Monday, March 24, 2008
Saturday, Steven and I were supposed to go canoing with some people from church, but alas flooding on the Buffalo river prevented us from going. That's ok, I would rather not die of drowning. So Steven decided that it was a good day to get a tattoo. I went with him, the first time of all his tattoos I was with him. He got the eye of Horace I believe on his arm. I believe this is like his third eye tattoo. Of course he once again tried to talk me into getting one. I realize I may never be able to get one. I am not scared of needles or the pain, it is simply because I am so darn pickly I cannot decide what I want or where to put it. Something that permanent needs perfection in my head, and of course I would have to design it. Alas it may just never happen, I blame it on what little OCD I do have. I will say I am officially the only one in my fam to not have one as my little sis even got one a few weeks ago. Big one too, for her first time. Large pretty flower on her right shoulder blade.
After his tattoo, we went shopping and headed to Oklahoma to spend Easter with the fam. We had a great time there, only complaint was the beautiful weather that was too cold to stay out for long hunting eggs. Here are a few pics from that day.
I have been a little overwhelmed at times on what all is going to transpire in the next couple of months. I guess if I tried real hard I could get seriously stressed about it, but I do realize it's going to happen whether I stress about it or not, so I choose not to. My bring it on mentality has once again overtaken. Just to give you an idea of what I mean...
* My big National counselor exam, which I have been studying nightly for.
* Start studying for MFT exam.
* 2 home bouts of derby, one of which has Fight the Blaze as their chosen charity, so that means I need to get a new brouchure and a sign made up at the least.
* Projects and papers from school.
* Continue to plan high school reunion.
* Another home bout.
* Marriage and Family therapy Exam (hopefully).
* Move into another house, hopefully closer to Bentonville.
* Finalize reunion stuff.
* Pass the Oral Boards for Counseling and get my license (hopefully).
* Attend my 10 year high school reunion.
* Another home bout.
Ok, so I am absolutely sure this is not all there is. But I think it is the main things. I hope I am not forgetting something big there. Anyways, if I am sparse on here, you will know why. And on that note, I am outtie.
Advanced Global Personality Test Results
personality test by similarminds.com
Stability results were high which suggests you are very relaxed, calm, secure, and optimistic..
Orderliness results were medium which suggests you are moderately organized, hard working, and reliable while still remaining flexible, efficient, and fun.
Extraversion results were moderately low which suggests you are reclusive, quiet, unassertive, and secretive.
introverted, secretive, reclusive, tough, non social, observer, fearless, solitary, libertarian, detached, does not like to lead, outsider, abides the rules, mind over heart, good at saving money, does not like to stand out, does not make friends easily, self sufficient, not aggressive, likes the unknown, unconcerned with external opinion, strong, abstract, independent, very intellectual, analytical, high self control
I don't mind leading. I do in a lot of aspects of my life, it's just I don't mind if others do as well. I could always be better at saving money. I think there is some confusion on the test makers part about Narcissism. They also have vanity which makes me think they are a little confused with definitions. I do not consider myself to be any which way narcissistic.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
We went to red lobster today as well as finally getting Gage and Steven haircuts while the other kiddos and I shopped at Old Navy. I have been on the search for a plain white sundress for ever and finally found one there for about $35. Every where else I have looked they have been nearing $100, which is just ridiculous. I have basically realized that my legs will be too bruised up to wear shorts this summer, no matter how toned they are. So I will make the most of long summer dresses.
Well it is finally storming out and I am all calm. They are soothing to me. Anyways, here are a couple of pics from today and this past week. I went ahead and made a sig out of one of them.
And Kieran Reading to Ryker his favorite book
He looks like he fell asleep
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Date: Saturday, April 12, 2008
Time: Doors at 6:00 PM, Bout at 7:00 PM
Location: Roller City, 1007 Century Street, Springdale, AR 72762
Proceeds for this particular bout will go to Fight the Blaze, Inc. In case you don't know what that is. It happens to be the non-profit I founded in 2005 to help educate and prevent childhood sexual abuse. This will be our first official money making/promotional event. So I am super excited even more than most bouts. I am trying to get some merch ready, brouchures, and some other stuff like tattoos made for the kiddos who come to bout, so if anyone is interested in helping out, let me know.
Click here for tickets.
Monday, March 10, 2008
This weekend the fam and I packed up and headed up to Tulsa for a mini vacation before the Breast Impressions Bout against Breast Cancer. Saturday we came down early and just "tried" to relax. 3 young kids in a hotel room doesn't leave much for relaxing though. Luckily the particular room had 2 TV's and a couch/bed, so we weren't cramped. Sunday we woke up and headed for breakfast. Stopped at Village Inn and ended up leaving after 20 minutes of not even getting our drink order taken. I guess the screaming baby and menus sticking out confused them. Since all IHOPS were super busy we ended up going to Denny's and finally got great service. We decided since it was a nice day we would go to the Zoo instead of the Aquarium. It was a good decision as it went fairly smoothly considering the brew of kiddos we had. Ryker of course did not like the new monkey harness we got for him. He fought it the whole time. He wanted to be one of the free roaming animals like the geese. Do you remember those SNL skits with Mike Meyers with the kid harness in the park? He reminded me of that perfectly. He would just pull and pull. I need to go find those on Youtube or something. After the Zoo we headed for dinner and then to the Bout. The kids did not like being confined to the bleachers and made their distaste known thoughtout the first half. Steven and I got a really good workout wrangling them around. During halftime the auction of all the Rollergirls casts took place. I told Steven to bid up to $200 for my cast. I wanted it bad, lol. Honestly I didn't think I would have anything to worry about. Steven did his job and even bid up to $215. He was outbid at $225. I was a little sad to see them go. That is until later when walking Ryker around in his harness and I noticed the gentlemen paying for my cast. So I walk up there and lo' and behold he and his business partner were the Gold Key sponsors for the night, A-1 tent rental, which were the awesome people who provided all the bleachers. They apparently have just recently got a new office and my cast was going to be decoration for that. I was honored to say the least and even took some pics with them.
The rest of the evening went smoother with the kids and of course the Killbillies in action with an awesome win of like 149 to 62. Great play all around!
Other than that I have been studying almost everyday for my National Counselor Exam to be taken on April 4th. Prayers would be appreciated as far as that goes. And for those who don't pray send some positive thoughts my way.
At the bout