Sunday, April 27, 2008

Personality Quiz

I was reading my friend Vicki's blog and she did this little quiz and I took it too. I'd have to say, it is pretty close to accurate for me. Click on the link below and see how accurate it is for you! :)

You Are An ISFP
The Artist

You are a gifted artist or musician (though your talents may be dormant right now).
You enjoy spending your free time in nature, and you are good with animals and children.
Simply put, you enjoy beauty in all its forms and live for the simple pleasures in life.
Gentle, sensitive, and compassionate - you are good at recognizing people's unspoken needs.

In love, you are quiet and sweet yet very passionate. You love easily.
You have an underlying love for all living things, and it's easy for you to accept someone into your heart.

At work, you do best in an unconventional position. You express yourself well and can work with almost anyone.
You would make a good veterinarian, pediatrician, or composer.

How you see yourself: Sympathetic, kind, and communicative

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Incompetent, insecure, and overly sensitive

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Plant a tree and watch it grow.......

Yesterday was Arbor Day and the boys brought home a little tree to plant. We didn't get to plant yesterday, so we planted them today. Hopefully these trees will grow and thrive with proper care from the boys. They really enjoyed planting them with a little help from Mom. :) Actually, I think I enjoyed it just as much, if not more, than they did.

Here is Collin planting his tree:

It's not easy to see, but we hope to take a pic regularly so we can chart the growth of Collin's tree.

And Corey with his tree:

It's not very easy to see Corey's tree, either, but we'll take pics of his too.
Now that I think of it, it may not look like the trees are growing because my boys will be growing too. *sigh*

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A little fieldtrip?

There was no school today (Act 80 day), so Corey, Collin, Bradley, and I went to see Dennis at lunch time. I was more curious than any of them. The building was once a banquet hall/restaraunt before Dennis' boss bought it and turned it into "Hydra-Tech".
It really is a shame. It was such a beautiful place. The walls and trim are still somewhat nice (and PINK!) but now there are no fancy table linens. Just big ugly dirty machines and the scent of paint. Just weird.
After our visit was over we stopped at Dollar General and then went home to play outside. It's so nice to get out.
Tomorrow we are planning a visit to Mem & Jerry's house. :)

Monday, April 21, 2008

A little update...

It's been forever and a day since my last entry. Ugh. I've been sort of sick and just not up to typing in all of my sadness. My last entry was in December, and that was one of the hardest times ever in my life. Not long after that, Dennis finally got health insurance and I was able to go to the doctor.

I made a few trips to the ER before and after insurance. Things were getting pretty scary for me. I didn't understand what or why I was feeling. Scary is one word to describe it. I could barely leave the couch and I'd cry and cry because of how afraid I was of the trembling that I was feeling inside.

I still wake every morning with the trembling or "shaky" knees. I just tell myself that it will pass and getting the boys ready for school sometimes keeps me busy enough to forget the shakiness for a little while.

I now see a therapist. Her name is Kim. I'm not sure that Kim is exactly helping, but at the same time, I don't want to rush my opinion. I had a session this morning and she suggested journaling. Journaling reminded me of this poor blog that I've neglected again. I hope to get better with keeping up and get better healthwise too. I'm getting there, it's just taking a lot longer than I'd imagined it would. I am also now reading "Feeling Good" by Dr. David Burns. Hopefully that will help!

I'm trying my hardest to be more positive, although at times that is very hard. It's hard some days to find happy people to surround yourself with. Dennis is miserable at his job, Trevor is angered by his work schedule, Brad hates homework, Corey and Collin don't want to come in from playing outside. It's always chaotic here.

Yesterday was a "milestone" for me. It's been 3 months since my last cigarette! I talk about it often and I'm sure some people are just sick of hearing me, but I don't think they understand just how hard it is to quit such a habit and I did it with no help. Cold Turkey!

I am happy today and hopeful. It will get better!

I hope to come back here more often and try to update as best I can. So much has been missed.