Here we are in a row. Joel is not THE creator, but in the creative category, it means he’s the Artist. He can identify with Franky Schaeffer’s saying that artists generally feel misunderstood! :>) I am, as always, the Originator (otherwise known as Miss ‘Let-me-see-how- I-can- re-arrange-things), Jeannette the Dreamer, Nick the Engineer, Mary is the Craftsman (she has a Rosie the Riveter clock in her kitchen!), Sam is the Advocate, and Luisa is the Strategist. For more details see http://www.mypersonality.info
Now why doesn’t that light up? Well, that fun is done. ;>)
Well, that just about says it all this morning! We left Friday around 6:30pm for Lookout Mtn and came back yesterday, enjoying wonderful hospitality all the way. In that short amount of time, We stayed with Jeannette’s in-law connections in Roanoke, Chris’s grandmother, who reminds me of my own mother, had lunch with John David Bell and his new wife, whose reception we missed this summer. They had some truly beautiful wedding pictures, so now I know what Sarah Haas looks like!! :>). We went up the Mountain and Lu showed us her room, and some of her favorite spots, like the ‘armchair rock’ . We took her to a friend’s house in Chatty to stay a few days till the dorms open. We used the weekend for our travel. We had supper with the Gienapps, who are among our oldest friends, and we hadn’t seen them for years. They encouraged Joel and me when we were young! Then we slipped into the DeWaters delightfully comfortable home while they were still out and had a little peace and quiet till they got home. Bill fixed us a great breakfast in the morning and we couldn’t help chatting and didn’t get started till after 10! We listened to ‘1776‘ by David McCullough on the way home.
When I replied to our headmaster’s call for a ‘letter of intent’ I told him I was going to plant a garden and reap it,too! So I have been reaping beautiful tomatoes this year. We seem to get rain at just the right time, and I have tons of 3-4 inch, perfectly round , meaty tomatoes. I have canned 50 pints and think I should make some sauce and salsa, as I buy those things rather regulary! Recently we went to a birthday party/dinner for Joel’s Uncle Buzz and I brought this lovely , modest-sized platter of tomatoes, red and yellow, with sprigs of basil. The platter was Joel’s grandmother’s. Meanwhile Joel artsy Uncle Paul brings a 3 foot platter with four different colors of tomatoes plus slices of fresh mozzarella cheese! I just had to laugh. If I am going to be upstaged, may it always be someone as talented as Uncle Paul! If you would like to see his yard, which is quite nice, to say the least, it is in the September issue of Chesapeake Home. Maybe if I find it on line, I’ll post the link.Or take a look in the magazine section of the local bookstore
Officium vocat……officia vocant.
Jeannette started the personality ‘rage’ with her blog the other day. then she came here and showed us where to go and off we went! It turns out that Joel’s type is named the ‘creator’, I am the ‘originator’, Jeannette is the ‘dreamer’, Nick is the ‘engineer’ and Luisa is the ‘strategist’. We have to get Sam and Mary to do it yet! Years ago when I would take these things I always came out a monster or schizo or something. I am sure I was not an easy child to raise, but isn’t there something positive about every personality??? This site does have a ‘strengths and weakness’ aspect to it , and after reading the good news, you can take the bad news! Joel asked me if I learned anything by reading his. I told him I read in 5 minutes what it took me 25 years to figure out! I also felt like teaching taught me a lot about myself. There were questions I answered differently because I knew how others saw me. Jeannette said she had changed since she was in college. I think you get more honest about yourself as you grow older. I used to think I would never feed my children french fries! I remember a happy 2 year old sucking ketchup off the french fry! Yes, that story does connect to me! Nick said “The last time I took one of these they told I was like Albert Einstein , too!” I said “Yeah, he got kicked out of school and his mother taught him.” I love having the last word.
(I must have hit ‘save’ instead of ‘publish’. it is in bold letters, like a hint ‘push me!’)
Boy, I hate to write something and then it gets lost. I posted yesterday and it isn’t here. I hit that submit button and ran off. I did do spell check first. I don’t know if I can be as cute today as I was yesterday. I can say one thing. After reading other people’s blogs, I am glad mine is not in tiny writing. One of my friends from school told me her son would look at a book with small print and say” I can’t read this!” So she took him to the library and showed him the large print books and he thought he had struck gold! I don’t think it’s so much eyesight as it is the ‘crowdedness’ of things. Yes, sometimes I wear magnifying glasses and then my eyes can relax a little.
So Jeannette posts this little personality test on her blog. There must be a disease of people who like to answer questions by clicking little dots in holes. But we had fun doing it. I am the Originator (surprise, surprise!), Joel is the Creator, Jeannette the Dreamer, Nick the Engineer (“They told me I was like Albert Einstein the last time I took one of these!) I told him they kicked Albert Einstein out of school and his mother taught him! Luisa is the Strategist. Sam is the Slippery One, I can’t hold on to him long enough to take the test!!! So if you want to see what this all means go to Jeannette’s Blog becuase I am still in my 40 something unsophisticated knowledge of which button to push unless I am clicking it on a whole to answer a question. I know some women my age who never get on a computer or all they do is email, but I am not sure they check it, unless they are waiting for an answer!!!