I’m about to be 40. Yep. Me.

It’s not so bad. No one really believes it, so I guess I can’t complain too much. Thirty was actually much more difficult to face. I fell into the same trap many do. You have this list of things you want to accomplish before you’re 30, consciously or unconsciously. Well I had the husband. I had the house shortly thereafter. I am now free of both. Instead of kiddies, I have kitties (a cosmic joke turned me into a cat lady…or cat woman as I prefer to be called). No one considers calling the humane society if I leave them alone, so, another WIN for me.

What I’ve learned so far is that we play the cards we are dealt. Some people have crappier hands than others. It doesn’t matter who the dealer was. It only matters what you do with the hand. You always have choices. You can play it out and lose. You can play and bluff your way to a win. You can fold and save your money to play another hand. You can fold and go play at another table. It’s your hand. Play it however you see fit, but play it. Don’t blame others for your bad cards. Don’t scream and cry and demand a re-deal. Don’t try to get the other players to turn against the dealer. Don’t go to a higher power and try to get the players and dealers shuffled to your advantage. Just play, learn, and play better next time.

Of course that’s not all I’ve learned, but that’s all I have time for now. Time for bed. Even if Spider-Man is on.

Oh…and it’s still Rumspringa!

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I’ll try to be better about posting in 2010. Maybe post something other than on a holiday once in a while. My resolution for 2010? Have as much fun as possible. Rumspringa!

Here’s something fun I ran across today. In 2003 I took one of those silly quizzes online to find my Inner Dragon. Here’s what I got. It was fitting at the time.

and your inner dragon is a ….

Spectral Dragon

In the war between good and evil, a Spectral Dragon tends to walk the fine line of Neutrality….
When it comes to the powers of Chaos vs. those of Law and Order, your inner dragon walks a fine line between Law and Chaos….
As far as magical tendancies, Magical spells come as natural to the Spectral Dragon as breathe from it’s body….
During combat situations, a true Spectral Dragon prefers to defeat opponents by the use of spells and other tactics….

Dragon Description:

The resurrected spirits of fallen dragon warriors, Spectral Dragons usually find no allure in the ways of mortals or ‘flesh-beings.’ To this end most never possess a single gold piece. Instead, they live their unlives by a strict code of mental and metaphysical discipline. Their bodies are honed, focused avatars of dragon gods long-dead. They are leaders and teachers who prefer acolytes to be mages with an intense dedication to the betterment and empowerment of one’s own spirit. However, these creatures can be fierce in combat; because of their nature, Spectral Dragons can change form at will, and their undead state does not mean they have no physical influence. The magnificent blue-and-green flames of a Spectral Dragon are said to burn hotter than the fires of the living. In physical appearance Spectrals are often a shimmering grey-blue-white, much like a ghost; their common form appears similar to that of a shade-dragon. Their eyes glow one of three colors; the eyes of the honorably slain glow a bright green. The eyes of the murdered glow blood-red. And the eyes of the condemned, those whose greed or hatred destroyed their bodies, glow a bright violet.

This Dragons favorite elements are: are rose quartz, black roses, rain, funeral
pyres, and songs sung for the dead

I decided to take the quiz again today. It changed, and it’s a little spooky.

and your inner dragon is a ….

Aurora Dragon

In the war between good and evil, a Aurora Dragon tends to walk the fine line of Neutrality.
When it comes to the powers of Chaos vs. those of Law and Order, your inner dragon is a risk taker and answers to no one.
As far as magical tendancies, Your inner dragon has the ability to conquer the world of magic, but it will not be easy.
During combat situations, a true Aurora Dragon prefers to defeat opponents by the use of spells and other tactics.

Dragon Description:

The Aurora Dragon likes cool air and wide open spaces. It comes out at twilight and shies away from direct sunlight. The Aurora Dragon is independent and opinionated with a firm grasp on its desires. They love adventure and will try most anything once.

The Aurora Dragon appears to be night blue, but something about it’s scales (or perhaps it’s magical nature) creates a multicolor holographic effect around its body, almost as though it is constantly flying through an ever changing cloud of color.

Highly intelligent, The Aurora Dragon likes games of mental challenge and tends to finish in the winners bracket. They are perceptive and intuitive but tend to hold grudges. Very verbal–not a quiet or shy dragon, the Aurora Dragon makes friends easily.It is with great difficulty that The Aurora Dragon puts aside any injustice it has ever received–whether real or imagined. The Aurora Dragon loves freedom and would wither if put in constraints.

This Dragons favorite elements are: Opals, Wind, and Free Spirits

What’s your Inner Dragon?