Jan 15, 2007

Well, I'll be!

From Patti's blog via Nancy's blog

You Are An ESFJ
(Extrovert, Sensor, Feeler, Judger---I looked it up, LOL)

The Caregiver

You are sympathetic and caring, putting friends and family first.
A creature of habit, you prefer routines and have trouble with change.
You love being in groups - whether you're helping people or working on a project.
You are good at listening, laughing, and bringing out the best in people.

You would make a great nurse, social worker, or teacher.

Amazingly they may be right--I may have been in the right profession after all? I had wanted to be a nurse since age 7 and my high school course work led in that direction. I practiced for 24 years but never went back to it when we moved south though I do keep my license active "just in case". As I age, I am no longer filled with the milk of human kindness nor am I as naive and idealistic as I was in my 20's. I don't suffer fools gladly either and my tears are pretty close to the surface when moved emotionally but those are not necessarily good qualities in a nurse.

Weirdest thing, when I awoke this morning I was having a "work" dream which something I rarely do. (My husband has them all the time and he spends all night looking for his time card or some such variation) I could not figure out how to translate someone's temperature from celsius to farenheit to tell the patient if they had a slight fever or not. Now that I am awake all I can think is 32 F=0 C and where is that table we used to refer to? Can I find it online? LOL

On a quilty front this weekend--well, no quilting but mostly because Pippi looked so comfortable on the one I had been doing and set aside. Eventually she DID get down and I substituted the next one in line. She's not that particular, LOL. I was having fun working on the May snowman block anyway so got it moved a little further along---the bottom half of the block to go. Norma is showing her first ever redwork in blue project along with me but I have a jump start because I intended to do mine LAST year, LOL. Pam will be joining in as well and is one step ahead of me by having the "go with" fabric purchased. She claims it jumped in her arms on the way out of the shop.

Susie Homemaker chores took over yesterday. Ugh, but gotta be done sometime. I was half listening to the Bears-Seattle game and my husband alternately agonizing and cheering yesterday. I can't just sit and watch TV or I would be a nervous wreck when the games get this pressure packed. I go watch the replay if something good happens but do not get frustrated when the QB is intercepted near as much this way. When it got to the overtime period, he decided to go walk and asked me to help him set up the DVR recording. Then I DID turn on my set but with my back to it and the volume down. I didn't say a word about outcome but since he asked............I DID watch the recording with him since I knew who won. Remember me telling you once that I had a hard time reading a book without turning to see the end?? It is the process that interests me most and how they arrive at whatever conclusion. Mrs. Columbo---sure that thing shouldn't have said I would be suited for detective work?

I also found time to set up my 07 quilt document for the donation quilts. I logged in the quilts on hand and then separated out the ones that are going to the Boys Ranch. DJ helped me load those up in the car to take to someone's empty closet for storage. (22 if I counted correctly--most saved from last year as boy quilts more than girls when we had more than we needed for them.) I still have 7 here at home that have a different destination but at least could claim back some space for my personal quilts and get my hamper top back, LOL. Pictures are properly labeled with their corresponding number. DJ was only asked to hold up one quilt.

Today, deliver those quilts, put a few more lines in the plaid bricks and hopefully run errands before the rain hits. A couple usual stops will be left off as banks and post offices are closed for Martin Luther King Day here in the States. (Almost three Monday holidays off in a row.) Tomorrow and Wednesday may be interesting as the temperatures are going to drop like a rock. Depending on how far down the cold air dips South we may also be in for some freezing rain so much of the Midwest and Plains states have had. The weather team cannot be sure so forewarned is forearmed and best get some food that can be cooked stove top rather than rely on my usual oven, crockpot or microwave.

Guess that's it for now-----


  1. Good morning Miss Linda, Sounds like you had a rather productive suze homemaker day! Even got a few things sond eon the quitl fromt if not actual sewing!

    Question about the bluework snowmen...I followed your link and saw the fabulous designs..like I need another project.do they use a tiny chain stitch? Is that the stitch you use? I think they look fabulous!

    Well off to finish the block #2 and get my own suze homemaker stuff going today!

  2. I've been watching the weather here in Memphis too... but didn't think to cook ahead, you're so smart!

    I guess I should make me some handwork in case there's no power too... lol

    Stay warm!

  3. I know I've said it before, but you are a busy gal -- you keep track of so many things. Makes me tired *s*
    Pull a quilt out to cover your toes and enjoy an evening of stitchin'

  4. Hi LInda, I can see just about well enough to say hello...*VBS* I see you have been busy enough for both of us..*VBS* Hope to be back in form in a couple of days this time.
    That personality quiz looks interesting...have to go and try that..LOl Hugs, Finn

  5. Linda, you are so organized. We are operating with no electric, going on our 4th day today. Well, 2 of the past 3 days, we were up in St. Louis for the arrival of our grandbaby, but today is my first day of going it alone, as hubby went to work, but my work was called off yet another day. I dream of retirement! Not happy to hear that after that, I'll dream back to the days of working! hehe. I love the string quilt you showed on Friday's post! I love string quilts. Been thinking of making another myself!

  6. So funny to hear of your "work" dream. I do that a LOT!!! I dream I am still teaching, but usually not in my area of training! Last one I was a high school teacher and the students were eating me alive LOL! Hmmm..what's our message here?

  7. Interesting topics today, Linda. I took the personality test but I don't think mine was quite on track as your's is. Maybe I didn't answer the questions right. LOL

    My dreams usually revolve around not getting to work on time. Thus, throwing my whole day of appointments into chaos. Which reminds me... I'm off to get ready for work. :-)

  8. That personality quiz looks like it had you pegged! Too much work for me in the last few days--in reality and in my dreams! *LOL* I need to get back to a balanced life--one with less work and more quilting!


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