The strange world of a Southern wife and her Canadian husband.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Making it work

So I had decided to turn over a new leaf for Lent. I had walked away from God a few years back, not really turning my back on him but I know I wasn't making him the priority in my life that I should have. Lately he had been laying on my heart that I was needing him in my life now, and I believe that I now know the reason, and no its not necessarily for me, but more for a friend and how to help her through a rough patch that she's facing currently in her life. So I believe that God laid on my heart so that I would be able to truly listen to my friend and truly find a way to help her in this crisis.

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Monday, February 15, 2010

What is your career path...

So I browsing through's post and found this site and thought I'd give it a try.

Best Occupational Category
You're a CREATOR

Nonconforming, Impulsive, Expressive, Romantic, Intuitive, Sensitive, and Emotional

These original types place a high value on aesthetic qualities and have a great need for self-expression. They enjoy working independently, being creative, using their imagination, and constantly learning something new. Fields of interest are art, drama, music, and writing or places where they can express, assemble, or implement creative ideas.

Suggested careers are Advertising Executive, Architect, Web Designer, Creative Director, Public Relations, Fine or Commercial Artist, Interior Decorator, Lawyer, Librarian, Musician, Reporter, Art Teacher, Broadcaster, Technical Writer, English Teacher, Architect, Photographer, Medical Illustrator, Corporate Trainer, Author, Editor, Landscape Architect, Exhibit Builder, and Package Designer.

Consider workplaces where you can create and improve beauty and aesthetic qualities. Unstructured, flexible organizations that allow self-expression work best with your free-spirited nature.

Suggested Creator workplaces are advertising, public relations, and interior decorating firms; artistic studios, theaters and concert halls; institutions that teach crafts, universities, music, and dance schools. Other workplaces to consider are art institutes, museums, libraries, and galleries.

2nd Best Occupational Category

Self-Control, Practical, Self-Contained, Orderly, Systematic, Precise, and Accurate

These conservative appearing, plotting-types enjoy organizing, data systems, accounting, detail, and accuracy. They often enjoy mathematics and data management activities such as accounting and investment management. Persistence and patience allows them to do detailed paperwork, operate office machines, write business reports, and make charts and graphs.

•Section I: You and Your Team
This personality overview section highlights your natural workplace talents—the tasks you pursue with passion. You'll learn how your natural strengths complement those of your coworkers and how, joining forces, you can resolve on-the-job dilemmas.
•Section II: Your Key To Success
Here you discover your capacity for dispelling disruption and maximizing profitability. Use this proven, beyond-self-perception advice to create a more positive career path free of detours.
•Section III: Managing Strengths and Weaknesses
Your evaluation's highest and lowest scores result in this section's recommendations for staying on-track in your career and reversing wrong turns. In focusing on your talents and missteps, you'll re-stoke your energy and enthusiasm for managing costly mistakes.
•Section IV: Leadership Power Moves
This final section identifies your "street sense," those power moves that turn obstacles into insignificant details. Here suggestions based on your color-ranked evaluations will guide you towards making the most of an interview or harnessing your fast-paced workday.

Good thing my boss let's me get creative with him and pulling pranks

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Thoughts of the Month

As you have read, my mother's twin, my uncle, is has battled colon cancer for about 10 years now and has now been told his cancer is spreading. So my new outlook on life, is to take control of my life and live it for me and do what makes me happy and to stop pleasing other people.

Also today on the way home, the country station I listen to has a daily "Something you can hang your hat on" segments of inspirational stories that will make you think. Today's message goes right along with my new outlook on life.


I got up Saturday morning with snow on the ground and this statement as a status on a friend's Facebook page: Just ate doughnuts and drank hot chocolate with the kids. First time i have had that stuff in forever and it was great! What the hell, its a snow day!

Too many people put off something that brings them joy just because they haven't thought about it, don't have it on their schedule, didn't know it was coming or are too rigid to depart from their routine.

Have you ever thought about all those people on the Titanic who passed up dessert at dinner that fateful night in an effort to cut back?

How many women out there will eat at home because their husband didn't suggest going out to dinner until after something had been thawed? Does the word 'refrigeration' mean nothing to you?

How often have your kids dropped in to talk and sat in silence while you watched "Sportscenter" on television?

I overheard this at a funeral once. "I cannot count the times I called my sister and said , 'How about going to lunch in a half hour?' She would gas up and stammer, 'I can't. I have clothes on the line. My hair is dirty. I wish I had known yesterday, I had a late breakfast, It looks like rain' And my personal favorite: 'It's Monday.' We never did have lunch together. "

Because Americans cram so much into their lives, we tend to schedule our headaches. We live on a sparse diet of promises we make to ourselves when all the conditions are perfect!

We'll go back and visit the grandparents when we get Steve toilet-trained. We'll entertain when we replace the living-room carpet. We'll go on a second honeymoon when we get two more kids out of college.

Life has a way of accelerating as we get older. The days get shorter, and the list of promises to ourselves gets longer. One morning, we awaken, and all we have to show for our lives is a litany of 'I'm going to,' 'I plan on,' and 'Someday, when things are settled down a bit.'

Now..go on and have a nice day. Do something you WANT to...not something on your SHOULD DO list. If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?

And that's something you can hang your hat on.

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Sign Project

So yesterday was not only Valentine's day but it was also my friend's son's 3rd birthday and he was getting a "big boy" bed. He is having 2 sets of bedding, construction and emergency I made him some artwork for his bookcase.

Now this was all done freehand so its not the best quality but its the best I can do and the lil munchkin was very thankful for it.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

February Goals

So I have decided to list my goals for the month...

February Goals


Take more pictures


Work on curtains in living room and dining room
Finish cowl neck scarf
Organize photos
Get fabric for slipcovers


Lose 5lbs
Work out 3 times a week

I will follow up with these at the end of the month and post any pictures I may find and how I did meeting my goals.

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