Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I took this quiz about my personality and I find it to be MOSTLY ture (not all the things I feel are accurate but I'm shocked and how close this description is!) It is based only on pictures! CRAZY!


When you wake up in the morning, you set out to impress and to make a lasting impression on those who you encounter. You surround yourself with all the right people and right things - making you a real trendsetter. Others admire and want to be just like you. Second best will not do - it's the best (and only the best) for you. You are attentive to detail in yourself, your surroundings and your social circle.


Sophisticated, glamorous and experienced. You love everything that is new, fashionable and in vogue. Others admire you, but can't always relate to you since you are a real diamond in the ruff. You like to be two steps ahead of everyone else when it comes to the latest and greatest trends. It could take your counterparts years to adopt your current trends. You just seem to know what's "hot" before everyone else does.


Work is your number one focus and your most important passion. It is your happiness. You are persistent, attentive and tireless. When everyone else slips away, you are left holding all of the responsibilities. You are the person that everyone knows they can count on in a tough situation, but sometimes you can be taken advantage of. Don't let your passion to pursue your goals override your need to live a balanced life.


You are a cuddle bug - from a warm hug shared with your best friend to making love with your partner, you enjoy every bit of human contact that you can get. You demonstrate your love for others most fluidly through physical one-on-one contact and you feel the most loved when you are being touched. You feel disconnected when you are physically isolated from others. You're a people person and a lover of all things human.

I'm so excited for Thanksgiving this year. Starting off my excitement is that I have 5 days off from work! So, I get to have a day to myself with scrapping, and prepping for MY first Thanksgiving meal. I am hosting dinner this year and I can't tell you how excitedI am about it. I love to cook and THIS is THE meal to try-out! I finally get my chance this year.

Yesterday, Reon and I went shopping for all the fixings...and we had a surprisingly fun time! Picking out all the ingredients and goodies made me feel warm and filled with happy thoughts of thanks. Here's our menu:

*Cheese and Cracker Platter
*Deviled Eggs
*Crescent Rolls
*Traditional Roasted Turkey
*Cranberry Sauce
*Green/Wax Beans
*Glazed Carrots
*Mashed Potatoes
*Sweet Potato Bake
*Pumpkin Pie
*Egg Nog drinks!

I can't wait to start cooking and have all the smells fill the kitchen and house. I know it won't be a "small" task to complete but I am ready and happy to cook for the family. Entertaining is one of my hobbies and it sends me such joy to have everyone over for a great time with laughter and love. I hope that everyone's thanksgiving will be bright and happy too!

P.S. They are calling for snow tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

I think it is very important to find a simple pleasure in life. Sunday, I found mine. It always makes me feel calm and satisfied when I experience a time in my life where the simplest activity gives me serenity.

I met my friend, Julie, at Starbucks so that we could "catch up" with each other (a much needed activity in our chaotic lives). We ordered Pumpkin Spice Lattes and found a cozy table to enjoy some coffee 'n chat! Daylight savings switched over Saturday at midnight here in Michigan... so as we were sitting in the cafe, I noticed the ambiance that the pendant lighting created inside along with darkening skies outside. The sound of grinding coffee, machines steaming and the calming music was a great backdrop for us to share intimate discussions and to leave our afflictions behind.

Every so often when life takes over, these tiny parts of our lives seem to have the greatest impact!