Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Random Dozen

Linda over at 2nd Cup of Coffee  is asking folks to share a "random dozen" again this week.  I've not participated before but thought this looked like a fun one to start with.

1. What was the last song you listened to? 
"To the Ends of the Earth" by Hillsong -- great worship music. 
It sets the tone for my day on the way to work and relaxes me on the way home.

2. Have you ever had “buyer’s remorse” over anything?
Not very often.  There's not much I can't live without but right now I'm wishing I would have bought these really neat clear coffee mugs when I was at a Crate & Barrel outlet last weekend.  I don't know how I would have carried one more thing back to the train but lovin' those mugs.

3. What is something in your life that you are thankful for now that you didn’t think you would be at the time of the event? (Something that seemed ill-timed, inconvenient or hurtful which turned out to be a good thing) 
A diagnosis of thyroid cancer three years ago this month.  It changed my perspective on so many things and deciding what's really important.

4. Do you watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade every year? If so, do you have a favorite float or balloon? 
I watched it every year as a child but not so much anymore.  We did go to the Chicago Thanksgiving Day parade a couple of years ago and Kermit was most definitely my favorite balloon.  Doesn't he look great for his age??? He doesn't look a day older than he did when I was a kid!

5. Share a quote, scripture, poem or lyric which has been an inspiration to you lately.
Faith makes things possible, but not always easy.

6. This is meant to be a fun question, and this is a G-rated blog, but please share a “guilty pleasure,” something that you enjoy that’s probably not the most edifying, time-worthy or healthy thing you could be indulging in. Did I mention this blog is rated G?  
Lindt dark chocolate truffles, the ones in the black bag.  Ooh-la-la!

7. What Thanksgiving food are you looking forward to?
 Sweet potatoes with butter, brown sugar and pecans.  Yum!

8. What is your favorite book to read to children, or what was your favorite childhood book?
I liked to read Dr. Suess to the kids but I'm liking anything by Sandra Boynton for the grandkids.

9. Do you collect anything? (Feel free to post a photo.)
I wouldn't say collect, but I do get pretty excited about a cool new kitchen gadgets and fabric prints I haven't seen before.

10. Gift bags or wrapping paper? 
If I have the time, absolutely wrapping paper and beautiful ribbons and bows.  Unfortunately, most of the time though, it's a gift bag.

11. Share an after-school memory from when you were younger. What was your routine like on an average day?
Oddly enough, I don't really remember.  Sometimes I would get home before Mom and other times she would be there waiting for me.  I do remember going straight for the cookie jar though.  Mom always had it stocked with home baked cookies.

12. True story: Once, in a job interview, I was asked this question and told there would be no clarifying; I simply had to answer the question: “When you’re fishing, do you feel for the fish?” So what about you? Do you feel for the fish??
 How do you "simply answer" that?  Maybe I'm just clueless, I don't get it but if it has anything to do with real fish, I would never feel for the fish.  Eeewww!  Not a fish lover, either live or on a plate.


  1. Hey! I finally met someone wno doesn't like fish! I'm not the only one!

  2. Ewww fish! When fishing with my grandpa, I would flop the fish on the dock and then hold it down with the tip of my keds on its tail...until gramps would come over and "dehook" it! You can get the mugs but I want those awesome square colored plates at cb2!!!

  3. Hi...I hopped over from Lindas and enjoyed looking at your blog. Fun reading your answers too...I am also an empty nester-ish (my two daughters are in college).

    Have a nice day!

  4. Then we'll just have to go back! ;)

  5. What an enjoyable read and I loved learning more about you. The quote you wrote on faith was just what I needed to hear today.