Mar 29, 2006

Seven Sevens

7 Things I Hope to Do Before I Die

1. Read ALL the books in my library – and then some!
2. Be so filled with the love of Jesus that it just overflows out of me onto those around me
3. Write several books
4. Be a naturopath/cranial sacral therapist
5. Be a wonderful grandma
6. Go to Israel
7. Go on a missions trip to India

7 Things I Cannot Do Well

1. Get dinner on the table before my family calls Pizza Hut
2. Identify anything in nature – trees, birds, flowers, stars, bugs, etc.
3. Plumbing/electrical work
4. Remember names
5. Recall dates in history
6. Keep the lead out of my foot
7. Write timely thank-you notes

7 Of My Favorite Movies

1. Rough Riders
2. The Day Lincoln Was Shot
3. Roughing It
4. March of the Penguins
5. Fiddler on the Roof
6. My Fair Lady
7. What the Deaf Man Heard

7 Things I Say Often

1. What does that have to do with the price of rice in China?
2. Sweetie Pie
3. Sit your buns down
4. OK
5. I have learned to be content in whatever state I am in. (Texas)
6. Yeah huh is not a word.
7. It bombed right out.

7 Things I Love About My Husband

1. Is able to integrate all the pieces of the puzzle in the bigger scheme of life
2. Is extremely intelligent
3. Has a great sense of humor
4. Loves the Lord with all his heart
5. Works hard to be a peacemaker at work
6. Has a strong work ethic
7. Has an extensive vocabulary

7 Of My Favorite Books

1. The Scarlet Pimpernel
2. Fit For Life, by Harvey Diamond
3. What to Do About Your Brain-Injured Child, by Glenn Doman
4. The Original Home Schooling Series, by Charlotte Mason
5. Child Training Tips, by Reb Bradley
6. A Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays, by Robin Sampson
7. What the Bible Says About Healthy Living, by Rex Russell, MD

If you read this, I tag you!


Grafted Branch said...

Yes, but the Charlotte Mason Homeschooling Series is 6 books by itself! (Have you read them all? I haven't -- not even close.)

Jen said...

Picky, picky, picky!!!

Now, I didn't say "7 Books I've Read," just "7 of My Favorite Books!" No, I have not read the whole series yet, but I am working on it, slowly and surely! I LOVE our monthly discussion group! I don't know if I would be motivated to read it on my own.

Grafted Branch said...

OUR monthly discussion group? You do realize I've been missing for a year now, right? lol.

Remember, you were pretty quick to yank my e-mail update privilege (but I decided not to read into that, maybe).

Abhi said...

I have read Scarlet Pimpernel ,like 10 times(when i was in school).It was one of my fave books alongwith Robinson Crusoe....I am not able to find a copy now of the old hard back i used to have...

Jen said...

Sorry, I didn't mean "our" as in you and I, but I do greatly miss having you in "our" group. (I just didn't want to use the word "my!") You added a lot and you are ALWAYS welcome to come back. (Sorry about the e-mail thing. That is how I do it with everyone. It was nothing personal. Promise!!!) The situation we discussed has been long taken care of!

Anonymous said...

I got kicked off the CM Email Loop too - I'm cool with it.

Jennifer - are you growing your hair out? Totally unrelated but I was just wondering....

Jen said...

For the record, the only reason I have a CM e-mail list is to keep members of the group updated with group info. I don't think it's really very interesting to anyone else! It also helps me keep track of who's in the group, although it is so small now, I don't need that function. You are BOTH always welcome to come back! We would love to have you!

My hair? Are you referring to my picture on my blog, which was taken the day before I got my hair cut? Actually, I'm taking a poll: should I grow it out, keep it short, or get a modern style?

Anonymous said...

LOL... Jen, I don't care that I'm not on the CM email loop - I was just throwing that out there for fun!

Why not try a style in between short and long - like a shoulder length crop or something?

Is it really BIBLICAL for you to cut your hair at all? :)

Mark Epstein said...

My Hair Vote: Obtain all the opinions you can from friends-including Natasha, then go to a top-of-the-line stylist for a final opinion. From my perspective, you are beautiful with long or short hair (although I am talking about a different "beauty" in this context). IMHO, I think you can obtain a hairstyle that is easy to manage, contemporary without being worldy, and best accentuates your God-given facial features.

Mark Epstein said...

Wow! I'm humbled. I didn't know you thought so highly of me. ;~}

Grafted Branch said...

I think there must be a comment missing between Mark's two posts.

Jennifer -- you must know that you have an authoritative aire and speak in specifics. Most people (me included) are going to take you literally until they see a reason not to (like I am learning). When you say that the CM series is amongst your favorite books, it's IMPLIED THAT YOU HAVE READ THEM (sorry for the caps, there isn't a simple italic function here).

You do that kind of thing more than you might realize, and it causes a lot of confusion to those who don't know you well -- they only know that you profess Christ, (therefore wouldn't lie), and are saying such-and-such, so it must be so.

Also...I can recommend a great stylist, if you want -- as long as Mark is paying!

Jen said...

Mark's first comment was in reply to my poll on my hair. His second comment was about the 7 things I love about him!

I'm sorry for any confusion regarding the books! The SERIES is a favorite, even though I haven't read the whole thing! I have read a great deal of the series, but not the whole thing. I don't understand what is so confusing about that.

Yes, I do try to be honest, but I'm also real. Sometimes specifics are important, sometimes generalities will suffice. I don't understand your standards for me. And I do have a sense of humor once in a while. I hope you can find it!

I also don't understand the part about Mark paying for a hair stylist, but I'll take the name!

GB - I'll give you a huge clue to my personality. I'm good friends with Sarah!!!

Jen said...

Sarah, are you asking me to write a very controversial post on women cutting their hair??? I'll think I'll pass for the moment! Too many current controversies. (But I love them! When they die out, I shall be sure to come up with a new one, although I did NOT anticipate some of these controversies, such as whether I read the WHOLE CM series! Or why I keep my e-mail lists cleaned up!) Keep 'em coming, GB!

Anonymous said...

Well you know there is that 1 verse about how the woman's covering is her long hair... I think one could argue it either way and have a jury convinced!

Jen said...

Yes, Sarah, I think that verse could be argued either way. I think long hair is a woman's glory, but then again, not all women look good in long hair. My hair just barely grows. It took me 6 years of growing my hair just to get it as long as it was last summer - not very long! Also, due a medical condition I had, it had become, well, not very nice, so it looked better shorter. My latest position is that it should be feminine.

Jen said...

GB - did you ever think that all I wanted from you is to be friends? I enjoy a good debate. I do not like to argue, but I thought we were having more of a conversation than stirring up controversy. I still do not understand your concern on this particular post. I'm sorry!