Sunday, November 30, 2008

Dreaming of a WHITE Christmas!

Did you wonder if you came to the wrong place? I was feeling festive.........

Anyway, on to one of the many things I have to talk about tonight. The first one being, how children will and do repeat what you say. The Rocket Scientists has this saying that goes something like this when I am asking him to help me with something that he isn't sure he wants to do. He says, "You're killin' me woman!" I usually smile and let it be. That is until the the 1st one started using that line on me when I'd ask her to pick up her shoes or clear off the table. Now you know on the inside I was busting up. That is some pretty funny stuff, but on the outside I had to tell her it wasn't OK for her to use that line with me. The RS has decided with some encouragement that maybe this is not a line he will use with me anymore either.

The next thing is my fun loving Friend has this link to a personality test. If you haven't figured it out yet.......yes......I can find endless entertainment in these type things. So if you are wondering about which "color" I am, I'm white.

"Whites are motivated by Peace. They seek independence and require kindness. They resist confrontation at all costs. To them, feeling good is more important than being good. They are typically quiet by nature, process things very deeply and objectively with great clarity. Of all the colors, whites are the best listeners. They respect people who are direct but recoil from perceived hostility or verbal battle. Whites need their "alone time" and refuse to be controlled by others. Whites want to do things their own way and in their own time. They ask little of others and resent others demanding much of them. Whites are much stronger than people think, but are not often seen for their strength because they don't easily reveal their feelings. Whites are even-tempered, diplomatic, and the voice of reason; but can also be indecisive, unexpressive, and silently stubborn. When you deal with a WHITE, be kind, accept and support their individuality, and look for non-verbal clues to understand their feelings."

I would love to know what color you are!!!

The last thing I wanted to cover in this post is my erratic posting and reading of my bloggy friends. I miss you when I don't get to read what you are doing or thinking about, etc. I want to say that it is going to get better, but chances are, it will not for a while. I have plenty I want to blog about. I am lacking time. I have this part of my brain that shifts with no explanation that sends me in a different direction than I was originally headed. This instance......as a child I was not neat or tidy. My mid-teens this shift happened and everything had to be neat and organized. Then sometime after I had been married for about 4 years, there was a shift again. Neat and organized were taking leave. Well about 2 months ago, neat and organized came back. I have almost 10 years of clutter that suddenly can no longer exist in my life. Getting rid of all this clutter is a serious time sucker. Since I will have no peace until it's done, and that is what I am motivated by according to the previously mentioned personality test, it is what is occupying most of my free time. This is not to say that I will not be around at all, just not daily. More like three to four time a week.

I hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving!

Back to cleaning.......

Karen

10 comments:

Nancy said...

I love the sass your kids give you. They make me laugh so hard.

You go right ahead and ignore blogginess all you need. You'll feel so happy with that clutter organized. Seriously, I get more peace from order than about anything . . . if only kids would let it stay that way for more than 10 mins. Still.

Stacy said...

That's really funny because when I came to visit in Phoenix I was thinking, "Wow, where's all the STUFF!" Compared to my house you had the minimalist thing going. I was thinking that's just what happens when you move all the time!

Stacy said...

Okay< I felt like I just NEEDED to throw 15 more minutes of my life to the computer again! I'm white. Hey we match!

Jen said...

I like the new look. And take your time de-cluttering your life. I think that is what a great about blogging. Your true readers/friends will be here when you get back. ;)
BTW, thank you so much for your encouragement. Sometimes you just need a little.

carrielt said...

That is so funny! How can you keep from laughing when they say stuff like that.

TNT's nephew was at the inlaws last summer. He was driving the three wheeler and ran up on the tire on another three wheeler that was sitting in the yard. The three wheeler the nephew was driving rolled on it's side. The FIL ran over to him and the nephew says, "who put that there." Even though he'd been driving past it for over an hour. FIL tired to yell at him, but had to turn his back so he wouldn't laugh.

orangemily said...

Good luck decluttering!

mommaof4wife2r said...

so i started to do the test...and i'm too anxious, so i'm sure that makes me anything but white! maybe anal!

Nicole said...

want to come work on my house when you are done? I've always been a tad crazy about things being neat and tidy but with 3 kids, none of which go to school yet, i'm losing the battle right now. mostly i just sit in the middle of the mess and cry.

Karen said...

I think I must be a white, too. Sounds familiar.

Squirty Wart said...

You were right! blue: 41.94%