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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Time for Another Random Dozen

Okay before we get to the answers, I need inspiration people!  Comment with a topic that I can blog about.  I am at a loss here!  Also, join in the fun by clicking the picture above!

1. Have you, or has someone close to you, ever won an award for anything?  I won 2nd place in a pageant when I was younger.  Other than that, I can't remember ever getting an award for anything else.

2. Who is the nearest relative to you who has served in the US Military?  My dad was in the Air Force, and served in Vietnam.

3. Share something that stirs the patriotic spirit in you.  The National Anthem does it every time.

4. Where are you in the birth order in your family? Do you think your "placement" made a difference in your personality?  I am the youngest in my family.  I definitely think it made me more independent because I had to fend for myself a lot.

5. Name one trait you hope you carry that was evidenced in your parents or grandparents.  My mom had compassion out of this world.  I want to be like that.  My dad is the hardest working individual I have ever met.

6. If female, do you prefer wearing a skirt or pants? If male, shirt and tie or polo?  I am a female and I prefer wearing pants.  But the thinner I get, the more skirts I wear.  Funny how that works.

7. Approximately how many times do you wake during the night? What do you do to go back to sleep?  I need to have a sleep study I think.  I wake up a lot, and then it takes me FOREVER to fall back to sleep.  Usually I try counting to keep my mind from turning on and racing away.

8. Share a favorite movie quote.  "We're off to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of Oz!"

9. What is your favorite Fall candle scent?  Warm Vanilla Sugar

10. What is one Fall activity you're looking forward to?  As the weather cools down, I tend to migrate outside more.  So I'm looking forward to spending more of my time outside.  Also, I love all the holidays that come along with the cooler weather season.

11. Tell us about a pleasant surprise that happened to you recently.  A friend bought me breakfast this morning.  That was nice!

12. What was it like when you first met your in-laws-to-be?  Interesting.  That is all I'm going to say.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

It's Random Dozen Time Y'all!

Time for another Random Dozen!  I am lost on anything to blog about on my own, so thanks Linda for giving me SOMETHING to say!  All others, join Linda at 2nd Cup of Coffee to give your own answers!

1. Do you do garage sales? If so, tell me about one great find. If not, tell me why not.  I used to do garage sales with my mom when I was younger.  She even used to take us "dumpster diving" quite often.  You would be amazed at her talent for restoring things!  I guess I don't do it now, because I don't make the time.  Also it is something my mom and I used to do together, and now I would be by myself.

2. Name the last thing you fixed.  Does dinner count?

3. Name your A) Favorite item of makeup OR B) Favorite tool  My favorite item of makeup would have to be mascara.  If I don't have time for anything else, I try to at least swipe my eyelashes.  But sometimes I can't even get to that point.  My favorite tool is a screwdriver.  I can fix anything with a screwdriver.

4. Which room in your home needs organizing more than any other?  YES.  Oh you want me to pick one room?  I guess it would be the den.  It is a hodge podge of computers, workout stuff, toys and files.  Not exactly the relaxing den I thought it would be when we moved in.

5. Which room could use re-decorating?  Our bedroom.  I would like if it were more relaxing and inviting.

6. Share something unique about your town.  If you want to eat something other than mexican, steak, or chinese food, you should probably look in some other town. 

7. If you could send a one-sentence message to your great-grandchild, what would it be?  Enjoy life and stay close to Jesus.

8. Do you Facebook? Yes!

9. Describe your favorite shoes.  They are a pair of slip-ons that look like black tennis shoes.  So comfortable and I can just slip them on and go!

10. Do you listen to more talk radio or more music radio? What kind of station is it?  Music!  I listen to anything and everything.  But mostly contemporary christian.

11. How far would you travel for a really good (favorite) meal?  I would travel into Houston, which is about 30 miles away.  Although our area is growing so fast, I usually don't have to go that far.

12. If you were totally honest with yourself (and us) what should you probably be doing right now instead of blogging?  Bible study.  Need I say more?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Random Dozen Labor Day Week

Can you tell my creativity is at a zero?  If not, look at the title of this post.  Also, think of a great title of your own and join in with Linda at 2nd Cup of Coffee!

1. Describe the best sandwich in the world, according to you.  A muffaletta is pretty good, in my book.

2. Which inspires you more: a good conversation, a song, a book or movie? I love music, so a song will get me every time.  However, I could always use a good conversation.

3. What is your favorite board game?  Monopoly.  Although I haven't played it since my mom passed away.

4. As you grow older, are you more or less patient with small children?  Definitely more patient.

5. Name one item you never let yourself run out of.  Deodorant.  Need I say more?

6. Do you agree with Tennyson's assertion, "'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?"  Absolutely.  I cannot imagine going through my life without love in it.

7. Name one national treasure or monument that you have visited.  Texas Battleship, San Jacinto Monument.  Also, if we have vacationed somewhere where there was a monument in a 50 mile radius we've been there.  My husband loves monuments and museums.

8. Which is more painful, to be disappointed in someone else or to be disappointed in yourself?  I'm constantly disappointed in myself.  I feel like lately I don't seem to do anything right.

9. What makes your kitchen uniquely yours?  Our kitchen is filled with an assortment of wedding gifts we received 11 years ago.

10. Are you a crafty person?  Absolutely not.  I have not one creative gene in me.

11. What is your favorite traditional picnic or bbq (cookout) food?  BBQ.  I like a BBQ that I can get my plate and still eat indoors.  I hate to eat outside.

12. Name one leisurely activity you enjoyed over Labor Day Weekend.  I didn't relax.  I ended up cleaning all day.  Although I did take a nap.  So I guess that would be it.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Random Dozen 12

Time for another Random Dozen.  If you would like to participate, visit 2nd Cup of Coffee to link up!

1. What insect are you most afraid of? Feel free to post a picture.  I hate hate hate cockroaches.  They are nasty and I don't see the point of them in this world.  I'm not going to post a picture, because they are so disgusting they are not worth my internet search time. 

2. What is the greenest/most organic thing about you or that you do?  I, unfortunately, am not very green.  I guess the greenest thing I do right now is recycle the grocery plastic bags to hold my son's poopy diapers.

3. Tell me about a recurring dream that haunts you.  Funny you should ask.  I keep having this dream where I move into this huge house and I keep trying to find a room for me, but every room I look in is occupied.  What does that mean?
4. Have you ever missed a flight? What were the circumstances?  I have yet to miss a flight.  I haven't flown much, but I am ridiculous when it comes to being on time for things.
5. What do you consider your best feature?  I've been told that I have an infectious laugh and smile.  I'm also a good listener.
6. What was the last concert you went to?  Hmmm.  It was Chris Tomlin.  Very uplifting!
7. Describe the most embarrassing church moment you ever experienced.  It takes a lot to embarrass me.
8. Are you a whistler, hummer or singer?  Yes.  I love to sing, but I can't do it very well.
9. George Washington Carver said, "I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in." What is God saying to you through nature today, or this very minute?  That he cares about even the minute details of my life.
10. On September, 1, 1752, the Liberty Bell arrived in Philadelphia. What memorable event will take place in your life on September 1, 2010?  Um, I have a playdate with a friend.  So that's about it.  I also have a weigh-in at church.  That may be very memorable.  
11. Taco Bell or the Liberty Bell? (You must choose.)  Would I be unpatriotic if I said Taco Bell?  I'm hungry and I haven't had breakfast.
12. Do you believe men and women can have purely platonic friendships?  To an extent.  I don't believe married men and women should hang out with opposite sex without their spouse around.  There is too high a chance either a rumor could get started, or the relationship could go past the friendship stage.

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