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August 06, 2008


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Mike Golch

the laughter medication I can use as well.
sorry for the loss of your sister. Had I been blogging in aug 08 I would have had something to say then.Hugs and God's blessings. Mike G.said that!


I'm sorry that you lost your sister, Jenn. I didn't realize you've only been blogging for a short time. What an emotionally tumultuous time that had to be for you and your family. This post expresses that well.

grumpy momma

Wow.....that sounds like such a rough time. Thank you so much for sharing so much of your life with us, Jenn. I am so glad your daughter and you were able to laugh about a little of it.

Hope you are having a great vacation, peaceful and relaxing.
I've tagged you at my blog, when you get back and if you are so inclined to play.

Little Miss Sunshine State

I have been reading you from the very beginning (Thanks, Mrs G!). You are in my top 5 morning reads.
I enjoy your sense of humor and your insightful posts.


Wow. I don't know what else to say.
You have been through a lot. You write so darn good. I want to be like you when I grow up. :)


While my sisters occasionally drive me batshitcrazy, I can't imagine going through something like this. And you're still picking up the pieces; I admire your strength.


I'm so sorry you lost your sister. I can't even imagine. And yet your ability to write about it with humor and grace astounds me.

Just Jamie

You have such a strength within you Jenn. Strength splashed with humor and class. You inspire me.


I remember reading this...you really are amazing!


I just got The Empty Room. So far it's beautiful. I think you might enjoy it too, love.

oliver rain

You are amazing.


I think you are a good sister. And I totally identify with the avoiding public bathrooms. I do the same with with airplane bathrooms too.


This post had such a raw "If I don't laugh I'll cry" emotion to it that I am overwhelmed.

I am so sorry for your loss.

Trooper Thorn

It makes you wonder if you would be friends with family members if you weren't forced to?

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and commenting on how movie idols make me feel old. I think monogamy is cool too.


I've been reading you for awhile now....but I missed this one.

I've been out of town for the weekend and totally miss your blog!!!

Minnesota Matron

Wow. Staggering, what life tosses us. I'm so sorry, just thinking about your sister. Superb post, and I'm talking: superior writing.


This is the kind of thing that you can't believe is actually happening to you. Keep bringing out the old posts, because I haven't read them!


oh my goodness!

i have been away for a while - i missed your posts!


I remember this post so well. I realized from the very beginning that you were someone I wanted to stay in touch with...to read every time you posted. You write with such feeling and emotion and humor...I feel as if we have been friends for years!!!
Keep blogging, baby, and I'll keep reading!!


That's quite a post. You could write a book about all this. Yes, you could.


Broccoli, wow. Does he eat any veggies?
Sending good thoughts...

Jen M

I second what everyone is saying...so sorry about your sister. I hope that blogging gives you the outlet you need :)

As a side note - our first house was in Camas!

Angie @ Keep Believing

not at all meant to slander your dearly departed sister's name, but at least she provided family lessons learned and entertainment value. Tragic.



I'm so sorry. I hope your blog has provided you a bit of therapy working through your loss. It's certainly one I enjoy.

stephanie (bad mom)

I'm truly bummed that I didn't have an opportunity to know/meet you then. We were probably only miles, maybe yards, away from each other during that time.

I am sorry about the occasion that brought you to my neighborhood; hoping you can come up again on a brighter note someday.


I somehow missed this one in my archival reads. This post emotes some pretty raw stuff (and not just the broccoli!). And I think I love GrownUp Girl.

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