Archive for December, 2007

Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

 Many blessings to one and all.

Thought I would share one of my Christmas presents. There are some of the pics my aunt Joyce sent. They are of her and of my Dad as children in Indonesia.

My father is in the front of the boat, Opa Tom in the middle and great-uncle Edu in back

Dad is the little boy at front left, Aunt Joyce is the little girl in the back right and Oma is the woman front right.

Aunt Joyce is the little girl in the swimsuit and my dad is by the tree investigating something (pretty typical of my Dad! 😉 )

Easter picnic at the home of Opa Tom’s sister.

Blessings and love.



Happy Anniversary to Us

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

Six years ago I officially became the luckiest woman in the world.

Happy anniversary, my love!

I love you (more)!


(OK – not a wedding or anniversary pic but I still like it. Janice)


Happy Solstice

Friday, December 21st, 2007

The sun will come out… tomorrow! Hey, I am trying to be all positive and stuff. Hehe.

Bright Blessings to all!



Edited to add this picture from

BB – Janice


Our Dame Ismay Must Be Up To Something…

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

funny pictures
moar funny pictures


Shocking, I Know

Sunday, December 16th, 2007


Your Score: The Raven

You scored 48% domestic, 48% gregarious, 46% trickster, and 52% intellect!

Wild, Solitary, Serious and Intellectual: you are the Raven!

Raven is a strong symbol of both creation and destruction. Wisdom through intelligence, observation, and challenge. Raven is strongly tied to the spiritual world, living in a constant state of otherworldly awareness. Raven people tend to be very introspective and savor time spent ‘alone’.

This test categorized you based on four different axes of personality, which were then associated with a different animal. The four axes, as well as all possible results are explained below.

Wild/Domestic: This first axis categorizes you based on how much you are drawn to the outdoors, versus how much you are drawn to civilized situations. Domesticity has many shapes and forms, and varies from the joy of dolphins leaping next to a ship to the steadfast loyalty of a family dog.

Gregarious/Solitary: This axis measures how solitary you are. If you scored high, it means that you enjoy the company of other people, while a low score indicates that you prefer a more solitary lifestyle.

Trickster/Serious: This axis measures how well you line up with conventional trickster archetypes. People who fall into this archetype have a sense of humor and an excitable, highly chaotic streak. Scoring low doesn’t mean that you don’t have a sense of humor; it just means that you probably don’t think dynamite is very funny.

Intellectual/Emotional: This last axis determines whether you are more emotional — acting based on feelings and instinct, or rational and intelectual — acting more on thought than on your gut feelings.

Wild Gregarious Trickster Intellectual The Hyena
Wild Gregarious Trickster Emotional The Otter
Wild Gregarious Serious Intellectual The Antelope
Wild Gregarious Serious Emotional The Wolf
Wild Solitary Trickster Intellectual The Weasel
Wild Solitary Trickster Emotional The Coyote
Wild Solitary Serious Intellectual The Raven
Wild Solitary Serious Emotional The Frog
Domestic Gregarious Trickster Intellectual The Fox
Domestic Gregarious Trickster Emotional The Dolphin
Domestic Gregarious Serious Intellectual The Horse
Domestic Gregarious Serious Emotional The Dog
Domestic Solitary Trickster Intellectual The Rat
Domestic Solitary Trickster Emotional The Ferret
Domestic Solitary Serious Intellectual The Cat
Domestic Solitary Serious Emotional The Squirrel
Link: The Animal Archetype Test written by crumpetsfortea on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test


Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

Well, sort of. Things are still in limbo really. China’s still moving at a glacial pace. The last round of referrals was through Dec. 14th 2005 – which means they did about 3 1/2 months worth of LIDs in all of 2007! We’re re-thinking Vietnam for various reasons. Not sure what out next move should be… My heart is still in Asia but there just aren’t many other options. <sigh>

This is so hard. Why is it so hard? Argh!

For anyone who didn’t hear I broke my ankle in Oct. Yes, another horse-related incident. Debbie has threatened to Velcro me to the saddle next time. Or told me that I should acquire a pony instead. Heh. I’m mostly back up and walking. Went to the Getty Villa last weekend and I actually did pretty well getting around – kicking myself for not taking the camera though. Anyway, as long as I sit frequently I’m getting about alright.  I had wanted to do Disney over my holiday break (one of the few perks of my company is that they are closed between Christmas and New Years…) but I think that is out. Darren, Lynn and Bill and I are going to Napa for the weekend before the New Year though so that should be fun.

In other good news, congrats to Heather and Seth on their new little bundle of joy Eowyn! And T-1 is pregnant with their third child. A boy this time. Poor boy. With two mothers and two older sisters, he doesn’t stand a chance. Even the DOG is a girl. 😉 Congrats to them though. That is so awesome…

I’m putting my head in the sand again about Christmas though. I’ve done NO shopping except for the Adopt a Family program the Salvation Army does each year. It’s a pretty neat program. My company is sponsoring 30 families this time! Which reminds me though, I have a couple of things left to pick up before we wrap on Friday. Guess I better do that tomorrow!

So, another downer post. But I do have some thoughts peculating in tiny little brain. Maybe in a couple of weeks I’ll have something deeper to say.

Blessings all!