Thursday, November 13, 2008

I'm a Doris Day...


So, I should be asleep, and instead...I have found out that I am Doris Day. Actually, for those of you who know me, this sounds pretty close to how I really am...oh boy!!

You are a Doris -- "I must help others."

Dorises are warm, concerned, nurturing, and sensitive to other people's needs.

How to Get Along with Me

  • Tell me that you appreciate me. Be specific.
  • Share fun times with me.
  • Take an interest in my problems, though I will probably try to focus on yours.
  • Let me know that I am important and special to you.
  • Be gentle if you decide to criticize me.
In Intimate Relationships
  • Reassure me that I am interesting to you.
  • Reassure me often that you love me.
  • Tell me I'm attractive and that you're glad to be seen with me.
What I Like About Being a Doris
  • being able to relate easily to people and to make friends
  • knowing what people need and being able to make their lives better
  • being generous, caring, and warm
  • being sensitive to and perceptive about others' feelings
  • being enthusiastic and fun-loving, and having a good sense of humor
What's Hard About Being a Doris
  • not being able to say no
  • having low self-esteem
  • feeling drained from overdoing for others
  • not doing things I really like to do for myself for fear of being selfish
  • criticizing myself for not feeling as loving as I think I should
  • being upset that others don't tune in to me as much as I tume in to them
  • working so hard to be tactful and considerate that I suppress my real feelings

Dorises as Children Often

  • are very sensitive to disapproval and criticism
  • try hard to please their parents by being helpful and understanding
  • are outwardly compliant
  • are popular or try to be popular with other children
  • act coy, precocious, or dramatic in order to get attention
  • are clowns and jokers (the more extroverted Dorises), or quiet and shy (the more introverted Dorises)

Dorises as Parents

  • are good listeners, love their children unconditionally, and are warm and encouraging (or suffer guilt if they aren't)
  • are often playful with their children
  • wonder: "Am I doing it right?" "Am I giving enough?" "Have I caused irreparable damage?"
  • can become fiercely protective

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Halloween this year was so much fun!

I didn't dress up, but had a great day...and night. First, I went to work at Enoch Elementary, and my kids were all well behaved. (Probably mostly because I bribed them with a treat at the end of their lesson...if they would behave.) Then I went to lunch with my family at Carl's Jr.

That evening, Steve and I took Addy and Dawson around the block to go trick-or-treating, and they were super funny. They wanted to run everywhere and at one point Daws goes, "Nanny...I'm getting tired. I can't run anymore. Will you carry me?" How could I refuse. Then, after we took a few steps, he seemed to be ready to go again. It was awesome.

We then went to the state playoff game at Cedar High against Ogden. Cedar won the game and will keep going in the tournament. It was fun to be with all my fam. and Steve at the game.

We came back to my house, played a couple rounds of hand and foot with mom and dad, and then Steve indulged my by playing DDR (Dance Dance Revolution) with me on the Wii. He did a good job, and it was a lot of fun. Then we played tennis, and we realize we're pretty good on the same tennis team. :)

All in all, Halloween was fantastic. I had a great time!

Steve and me at the game.

Grandma and Grandpa Morris-they are the best!

Mom and Dad-I love these guys too!

Steve and his scary out...he bites!

My nephews and niece-these are the cutest kids!