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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Snow and more Snow

It continued snowing this morning coming down with large heavy flakes. That on top of a lot of snow already on the ground made the driveway fill up again. Don took the snowblower out cleared it. This was a good day to stay inside. Both Don and I napped. We haven’t done that for a good while. Just a quiet Sunday.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Is this me?

I took a color test on the web and here are my results. Does this sound like me?

Best Occupational Category
You're a CREATOR

Nonconforming, Impulsive, Expressive, Romantic, Intuitive, Sensitive, and Emotional

These original types place a high value on aesthetic qualities and have a great need for self-expression. They enjoy working independently, being creative, using their imagination, and constantly learning something new. Fields of interest are art, drama, music, and writing or places where they can express, assemble, or implement creative ideas.

Suggested careers are Advertising Executive, Architect, Web Designer, Creative Director, Public Relations, Fine or Commercial Artist, Interior Decorator, Lawyer, Librarian, Musician, Reporter, Art Teacher, Broadcaster, Technical Writer, English Teacher, Architect, Photographer, Medical Illustrator, Corporate Trainer, Author, Editor, Landscape Architect, Exhibit Builder, and Package Designer.

Consider workplaces where you can create and improve beauty and aesthetic qualities. Unstructured, flexible organizations that allow self-expression work best with your free-spirited nature.

Suggested Creator workplaces are advertising, public relations, and interior decorating firms; artistic studios, theaters and concert halls; institutions that teach crafts, universities, music, and dance schools. Other workplaces to consider are art institutes, museums, libraries, and galleries.

OK, the above one sounds like me a lot…but this next one…I don’t think so! I hate details.

2nd Best Occupational Category

Self-Control, Practical, Self-Contained, Orderly, Systematic, Precise, and Accurate

These conservative appearing, plotting-types enjoy organizing, data systems, accounting, detail, and accuracy. They often enjoy mathematics and data management activities such as accounting and investment management. Persistence and patience allows them to do detailed paperwork, operate office machines, write business reports, and make charts and graphs.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Florida vacation

If you want to lift your spirits, there is nothing like a week in the sun! On Tuesday my girlfriends, Joan and Lisa, and I returned from a week’s vacation in sunny Orlando, Florida. Even though the weather down south has been on the the chilly side, we landed in the warmest weekend they have had in months. We rented a car and stayed in a beautiful town house (it’s the blue one). The Impala drove like a dream and was great on gas. We were very grateful that I took my Garmin along to get us around!florida vacation 009
The town house had 3 bedrooms, three baths, and a living room and kitchen. We did have to go out and buy supplies since paper products were not furnished.
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Friday evening we went to a mystery dinner theater. We sat a table with 3 couples and enjoyed a lovely meal and a hilarious comedy who-dun-it. I don’t know what kind of birds these are. I’ve never seen anything like it before. They were in the parking lot at the theater. If you know..please tell me.
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The first thing that we noticed in Florida were all the palm trees.
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You could rent flamingo paddle boats.
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There was also a scenic lake with waltzing waters.

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ON Sunday we drove to the Tampa/clearwater area to ride on a luncheon/sightseeing tour on the Calypso Queen.
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The scenery was beautiful and the day was gorgeous.
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I think we liked walking at the beach most of all!

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It was a fantastic vacation in every way. I recommend it to everyone.

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a Tragedy

Today my thoughts are on Sea World and the horrible tragedy that happened yesterday. An orca grabbed her trainer and pulled her underwater to drown. Since we just had a wonderful experience there on Saturday it’s hard to believe that such an awful thing happened to one of the trainers we saw. Sea World is a remarkable place and we enjoyed our day there. Here are some pictures from the shows we saw. The Shamu show featured orcas who interacted with their trainers. In the third and fourth picture the woman trainer is floating with an orca.

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The second show we saw was an otter and sea lion show involving a pirate’s treasure. Occasionally the otter would run across the stage with the treasure map.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Getting packed

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I’m getting packed, little by little. I have growing excitement about the trip ahead. Tomorrow I actually put everything in the suitcase. THe weather looks promising…74 on the last day we are there.