It's been a pretty good weekend. The only negative was that I had to get bitchy with my husband. Ugh ! Sometimes, he makes me so crazy ! I think he's perfecting his procrastination skills. I ask him to do one little thing for me, and he puts it off. I remind him, and he promises to do it later. Half past later rolls around, and I ask again - he says he'll get right on it. A couple of hours later, I ask if he did it, and he gives me an excuse. The next day, I remind him again, he says that he'll do it now - a big fat lie. The next time I bring it up, he's come up with several reasons for not doing it and why the whole thing is just a bad idea. Finally, I have to get pissed and I raise my voice loud enough for everyone to hear,
"Why is this such a big thing ?!! I asked you to do it, you said that you would, so get off your ass and do it !!!!"
Then, after he Finally does it (it took him all of five minutes) He wants me to shower him with praise and gratitude. Wrong ! He pissed me off ! And now, I have to get it out of my system by demanding to know WHY it was such a big deal, that he felt it was SO necessary to push me to the limit of my patience? (and I really am a very patient and understanding person.) Of course, he has absolutely no explanation for that, which only pisses me off more. Suddenly, he just wants to drop the whole thing. UGH! I wasn't fit to be around people until I had an hour of quiet time.
Other than that little emotional explosion, I've had a fairly good weekend. I finally got my four inches of snow, so I got all my errands and running around done early and spent the rest of the weekend being a homebody, and feeling very domestic. I re-covered a duvet for our bed, I cooked meals , and baked cookies, and just hung out with my family. I've also planned out several projects that will keep me busy for most of next week. Most of the snow will be gone by Monday night or Tuesday afternoon. We are supposed to be back up to 60 and 70 degree weather by mid week.
Of course, I'll have Jake to keep me company until Thursday. He earned himself a three day out of school suspension for saying a couple of "naughty words." It seems a bit harsh if you ask me, but then, the whole public school thing doesn't make much sense to me.
Nick and Jen spent the weekend with us again. Since they left this evening, I've just been a couch potato. The History Channel is having some kind of "End of the world" fixation tonight. Apparently, we will ALL be history in about three years. December 21st, 2012, to be exact. Giving an exact date, sort of takes the surprise out of Armageddon, don't you think?
I got bored with the end of the world, (it's amazing how quickly doom and destruction can get dull) so I've been playing around on quiz sites. A blogger friend sent me this link: /http://apps.facebook.com/personalitypatterns Kind of interesting, not too many questions, but lots of results. (I guess it just depends on what questions they ask) These are mine. For the most part, I think it's pretty accurate - Let me know what you think, and tell me if you decide to take it, I'd like to see someone else's results.
You appreciate art, beauty, and design; you know that they are not superficial but absolutely crucial to living the good life. You have good taste, and you're proud of it.
You don't think it's pretentious to be moved by art and beauty. You're not one of those who believe it doesn't matter what something looks like as long as it does its job.
Those with a high score on the "aesthetic" trait are often employed in literary or artistic professions, enjoy domestic activities — doing things around the house — and are enthusiastic about the arts, reading, and travel.
You are thoughtful, rational, and comfortable in the world of ideas. People find you interesting to talk to. You're the living embodiment of the saying "You learn something new every day."
You do not avoid abstract conversation, experimenting with new ideas, or studying new things. It bores you to stick to the straight and narrow of what you already know.
In general, those with a high score on the "intellectual" trait are employed in such fields as teaching and research, and are enthusiastic about reading, foreign films, and classical music.
You are an honest, fair person. You don't lie or cheat to get ahead. You treat others with respect and hope for the same in return.
You do not feel that you are above the rules that everyone else follows; you are definitely not willing to do whatever it takes to get ahead.
You enjoy being around others and others enjoy being around you. You have a "live and let live" attitude; because you know that no one's perfect, you are forgiving and happy to give the benefit of the doubt.
You don't feel the need to be controversial or express contrary opinions all the time. You see no reason to go around rubbing people the wrong way.
You are good at solving problems, coming up with original ideas, and seeing connections between things, connections that most other people miss.
You do not shun abstractions and concepts in favor of the concrete and tangible.
People with a high score on the "creative" trait often are employed in such fields as finance and scientific research, and enjoy avant garde and classical music as well as literary fiction and scholarly non-fiction.
You like to know that everything is in its place; it's somehow empowering to know that the world around you is neat and organized. For you, schedules and timelines are great ways to stay on track, and mowing down the items on your "to do" list is a source of happiness.
You do not believe that a clean, orderly desk is the sign of a person who doesn't have enough to do; you don't thrive on a sense of personal anarchy.
You have a genuine interest in other people. You're a natural host, and are always thinking about how you can increase the happiness of those around you. When friends have problems or are in trouble, you're usually the first person they turn to for aid and comfort.
You don't always say exactly what you're thinking; you don't like the idea of causing anyone pain because of your criticism.
Scoring high on the "warm" trait suggests that you are among those who enjoy domestic activities — doing things around the house — and are enthusiastic about charitable work, helping others, and making the world a better place.
You enjoy teamwork, play well with others, and prefer getting along to winning.
You're not compelled to win every contest nor to be right all the time.
You are willing to take the time to find out what's going on with other people, especially if they're in distress. You're a good listener, you don't criticize, and you offer unbiased, respectful, honest advice when it's requested.
You don't feel the need to impose your standards on others or say things that, even though true, cause pain.
With a high score on the "understanding" trait, it is likely that you are enthusiastic about charitable work, helping others, and making the world a better place.
You are in touch with your own feelings, which helps put you in touch with the feelings of others.
You don't buy the logic that your happiness comes ahead of everyone else's because unless you're happy you're incapable of making anyone else happy.
Good night everyone - Have a great week.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Posted by Auburn~haired~artist at Sunday, March 01, 2009