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Today (Again)

You know, sometime I just can't be bothered with thinking of some new and clever title. Sorry.

First - I have made it down into the next decade on the scale. Shut the front door! 18 pounds lost since I first dared to get on the scale again.

This is what I made for supper:

Turkey meatloaf muffins
Had a lovely day at WSM with the Gals, came home and cleaned (used my steam cleaner), washed clothes, cooked meatloaf and took out the recycling.
Now time for some Modern Family while enjoying some whipped cream for dessert.

If you enjoy personality tests (even though there's no science to them according to someone I know :), here's a good one Steffi sent me.
Can you guess what my number is?

Below is Dr.Phil's test. (Dr.  Phil scored  55, he did this test on Oprah and she got a  38.)  

Answers are for who you are  now and  not who you  were in the past.
This  is a  real test given by Human Relations Departments at many of
the  major corporations today. It helps them get better insight concerning their  employees and in their prospective employees.
There are 10 simple questions, so grab a pencil and paper. Record your
letter answers to each question.


1. When  do you feel  your  best...
A)   in the morning
B)   during  the afternoon and early evening
C)   late at night

2.   You usually walk...
A)    fairly fast, with long steps
B)    fairly fast, with little steps
C)    less fast head up, looking the world in the face
D)   less fast, head  down
E)   very slowly

3.  When  talking to  people you...
A)    stand with your arms folded
B)    have your hands clasped
C)    have one or both your hands on your   hips
D)   touch or push the person  to whom you are  talking
E)   play with your ear, touch your chin, or  smooth  your hair
 4.  When  relaxing,  you sit with..
A)   your  knees bent with your legs neatly side  by  side
B)   your legs  crossed
C)   your legs stretched  out or straight
D)   one leg curled  under you

5. When  something  really amuses you, you react  with...
A)   big appreciated laugh
B)   a laugh, but not a loud one
C)   a quiet chuckle
D)   a  sheepish smile

6.   When  you go to a  party or social gathering  you...
A)   make a loud entrance so everyone notices   you
B)   make a quiet entrance,  looking around for  someone you know
C)   make the quietest entrance, trying to stay   unnoticed

7.  You're  working  very hard, concentrating hard, and  you're

A)    welcome the break
B)    feel extremely irritated
C)    vary between these two extremes

8.   Which  of the  following colors do you like  most....
A)    Red or orange 
B)    black
C)   yellow or light blue
D)   green
E)    dark blue or purple
F)    white
G)   brown or gray

9.   When  you are in  bed at night, in those last few  moments  before
going to sleep you  are.....

A)    stretched out on your back
B)    stretched out face down on your   stomach
C)    on your side, slightly curled
D)    with your head on one arm
E)    with your head under the  covers

10.  You  often dream that you are...
A)    falling
B)    fighting or struggling
C)    searching for something or somebody
D)    flying or floating
E)    you usually have dreamless sleep
F)    your dreams are always pleasant


1.   (a) 2     (b)  4      (c) 6
2.   (a) 6     (b)  4     (c)  7     (d)   2   (e) 1
3.   (a) 4     (b)  2      (c)  5     (d) 7    (e)  6
4.   (a) 4     (b)  6      (c)  2     (d)  1
5.   (a) 6     (b)  4      (c)  3     (d)  5   (e) 2
6.   (a) 6     (b)  4     (c) 2
7.   (a) 6     (b)  2     (c)  4
8.   (a) 6     (b)  7      (c)  5     (d)  4    (e)  3    (f)  2   (g)  1
9.   (a) 7     (b)  6      (c)  4     (d)  2     (e ) 1
10  (a) 4     (b)   2     (c)  3     (d)  5      (e)  6    (f)   1

Now  add up the total number  of  points.

OVER  60 POINTS: Others see you as someone they should "handle with
care."  You're seen as vain, self-centered, and extremely dominant. Others
may admire you, wishing  they could be more like you, but don't always
trust you, hesitating to become too deeply involved with you.

51  TO 60  POINTS: Others see you as  an exciting, highly  volatile,
rather  impulsive personality, a natural leader, who's quick to make
decisions,  though not  always the right ones. They see you as bold and
adventuresome, someone who will try anything once,someone who takes chances and enjoys an adventure.  They enjoy being in  your company because of the
excitement you radiate.

41 TO 50   POINTS: Others see you as  fresh, lively, charming, amusing,
practical, and always interesting,  someone  who's constantly in the center
of  attention, but sufficiently well-balanced not to let it go to their
head. They also see you  as kind, considerate, and understanding, someone
who'll always cheer them up and help them out.

31  TO 40  POINTS: Others see you as sensible, cautious, careful &
practical.  They see you as clever, gifted, or talented, but modest. Not a
person who makes friends too quickly or easily, but someone  who's
extremely loyal  to friends you do make and who expects the same loyalty in
return. Those who really get to know you, realize it takes a lot to shake
your trust in your  friends, but equally that it takes you a long time  to
get over if that trust is ever broken.

21 TO 30   POINTS: Your friends see you as  painstaking and fussy. They
see  you as  very cautious, extremely careful, a slow and steady plodder.
It would  really surprise them if you ever did something  impulsively or
on the spur  of the moment, expecting you to examine  everything carefully
from every angle and  then, usually decide against it. They think this
reaction is caused partly by your careful nature.

UNDER  21  POINTS:  People  think you are shy, nervous, and  indecisive,
someone who needs looking after, who  always wants someone else to make
the  decisions and who doesn't want to get involved with anyone  or
anything! They see you as a worrier who always sees problems that don't exist.
Some people think you're boring. Only those who know you well know that
you aren't.


  1. I'm a 42 and maybe you are too?

  2. I'm a 41 and I'm with the Manxsters. My bet is that you're in that range, too.

  3. I scored a 39. One more than Oprah! Right on the cusp. I can relate to some of the 31-40 and some of the 41-50.

    You are 42.

  4. Ken and I are visiting Linda and her husband, Jeffrey. We guessed that you were a 35, like Jeffrey, and the rest of us all scored in the 40's, which is sorta vague.