Monday, October 12, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

I'm in Love

Today we went for an ultrasound of my first grandchild and all I can say is "Wow"! At 12 weeks, this baby already has a personality and is a mover and a shaker. I believe there is a gymnist in my daughters womb. Life is good!!





Thursday, January 1, 2009

2008

In 2008, life has been good...and sad. The year has brought much insight, heartache and freedom. I left a soul-stealing job, gave myself some space and freedom from a relationship and began the process of finding out who I really am. The journey is still in front of me, but isn't that what life is about?

In 2008, I also learned I will be a grandmother. I still don't connect myself to that title, but I'm excited at the possibilities. While timing is not always the best, the blessing of a baby is never wrong. My wish for my daughter is to have the insight and wisdom to make loving decisions for her baby and herself...and to be touched by a child as much as I have been touched by her and her sister.

Watch out 2009, here I come!!!!

I'm a Doris

This was right on....amazing for only two questions...

You Are a Doris!

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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

Take Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz at HelloQuizzy