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Your Existing Situation: Sensuous. Inclined to luxuriate in things which give gratification to the senses, but rejects anything tasteless, vulgar, or coarse. [pretty much true]
Your Stress Sources: Has lost the resilience and strength of will necessary to contend with existing difficulties. [very much so] Feels overtaxed and getting nowhere, but continues to stand her ground and still pursues her objectives with a fierce intensity. This subjects her to intolerable pressure from which she wants to escape, but she cannot bring herself to make the necessary decision. As a result she remains firmly involved in the problem and can neither view it objectively nor get rid of it--she cannot leave it alone and feels she will only be at peace when she has reached her objective.
Your Restrained Characteristics: Emotionally inhibited. Feels forced to compromise, making it difficult for her to form a stable emotional attachment. [i don't think this is true] Feels rather isolated and alone, [true] but is too reserved to allow herself to form deep attachments. Egocentric and therefore quick to take offense. [true] Circumstances are forcing her to compromise, to restrain her demands and hopes, and to forgo for the time being some of the things she wants. [sigh...true]
Your Desired Objective: Her need to feel more causative and to have a wider sphere of influence makes her restless and she is driven by her desires and hopes. May try to spread her activities over too wide a field. [hmmm...]
Your Actual Problem: The fear that she may be prevented from achieving the things she wants leads her into a relentless search for satisfaction in the pursuit of illusory or meaningless activities. [roflmao!, probably so, aka blogging]
Your Actual Problem #2: The tensions induced by trying to cope with conditions which are really beyond her capabilities, or reserves of strength, have led to considerable anxiety and a sense of personal (but unadmitted) inadequacy. [yup] She reacts by seeking outside confirmation of her ability and value in order to bolster her self-esteem. [ayup] Inclined to blame others so that she may shift the blame from herself. Anxiously searching for solutions and prone to compulsive inhibitions and compulsive desires. [dunno about this...]
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See the halo?
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Count your blessings.

Things that went right for me today:

- I had the foresight to take the day off, delaying the return to hell work by one more day. This also enabled me to watch the funeral procession for President Ford. One of the commentators was talking about the President's old golden retriever, Liberty and all I could think was they're reunited now!
- A co-worker who does the same job as me resigned today, which relieves me somewhat of my burden of being laid off. I do feel lighter!
- I woke up before the crack of dawn, and as a consequence, got to see both the (full) moon set and the sun rise!
- Fell asleep after reading for a bit; Wolf tried to wake me up, I shushed him and when I woke up I found him stretched out next to me, snoring. He never sleeps with me!
- I have a chiro appointment so I'm going to make cookies to give to him; I love my chiro and he loves my cookies!

What went right for you today?

Current Mood:
cheerful cheerful
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Be a sage.

Advice...or as it seems to be known in blogdom, assvice. I try not to give it because seriously, no one wants to hear it! Folks seem to want or need to go through life experiencing what they need to experience to grow and develop.

As for advice that's been given to me...one thing stands out. I tend to want to solve friend's problems when they confide in me. It took me a LONG time to realize that these people just need to vent...and they do NOT want me to "help" them!

That's me, being a "sage" ;-)

Have a great time tonight!

Current Mood:
thoughtful thoughtful
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Exploit the youth.

A few years ago, I was out walking my dogs (at the time, Max and Chibi, who is a miniature pinscher...he lives with another family now, a story for another time) one snowy winter day.

Chibi was fast, feisty and loved people, kids especially! There was a man out walking with his son, enjoying the snow. Chibi ran up to him and licked his face, the only part of his body showing. The little boy asked what kind of dog Chibi was, and I told him, "He's a Miniature Pinscher." The little boy looked up to his dad and said quietly: "But he didn't pinch me, he licked me!"

I cracked UP!

Current Mood:
amused amused
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Give us something.

Tell your readers about the presents you'll remember forever.

Since my memory is wicked bad, I'll tell you about my favorite coffee mug, which was a gift from a co-worker who brought it back from Ireland. Short, bluish-green and squat with a rounded bottom, it fits nicely in my hand and holds alot. It resides on my desk at work.

Lovely, eh?

Do you have a favorite mug or glass?

Current Mood:
tired tired
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Fess up!

Today's entry in the book says: Writing gives you time to consider how to present yourself. Online, you can be smarter, wittier, kinder. Alternately, you can be a mind-numbing bore. This sometimes happens because your audience (however small you think it may be) gives you stage fright. You worry that certain things could be misconstrued, so you're tempted to water things down. You hone, delete, and reshape until you've sucked all the juice from your posts.
All readers need an occasional dose of schadenfreude, so fess up. How do you fail? Do you consistently kill plants? Keep getting fired? Always take the last cookie? That's the stuff, friends. To err is human, but to share? Divine.

First off, I don't polish my entries...what you see is what you get...kinda like me in person!

I fail all the time! Often I do it deliberately, so I don't have the chance to really succeed...cause...OMG! What if I don't! It's not really a confession, tho, I think those that know me, know this about me.

The thing I feel most badly about right now, tho, is killing the Christmas cactus I bought for my mother last year, but didn't have a chance to give it to her before she passed. It was doing so good, but I left it outside and the first frost got it. Pay attention, Jesus H!

Have you failed at anything recently? Or not so recently?

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Reign supreme!

A friend of mine got the book "No One Cares What You Had for Lunch, 100 Ideas for Your Blog" for Christmas. She let me borrow it, and I've decided to follow the entry ideas...this is #1.

There are few definites in my life, and me being me, most revolve around food.

- Mint ice cream should always be white, NOT green
- mac & cheese is best by Kraft; original, not funky shapes
- ketchup, NOT catsup
- I will disembowel you if you snap your gum around me
- The first Dumbledore was the best Dumbledore

The following belong to my friend MaryEllen:

ass of lobster only
I will only IM with those who spell well
lips that touch asscheeks shall never touch mine

What are some of your definites...or very strong preferences?

Current Mood:
calm calm
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