Thursday, January 26, 2006

Sesame Street Personality Test

Here is a test that my SIL's CFO at NBC Universal made her take! Have fun

The Your SESAME STREET Persona Test

Here are my results!

You scored 62% Organization, 58% abstract, and 59% extroverted!

You are somewhat organized, both concrete and abstract, and both introverted and extroverted.

I bet you didn't think you were Snuffleupagus. Let's find out why.

You are both somewhat organized. You have a good idea where you put things and you probably keep your place reasonably clean. You aren't totally obsessed with neatness though. Alloyius Snuffleupagus (and all Snuffleupagus') is not sloppy by nature, but he moves so incredibly slowly that it is impossible for him to be totally organized.

You both are about equally concrete and abstract thinkers. You have a good balance in your life. You know when to be logical at times, but you also aren't afraid to explore your dreams and desires... within limits of course. Snuffy generally has very basic interests, but he explores his abstract sensitive side when he plays his snuffleflute.

You both are somewhat introverted. Originally Snuffleupagus was very shy and was only Big Bird's invisible friend. However as he has aged he has started to build new friendships with new characters. Like Snuffy, you probably like to have some time to yourself. However, you do appreciate spending time with your friends, and you aren't scared of social situations.

I swear I don't look like that in real life!!

Monday, January 16, 2006

Vacation in Montreal

Here are some pictures of my vacation in Montreal:

Palace of Justice

Palace of Justice

My mom's dog Tina

The following pictures were taken during a hike next to my mom's house.

Busy busy busy

It turns out that I seem to be busier now that I am taking 3 classes than when I was taking 4. I think that it comes from the fact that I have gone up the ladder at work, and I now have somebody under me.

Our new employee is 19 and she is a really sweet girl, but it takes more time to explain things to somebody else, and to try to steer her in the right direction when she is working on something than to do it myself. So my days are going by really quickly, so quickly in fact that I haven't read the blogs that I used to read everyday in quite a few days which says a lot about my old position!! I enjoy doing my job better now that I am more involved, and I don't really mind being that busy. Being in class Monday through Friday after work doesn't give me much extra time though.

I did get up at 6.15 this morning and walked for 30 mins on my treadmill, which I am really happy about. I hope that I'll be able to do it almost every morning...we just got cable for out TV a week ago, and I love watching Discovery Health Channel. They have just started the National Body Challenge. "It's a FREE, eight-week, comprehensive online fitness and weight-loss challenge." They also have shows on the Discovery Health Channel that give a lot of information about weight loss. I find it really helpful to read magazines like Fitness and to watch shows like that, because they encourage me. When I watch these shows I feel bad about not doing it myself.

I am really excited because I found the blog of suzannemichelle81. She has just left last Friday for Casa de Nacimiento. It is a birthing center in El Paso, TX where one can learn hands on everything there is to know about pregnancy and birth. A lot of women go there to give birth so it is a really good way to see a lot of births and to learn and develop the skills necessary to follow a woman during pregnancy until the birth of her child as well as during the postpartum period. I would just LOVE to do something like that. Last time I mentioned that to Husby he seemed a little concerned about the fact that Casa happens to be in a poor area...maybe I should discuss it more with him, and may one day we'll have enough money that I can afford to go....

Friday, January 06, 2006


For Christmas I wanted to make a mosaic for my sister. I have never made a mosaic before, so I had to find out everything about it before I could start: where to find the material, how to put the piece together and how to make it look good.

I went to the library to get some books. Then I went to Home Depot thinking that I could buy some regular tiles, break them and then glue them. It was not a bad idea in itself, except that you have to buy a whole case of tiles there if you want a different color than your regular white or off white.....that was a little too many tiles for me.

I went online and found a store that is really close to where I live, so I decided to go there. The lady was really nice and helpful and got me started in buying the right material for the amount of money I could spend. I also bought a big mirror that I could use for the mosaic.

When I arrived home I started laying the square piece around as if to make geometrical looking mosaic....but then creativity came flooding and I started cutting the pieces to make it look more like a scenery. Since I had bought a lot of blues I thought about making the sea on the bottom and the sky on top, and try to make do it so it would be obvious. Well, enough said about the mosaic here is a picture of it:

My sister really liked it, and I am happy with it. I don't think that this one was really cost effective, but I bought a couple of little mirrors at Ikea, Montreal that cost $3 each, that are not as big, but are definitely a lot cheaper than this one.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Happy New Year 2006!

Hello Internet!

Happy New Year! Everything went great for me in Montreal. It was really fun to be with my family and I have to admit that I really like the city of Montreal. We were 13 members of my family, which is quite a bit. For many year my grand parents and one aunt and uncle spent the Holidays by themselves as we all lived in France. Now my mom, her boyfriend and sister have moved there. My brother and a cousin who still live in France visited and since Husby and I live only nine driving hours from there we made the trip. Unfortunately Husby didn't stay for the whole week....I think that there were more crazy French people that he can handle!

The trip was not really relaxing since there were quite a few people to see and not much time to do so. I could have handled it perfectly if I didn't find out on Tuesday that classes were starting....Wednesday. I was hoping to spend this week relaxing and cleaning up after the vacation since I came back by train and arrived on Sunday night at 8pm and had to work on Monday, but instead I spent yesterday evening in class until 9h30, and I had to do my now routine run to class as a lunch break for work!

Back to the good old crazy schedule!
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