch the final few minutes of one of my favorite shows, "Glenn Beck".  One of his points for the evening dealt with the recent activities of a so-called Christian who was charged with murdering an abortion doctor all in the name of "God".…

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Monday Madness

It's been a frenzy of a day here at the big Weiss house.  Grades are due in this week and in the wake of  most of the children having the flu last week, we are trying to get caught up on some missed tests.  Some of the kids are still battling fevers, chills, and sore throats.  Even Peter came down w…

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Puzzles & Pizza

Why is it that when we see the first sign of or we...                         -  dig out the puzzles?  Is there some strange connection that I am just not getting?-&…

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Winter Returns Today... and What STINKS??

What a busy day today.  We were up early preparing for the daily chores/errands that must be completed before the dreaded ice storm hits KC.  My husband and I had to go pick up our truck this morning (that has been sitting by my in-laws house for sale)  due to the approaching ice.   Not only did we …

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Following my prayer time this morning, I decided that my heart was set on journaling about friends and what they mean to our lives.   Yesterday, I noticed that when I logged onto my website, the focus verse was all about having friends by showing yourself friendly.   Later in the day, a friend sent …

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Lessons from Obituaries

This morning, my husband came home with the local paper and told me that one of the barbers that used to cut his hair (especially when he was in high school) had passed away.  The man was only 68 years old!  I don't know about you, but that doesn't seem very old to me.   He worked in a simple shop w…

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When Anxiety Attacks

Your heart begins to race, your chest tightens up, your throat closes off, your heart pounds, you can feel your pulse in your hands, feet, and neck, you can't breathe.... anxiety attacks.

I don't know if you've ever experienced anxiety attacks or not, but recently... I have. 

No one knows definitive…

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Happy to be Back to the Grindstone!

Ding!  The school bell is working again as we started back to school today after an extended Christmas break.  Things are plugging along well, except for maybe some bibliography cards that Celeste didn't complete during break... and will have to finish today.  There's only 30,…

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