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Oct. 18th, 2008

10:32 pm - Interesting and I think accurate...

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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Jan. 1st, 2008

06:03 pm - New Year 2008

So today isnh't how I wanted to spend my New Year's Day - sick and sleeping.
However, my hope for the New Year are:
1. Do well in my new job
2. Declutter my house
3. Maintain decluttered house
4. Cook dinners at home
5. Spend more time with my daughter and be present with her
6. Stay healthy
7. Move into a new house
8. Update in LJ more
9. Decide if we will add to our family.

Oct. 31st, 2007

08:39 pm


Aug. 11th, 2007

09:46 pm - A bad week

After 11 days without air conditioning and threats against my home warranty company, I got a new a/c/heat pump unit on Wednesday. However, my cat Snow had escaped the previous Thrusday because I had opened a window that didnt have a screen on it and I didn't realize it until Friday afternoon. She still hasnt' come back. Every other day we are goin to the humane society - I'm having to fight my husband's urging to get a new kitten (they keep reaching out and patting or grabbing him and of course there is a two for one special now -arg). Then on thursday night, my wallet, sunglasses, and palm pilot were stolen while I was in yoga class (ok it was right before yoga class started but I didnt realize until after when I went to pay for my medicine at walgreens). And...on Friday - my beloved Bronze wing Pionus Dee-Dee passed away at the vet's. She was egg bound and when the vet got the egg to pass - the pressure the egg had been placing on her blood vessles relased and she hemorraged and he couldn't stop it. She was only 6 years old. I'm so heart broken right now. I keep thinking if I had taken her to the vet's on Monday or Tuesday when I suspected she was egg bound....I can't believe she's gone. I can't stop crying when I think about her. My eyse are soo puffy and my neck and shoulders hurt. I don't know why she had to go now.

There are some good things that have happened - like I have a/c and my wallet and check book were found but without my credit cards and driver's license - but it had all my insurance cards and other things one throws int he wallet. My daughter is healthy, etc....but I think I'm going to go rest again. I'm sooo tired.

Current Mood: depresseddepressed

Aug. 5th, 2007

06:40 pm - Thing to be thankful for...aka.. counting your blessings

I've felt so overwhelmed lately. I'm depressed by so many things happening in my life and I feel myself spirling down. So my husband keeps trying to remind me that we have many things that are good in our lives. Here is my list to remind myself (in no particular order):
-I have a roof over our heads and safe place to live
-I have a husband who loves me and is there for me when depression and anxiety over take me.
-I have a smart, healthy, beautiful daughter who is absolutely amazing
-I have a great school to send my daughter to during the weekday when I am at work. The poele there are kind and caring and helping my daughter to grow into a wonderful human being.
-I have a job that challenges me and has pushed me to grow in ways I didn't know I could and will help me in my next position
-My husband is employed and his job provides the health insurance we need and the extra money to afford to pay our bills
-I have fabulous friends who support me, laugh with me (and usually near me, and sometimes at me :))
-My parents are still alive and are doing ok. They help me with my daughter and anything else I need.
-I have two running vehicles (a first for us in our marriage)
-I have many pets are interesting individual beings
-I have a good doctor, a wonderful therapist, and access to medications I need for my health
-Through yoga classes, iahve become more intune with my botdy and learned to be silent in my mind
-I have more than enough clothes and shoes
-My work products are valued at my work and I am a valued assesst (or so they tell me :))
-I have enough food to feed my family
-I can read and write
-I live in the United States of America
-I have met interesting people on LiveJournal and AOL (from over 10 years ago)who have shown me how similar and different life can be and different ways to handle challenges in life
-My family is helathy

Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: my parents house

Aug. 6th, 2006

09:11 pm - Home Alone

My daughter was whisked away by my parents this afternoon after we had STUFFED ourselves at Red Lobster. She's doing fine. I'm...alone. I went through Riley's clothes to weed some out. Then, I went through mine. Since I have lost roughly 30 pounds and recently spent WAY WAY WAY too much money on new clothes ( I heart Coldwater Creek), I figured I needed to move the clothes that are too big out of the way. That was hard since I didn't have any friends here to say yes, no, heck no - and what were you thinking. But I think I ddi a good job and now need to offer my mom her clothes back and get rid of the others. I WILL lose the next 20 pounds I have left. 10 by Oct. I've been at a stupid plateau for six months and it's driving me nuts. However, I am starting to go to yoga at least twwice a week and will endevour to go three times a week.

I want to be healthy and look good before I have a nother baby. Of couse, here's to hoping we can afford the day care for another child.

The hard part of purging my clothes was three fold - I feel guilty for the new clothes and after pigging out at lunch, I felt like I didn't look good in any of them; some of the clothes were nice silk or I put a lot of money into altering last year before I decided to lose weight or were given to me by my mom; and I didn't have any tv or music on - so it was me and my thoughts.

I feel like I want to move in many directions but I also just want to curl up and sleep.

I have two days without Riley, but I have to go back to work after a week off. I don't wanna go and I don't know if that's because it sucks to go back after any break or it's the bad vibes at my work place.

I think I will go to bed early tonight and think about things tomorrow.

Current Mood: pensivepensive

Jul. 7th, 2006

09:12 am - Tagged 4 Meme

Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. Chem. Engr. Lab Assistant
2. Receptionist at Long Realty
3. Air Quality Project Tech.
4. GIS Technician (mapping/cartography)

Four movies I would watch over and over:
1. Cars
2. Father of the Bride part 2 - with Steve Martin (watched this while I was in the hospital on bedrest waiting to have Riley)
3. High School Musical (ok - it's because Riley likes it and I know most of the lines now)
4. Princess Diaries

Four places I have lived:
1. Winter Park, FL (only for the first month of my life)
2. Fairfield, CA
3. Mesa/Chandler, AZ
4. Tucson, AZ

Four TV shows I love/loved to watch:
1. West Wing (the first 4 seasons)
2. Frasier
3. Mad About You
4. What Not To Wear
Yes these are adult shows. For the kids shows that I watch daily:
1. The Emperor's New School
2. Charlie and Lola
3. Little Einsteins
4. Bear in the Big Blue House

Four places I have been on vacation:
1. California (San Diego and Disneyland)
2. Florida (Cape Coral)
3. New Mexico (Albuquerque)
4. Massachusetts and Pennsylvania

Four websites I look at daily (more than others):
1. LJ
2. Cox webmail
3. Google News
4. Tucson Multiple Listing Service

I tag hamner.

Jun. 22nd, 2006

11:44 am - Flusahble diapers

Anybody hear of these before: gDiapers
What do you think? (especially wyckhurst)

Current Mood: curiouscurious

Jun. 19th, 2006

01:25 pm - Out of the mouths of babes

Last night I was talking to Riley about a friend of hers becoming a big sister soon. Riley replied that she's a big sister. I said when are you becoming a big sister. She said, "In 12 months".

That's oddly specific coming from a child who hasn't made the connection between last week and last year.

Weird. She knows something, I tell ya. God is just making sure I'm paying attention.

May. 2nd, 2006

01:54 pm - Should go in Riley's LJ, but alas...

Yesterday her aftercare teacher and her regular teacher HAD to tell me the two funny things Riley did.

1. In aftercare, she was playing dress-up with a little boy and he put on a headress thing that had a cape, turned to Riley with his arms outstreched and Riley said, "Well, this is awkward." !!!!!!! OMG - crack me up. I had told her the night before, when she was laying on me in an odd position, "this is awkward". She is a fast learner.

2. Right before nap, she was soooo tired but had to use the bathroom. So she went, but came out to ask for help in putting her clothes back on. Her teacher told her that Riley could do, she's done it before, but the teacher could tell her where things went. Riley went back into the bathroom and came out with both feet in one leg of her yellow capris and the other pant leg was hanging out in front of her. She waddled out and the teacher LOL. Riley smirked and waddled into the nap room. THe nap room teacher LOL and Riley said, "I know, I know." Riley's regular teacher had to leave the classroom, she was laughing so hard. (She has two teachers in the room at once, so no one was left without adult supervision).

On my own notes, Riley will ask me for "conbersations" on the stairwell. We play dolls and she has them drive to swimming lessons and dance lessons. She wants to be a big sister, but ONLY to a baby sister - NOOOO baby brothers according to her. She keeps asking when will I be ready to have a baby...I keep telling her in a year. (Hey - I've just lost 35 pounds, I want this body for a while. Plus the day care will kill me unless she is in kindergarten). Hope I'm not missing a window of opportunity. But on the other hand, she likes to pretend to be a baby sometimes too. When she's not asking why she can't drive and reach things. I love her so much. I always want to freeze the time we are in - when she was a newborn, when she was one, when she was two, and now.

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