Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Winner: Strep Throat or Tonsillitis?!

Stay tuned to this blog to find out whether the Doozy of a sickness I referred to yesterday is Strep Throat or Tonsillitis!! Exciting stuff...
Yes, I'm being sarcastic, and yes, I'm still sick. It's really a drag. When I woke up this morning, my throat was even more swollen than the day before, though thankfully my fever seems to be gone.
Problem (and this is universal to all sick moms): I don't have any sick days. There is no one to come and do my "job" of taking care of Koji and this Room while I'm sick. For that matter, there's no one to take care of Koji so I can go to the doctor, which I'm ever so reluctantly having to admit, may be the next step.
All the websites I searched for info to help me make this self-diagnosis said the same thing: get antibiotics. Fine. But if only that didn't have to involve a trek on the train with Koji and then a walk up the hill with Koji and time in the waiting room with Koji to talk to that ancient white man with a psuedo British accent with Koji, then I would already be there. Can you sense that I am reluctant to take Koji?
Don't get me wrong, he is a wonderful son and I love him dearly. But he is TWO . If you need more explanation than that to understand why I don't want to take him along to the doctor with me while I am sick...well, you might have to wait until you are blessed with your own two year old.
So it's aforementioned son's naptime, and yes, I did take a nap too, but mine ended sooner. While I was looking around online just before, I found a personality test. In case I wasn't sure of my Meiers-Briggs personality type, now I am and here it is! One new thing though: I have never before been told that I would make a good politician.
And thanks for listening to all of this talk about me. Next time I'll try to focus on someone/something else for a change!

Your #1 Match: ENFP

The Inspirer

You love being around people, and you are deeply committed to your friends.
You are also unconventional, irreverant, and unimpressed by authority and rules.
Incredibly perceptive, you can usually sense if someone has hidden motives.
You use lots of colorful language and expressions. You're qutie the storyteller!

You would make an excellent entrepreneur, politician, or journalist.

Your #2 Match: ENFJ

The Giver

You strive to maintain harmony in relationships, and usually succeed.
Articulate and enthusiastic, you are good at making personal connections.
Sometimes you idealize relationships too much - and end up being let down.
You find the most energy and comfort in social situations ... where you shine.

You would make a good writer, human resources director, or psychologist.


Laurie Ann said...

Sorry you are so sick! My last illness was a doozy as well and when I finally drug myself to the Dr. she spent about 30 seconds w/me and said "you have a cold!" However, it was a miserable 8 day affair and Ollie spent a lot of hours those days watching TV.

Julie said...

Ugh, I used to get strep throat all the time as a kid. Still have my tonsils, though.

I am either an INTJ or an ENTJ. And I think the roles that go with that are "scientist" (INTJ) and "executive" (ENTJ). So I guess I'm in the right job for my type. Or did my job make me this way?????

jamie christine said...

laurs, thanks for the sympathy...it's seriously good to know I'm not the only one who's recently been through eight days of shut-in status!

julie, I still have my tonsils, too, but I don't have my adenoids! for some reason, I had just those taken out when I was five. the other kids thought I was weird when I told them. or maybe they just thought it was weird that I knew a word like "adenoids"?
Hmm...it's hard to say whether you were you first or whether your job made you that way? safer to say that Jesus made you that way?! :-)

Jim Bleakley said...

I love the Myers-Briggs, and I have loved reading your Blog Jamie! way to go, Chicago Trib here you come! I'm serious you could write from your basement when you get back, heck why wait you could just let them read your blog and I'm sure they would hire you in Japan.

I love that I'm in my "assigned" career, I don't think that I've seen psychologist under an ENFJ until I read your blog, good to know I'm using my personality to it's limits :)

Love you guys!