Monday, June 3, 2019

loving the lazy... for now

It's a quiet morning, and I'm not complaining.  May was a busy tutoring month, what with final exams and the June 1st SAT.  I can't really complain with my flexible schedule that is very part-time.  But I often go several days - weekends included - without having a full day off, and that's when I start feeling the burnout.  So I was glad to turn that page on the calendar.  I've got a small handful of students now for summer, and am looking forward to the downtime.

And May did go out with a nice bang as I did take a couple of full days off last week for some catching up and family fun.  Monday was Memorial Day and Magnum's sis and her husband hosted a family gathering to help break in their newly renovated kitchen.  My sister-in-law and her husband like to cook, and the food was all delicious.  I got her strawberry shortcake recipe, thinking I'd make it next time it's my turn for P.E.O. dessert.  I dunno, though.  It looks like work...

On Thursday, my nephew (brother's kid) graduated from the Air Force Academy.  He's actually my second cadet-nephew, as his brother graduated from the Academy last year.  We didn't attend the graduation ceremony as it was several hours long and we had some things to take care of in the morning, but we caught some Thunderbird action in the afternoon from the cheap seats.

President Trump was in town for the commencement address which already extended the grad schedule, and due to some business at the airport, the ceremony was pushed back about an hour further.  We dubbed it "Make America Wait Again", or perhaps, "Make America Late Again"?

Anyway, it was a momentous day, and we had a good time at officer nephew's afterparty, of which I have no pictures.  I did take some good photos... with another guy's camera.  😑

Now, on this quiet morning, I'm getting some ducks in a row and taking time for some self reflection.  I was given a link to this Four Tendencies Quiz to "describe how we respond to expectations".

I completed the quiz and the result is that my tendency is "Questioner".

I'm questioning the quiz's validity and accuracy.


Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Abby, that made me laugh. I am the Upholder. Whatever that means. So now that school stuff is over, do you get a vacation?

Chatty Crone said...

Happy vacation time!

LL Cool Joe said...

I can't see any photos.

President Trump is in the UK at the moment, hanging out with the Queen. I hope he doesn't grab her . ... erm crown.

LL Cool Joe said...

Oh and just did the test. I'm a

Rebel: “I do what I want, in my own way. If you try to make me do something—even if I try to make myself do something—I’m less likely to do it.”


Abby said...

Peggy, according to the quiz, Upholders "do what others expect of me—and what I expect from myself.” Good to know. I'd like to have you around in case of an apocalypse.

Chatty, thanks! I'm saying "no" to weekend meetings.

Joey, If the quiz dubbed you a rebel, I'm thinking it's pretty accurate :)

Morgan Cartwright said...

I'm an Obliger: “I do what I have to do. I don’t want to let others down, but I may let myself down.” according to the quiz. Might be a little true, but also, I'm really selfish and I don't let myself down either. :)

And yay for summers and no weekend meetings!

Abby said...

Morgan, of the respondents here, we have one of each tendency. Thanks for obliging!