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Strenghts Test Results:
People strong in the Empathy theme can sense the feelings of other people by imagining themselves in others' lives or
People strong in the Arranger theme can organize, but they also have a flexibility that complements this ability. They
like to figure out how all of the pieces and resources can be arranged for maximum productivity.
People strong in the Adaptability theme prefer to "go with the flow." They tend to be "now" people who take things as
they come and discover the future one day at a time.
People strong in the Communication theme generally find it easy to put their thoughts into words. They are good
conversationalists and presenters.
People strong in the Maximizer theme focus on strengths as a way to stimulate personal and group excellence. They
seek to transform something strong into something superb.
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so, yesterday i went to the blood center to donate platelets. it's something i started doing when daniel's dad, jim, was undergoing treatments for leukemia.
my friend from work, shannon, (the snake lady and fellow metal-detector) came along to give as well. she designated hers to a little preschool boy from the church with leukemia and i designated mine for an elementary aged-boy from the church, also with leukemia.
well, our counts were so good that they were able to take platelets and plasma. i was pretty proud of myself and feeling good. that is, until i went over to the snack table afterwards. i began to get light-headed and the tech told me we had to get me over to one of the chairs. about halfway there, the room went totally white and i managed to mumble out, "i'm...not....going...to....make....it......".
next thing i remember, i'm on the floor with my legs folded up under me and the guy is saying, "are you with us?" just then i realize my shirt is halfway up and my stomach is showing to the whole room. shannon helped me out with that while i worked on unfolding my legs.
well, all better now. i will give again, just not platelets and plasma in the same day. shannon says that i pass out so gracefully though, so i might go for it again. it's not every day that someone says you fall like scarlett o'hara, right?
since october of 2004, daniel and i have been house hunting. we've met with over 9 builders, seen hundreds of houses, made an offer, canceled an offer, packed, unpacked, all to no avail. until......bum ba ba bum!!!!!!! yesterday, march 27, 2006, will go down in martin history.
we started the day like most other days of househunting. we went to 5 different houses, all of which were "ok." they were all pre-owned, needing repainting (people pick some UGLY colors these days), all needed new fixtures (brass is UGLY, too), and nothing had the wow factor. so, we parted ways with our new realtor and went back to work.
around 5 pm, we headed back out to meet up with our realtor at the builder for the neighborhood we were in earlier that day. they had ONE house left in our price range that falls under the current special. what's that special, you ask? $20,000 off the price of the home! HELLO!!! so, we went to that one house, fell in love, walked outside and put this in the yard...
yup!! we did it! we signed the purchase agreement last night. we are now in the loan process and our tentative closing date is april 18 (giving daniel time to get past the 7 easter services at church).
so...who likes packing boxes?
|To better understand the following story, please read the entry from October 1:|
Last week, Daniel and I finally were able to get out and about to see a movie. We chose to see "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe," which was an excellent choice. Daniel had gone to the snack counter and asked if I wanted anything. I asked for a Diet Coke, thinking he would get me a small. No, no...he brings back a Large. (You may think you know where this is going...)
The movie plays along, and I begin to notice that I have partaken of more of the Large drink than I should have....I need to take a potty break. With at least 30 mins to go, I decide to take the much needed break, but that I will simply hurry. *Side bar -- my back was out, so picture me hobbling through the lobby bent over like an old lady.
I make it to the stall, unbutton my pants (don't worry, i'll keep it PG), and PLUNK!!!!! My cell phone (formerly in my back pocket) has landed in.....the TOILET!!!!! Without hesitation, I reach in and rescue it. I finished up in the stall, meanwhile drying the phone furiously with my sweatshirt, and head back into the theater.
I whisper to Daniel what happened, realizing then that I forgot to wash my hands in the commotion. Of course, I had my trusty hand sanitizer in my purse to ward off any potential germies! Daniel tells me to turn off my phone so it doesn't fry, so I do, and go about watching the movie.
Upon returning to the apartment, I disassemble my phone, determined to save it's life! Meanwhile, Daniel is looking on eBay for a new phone for me...again. Rubbing alcohol and Q-tips in hand, I wipe the whole thing down and put it back together.
After a jarbled speaker, a "service mode...please wait" message, and a darkened screen, the fourth time the phone went together perfectly. Yes, it still works today.
Thus ends another chapter of The Chronicles of my Cell Phone: The Charger, The Toilet, and The.........