Friday, January 21, 2011

Personality Tests--I'm an INTJ! What are you?

Personality tests are a good tool to help you understand other people and where they are coming from, and perhaps more importantly, understanding yourself.

I took this test today and my result was INTJ: Introverted Intuitive Thinking Judging

There is a lot of truth to this testing; I found it to be quite enlightening! I encourage you to go take the test and see what you get, then google your type and see what else you can find.

If you are an INTJ, chime in! There are few of us in this world and we need to stick together! :)

One rather humorous site I found in relation to INTJ's is here (has some mild language): INTJ Central
If you're looking for basic stuff and not a lot of humor, there's this one: TypeLogic INTJ

I encourage you to take the quiz yourself and see what you get--you might be surprised at what you have to learn! :)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

What I'm Reading in 2011

On a board that I frequent, people are talking about reading 52 books in 52 weeks this year and blogging about it. I am not certain I can handle another blog dedicated to just that, so I decided that my approach to this would be to put a list off to the side on my blog here of what I am reading(see below right) and ever so often I will write a bit of a book review.

I have no idea how many books I tend to read in a year, so part of this is to keep track for a year and see how many it comes to. I am going to count books I read cover to cover(like novels), as well as recipe books and other such books that one might refer to but not approach in a "read-cover-to-cover" manner.

Stay tuned for my first review!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Deter Mice with Peppermint Oil!

As you may know, we live in a 100+ year old farmhouse in the country. And anyone who has lived in an old house knows that Mouse Problems tend to occur off and on.

I have tried many things to either keep the mice away (I *thought* I filled all the holes they could get in at...guess not!) or kill them(when regular snap traps didn't work for an extra-gingerly-eating mouse, a small stretchy hair band wrapped around the trigger and carefully baited works better). Before anyone goes off on me for not live trapping and relocating the mice....I would be doing that quite frequently in the fall/winter and I just don't have time for that! It's not that I've never done this(I have), but it's not something I want to add to the daily chore list.

I have read about using Peppermint Oil to deter mice, but was pretty skeptical about it and used other techniques instead.

Until the last time the varmints got into my silverware drawer/cabinet that I had just cleaned out! That is soooo aggravating, not to mention gross!

So, in desperation,  I got out the Peppermint Oil and cotton balls. I put 3-5 or so drops per cotton ball and put them at the back of each of my drawers in the kitchen.

Guess what? So far, NO sign of mice in the kitchen! Yippee! And when I open the drawers, it smells like Christmas!

I assume I will have to refresh the cotton balls ever so often, but am thankful that (so far) it is working.
(and my hubby got me a live mouse trap to put on the kitchen counter just in case--much better than a snap trap)