Thursday, January 29, 2009

A Thousand Words Thursday

Ashlyn's 1st Hunting Trip ~ January 2009.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

What do you get.....

when a 16 year old

tries to poke a knife

through a plastic water bottle???




Give up???

A trip to the emergency room,

stitches in the palm of your hand

and Keflex.

I'm just sayin'!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


At the urging of a few peeps (Bahama Shores Mama and Sista #2), I am coming out of hiding.

I've had this in my drafts for some time and as I was re-reading it, I was laughing about how dead on most of it is.

Your result for Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz...

You Are a Bette!


You are a Bette -- "I must be strong"

Bettes are direct, self-reliant, self-confident, and protective.

How to Get Along with Me

  • * Stand up for yourself... and me. Oh yeah.

  • * Be confident, strong, and direct. Sounds good.

  • * Don't gossip about me or betray my trust. Definitely!

  • * Be vulnerable and share your feelings. See and acknowledge my tender, vulnerable side.

  • * Give me space to be alone. Totally!

  • * Acknowledge the contributions I make, but don't flatter me. Don't we all like a little flattery?

  • * I often speak in an assertive way. Don't automatically assume it's a personal attack. Ahem.

  • * When I scream, curse, and stomp around, try to remember that's just the way I am.




well maybe..........


Ok, fine!!

What I Like About Being a Bette

  • * being independent and self-reliant Yup!

  • * being able to take charge and meet challenges head on Check.

  • * being courageous, straightforward, and honest I try.

  • * getting all the enjoyment I can out of life I'm trying to learn to not sweat the small stuff.

  • * supporting, empowering, and protecting those close to me Oh, yeah!!!

  • * upholding just causes

What's Hard About Being a Bette

  • * overwhelming people with my bluntness; scaring them away when I don't intend to Am I blunt?

  • * being restless and impatient with others' incompetence So me!

  • * sticking my neck out for people and receiving no appreciation for it I HATE when that happens!

  • * never forgetting injuries or injustices Yuck!

  • * putting too much pressure on myself Hmmmm.....

  • * getting high blood pressure when people don't obey the rules or when things don't go right Totally.

Bettes as Children Often

  • * are independent; have an inner strength and a fighting spirit I can do it myself.

  • * are sometimes loners Not really.

  • * seize control so they won't be controlled Check.

  • * figure out others' weaknesses ??

  • * attack verbally or physically when provoked Next.

  • * take charge in the family because they perceive themselves as the strongest First born.

Bettes as Parents

  • * are often loyal, caring, involved, and devoted Check.

  • * are sometimes overprotective Check. Check.

  • * can be demanding, controlling, and rigid Check. Check. Check.

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