Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Monthly Traits


JANUARY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teachand be taught. Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loveschildren. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Verystubborn and money cautious.

FEBRUARY: Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent andclever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shyand humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom.Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easilyhurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessarythings. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn.Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment andleisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous.Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.

MARCH: Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate. Shy and reserved.Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace andserenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered.Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assessesothers. Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Lovesattention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors.Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.

APRIL: Active and dynamic. Decisive and hasty but tends to regret.Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention.Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s problems. Brave andfearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Emotional.Aggressive. Hasty. Good memory. Moving. Motivates oneself and others.Sickness usually of the head and chest. Sexy in a way that only their lovercan see.

MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharpthoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deepfeelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs nomotivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strongclairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Goodimagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts.Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children.Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.

JUNE: Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite andsoft-spoken. Having ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends todelay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous.Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knowshow to make friends. Able to show character. Easily hurt. Prone to gettingcolds. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takestime to recover when hurt. Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.

JULY: Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood.Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation.Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful.Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody andeasily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets.Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically andmentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving.Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judgespeople through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Lovesto be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to bequiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Notaggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems.Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.

AUGUST: Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless.Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generousand egoistic. Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises.Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous.Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Lovesto lead and to be led. Loves to dream. Talented in the arts, music anddefense. Sensitive but not petty. Poor resistance against illnesses. Learnsto relax. Hasty and trusty. Romantic. Loving and caring. Loves to makefriends.

SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes topoint out people’s mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able totalk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed.Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Goodmemory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Mustcontrol oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding.Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly showsemotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially inrelationships. Systematic.

OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things atthe center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angryoften. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt butrecovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what othersthink. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the artsand literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Justand fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loveschildren.

NOVEMBER: Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Uniqueand brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strongclairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive.Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Always thinking. Less talkative butamiable. Brave and generous. Patient. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there isa will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Hardly becomes angryunless provoked. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others.Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited.Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain inrelationships. Homely. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest andkeeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.

DECEMBER: Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games andinteractions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations.Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves tobe loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changingpersonality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions.Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical.

Thursday, July 29, 2004

100 Things About Me

1. I am a natural redhead.
2. I am the mother of two.
3. I am a psychotherapist.
4. No, listening to other people's problems doesn't depress me.
5. It feels like an honor to have them share themselves so openly with me.
6. I only got the Ph.D. because I was an overachiever.
7. Unfortunately, I got over that about 6 years into the program, before I was done.
8. That's why it took me 10 years to finish.
9. My dissertation evaluated the sandtrays of pediatric HIV and AIDS patients.
10. I had the kids do sandtrays and then I interpreted them.
11. It was interesting when I started, not so much by the end.
12. I should've picked something easier.
13. My dream job is to be an artist.
14. Although, sometimes being a mail person looks good too.
15. You can walk around in shorts, be outside and listen to music.
16. I am 5 feet tall.
17. I am the shortest one in my family.
18. I think I was supposed to be taller, but I started drinking coffee too soon.
19. I met my husband when I was 30.
20. Until then, I was pretty sure I'd never get married.
21. I wasn't good at relationships.
22. I had a plan to go to the sperm bank when I was 35 and buy some redheaded sperm.
23. Fortunately, I didn't have to. The sperm came free when I married G.
24. And fortunately, some of it was redheaded.
25. So we have a little redheaded guy.
26. His cousins are redheads too, but they're the cousins on the Italian side, G's side, not my side, the Irish side.
27. Which is kind of odd, since no one in G's immediate family has red hair, but me, my mom and my sister all have red hair.
28. All his cousins on my side have dark hair.
29. My sisters' husbands' genes won out.
30. I have two sisters.
31. One is 19 years older than I.
32. The other is 12 years older than I.
33. I was a mid-40's surprise for my parents.
34. We didn't know either son's name until he was born.
35. Shortly before the first was born, we were deciding between a name beginning with A and a name beginnning with S.
36. Also shortly before he was born, G. and I each had someone in our extended families die - and their names both started with A; So that's the one we picked.
37. A's middle name is my mom's maiden name.
38. It's nicely Irish.
39. We made Ben's middle name G's mom's maiden name (which, by a quirky coincidence, also happens to be my sister's married name).
40. It took 5 days to induce me.
41. We started on Sunday, A. was finally born on Friday.
42. He's always done things on his own time.
43. I do, too.
44. I got married at 34.
45. And had my first baby at 36.
46. I never, ever sleep through the night.
47. I always wake up at least once, often twice.
48. I probably stay up too late.
49. But I love the time after the boys go to bed.
50. If I could make my own schedule, I'd go to bed at midnight and wake up at 9am.
51. Usually, G. gets up with A. and B., which is very nice.
52. But lately I haven't been able to sleep in.
53. I think it's anxiety.
54. I was ambivalent about having a second child.
55. I enjoy it more than I thought I would. So far.
56. It's not as hard as I was afraid it would be.
57. I love ice cream.
58. I don't have a favorite flavor.
59. I like rocky road, mint chocolate chip, macademia nut (esp. when pregnant), and jamoca almond fudge.
60. Cherry Garcia and Phish Food are good too.
61. I'm a die-hard liberal.
62. I think most people who work in social services are.
63. I also work sometimes on a mobile crisis team with the police.
64. My radio name is "MH 8".
65. MH stands for "mental health."
66. I've had to call for emergency cover a couple of times.
67. I've fired a handgun, a shotgun and an automatic.
68. Not at anyone, silly.
69. It's harder than I thought it would be.
70. Automatics are very powerful, and it's hard to keep your feet in one place.
71. All in all, though, I'm not a bad shot.
72. I've seen all kinds of dead bodies in all kinds of states.
73. It's an interesting job.
74. But it doesn't pay enough to do all the time, and it's a high burnout job.
75. So I do it once or twice a month.
76. I don't want to be a full-time stay-at-home mom.
77. Usually. Sometimes it sounds good.
78. But I think I'd go stir-crazy.
79. I work two days a week now.
80. We have not used daycare, preschools or nannies.
81. G and I alternate our hours so we're providing our own child care.
82. It works pretty well.
83. We share an office.
84. I drive a Mazda.
85. I don't want an SUV unless it's a hybrid.
86. My favorite color is blue.
87. I like most kinds of music.
88. Except opera and hard-core hip hop.
89. Oh, and metal.
90. Everything else, though, I listen to.
91. Including country.
92. And Christian Contemporary.
93. Although I'm not sure I'm a Christian.
94. I was raised Catholic.
95. But the Catholic church pisses me off.
96. I don't think it matches my values and beliefs anymore.
97. I like Unitarian Universalism, except for the clunky name.
98. I have huge breasts for a 5' tall person.
99. I hope they go down eventually.
100. I'm kind of messy.

Thursday, June 10, 2004