Thursday, May 13, 2010

Random Dozen

1. Please share one memory of your high school graduation. Pics would be great!

Sorry, no pics. The memory I have is not so much graduation in itself but what we did the night before graduation. There was an old railroad viaduct north of town and spray painting it was the thing to do to. Two girlfriends and I decided if we didn’t do it then before we all scattered, we probably never would. This viaduct was over a state highway so every time a car would come, we would drop down into the weeds along the sides. We didn’t know it at the time because it was dark but one of us (not me, fortunately) was dropping down into a patch of poison ivy. Kinda made for an itchy graduation. ;)  Try explaining that one to your parents!

2. What is one "emergency use" item you keep in your vehicle at all times?
It must be the germa-phobe in me…I always had a bottle of hand sanitizer in the car with me. It’s the first thing I do when I leave a store.

3. In your region, do you celebrate graduation open houses? Addendum: (If so,) how many open houses/bridal showers/weddings are on your upcoming events calendar?
Most people have open houses for graduation now around here and they stretch from mid-May into June depending on when it works out to hold it. This year, I think we’re off the hook for graduations but we have two weddings and showers for those weddings coming up this summer.

4. Tell me one truth you believe about motherhood.
Time really does fly. When I was a young Mom and people would tell me to cherish those times because they grow up so fast. I don’t think I really believed them but wow, now my boys are all grown and I’m a grandma! It seems like just yesterday I was changing their diapers instead of the grandkids.

5. What was the last thing you broke?
It wasn’t anything that really broke but I was taking the crib we had that my grandson had outgrown to a cousin to use for her new grandson. It fell over from leaning against the dining room table and put a huge gouge in our plaster and woodwork. I was just sick.

6. On average, how many pieces of junk mail do you receive daily?
I don’t really know and like it that way. My husband works out of our home so he gets the mail and sorts through it. When I get home from work all that is left is what I need to deal with. Nice!

7. Do you like to shop by catalog?
Not so much by catalog anymore but by internet, most definitely. I’m a 6’ tall woman with a size 12 foot. I can’t just walk into a store and buy clothes or shoes off the rack so most of what I order is online. is my current favorite. They offer free shipping and free return shipping. Since I have a hard to fit foot, I take advantage of their free shipping a lot.

8. Is lawn maintenance at your house a "his job," a "her job" or "his/her job" or "that's why we have teenagers" job?
It used to be a “his/her” job because of the amount of lawn we had(about 2 acres) but once I started working away from home full-time, it’s turned into more of a “his” job. I do miss doing it though. That was the one time that my time was my time and no one bothered me.

9. Which room would you like to redecorate in your home?
Our bedroom, hands down.  Not for any real reason other than I'm tired of it.

10. Do you read a newspaper regularly, or do you read most of your news on line?
We get a newspaper at work and when I have time I read it but most of my news, I get online.

11. Do you believe everything happens for a reason?
Absolutely. I believe everything is part of the Master’s plan. I don’t always understand some of the things that happen and may get angry about it but still know in my knower that they happen for a reason.

12. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
Doing the right thing is much more important to me than doing things right, even though doing things wrong is incredibly frustrating. Can I pick both? How about doing the right things the right way?

Now that you've read my answers, why not hop on to over to Lid's blog and join in this week's random dozen.


  1. Oh gosh... I keep a small hand sanitizer right in my purse and wipe my hands right there in the store! Sometimes just the thought of the little germies freaks me out.


  2. Oh I just loved reading this about you. You sound a lot like me!! I have not been visiting blogs like I should but hope to get back at it on a regular basis.

  3. I'm with you on time flying right on by...the older my kids get the faster it goes!

  4. "I’m a 6’ tall woman with a size 12 foot. "
    I KNEW there was a reason I liked you!

  5. Zappos is good for us folks with size 6 1/2 Wide feet, too ;) Kudos to your hubby for eliminating the junk mail!!!

  6. Hi Lori. Spray painting, huh? At least you weren't mooning the cars that went by!!

    Just wanted to let you know that I have an award for you over at my Hot Flashes From Hell blog...stop on by if you get a chance. ☻

    Happy Friday!

  7. Very interesting Lori - I couldn't help but laugh at the poison ivy. :) blessings, marlene