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Mar. 31st, 2008


Fairly accurate personality test

My Personality
Openness to Experience
You rarely get angry and it takes a lot to make you angry, however you are sensitive about what others think of you. Your concern about rejection and ridicule cause you to feel shy and uncomfortable around others. You are easily embarrassed and often feel ashamed. Your fears that others will criticize or make fun of you are exaggerated and unrealistic, but your awkwardness and discomfort may make these fears a self-fulfilling prophecy. You lead a leisurely and relaxed life. You would prefer to sit back and smell the roses than indulge in high energy activities. You prefer the security and stability brought by conformity to tradition. You dislike confrontations and are perfectly willing to compromise or to deny your own needs in order to get along with others, however you are willing to take credit for good things that you do but you don't often talk yourself up much. You take your time when making decisions and will deliberate on all the possible consequences and alternatives.

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PureAwakening Jewelry.

Mar. 29th, 2008



When my husband came home from work, he said something that is still making me feel all warm and fuzzy. I can't remember his exact words, but they went something like "The more I see and the more I get to know other people, the more I appreciate you. I am so glad I'm married to you. I think you're wonderful." Wouldn't hearing that make you happy down to your toes?
I'm a lucky woman to have a husband who sees me that way.

Mar. 28th, 2008


It's about time.

Yesterday, I joined the 21st century. I ordered high-speed internet with wireless to replace our dial up, and satellite TV to replace our rabbit ears. It's about time. By midweek, we'll be up and running. I'll actually be able to look at You-tube videos. And I'll be able to watch "What Not to Wear", which I got addicted to when I was in the hospital for hip surgery.
I did the federal and state taxes yesterday. Dolce needs to write out the copy to send in--he claims my writing is illegible. We'll get a net refund of a whopping $250. I guess it's better than having too much withheld, but a bigger refund would be nice. Dolce will have to do the local taxes. I can't make sense of them.

Quote of the Day
The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Currently reading: "My Mistress's Sparrow Is Dead: Great Love Stories, from Chekhov to Munro" edited by Jeffrey Eugenides

Mar. 27th, 2008


What kind of thinker are you quiz

Your Thinking is Abstract and Random

You are flexible, adaptable, and creative.

There's many ways that you can learn - and you're up for any of them.

You relate well to other people, and you do well working in groups.

You can help people communicate together and work with each other's strengths.

You don't work well with people who are competitive or adversarial.

You prefer to work toward a common goal... not toward conflicting goals.

Mar. 25th, 2008


Nice weekend

I enjoyed this last weekend. Since I have to work every other weekend, it matters to me that I feel like I've had some good time with my husband on the weekend, and that I havene't just wasted the weekend hanging around the house or only doing routine things.
Friday evening, we watched a couple episodes of Stargate Atlantis on DVD. Saturday, we went downtown to see the Botanical Gardens. Of course, the outdoor gardens weren't on display, but a couple years ago, they built a huge greenhouse (http://www.cbgarden.org/Visit/Glasshouse.html) with exhibits about the cloud forest in Costa Rica and the spiny desert in Madagascar. Very interesting. And there was a special program about bugs going on, so lots of people were there with kids. Years ago, I worked across the street from there (at the Law Library at Case Western Reserve U.) and used to check out special things going on there, but it's so much bigger and nicer now.
For lunch, we headed up the hill to Little Italy, and ate at a cafe/bakery that had great pizza and desserts. Had to pick up a couple pieces of tiramasu to take home. Yum. In the evening, we watched a couple more episodes of The Life of Mammals, which we are thouroughly enjoying.
I didn't get called in on call Saturday night, so Sunday was great. (If I had gotten called in, I would have gotten four hours of sleep.) After a wonderful Easter service, Dolce and I went with my dad and sis to an old fashioned restaraunt that felt like just right place to go for a holiday meal. It feels like the kind of place you might have gone out for a nice dinner in 1960. Soup, salad, relish tray, basket of rolls and cinnamon rolls, and dessert were included along with the usual entree, potato and vegie. We took home lots of leftovers.
Sunday evening, Dolce headed to bed early since he's going to be going in early and staying late at work this week. I grabbed the salsa out of the fridge and some chips and headed over to my sister's place to watch "Becoming Jane." She's a huge Jane Austen fan, so she was the right person to watch it with. (Dolce would have gotten bored within the first half hour and wandered off to do something else. Why can't guys appreciate costume dramas?)

Quotes of the Day
Never wear anything that panics the cat.
P. J. O'Rourke

A man is not old until regrets take place of dreams.
John Barrymore

Mar. 20th, 2008


World leader quiz

Ooo, I like this one! He's one of my heroes.

Mar. 19th, 2008


What classic movie are you?

This seems a bit extreme, but I like it.

Mar. 18th, 2008


(no subject)

Your Heart is Blue and Green

Your heart is open and dynamic.

You are flexible, optimistic, and expressive.

You bring honesty and intimacy to relationships.

You're good at expressing your needs to your partner.

Interesting--my favorite color is teal.

Quote of the Day
We probably wouldn't worry about what people think of us if we could know how seldom they do.
Olin Miller

Currently reading: Gabriel Garcia Marquez "Love in the Time of Cholera"

Mar. 14th, 2008


Snow piles

The weather has warmed up just enough that the huge piles of snow outside my window are getting shorter. When I sit in my recliner, I hear the water running as it melts. And the snowplow guys shoveled a path thru the 3 1/2 foot pile so that someone could actually get to my front door if they wanted to.
I'm ready for spring.

Quote of the Day
My mother buried three husbands - and two of them were only napping.
Rita Rudner

Currently reading: Jan Karon "Home to Holly Springs"

Mar. 12th, 2008


(no subject)

Another episode from our trip to Wheeling, from my husband (who writes much better than I do.)http://dolcedomum2.livejournal.com/25337.html

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