Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The random in which I may overuse the phrase "it depends"

Join the weekly random hosted by Linda every Wednesday at 2nd cup of coffee. The more the merrier…answer the questions on your blog and link here to share. Here are mine this week-
1. Are you pleasant when you're ill, or are you a grumpy, fussy patient?
It depends…do I have a cold or the stomach flu? I’m not fussy but I don’t think pleasant is the right word either. If I have the stomach flu just please go away. Otherwise I'm happy to accept your tlc.
2. When you find out that school is canceled (due to inclement weather) what is your gut reaction?
It depends…am I a kid? Then I’m ecstatic. Am I the parent of a kid in school? Then I’m ecstatic the first couple of days and alrighty, time to go back to school so I can tackle the laundry mountain and restock the frig. Am I an empty nester? Hey hubs... remember skiing in the back yard with daughter1 standing on your skis? Remember when the girls would do a snow dance and go to bed with their pjs inside out hoping for a snow day? Remember building snow forts? Remember the cul de sac snow party? Remember...
3. What is one domestic skill you wish you could improve?
Ironing. My husband excels at this particular task so he's the designated ironer I don’t feel an urgent need to improve.
4. Do you decorate your home for Valentine's Day?
5. What song is on your mind today?
By Your Side - Tenth Avenue North
6. Do you prefer contemporary movies or classic?
It depends…I like both. I choose movies based on my mood and who might be watching with me.
7. How well do you "compartmentalize" your feelings? For example, how well can you put aside a really trying moment to deal with the immediate situation which is not related to the trying moment, e.g., putting aside a tiff with your spouse in order to finish wallpapering a room.
Compartmentalizing is my middle name.
8. What is the first thing that attracted you to your spouse? (Or if you're single, to your best friend.)
He made me laugh. He had a twinkle in his eye. He was oh so very preppy.
9. When was the last time your heart raced?
Uh, that would be yesterday morning…just as the door closed behind me and I realized my keys were locked in the house. Good thing I blogged about patience yesterday or the day could have turned ugly pretty fast.
10. What are your memories of Valentine's Day at school?
Bringing in a shoebox decorated to serve as a ‘mailbox’, choosing valentine cards, delivering cards to friends ‘shoeboxes’, and trying to read meaning into conversation hearts.
11. If you were going to receive candy for Valentine's Day, which would you prefer?
Chocolate. Very good chocolate. It can be combined with coconut or peanut butter or nuts but the chocolate has to be good.
12. Red or pink?
It depends. If we’re talking paint then I like red. My kitchen is painted a dark red and I love it. If we’re talking peonies or lingerie I like soft pink. I like red and pink both when it comes to my wardrobe. And if we’re talking Gerbera daisies then hot pink makes me smile.


  1. Loved your answers. #2 and #9 really made me smile. Have a good one!

  2. I got a big chuckle out of #3. My hubby irons too. I do not! H.a.t.e. it! lol Great 10th Ave N song. Love your depends. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

  3. My favorite valentines day is the year my hubby and I gave each other the same cd....great minds think alike.
    Hugs, andrea

    PS: we usually keep it very simple...get something little, but well thought out for the other.

  4. Get this . . .my husband was preppy, too! HA!

  5. I'd forgotten about the shoebox mailboxes -- we did that, too! What a fun memory.

    And chocolate -- always chocolate.


  6. I love your Nr. 2 answer! So true. Remember!
    Ironing is one job I hate too, but luckily I have a cleaning lady, who does it for me. :)

  7. I don't mind ironing, but am not as good at it as the hubs. I remember sitting under my mom's ironing board while she ironed and then hung my dad's dress shirts for work on the curtain rod of our front window. She had an old windex bottle with a metal lid that she had punched holes in with an icepick that she used to sprinkle the clothes (no steam iron). The smell of freshly washed hot cotton makes me miss my momma something fierce...

  8. Gorgeous song! And I love how cute it is that you overthink every answer! ; ) You put your heart and soul into every thing you do, don't you?

    P.S. Come to Maine with me in March!!!

  9. Yeah ironing is not my favorite task, I even have great clothes that I won't wear because I would have to take the time to iron them. My guy is a retired Navy man so his ironing is REALLY good...maybe we can make a deal, I cook he irons...ha ha.

    Great answers!!


  10. Enjoyed your answers, such fun. I absolutely love that song, I am going to have to check into that. First time I heard it. Thanks for sharing!

    until next time... nel

  11. Great answers. I'm terribly jealous that your husband irons. I wish. He offers, but he's clueless.

    I always wanted a red kitchen with off-white cabinets. Not going to happen most likely, but still a dream.

  12. Oh my, that song is going on my favorites list asap! Loved it! Thanks for sharing.

    Ironing is the bane of my existence, but I do it 'cause I don't want to pay the cleaners.

    I have a dark red in my kitchen too! Love it!

  13. Oh, yeah. Coconut with (dark) chocolate is delish. And there's nothing worse than poor quality chocolate!

  14. Joyce, you have a may-an (two syllable "man") who irons! Woot!
    LOVED your answers. May have to steal the last one for my own-it matches me to a T.

  15. My ironing bites. You did a great job here. I did it for the first time at Have a great night.

  16. Man I wish my hubby would excel at that task!

    I can answer "it depends" to so many of the random dozen answers. LOL.

  17. Yep, I'm terrible at ironing and I hate it too. Do you think your hubby would do our ironing too? lol Great answers this week.

  18. I think this is TOO fun! I may have to join this.... since tonight my hub's late, I'm comfy propped in bed with my laptop, tv, chips and dip! :-) Love all your answers....

  19. Your answers were honest and to read. I remember being paid $1 per shirt to iron my father's very heavy wihite cotton shirts when I was a teenager. I must be okay at it, but don't do it very often.

  20. Thanks for visiting my blog. I hoped over here to return the visit. So nice to "meet" you! My hubby irons better than me, too. I'm happy to let him do his own! I enjoyed your post about teaching your daughter to drive, too. I had a similar experience with my own daughter...Loved your blog, by the way, I'll be back! Blessings, Kathy( Kathy)

  21. I loved your answer to #2, Joyce. What sweet memories, especially the girls sleeping in their dad's pj's inside out...awwww. :-)
    AND #9! Been there! Oh my. :-/ So, are you going to tell us how it all turned out? :-)
    Oh, and about the pink! I do love pink but mostly in my house. I like red in my clothing! :-) And it reminds me of the precious blood of Jesus! :-)

  22. Preppy! It's been a while since I've heard that word. LOL : )

  23. I bet your kitchen is gorgeous! I also love how you use "it depends."

    My favorite....and trying to read meaning into conversation hearts.

  24. I just have to ask... Do people actually still iron? I own one, of course, but it sees the light of day about once every 2 years, usually right before a wedding or a funeral.

  25. I'm with you on the chocolate! And wanting people to go away if my stomach is having problems.

  26. Great answers...isn't is amazing how when we study something or say something about patience...we get put in a situation to see what is the truth....I think there are a lot of men that are good at ironing and so many gals that hate it! Yea for Chocolate!!


  27. Loved your answers. It is always so much fun to learn more about each other. Hope you are having a great week. Love & blessings from NC!

  28. The three times a year that I iron are so frustrating to me because it takes me longer to FIND THE IRON than it does to accomplish the task.

  29. I forgot about ironing when I answered my questions. I don't iron... unless I absolutely have to.

    I enjoyed your "it depends" answers.