Like I said... again! I thought
that the winner of the toy guessing contest was One Last Cast,
but unfortunately, he didn't do the second part of the contest.
Thanks to the ifish membership for bringing this to my elderly
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Man, am I making mistake after mistake, or no? Yes!
So, our winner is... (drumroll....) TCox19!
Tcox won a Lamiglas rod
for Christmas! Yay! And no one deserved to win more, as he actually
attended the party! How novel! lol
You guys, one way or another, I'm going to get more people from
ifish attending that party. If I need to prod you with a wading
staff, I will! It is just too good to miss. It makes you feel
so good! I want you to feel good!
I'm at the coast, and man is it cold, here! The moisture in
the air makes it seem oh-so much colder! Then, the wind picks
up and blasts you in the face, and I can't stand it out there!
I told Bill the other night before it snowed, that if we woke
to snow, I'd jump up and down 10 times. Well, I made it to 6
before I realized that I'm no longer 20 years old. I was able
to jump 10 times later, but not before my coffee! I was excited
about the snow, but the dogs? They went wilders! That made me
laugh so hard! I love watching kids in the snow! And they are
We went for a walk, or tried to, last night!
That was fun, but oh boy did it feel good to get
back inside! Willy just doesn't get why I can't stand it out
there! I want a fur coat like he has!
I want to talk about the changes we have had on ifish, but I
guess not today. But, we have been through so much! I am so
looking forward to settling in with our new "owners".
It's so hard to be bought and sold and go through the changes
that happen. I had no idea that we would have to go through
this twice. Once is hard enough! But, we are going to make it!
I have to tell you how weird it is to be "ifish Jennie".
That means that I am associated with ifish forever! No matter
if I step back a bit, it's always mine. Mine, when it is good,
and mine, when it is bad! I am forever associated!
I used to always get the "Oh! I love ifish! Are you Jennie!?!"
and now, when things are tough, I get, "Are you Jennie?
What's up with ifish? I can't get on!" I mean, I still
get the good, but I'm getting used to the questions, too, now.
If you are having trouble getting on ifish, please let me know
and I will work with you on it!
Alright, so I talked about what's on my mind a little bit, but
I'll go into detail, later. We need to stick it out and stick
I tried to step down a bit, earlier, but I just can't watch
ifish have any trouble. I'm here! I'm here!
December 4, 2013
Hey guys! I think... I THINK that "One Last Cast" is our winner for the toy contest, winning a Lamiglas Rod! I say I "Think" because I'm nervous, after my last mistake!
But, I think so!
The party was a blast! I had fun, sitting at the front table. I was able to meet all the people that came in the door. Even non ifishers!
My brother is to be thanked from the bottom of our little toy collecting hearts, as he brought almost all of the employees at General Transportation! My oh my! Thank you, General Transportation! What a great group of people you have!
The ifishers that came were so fun to have around and visit with! I sure wish more of you had joined in! Although we collected 354 toys, and did really well, it was just a little light on ifishers! What happened, you guys? Traffic? Weather? Just too busy? I missed you!
I'm off to the coast, I think. Not sure, due to the weather, but I'm going to try!
December 3, 2013
Happy December, three days late, and so, so, so
much on my mind.
What happened to my faithful, giving ifishers?
I know what happened.- or what some of you will say. I drove
you away with our inconsistent moderation and rules. I know.
I did it! It's all my fault! And you said that it would happen,
some day, and now is my day to step up to that plate. Yep. You
were right all along.
But, at the same time, and I hear it almost every day, our strict
rules are what keeps you here. They are what built us! Why ifish
So, what is it? Is it wrong, or is it right? Is it good or is
I know that right now, we are seriously understaffed. This has
given you your chance to see what it would be like, if we gave
you an inch, so that you could take a mile.
Half of you call this a good thing, and that we "lightened
up on our moderation", and half of you say it's a bad thing,
and "what happened to our ifish?!"
So frustrating, and partially why I stepped down from doing
so much. Half of you say that it's not a good thing to have
our Christmas party on a week night, and half of you say you
can't come on a week night!
Have of you complain that we are a "left wing site"
and half of you say that we are so incredibly right winged that
you can't possibly fit in, here.
Sometimes I'll wake up in the morning and read my private messages,
and I kid you not.-- Right in a row, right next to each other,
are opposite complaints! Someone will complain how strict we
are, and the next private message will say, "Why aren't
you guys moderating this stuff, any more? You never used to
This happened just yesterday!
I just leaned back and giggled. What can I do right?
The stress of not knowing if anyone will come to the Christmas
party is nearly too much for me! I'm so thankful for my brother,
David, who is bringing an entire party of people from his office.
At least I know that there will be someone there!
I put up our toy guessing contest, which usually floats itself
on top of the board with activity. I normally don't have to
"stick" it to the top, as every time someone guesses
and inserts a post, it automatically goes to the top! There
it stays with vigorous activity!
But, this year... how strange! I'm giving away a Lamiglas rod
to the winner of the toy guessing contest, and only ...
I just checked it to tell you that oh... 8 people had posted
to it and guessed, but.... it's come alive!!!
So far, now, there are 35 entries, and growing! It's at the
top! Giggle! YES! Finally! The Christmas Spirit hits, and my
personal spirit has taken a leap, this morning! Thank
you! Thank you for entering the contest, and most of
all, thank you for making me happy!
is the link to the contest if you want to make me happy, too!
Well. I guess I can't whine like I had set out to do, this morning!
Isn't that funny how that happens!? You set out to do the whiny
thing, and then God won't allow it! I love it! Thank God for
His sense of humor!
Yesterday, buried in a bunch of alerts on our mod board was
this awesome kind note from Thumper... asking our people to
give to the ifish party. That post touched my heart so deeply!
I think Jack and I are very much alike. He is more kind hearted
than I am, though! To remember me, and to remember our Ifish
party was so nice! Thank
you, Thumper! Oh! And lookee there! Thank you to Crabbait
for bumping it to the top! I love these guys!
Two days ago, I thought I was coming down with that awful flu
bug that Bill had. I was achy. My nose was running madly, and
I felt feverish. The next day, though, I felt better. You know
what I think it was? I mean, I still feel a little yucky, but
I think that I'm still allergic to leaf mold. When I was young,
I had allergy testing, and they said I was very allergic to
leaf mold. I had spent the day before blowing moldy leaves around!
I'm so thankful that I feel good enough to go, tonight. But,
I'm spending the day in bed, so that I have enough energy for
tonight! I hope that my foreign exchange student doesn't have
a test tomorrow, because I'd like for him to go!
Yesterday I put the lights up on my home, and last night before
bed, I walked into the kitchen. The living room was dark, except
for the soft glow of the lights, outside.
"Hi, Jannie". I heard, quietly from the dark. (That's
what Luke calls me)
His laptop glowed an eerie glow, from the couch. I hadn't even
seen him, there! I sat down next to him.
"It's nice, here." He said to me.
He usually studies in his room, but he chose to study out in
the living room, with the soft Christmas lights around him.
How nice! I loved that!
I'm going to miss Luke so much! So much, that I applied for
another foreign exchange student through Pacific International
Academy. I hope I get another Luke! They should make more Lukes!
He is so fun to have around! So kind! So polite! So fun to feed
Luke enjoyed our Thanksgiving with us. I have to thank my cousin
Evie and Jack, from the bottom of our turkey stuffed hearts!
I came home and bought a turkey so that we'd have left overs
to experience! Must... have... leftovers!
Well, see you tonight! I hope?!? Please, come to Pietros, tonight.
Bring an unwrapped gift for the kids if you like, but it's not
necessary! Just seeing you there will make me so, so, happy
And after that, finally.... I get to go home to my river! This
is the longest period of time that I've been away from the river,
and I am SO homesick! Riversick! RevSick! Billsick! Mollysick!
I miss them all so much! I'm coming home, you guys!
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