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While I am sure there are a lot of profound (and not so profound) things to say about New York Governor, Eliot Spitzer’s behavior with prostitutes, there is one thing I keep thinking.  Have you heard he may have spent as much as $80,000 on prostitutes in the past few years?  The incident over which he is in the most hot water – $4,300

I had no idea prostitution could be so lurcrative.  Ladies, can you see your husband dropping $4,300 on any purchase without first discussing it with you?  Could $4,300 slip out of your checking account unnoticed?  Can you imagine having $4,300 to pay someone for about 2 hours of their time?  Can you imagine earning $4,300 for less than 2 hours of time?

Clearly, Mr. Right and I are not in the right line of work.

 

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Ultimate Blog Party 2008

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!!!

It’s Blog Party Week in Blogland! Welcome to my Party! Thanks for Visiting!!

Since this is a blog party, we need to kick this party off with the most important part: FOOD! Everyone loves food. Let’s have some! If you were here, I would cook some of these good (if I do say so myself) recipes for you:

An Evening with Friends Party Food

Game Night with Your Family Party Food

Saving the Best for Last, Dessert Party Food

Now that you are fat and happy, sit back, enjoy, and learn a little bit about my family, my blog, and me.

My college sweetheart and I were happily married 15 ½ years ago. We are still happy! I affectionately call my husband Mr. Right on this blog. He is the “right” man for me. Always has been. Always will be. He is often right about all sorts of trivia and useless useful information. He is politically right of center. He keeps God in the right place in his heart. While he is not technically right all the time, he is right most of the time and that is right for me.

We have boy girl twins (BusyBoy and GigglyGirl) who will be 5 in a few weeks. BusyBoy is all boy. He is always on the move, plays hard all day long, and is quite imaginative. Even though he is a rambunctious boy, he is also our “sweet baby boy” with a tender heart. GigglyGirl loves to talk and laugh and talk and talk and talk. She giggled when she heard I call her “GigglyGirl” on the blog. She loves her dolls, her art supplies, ballet, and princesses. She makes us laugh and our hearts smile.

In addition to my family, I love God. My father is a United Methodist minister. My parents taught me how to have a close relationship with God and I have done so my whole life.

I used to be a stay at home mom. Last year I transitioned into the role of work at home mom after my husband closed his company. I do political consulting and constituent services. I love to read but have yet to put any book reviews on my blog. I read an average of one book a week. While I do my best to keep up with the laundry, I really do not like it because it is a never ending Sisyphean Task. (Sisyphean, that’s one of those useless useful words Mr. Right taught me.) I hate this year’s flu and what it has done to my family and friends.

Ok, I hope these links give you a taste of who I am. Stick around for awhile. You can navigate JenuineJen by selecting a category, most popular post, and/or recent posts on the right. You can also learn more about me on my 100 Things about JenuineJen page. Oh, and if you have any recommendations for moving my blog to its own domain and redesigning blogs, I would love to hear your comments. Thanks!!

If you have made it to the end of this post, thank you again for visiting!! Leave a comment to let me know what you think. Be sure to leave a link to your blog so I can check it out as well.

Finally, be sure to check out all the other parties at 5 Minutes for Mom! It should be a fun-filled party week.

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Spreading the linky love, here are the best blog posts I read this week:

  • How do you use your spatulas?  Suburban Housewife talks about the various uses of spatulas in her house.  Quite a funny read and one I was thinking about as at stomach virus hit our home this week. 
  • Here is a post with sanity saving ideas for sick children.  I did not have to use these ideas this week with BusyBoy because he did not feel like moving off the sofa the whole day.  It might come in useful in the future.
  • The LoveShak gives us a reminder on the importance of a heathy, happy marriage.
  • Do you ever have trouble selecting the best piece of fruit?  Here are some tips for selecting the best fresh fruit.
  • I do not know about you but before I had twins, I had a pretty decent memory.  I could remember names and faces, times and places.  Now, when the twins are in tow, I am lucky if I remember where I actually went with them, much less who I saw there, what there names are, and other information about them.  The Online Education Database has 75 tips to improve your memory.
  • One of the most outrageous things I heard this week was a news article Mommy Zabs blogged about.  I cannot believe a school system is thinking of giving birth control pills to children in 6th – 8th grade.  I wonder if these same children in are even allowed to take aspirin or tylenol at school.

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Today marks Mr. Right’s and my 15th Wedding Anniversary.  It is hard to believe that we were married 15 years ago.  When I think of 1992, it seems like such a short time ago.  Then I see pictures or hear songs from the early 90’s and it seems like a long time ago.

Mr. Right and I met our freshmen year of college.  We went to a small United Methodist College that was a junior college at the time.  While it was a junior college, there were dorms and we both lived on campus.  The first time I ever met him was one night when it was raining.  He offered to share his umbrella with a friend and me.

On Halloween of 1988, we became very good friends.  He listened to my dramas and I listened to his stories.  He sat in front of me in a history class taught by an incredibly liberal professor.  I would tap his shoulder every time the professor went off on President Reagan or President Bush.  He knew exactly what I was thinking about how wrong the professor was.

While Mr. Right and I both liked each other and were interested in being more than friends, it was not until the spring of 1990 when we both were single that we started dating.  We knew within a month that we shared the same life goals.  We knew within about 2 months that we were in love and could envision a future together.

In 1992, we were married at the age of 22.  The photographer said she had never seen a bride smile as much as me.  She kept trying to get me to look serious for a photo but I could not quit smiling.

Since 1992, our lives have changed and we have grown up so much.  We went from a college lifestyle to careers.  We have lived the Dual Income No Kids lifestyle and enjoyed it.  We both traveled with our jobs.  While glamorous at first, it gets old fast.  We have had some nice vacations.  We have become community servants and volunteers.  We have become political activists, which was probably a natural progression from that History class in college.

We have prayed together.  We have prayed for each other.  We have dreamed big dreams.  We have worked together to make the dreams a reality.

We have faced the struggles of infertility.  We have nursed each other through illness and surgery.  We have comforted each other and our family through the deaths of grandparents.  We have become parents to not just one child but twins, which truly are twice as nice. 

We have started a business from the ground up and watched it grow.  We have watched the same business struggle and ultimately close. 

We have argued and loved.  We have admitted mistakes and have forgiven each other.  We have learned from our mistakes.  We have laughed, cried, and laughed some more.   

Through it all our love has grown deeper each day.  We appreciate, respect, and trust each other.  Mr. Right still makes my stomach flutter and my heart skip a beat.  When he looks at me across a crowded room and winks at me, I feel his love to my core. 

Mr. Right really is right for me in so many ways.  He shares my Christian faith and my political views.  He is smart, kind, caring, hopeful, and friendly.  He can be cunning and aggressive, when necessary.  He is a father who loves and is not afraid to show that love.  He helps around the house and he loves to cook.  He does not like to watch sports on tv.  He does like to find tv shows we can enjoy together.  He is my right hand man, right thinking man, and right for me husband, and I love him!. 

Mr. Right, thank you for 15 wonderful, exciting years.  I am looking forward to many, many years to come!  I love you!

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