Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving and Puppy Love

I have a lot to be thankful for this year. One of which - I have a new puppy! Donnie and I have gone back and forth about whether or not to get a dog for a while now. A coworker of mine happened to have eight puppies he was giving away on Monday, so Donnie decided to go ahead!

Her name is Lady, she will be seven weeks tomorrow, and she is a lab/pointer/dalmation mix. She's been great so far. Donnie and I haven't gotten very much sleep the last couple of nights - but she's worth it! :)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Food for thought

I am one who loves to be in control. For those who know me well, Shush. :)

Seriously, I do like to have some control in my life. Even if I am a bystander, I like to know what is going to happen, what the plan is. It rolls over in to every aspect of my life in some form or fashion. I will read the last chapter in a book if I can't tell which way it will end, often skimming when I get nervous about the direction it is headed. If watching a movie, when the plot is not predicatable (at least to me) I will get nervous and feel like I have to leave the room. My alarm clock is set 10 minutes ahead - just to get an idea of where I will be in about that time. Sad, isn't it??

I stumbled upon this link (i used to hate to be confused) on a website. I knew had to read it after skimming the title.

Know you may wonder what control and confusion have in common. (I know - you've probably already figured this out - but work with me) I do NOT like being confused. When I am confused, I feel as though I have lost all control and am left vulnerable. I don't really do vulnerable well. However, it is only in that vulnerability and weakness that God is glorified!

Psalms 18:30-32 "As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him. For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God? It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect."

He is perfect. I am not. A reminder I need daily.

Silly Quizzes

I know, I know... not another post about a quiz I took and the results. What can I say? I am almost addicted to them. I like to take them and see if they even come close. This one? Fairly close! :)

Your result for Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz...

You Are a Marilyn!


You are a Marilyn -- "I am affectionate and skeptical."

Marilyns are responsible, trustworthy, and value loyalty to family, friends, groups, and causes. Their personalities range broadly from reserved and timid to outspoken and confrontative.

How to Get Along with Me
  • * Be direct and clear
  • * Listen to me carefully
  • * Don't judge me for my anxiety
  • * Work things through with me
  • * Reassure me that everything is OK between us
  • * Laugh and make jokes with me
  • * Gently push me toward new experiences
  • * Try not to overreact to my overreacting.

What I Like About Being a Marilyn
  • * being committed and faithful to family and friends
  • * being responsible and hardworking
  • * being compassionate toward others
  • * having intellect and wit
  • * being a nonconformist
  • * confronting danger bravely
  • * being direct and assertive

What's Hard About Being a Marilyn
  • * the constant push and pull involved in trying to make up my mind
  • * procrastinating because of fear of failure; having little confidence in myself
  • * fearing being abandoned or taken advantage of
  • * exhausting myself by worrying and scanning for danger
  • * wishing I had a rule book at work so I could do everything right
  • * being too critical of myself when I haven't lived up to my expectations

Marilyns as Children Often
  • * are friendly, likable, and dependable, and/or sarcastic, bossy, and stubborn
  • * are anxious and hypervigilant; anticipate danger
  • * form a team of "us against them" with a best friend or parent
  • * look to groups or authorities to protect them and/or question authority and rebel
  • * are neglected or abused, come from unpredictable or alcoholic families, and/or take on the fearfulness of an overly anxious parent

Marilyns as Parents
  • * are often loving, nurturing, and have a strong sense of duty
  • * are sometimes reluctant to give their children independence
  • * worry more than most that their children will get hurt
  • * sometimes have trouble saying no and setting boundaries

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Getting Ready for Omaha!

I'm so excited! I found my formal(ish) outfit for Omaha! Almost a month early! Who knew that could happen? I went to the mall with the sister and the cousin this morning and found a skirt to match the jacket I already bought AND a pair of shoes!!

That's all I have for now. I'm at my mom's and the keyboard - eees not so good! Off to have sushi - HOPEFULLY!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Evil Eye!

This is hilarious!