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1. My hands smell like teriyaki and it’s kinda disturbing me.
2. I cleaned my belly button with a q-tip and rubbing alcohol because I just thought “I wonder if adults clean out their belly buttons like we do to babies?” It is sparkly and disinfected now 😉
3. Oh I do have a photo, here is Craig, Alaska at 10pm
I guess the sunset is around 11pm and sunrise is at 4am… wow that sucks
So, I took this personality test for the gazillionth time. I have never wrote down what I end up being (and it’s always different) but this time I looked more into it. I am ISTP or in other words, introverted, sensing, thinking, perceiving. But I am confused as to the order because I scored the highest in thinking and the lowest in introverted. Does anyone know why they put it in the order they do? If it were in level order I would be TSPI… whatever…
What does this hooey mean anyway? I do like that this personality is considered the “crafter”… whoo hoo… and I am sure Dr. Keirsey means hot glue, paint and glitter crafting, right? The Dr. says crafters are “good with tools, love action, and know instinctively that your activities are more enjoyable, and more effective, if done impulsively, spontaneously, subject to no schedules or standards but your own. In a sense, Crafters do not work with their tools, but play with them when the urge strikes them.” Hmmm… does this go with my motto?
It also says crafters don’t like chit chat… our conversation is sparse and brief… and this IS me most of the time. (Written words are a different story…obviously) and I can get talkin when the mood strikes. Most of the time though it seems that I am not listening, but I am… I just don’t feel the need to justify what you were saying with “wow, that is totally amazing!” I feel an “uh huh” is just fine.
“ISTPs are masters of the one-liner, often showing flashes of humor in the most tense situations”… Hey I get uncomfortable in serious situations okay… maybe that’s why “this can result in their being seen as thick-skinned or tasteless.” I get embarrassed in social situations and try to be funny, but it usually backfires… and since there is no erase button in real life… I can’t backspace and delete things that actually make it out of my mouth. This is why I have the disclaimer in my “about me” section that I can sometimes be offensive. Hey, it’s a personality flaw!
Love me or hate me… that’s me… an ISTP. What are you? Take the test here.
Oh, and Kathrine Hepburn was “crafty” so is 10% of the population.
Even if your past consisted of haircuts like this one…
I like to call this look “business up front, party in the back” otherwise known as the “mullet”, or the “Achy-breaky-bad-mistakey”.
I asked my mom “WHO cut my hair like this…” she said “I think I did”. Oh mama! Say it ain’t so… why did you do this to me? On a positive note… Mary Kate and Ashley… you can eat your hearts out… I wore these spectacles before your were even dreamed of!
Always remember your roots people, even if they are mousy brown!
While reflecting on 2007, I have realized that it has been the best year of my adult life. Between 9/13/06 and 1/12/07 was by far the worst – but staying on a cheerful path of reflection… 99.9% of 2007 was AMAZING! I have discovered a new person in myself, my true self. I no longer have anything holding me back and I am only surrounded by people with forward thinking – finally! I have discovered that I love decorating and crafting, travel, family traditions and reading. I realized what it’s like to REALLY be loved unselfishly. 2007 was fabulous and I am sure this year will be even better!
My resolutions for 2008 are simple – be thankful for the things I have and surround myself with beauty. I also want to resolve to create a schedule for myself because if Baby Wise works so well for children, then shouldn’t I be more content with the consistency of a schedule too? I currently sputter along with Flylady but this year I am going to FLY (finally love yourself). Check out Flylady for all the details on how to FLY too! This wonderful woman keeps everything on a schedule from what day she balances her checkbook to what day of the month she cleans under her bed… I need this!
Like Jen, I want to learn to say NO more often. I have already put in my 6th month notice at work so I can go to school full time and get a big girl job. I will gradually ease myself out of my last ministry that I am involved in at church and focus on my own “ministry” (of sorts)MOMents… fellowship with other moms… I need that as much as the schedule! I already cut down my involvement in Tatum’s class to once or twice a month instead of weekly. I want to focus on my schooling and my family and MYSELF!
I’d love to hear about your plans for 2008 too – leave me a comment or email me.
Do you ever feel like you are slowly sinking in quick sand? First your feet start becoming heavy and you don’t walk as fast – then they are stuck in place like they are surrounded by cement – you wiggle to move but soon your knees freeze up. You shimmy your hips to try and break free and you feel the tightness rising up your body. Your chest hurts and you can’t breathe and you feel as if someone has a noose around your neck.
Vivid analogy huh? Well that is how I feel this week. I don’t know why I am in this gloomy patch – I am broke but that usually doesn’t put me in a funk for more than a day. I am snapping at my family for no reason. It can’t be the weather; I LOVE the rain and cold – but it hasn’t even been that bad.
I heard on the radio today “most women expect a problem to be solved immediately, we need to realize that sometimes we just get in a bad streak and we need to ride it out so we know what our emotions are telling us.” I guess that is it. Maybe my body is telling me I need to slow down. I burn up all my energy doing a million projects on one day because I am so like the other women who want it all done NOW! Then I burn out and everything I worked so hard to build crumbles around me.
Don’t worry my friends, I haven’t gone crazy and I am not depressed… I am just having a blue week and I’ll get over it 😉
You may have a different opinion and that’s fine, cause this is MY blog, not yours – so here it goes!
I DO believe that money makes the world go ’round. I feel the happiest when I have money! I feel great when I can get my nails done, I love buying myself clothes, I like going out to dinner… but spending money on others makes me equally as happy. I LOVE buying my kids things, I LOVE buying my friends things and I LOVE giving to charity. A friend of mine just directed me to the blog of Beth Lambdin, in her latest post she lists things that inspire her. One of them was this… “financial rewards – I am highly motivated by what money can do for myself & others. I have many plans & dreams for my life as well as organizations, ministries and people I would love to bless in big ways. It inspires me to work hard, be creative, innovative and take risks.” (PLEASE VISIT HER BLOG).
In a second Beth inspired me to say “I LOVE money, it makes me happy!” and not be ashamed of it. The sad fact is I have no money, I’m literally scared to look at my online banking until I deposit my next paycheck because I might see a negative number. But please friends, let me reiterate, I LOVE spending money on others just as much as myself, I am not greedy by any means. I also do have a good grasp on budgeting, the only problem is I live paycheck to paycheck and there is nothing I can cut out (okay nothing I am willing to cut out) to actually be able to put money away. That is a major reason I am getting my teaching credential, a REAL job, so I can have money and be HAPPY rolling in it LOL – Here are a few other statements I can make proudly:
I am divorced and know that God still loves me. I had postpartum depression and took Prozac for three months and it was the best thing I ever did. I am jealous of stay-at-home moms. I can’t make a grilled cheese sandwich to save my life…
I never was “an open book” but as I grow older I care less and less what other people think. I am not getting bitter, I am actually getting nicer and this is a way of being nicer to myself, by being honest and not hiding behind ideals. It has released a lot of stress!