Monday, October 27, 2008

Are You A Jackie or A Marilyn?

I don't usually post this kind of thing...but it was so ME!!! Thanks, Lauren.


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

You Are a Doris!


You are a Doris -- "I must help others."

Dorises are warm, concerned, nurturing, and sensitive to other people's needs.

How to Get Along with Me

  • * Tell me that you appreciate me. Be specific.

  • * Share fun times with me.

  • * Take an interest in my problems, though I will probably try to focus on yours.

  • * Let me know that I am important and special to you.

  • * Be gentle if you decide to criticize me.

In Intimate Relationships

  • * Reassure me that I am interesting to you.

  • * Reassure me often that you love me.

  • * Tell me I'm attractive and that you're glad to be seen with me.

What I Like About Being a Doris

  • * being able to relate easily to people and to make friends

  • * knowing what people need and being able to make their lives better

  • * being generous, caring, and warm

  • * being sensitive to and perceptive about others' feelings

  • * being enthusiastic and fun-loving, and having a good sense of humor

What's Hard About Being a Doris

  • * not being able to say no

  • * having low self-esteem

  • * feeling drained from overdoing for others

  • * not doing things I really like to do for myself for fear of being selfish

  • * criticizing myself for not feeling as loving as I think I should

  • * being upset that others don't tune in to me as much as I tume in to them

  • * working so hard to be tactful and considerate that I suppress my real feelings

Dorises as Children Often

  • * are very sensitive to disapproval and criticism

  • * try hard to please their parents by being helpful and understanding

  • * are outwardly compliant

  • * are popular or try to be popular with other children

  • * act coy, precocious, or dramatic in order to get attention

  • * are clowns and jokers (the more extroverted Dorises), or quiet and shy (the more introverted Dorises)

Dorises as Parents

  • * are good listeners, love their children unconditionally, and are warm and encouraging (or suffer guilt if they aren't)

  • * are often playful with their children

  • * wonder: "Am I doing it right?" "Am I giving enough?" "Have I caused irreparable damage?"

  • * can become fiercely protective

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Friday, October 03, 2008

Happy Autumn!

Well, autumn is finally here! Yay! I have been waiting for this for an entire summer. :) The girls have settled into school just fine. They are even doing alright with homework and such. They both love their teachers and their classrooms. I am so glad!
I haven't posted much lately, mostly due to the fact that I have been unbelievably busy the past six weeks or so.
Our new pastor is working out very well...we are getting along well, and he's a great preacher! I have been helping him here and there with some administrative things.
Also, my sister, who is four and a half months pregnant, had appendicitis three weeks ago. Her appendix ruptured, and she had to have surgery. Thankfully, the baby is fine, and my sissy is slowly recovering. She is still having some pain, probably due to the fact that when the appendix ruptured, the surgeon had to thoroughly clean Katie out, and she is still healing from that.
She was doing so badly last week, that on Tuesday of this week drove to Grand Rapids and picked her and her son up and brought them home for the week. I have been watching my sweet nephew while Katie rests.
Dad takes her home tomorrow, and I am really going to miss having her around. She is my best friend, and when she isn't here, I am sad.
(I am pretty sure she feels the same way about me! )

Tomorrow morning Scott and I will be flying to NYC. His best friend is getting married on Sunday, and we will be at the wedding. The wedding is in Long Island. I have never been there, looking forward to seeing it. :)

So...sorry for the delay between posts...hopefully my life will slow down a tad.

Yeah right.