Sunday, March 01, 2009

I'm sorry - again

I am trying the 101 things in 1001 days - again - and it works like magic. I start immediately procrastinating and trying to avoid doing any of the 1001 things, even the things I usually like to do, and do almost every day simply because I like it. One of the things on the list is to become a better blog pal. To visit blogs, to leave comments - I like it a lot when people leave comments on my blog, whether they are good or bad, because it means I have touched something within them. Of course I like the good comments more :-D
So when I surf the blog community and get inspired, and think someone has been doing a very good job with her/his blog, I try to remember to leave a comment. Usually it's only during the give-aways and such, or when the person in question requests the comments.
Or then it's someone "famous" and I don't dare to leave a comment. LOL I'm reacting totally against my own philosophy - we are all just humans - which only proves that it really isn't my philosophy, just some cliche I'm carrying around with me. I WISH it was my philosophy.
Now, it has been a very long time since my last blog entry, and it was a bit sad. I suppose I should have counted some of my blessings already here :-D
I have got so lovely responses to that blog entry, and I want to say to everyone of the commenters that their comments have warmed my soul and fully replaced the disappointment :-)

Nellie at Nellie's Needles gives away pattern to those amazing birds she keep making :-) I like her work.

Debra's blog is It's All Good and Terri's blog is Blooming Ideas.

This is Mary Ann's Follow Your Bliss Designs. She has a very good quote there:
We don't have an eternity to realize our dreams; only the time that we are here.
~~ Susan L. Taylor

This is her blog.

You Are a Jackie!


You are a Jackie. "I do everything the right way."

Jackies are realistic, conscientious, and principled. They strive to live up to their high ideals.

How to Get Along with Me

* Take your share of the responsibility so I don't end up with all the work.

* Acknowledge my achievements.

* I'm hard on myself. Reassure me that I'm fine the way I am.

* Tell me that you value my advice.

* Be fair and considerate, as I am.

* Apologize if you have been unthoughtful. It will help me to forgive.

* Gently encourage me to lighten up and to laugh at myself when I get uptight, but hear my worries first.

What I Like About Being a Jackie

* Being self-disciplined and able to accomplish a great deal

* Working hard to make the world a better place

* Having high standards and ethics; not compromising myself

* Being reasonable, responsible, and dedicated in everything I do

* Being able to put facts together, coming to good understandings, and figuring out wise solutions

* Being the best I can be and bringing out the best in other people

What's Hard About Being a Jackie

* Being disappointed with myself or others when my expectations are not met

* Feeling burdened by too much responsibility

* Thinking that what I do is never good enough

* Not being appreciated for what I do for people

* Being upset because others aren't trying as hard as I am

* Obsessing about what I did or what I should do

* Being tense, anxious, and taking things too seriously

Jackies as Children Often

* Criticize themselves in anticipation of criticism from others

* Refrain from doing things that they think might not come out perfect

* Focus on living up to the expectations of their parents and teachers

* Are very responsible; may assume the role of parent

* Hold back negative emotions ("good children aren't angry")

Jackies as Parents

* Teach their children responsibility and strong moral values

* Are consistent and fair

* Discipline firmly

Are you Jackie or Marilyn or someone else - Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz


Terri said...

Your so welcome... it was the least I could do (or we could do)...and I apprediate the acknowledgement as well as the comments you left on my blog.

So it's 101 things in 1001 days
that's a little over 2 and a half years....I think you can do it! ;)

Terri said...

oopse appreciate not apprediate

please forgive my spelling and typing errors

Debra said...

Hey I meant it when I said I would send you something if I had your addy. I wanted everyone to win something! So if you still want a prize send me your address.

Never be afraid to post a comment, most bloggers want that feedback, especially the supportive kind. Thank you for visiting.

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh, thank you so much for the mention of my lil bloggy & for being so kind to leave a comment.

that quote is very much a part of my thought process. it really resonates with me. i keep it up on my blog to continually remind me to carry on, even when i don't feel up to it or get discouraged.

for me, i consider it a real bonus if someone took the time to leave a comment. i don't expect anyone to usually.

& how fun to be a "jackie"...very interesting to read. thanks for sharing that as well.

have a splendid day!!

:0) mary ann