Saturday, September 13, 2008

Personality Test Analysis...

Basically just a way to list random facts about myself, really.

I am currently taking classes for a degree from Appalachian State University in Curriculum and Instruction. Being in school never seems to get old for me, though it can be overwhelming at times.

This week, we all took personality tests to see what kind of people we really are. I, of course, was not surprised to find out that I am a Controller/Organizer. Not only is it accurate, but I gave it to myself! I also know that people definitely perceive me as that type of personality. The professor recommended that we don't share these with our spouses, but I'm definitely interested in what my husband thinks about me so I can see if we both see me the same way. However, I get the feeling that Johnathan will peg me as much nicer than I think I am!

So, without further ado, some factoids:
1. I consider myself a snob. Most people know this about me. I have worked very hard to get where I am by doing just that: working. So maybe that comes across as stuck up, but I have earned everything I have.

2. I genuinely care about the important people in my life. This should not come as a surprise to anyone who really knows me. It's easy to write someone off with my personality as too abrasive to actually like people. But I teach, and that requires a large amount of people skills as well as patience. There may not be many people I am close to, but I will fight with every ounce of myself for those few.

3. I'm competitive. No shocker there, right? I love to watch sports and I kick butt at trivia most of the time. If it's a game, I'm in.

4. The snobby part of me really cares about labels. It's my shopping obsession. I like to spend my money on nice things, hence the pink blackberry pearl, coach purse and so on. My husband likes $60 games, I like $160 purses...we're even.

Work is going well, school is going well, but I am SO exhausted by the end of each week. But I have to admit that it's a great kind of exhaustion. I know that I'm giving my job and my academic pursuits everything I have, 110% day in and day out. That's fulfilling to me.

And my husband.

Gosh, I love him. He is the most supportive, kind, loving and patient person I have ever known. Johnathan is smart and successful and geeky in the cutest kind of way. He will be a wonderful father one day and we have a beautiful life together. I'm one lucky girl. Or snob. Or girly snob.

Who says you can't trust a personality test?

Monday, September 8, 2008

We're Still Here

It's been a while since I posted, but we are in fact alive!

Things got crazy busy toward the end of the writing project, then a trip to the beach and a family emergency. After all of that we finally moved ALL of our belongings into our house (mostly in the garage) and are settling in right as school starts.

Let me say this: I LOVE MY NEW JOB!!

I'm still teaching, it's still maddening at times, but I love it. The faculty is amazing...scary how easy it has been to fit right in among people I thought were larger than life. I have also started the Masters in Curriculum and Instruction at Appalachian State, and it's going to be a TON of work. But, the projects are exciting and really put me in a good position to lead in my school. This is exciting stuff we're talking about here!

At the house, we have finished painting the office so all we really lack is caulk in that room before we can start doing the furniture thing in there. I'm thinking we may Christmas gift ourselves a new desktop computer...

That leaves the guest bedroom to paint, caulk and furnish as well as ceramic paint caulk and put ceramic tile on the floor of the guest bath. Sounds like a lot, I know. But we have made SO MUCH progress in the other rooms that it really feels like we are rounding out the renovations to the physical structure. This means it's (maybe almost?) time for open house...eventually.

Our latest crisis at home is minor I suppose: my computer is....well it's doing something it is not supposed to, and while I'm married to a guy who works in Information Technology...that doesn't do all that much for my poor laptop with a software issue. So he's working on that and I'm on a loaner...meaning I won't be able to do much with photos because they are all housed on the hard drive of my laptop. We will be purchasing an external hard drive to save all of the photos and files on in case the worst happens to it.

All in all, things are going well and while we're both exhausted most nights we're very happy. We've been fortunate enough to travel to Smith Mountain Lake recently to spend time with friends as well as spend this last weekend together just being a couple. I cannot start explaining here how important it is to get time with Johnathan since it's really scarce between school and work. He is so good to me and I am blessed beyond anything I would ever deserve to have him in my life, especially as my husband.

Enough with the sap. I'm sleepy. =0)