Thursday, June 28, 2007

Deck of Me Challenges #19 # 25

#19 ~ Surprise ~ This was a happy memory to capture...

#25 ~ A photo that means something to you ~ This one made me kind of sad. So many memories lost now that my mom and dad are gone...

Sorry for the not-so-great pics!

Blame Rachel for this post!


Your Blogging Type is Unique and Avant Garde

You're a bit ... unusual. And so is your blog.
You're impulsive, and you'll often post the first thing that pops in your head.
Completely uncensored, you blog tends to shock... even though that's not your intent.
You tend to change your blog often, experimenting with new designs and content.

You Communicate Like a Woman

You empathize, talk things out, and express your emotions freely.
You're a good listener, and you're non-judgmental with your advice.
Communication is how you connect with people.
You're always up for a long talk, no matter how difficult the subject matter is.

Your Vocabulary Score: A-

Congratulations on your multifarious vocabulary!
You must be quite an erudite person.

Your Element Is Air

You dislike conflict, and you've been able to rise above the angst of the world.
And when things don't go your way, you know they'll blow over quickly.

Easygoing, you tend to find joy from the simple things in life.
You roll with the punches, and as a result, your life is light and cheerful.

You find it easy to adapt to most situations, and you're an open person.
With you, what you see is what you get... and people love that!

You Are 9: The Peacemaker

You are emotionally stable and willing to find common ground with others.
Your friends and family often look to you to be the mediator when there is conflict.

You are easy going and accepting. You take things as they come.
Avoiding conflict at all costs, you're content when things are calm.

At Your Best: You feel connected, trusting, and fulfilled. You feel at peace with your place in the world.

At Your Worst: You compromise your values to make sure peace is maintained. You give in to bullies.

Your Fixation: Harmony

Your Primary Fear: Causing conflict

Your Primary Desire: To preserve things as they are

Other Number 9's: Marge Simpson, Ronald Reagan, Audrey Hepburn, Jerry Seinfeld, and Abraham Lincoln.

Your Celebrity Boob Twin:

Charlize Theron

You Are a Good Girl

You are 80% Good and 20% Bad
Generally speaking, you're a very good girl.
(But you don't have us totally fooled!)


Do You Even Know What a Blog Is?

You got 1/8 correct!

What the heck are you doing at Blogthings?


Saturday, June 23, 2007

More Summer Reads

I forgot that I finished this one this week too! It was very funny and a great way to do some traveling from the comfort of my own backyard!

Rumors of Another World/What on Earth Are We Missing? BY Philip Yancy is the book I am currently reading. I love Philip Yancy and have never been disappointed with any of his books. His insight into the "Whys?" of this life are very thought provoking.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Happy 1st Day of Summer!

It seems like summer started in April to me. Probably has something to do with the three weeks we spent in Hawaii... I feel like I've already had a great summer! But, I am so glad it is really just beginning. I have so much I'd still like to do. Like blog faithfully, scrap lots, and spend time with my grandsons (That's Ian on the horse). How about you? What do you look forward to doing this summer?

One thing I do a lot of in the summer is read. I got off to a great start by reading five books while on vacation in you know where. And just yesterday I read another book! If you have any "must read" faves I'd love to hear them. Here is a recap of the books I've read so far:
  • Hawaii's Story By Queen Liliuokalani (the queen's heartbreaking plea for justice)
  • The Guardian By Nicholas Sparks (suspenseful love story)
  • Chicken Soup from the Soul of Hawai'i (uplifting & light)
  • Stupid and Contagious By Caprice Crane (very funny!)
  • Writing Down the Bones/Freeing the Writer Within By Natalie Goldberg ( A+)
  • Porch Talk/Stories of Decency, Common Sense, and Other Endangered Species By Philip Gulley (like Chicken Soup with only one author)
And here is my Deck of Me card for Challenge #24 ~ Remember when...

And a bit of catch up with the card for Challenge #20 ~ Change...

I am trying to learn to embrace change. I know that God has used it to teach me many lessons in the past and He will continue to do so for as long as I'm alive. I know that I grow with each change. Still, it's a huge challenge for me...

{God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. ~Reinhold Niebuhr}

Monday, June 11, 2007

Deck of Me Challenge #23 ~ Right now & Deck of Me Challenge #15 ~ Your parents

I love it when an idea for the prompt just pops into my head like this one did!
The journaling on the back says, "I'm happy that we finally have the house to ourselves, happy that I've finally gotten it back in order, and happy that I can finally focus on scrapping more!

You may remember that I posted this picture of my parents on their honeymoon and the journaling for #15 while I was in Hawaii. Well, I've finally finished the card. The little picture at the bottom is the last picture I have of me with the two of them. It was taken at Christmas in 1999.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Deck of Me Challenge #22 ~ What would you like to learn?

It was fun thinking of all the things I would like to learn and a little discouraging because I know I will never be able to do most of the things on this list. Still, it is fun to dream...