Sunday, December 28, 2008

Now If I Just Looked Like Audrey Hepburn!

This was a fun little quiz, and I have to say that the description is eerily correct! There is a link at the end...try it yourself!

Your result for Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz...

You Are an Audrey!


You are an Audrey -- "I am at peace"

Audreys are receptive, good-natured, and supportive. They seek union with others and the world around them.

How to Get Along with Me

  • * If you want me to do something, how you ask is important. I especially don't like expectations or pressure

  • * I like to listen and to be of service, but don't take advantage of this

  • * Listen until I finish speaking, even though I meander a bit

  • * Give me time to finish things and make decisions. It's OK to nudge me gently and nonjudgmentally

  • * Ask me questions to help me get clear

  • * Tell me when you like how I look. I'm not averse to flattery

  • * Hug me, show physical affection. It opens me up to my feelings

  • * I like a good discussion but not a confrontation

  • * Let me know you like what I've done or said

  • * Laugh with me and share in my enjoyment of life

What I Like About Being an Audrey

  • * being nonjudgmental and accepting

  • * caring for and being concerned about others

  • * being able to relax and have a good time

  • * knowing that most people enjoy my company; I'm easy to be around

  • * my ability to see many different sides of an issue and to be a good mediator and facilitator

  • * my heightened awareness of sensations, aesthetics, and the here and now

  • * being able to go with the flow and feel one with the universe

What's Hard About Being an Audrey

  • * being judged and misunderstood for being placid and/or indecisive

  • * being critical of myself for lacking initiative and discipline

  • * being too sensitive to criticism; taking every raised eyebrow and twitch of the mouth personally

  • * being confused about what I really want

  • * caring too much about what others will think of me

  • * not being listened to or taken seriously

Audreys as Children Often

  • * feel ignored and that their wants, opinions, and feelings are unimportant

  • * tune out a lot, especially when others argue

  • * are "good" children: deny anger or keep it to themselves

Audreys as Parents

  • * are supportive, kind, and warm

  • * are sometimes overly permissive or nondirective

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

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas, Friends!

My busy month will be kicking into supersonic speed today as I put the finishing touches on food and home in preparation for tomorrow's Christmas dinner. I just wanted to stop in quickly and wish all of you a bright and happy holiday. I hope to really relax tomorrow after all the preparations are done and just catch up with my family and enjoy the day!
If you haven't seen this little bird before, she is Folkbird. She is a little sweetie that I created last year. She goes together pretty nicely and the pattern is free. Just click here to go directly to a .pdf that you can print. Just a little token of affection from me to you!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

My Garland is Showing!

Well, this is fun! It's been a while since I participated in a Show and Tell, but you know that Nester, she is hard to resist! If you would like to participate, go here to add your post to Mr. Linky.
Since I don't have a mantel, I've gussied up my beloved china cabinet. This garland has been adorned with my very finest Shiny Brite ornaments, which like the cabinet, are part of my mother's legacy. I don't trust them to the tree- too much rough housing goes on in my living room! This year I added some big, glittery snowflakes that I bought at a fabulous decor store in Pismo Beach and a tiny little pink bird that I bought at Dollar Tree. I also included the sequin tree we made last year. So you got your vintage, your handmade, your expensive and your cheap all in one place! Just the way I like it.
Next I've got to get the inside of the cabinet as cute as the outside!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Remember me?

Hi Friends!

I sure was gone a long time, wasn't I? Right before my last post, I had a lovely birthday weekend with my dear friends, Sandra and Monica. We went down to Pismo Beach and it was awesome! When I find the photo card, I will share.

Right after my last post I started the worst job of my life! I only lasted there for a month, but it was so stressful and horrible! I ended up walking out which is something I've never done.

That was in mid November and then my full-time job became job hunting! Luckily, I've landed on my feet and I just started working in the Clubhouse of an active retirement community. I started Friday night and I already love it! It is the complete opposite of the very bad, no good, terrible job and it has restored my belief in humanity and good business practices. Whew! I needed that! So, I will be working at my old job on weekday mornings and then on the weekends I will be working three 8-hour shifts at the Clubhouse. And be able to pay my bills and mortgage! Yay!!!!

Some other big news: I am going to back to school in January! I am finally going to get my degree in the thing I have loved since junior high- Interior Design! I don't even care anymore about what my inner critic says- I am just doing this because I love it so much that I don't even care if I'm not good at it! LOL! Who knows? Maybe I am and maybe I'm not, but I'm going to get my AA for it no matter what. Just because I can't wait any longer! I already have the general ed taken care of so now I get to just jump into the fun stuff.

So, life is good. I am blessed and I know it. I wish for all of us a lovely holiday season and a super 2009!