Thursday, September 29, 2005

And The Winner Is...

Interesting.  There was a time in my life when I attracted chaos.  I thrived on it.  It is a bipolar history that is very painful.  I found it a bit surprising that according to Krissy's psychological test I view myself as soothing, calming and meditative.  I hope this is true.  Is it?  I know I want my environment to be this way.  I crave it.  I have really changed.  It is much more peaceful now :-).  According to her test others view me as independent, playful and soft.  I find that a bit funny.  I thought about the word independent and my choice of it.  I never thought I was as independent as I would like to be.  Life's situations have made me have to depend on more people than I have wanted to and has lowered my self-esteem.  I view myself more as unique and an individual and creative.  I am gaining more independence, though.  Soft is an interesting word.  I do think I am very feminine.  I love being a woman.  And, yes, I am very, very playful.  I think the test was very accurate, Krissy!!

Thanks to everyone who played yesterday's "Up Close With Val"!  It seemed to be a pretty easy one.  I realized after I posted and people started guessing that I really didn't know what the name of the object was!  It was a shower poofy net thingy that you use with shower gel or soap.  My sister says they are called Shower Puffs.  Perhaps that is their official name.  Who knows?! LOL  Anyway, the first official submission and correct guesser was The Fair
!!  Congratulations, my saussage!!!!!!  Here is your blue ribbon:


Have a happy Thursday, everyone! xox

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

"Up Close With Val"...

Happy Wednesday, all!  I have an "Up Close With Val" installment for you today!  I haven't done one for awhile and it was fun hunting for objects to photograph last night.  I wonder if this is an easy one?  For those of you who don't know what this game is...  I took a photograph of an ordinary object and perhaps played with it a bit.  If you think you know what it is, put your guess in the comment's section or send me an email at  I will let you know if you are correct by email or in an entry soon!  Go ahead, give it a try!!!  Have a good day!!! xox

Monday, September 26, 2005

Please visit....

Promise, a fellow journaler, is very, very ill.  Please visit this virtual candlelight vigil and lend your support.

Monday Morning Question...

Okay, Krissy, I will play along...

Krissy has a Monday Morning Question and this morning she posed this question...

Monday Morning Question:

Actually, this is three quick questions.  I am going to ask you to take a little psychological test.  Answer this either in your journal or in the comments section below.  Then come back to my journal on Weds. and I will tell you how to interpret your results.

1.  What is your favorite animal?  Name three adjectives to describe this animal.

2.  What is your favorite color?  Name three adjectives to describe this color.

3.  What three things things come to mind when you think of the word white?

Here are my answers...

1.  Cat - independent, playful, soft

2.  Blue - meditative, calming, soothing

3.  White makes me think of purity and sprituality and a clean environment.

Waiting for Wednesday....If you want to play along go to Krissy's at Sometimes I Think!!

Happy Birthday Mommy!!...


      HAPPY BIRTHDAY, little mommy!!!!

             I love you very much!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Hello and Saturday Six...

Hello and happy Sunday to everyone!  Gee, I haven't made a proper entry in ages.  Everyone is probably wondering how I am doing.  I am doing okay.  I have been dealing with some personal issues and have been taking a small break from journaling.  It has been really rough dealing with Chelsea being gone and I have also had some health issues and, well, some other things going on that are hard to get into here.  I have missed everyone tremendously.  My computer has been acting up terribly, too,  and I have been trying to fix it without having to start from scratch again.  It has been a huge trial.  This computer hasn't let me post entries, for the most part, or post comments and that is why I have been gone for so long.  I am going to try and get back to a regular schedule.  No, the computer isn't fixed, but I am finding ways around the problem to post.  We'll see how I do.  So, it's good to be back and posting :0) Here is Saturday Six brought to you by Patrick at Patrick's Place.

Hope everyone is doing well and I will try to stay current!! xox

1. Of the following, which one best describes you at your worst?  (You can't select "None of the above!")
    a. One who doesn't finish what he/she starts
    b. One who talks the talk but doesn't walk the walk
    c. One who always finds the worst in a situation
    d. One who generally knows what's right but does what's wrong

A.  I am a chronic procrastinator and it has caused me alot of problems in my life.  I am still trying to figure out why I do this so often.  I start things just fine.  I can't seem to finish them, though.  My doc says I could have a problem with my "higher executive functioning" and carrying things out to its total completion because of damage to a certain part of my lower brain due to my neurological problems.  Go figure.

2. Not counting shows like Saturday morning cartoons designed specifically for kids, what single show that you grew up watching religiously is now the one you most hate to sit through?

Gee, I like to watch all of the shows that remind me of my childhood.  I really like Nick at Nite.  I don't think I have an answer for this as I don't hate to sit through any show from my childhood.

3. Have you ever been so angry with a company that you swore you'd never do business with them again?  If so, did you keep that promise?

I try not to get too angry.  Let's see.  I can't think of a company that I am mad at.  I can think of a couple of businesses I don't go into because they have been rude too many times.

4. Take this quiz:  Are you psychic?

You Are 70% Psychic

You are pretty psychic.
While you aren't Miss Cleo, you've got a little ESP going on.
And although you're sometimes off on your predictions...
You're more often right than wrong
So go with your instincts - you know more than you think

: What's the longest you've talked on the phone in a single phone call, and who were you talking to?

Probably about six hours to a gentleman caller.

:   (She recently returned from a trip to Las Vegas!)  How do you feel about gambling?

It's just fine if you aren't spending all of your rent and milk money.

Monday, September 12, 2005

My "Sevens"...

My sister, Krissy, tagged me so I decided to play along with this game that is going around J-Land.  Here goes...

7 Things I plan to do before I die:

1.  Make my own drum
2.  Write a book
3.  See a grandchild or two be born!
4.  Learn how to play the wooden flute
5.  See John (my BIL) totally healthy!
6.  Live in a permanent residence (non-rented) lol
7.  Travel around the country a bit


7 Things I can do:


1.  Take a good photograph
2.  Be a good mother
3.  Write backwards
4.  Make my own jewelry
5.  Do transcendental meditation
6.  Be optimistic
7.  Wiggle my eyeballs

7 Things I can't do:

1.  Understand apathy
2.  Be a racist
3.  Have too much energy
4.  Be in a loud, chaotic environment
5.  Fix my own plumbing
6.  Ignore my kitty cats when they ask for attention
7.  Seem to find time to get this darn computer re-configured, lol

7 Things that attract me to the opposite sex:

1.  Being a Christian
2.  Sense of humor
3  Intelligence
4.  Integrity (No Krissy, I AM NOT stealing your answers! LOL)
5.  Optimism
6.  Hands
7.  Eyes

7 Things I say most often:

1.  Right!
2.  I need a nap.
3.  What time is it?
4.  I can't remember.
5.  Oh, I hurt!
6.  Baaaaby...Hooooney!!!
7.  Shhhhhhhh!

7 Celebrity Crushes:

Alright, I will do this, but I don't idolize celebs, lol  This is kinda hard...

1.  Johnny Depp (now, HE wasn't too hard to pick. lol)
2.  John Mayer (what a voice!!!)
3.  Patrick Swayze (more a few years back)
4.  Josh Groban (LOVE his voice the most!!)
5.  ugh, three more, lol  um... Rick Springfield when I was a teen.
6.  Shaun Cassidy growing up!
7.  phew, finally...Clint Black (hey, I like a lot of the musical people.)

7 People I want to do this:

Miss O.

Hope you all enjoyed my answers!  Please visit these seven journals in a couple of days and see if they played along!  They are seven WONDERFUL people with wonderful journals!!!  Have a good day, all!! xox

Sunday, September 4, 2005

Check this out!...

I'm having a hard time posting still :-(  Here is my latest post.  Thanks for letting me use your journal space Krissy!!!

Friday, September 2, 2005

Please Visit...

If you are able to house a displaced family please consider it.  They are in such dire straights.  If you are lucky enough to be in the position to offer a house or a job or money or anything that is laid on your heart please don't give it another moment's thought.  Thank you.

To Give Housing

To Donate Money call 1-800-HELP-NOW

Thursday, September 1, 2005

Can You Help?

Wow, Hurricane Katrina left such devastation.  A city of a million and a half people is now under water.  80 percent were fortunate enough to have the money and gas and a place to go to get out of town.  20 percent were not.  Please pray for those who did not.  Thousands are feared dead.  If you wish to help please visit this site...

Network for Good

or call 1-800-HELP-NOW

Please continue to pray for our Gulf Coast region and its inhabitants.   Prayers are precious, too!