These past few days have seen several family crises, both in my generation and my parents’, so not much to report, sadly. I did write for about an hour a day, and did my minimal sponsor comments, but it was difficult.
What I can offer is my entry into the “Ten things about me,” that is going around the interwebs.
- I’m an INFP in the Myers-Briggs personality test. One of my former workplaces gave the test to about 50 of us a few years back. I was the only INFP. An explanation of the terms: Introverted, although I am 51% introverted and 49% Extroverted; N means intuitive, preferring to use imagination to see new possibilities, focusing on the future; Feeling, basing decisions on values and people-centered concerns; and Perceiving, tending not to want to miss anything; life is likely to be spontaneous and flexible.
- Although I am over-educated, with two Master’s degrees and ¾ of my Ph.D. dissertation written, I am legally a high-school dropout, as I skipped my senior year and never got a GED.
- Many years ago, I named my home Testosterone Palace, although now that both my sons have left, balance has been restored—my Standard Poodle is female, and my Weimaraner is male.
- When my husband and I moved cross-country 20 years ago, the weigh station on the North Dakota/Montana border said most household goods weighed about 3-4,000 pounds. Ours weighed 11,000; when asked if we had a car in the truck, we had to admit it was books.
- I love language, and have learned how to read five medieval languages and three modern ones. I warned you I was a nerd.
- I started writing when I was 4; my oldest sister saved my first story. I found it among my parents’ things last year.
- I don’t have 10 interesting things to say about myself.
I hope to be back on track the rest of this week, even though the crises are not over. I have another History of Profanity post in the works, and another review. I hope everyone is doing well and is looking forward to the big celebration. Drop by your fellow participants and cheer them on here.