Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Gobble Gobble

So Turkey Day is coming fast and I can't wait! I love this time of year. Jeff and I will be spending Thanksgiving Day with his family, as well as the whole weekend (including my bday). Jeff's family has an traditional talent show each Thanksgiving too. Jeff and I are planning a few improv skits and I might even sing (yikes). We have done this almost every year and then we do Christmas with my family.

I really do love cooking Thanksgiving Dinner and wish I could do it every year. I can help out with Jeff's family, but it is just not the same. I did make a Thanksgiving dinner a few years back and ended up having my family over. It was a lot of fun planning and preparing the meal. I like having people over and being a hostess, as stressful as it is. Does this seem odd?

I am grateful for many things, since it is the time to be thankful! I often think about the small and simple pleasures of life that make me happy. I actually started a book of these things over nine years ago, to remind me how lucky I am. I don't have the time to post them all and I know you don't have the time to read them all :) so I will only wet your appetite:

fuzzy socks
chips & dip
warm pet on my lap
a clean house
cell phones
Dr. Seuss
laughing till I cry

Have a wonderful and grateful Thanksgiving Day!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Personality Test

Take the Jung Typology Test: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp

I am an INFJ:
slightly expressed introvert
slightly expressed intuitive personality d
istinctively expressed feeling personality
moderately expressed judging personality

Last time I took it I was an ENFJ. I guess it depends on my mood. An INFJ's career is best as a counselor and an ENFJ is best as a teacher. I would enjoy either I think : ).

INFJ have an unusually strong desire to contribute to the welfare of others and genuinely enjoy helping their companions. Although Counsleors tend to be private, sensitive people, and are not generally visible leaders, they nevertheless work quite intensely with those close to them, quietly exerting their influence behind the scenes with their families, friends, and colleagues.

This type has great depth of personality; they are themselves complicated, and can understand and deal with complex issues and people. Counselors have strong empathic abilities and can become aware of another's emotions or intentions -- good or evil -- even before that person is conscious of them.

From another website: "INFJs are gentle, caring, complex and highly intuitive individuals. Artistic and creative, they live in a world of hidden meanings and possibilities. Only one percent of the population has an INFJ Personality Type, making it the most rare of all the types."

"creative, smart, focus on fantasy more than reality, attracted to sad things, fears doing the wrong thing, observer, avoidant..."

Do you think it sounds like me???

Friday, November 14, 2008

Happy Anniversary!!

Yesterday was Jeff and my 4th anniversary. It has gone so fast it is hard to believe it has been 4 years already. So this year we spent our anniversary apart. Jeff is in Flagstaff for work training all week and I had to attend a Chino Valley Town meeting for school. Not very eventful but this weekend we will get to be together. I love my Jeffie so much and couldn't be happier!

I'm a Kitty Kat *Ding*

I don't know why but this video always makes me laugh!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

McCain Rally 2008

On Monday November 3rd, the day before Election day, McCain decided to end his tour in good 'ol Prescott, Arizona. The Rally opened up at 9pm at The downtown Courthouse or "The Square".

Allen (nephew), Jeff, Keith (nephew), JK (bro-in-law)

"The Square" being set up

We didn't end up getting in (as in past the security) until about 11 pm. Hank Williams sang a few songs a little after 11pm and a few Arizona politicians talked. All of this happened until McCain, his wife, and Lieberman showed up around 12:45am. He gave about a 10 minute speech and that was it. We were soooo tired the next day, but it was worth it.

Hank Williams

McCain, Cindy, Lieberman

Cindy and McCain and McCain by himself

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween Fun!

Last week Jeff and I went to a church Halloween party dressed up as Sally and Mr. Oogie Boogie from Nightmare Before Christmas. We made the costumes from scratch,
wich was really fun. We made ourselves proud!
My work had a costume contest and a pumpking carving/decorating contest on Halloween day. I dressed up as sally again and brought Zero, the ghost dog from the movie. My efforts paid off. I won the most creative catagorie!

Here is my pumpkin that I won 1st place with at work. Jeff made the wheels, the reigns, and propped the door open. Allen made the little man and the top hat. It was a group effort though I did do the hardest part of carving and digging :).

Last night, for Halloween, Jeff's family came over for a party. Since Jeff and I worked all day and then I had to do the church carnival for an hour Allen so graciously finished cooking a lot of the goodies. He also decorated our front door with a creepy web!

Everyone dressed up. Allen went all out and dressed up with the house theme. Allen was Jack Skelington the Pumpkin King.

I love Halloween!