Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I don't wanna be a chicken I don't wanna be a duck...

Did anyone else read Linda's intro to the Random Dozen questions this week and start singing the words to The Chicken Dance in their head? No?

Well you probably are now. And you're welcome.

I'm sorta kinda taking a bloggy break while I enjoy Easter week with my girls. I did still manage to get in on the Random Dozen and everyone is invited to play along. Answer the questions on your own blog (or in the comments here) and then link up those answers with Lid over at Second Cup of Coffee.

1. How do you feel about the marshmallow Easter Peeps?

There is something aesthetically pleasing about the look of peeps. I want to like them but I really don't.

2. Chickens are notoriously nervous creatures. When you are nervous, what is the best way to calm down?

Pray. I say all the Bible verses I have memorized that relate to worry, fear, and anxiety. I sing hymns in my head, most especially What a Friend We Have in Jesus.

You are welcome to steal my method : )

3. People say, "April showers bring May flowers." Do you enjoy Spring rains?

Well, they have gotten to the point of ridiculous in my neck of the woods. NJ has had severe flooding and more rain is on tap this week. I know come summer we'll be glad the ground was good and saturated but it's getting a teensy bit old at this point.

4. When I was randomly flipping through TV channels this week, I saw a show in which tattoo parlor employees received tattoos of a co-worker's face on their bodies. I can't imagine having a portrait of a colleague tattooed on me. But if someone forced you to receive a portrait tattoo (face only) of anyone, who would it be? Why?

I don't get this at all. If I were getting a tattoo it would not be someones face. That's why Kodak was invented. If you make me choose I guess I'd say my daughters. I can just picture their reaction as I remove my beach cover up and they see their smiling faces looking back at them from my lower back.

5. Would you rather have a tattoo (any kind) or a nose ring?

Neither. A nose ring isn't permanent so that should be my answer but I honestly cannot see myself with a nose ring.

And permanently inking myself is not appealing either. fyi-your skin at 40 something is not the skin you had at 20 something. Just sayin'.

Hubs and I did have one fleeting moment where I suggested we get tiny little Union Jacks tattooed somewhere out of sight as we were leaving the UK but then I remembered I have children who have been strictly instructed NO TATTOOS so we refrained. Gotta lead by example I think.

Plus I'm kind of a chicken.

Ha- did you notice the way I cleverly worked Linda's theme into my answer?
6. Do you have any special plans for Easter?

yes : ) Tune in next week for a recap. I like a little mystery on the blog now and then.

7. Cadbury Eggs or Reese Eggs?

Reese's Eggs. You can never go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter.
8. What was the last thing/person you took a picture of?

I think it was my tapestry which I wrote about Monday. But I'm sure I will overwhelm you next week with Easter picture obnoxiousness.
9. What book are you reading now, or what was the last one?

'Stuff Christians Like' by Jon Acuff. I've been reading his blog since I discovered the blogosphere...he is absolutely hilarious and has just had a book published. Check it out.
And no, he did not pay me for the props.

10. What do you think is the most difficult task when it comes to Spring cleaning?
Normally I'd say washing windows but I've discovered the secret to that one. It's called pay someone. So I'll go with closets. How does so much accumulate in a season?

11. How many pairs of flip-flops do you own?

Maybe 5...I need new flip flops this year. I haven't felt too motivated to go buy any just yet though because did I mention it was 26 degrees last weekend?
12. Which color makes you happiest?

yellow...the color of sunshine and happiness

Wishing you all the blessings of this special holy week!


  1. Great answers! I especially liked #1. I don't like peeps either. Hope you have a wonderful week with your daughters. I look forward to reading all about it next week. Have a fantastic Easter weekend!

  2. Great answers. I don't like tatoos either. I don't mind Peeps, but I don't ever eat them. I too, love chocolate and peanut butter together. It always amazes me how much alike our answers always are to various things. Have a wonderful trip and enjoy loving on your girls!
    Praying for travel safety for you all. Love & blessings from NC!

  3. The image of your daughter's horrified faces as you raise your beach cover-up (or my kids' in the same moment) is enough to make me laugh out loud!

    I'm beginning to wonder who actually eats the peeps...

    Happy Easter!

  4. Love reading your answers and learning more about you. Enjoy your time with those girls. Easter Blessings, SusanD

  5. What? No tramp stamp for you? I'm chicken, too. I don't do pain. I also don't do peeps. Have you seen the Youtube video of peeps in the microwave? It's slightly amusing in a disturbing sort of way.

  6. Our kids will be with us for Easter!

  7. You are so funny-"I like to keep a little mystery on the blog" haha!

    You are a silly goose! :)

    And I think you should totally get a nose ring.

    Have fun with the girls!

  8. great answers, the book sounds good I am getting a longer reading list reading what everyone is reading,.. I agree i don't like peeps either but feel I should hmmm

  9. I had to laugh when I read "chicken dance". Our church does contemporary worship music so during worship last week as we're all clapping along, I look over and a friend of mines 5 year old granddaughter is doing the motions to the chicken dance instead of clapping. I about rolled on the floor I was laughing so hard. As hard as my friend tried to stop her (even though she was laughing as well), the more the Gdaughter kept going. Who says a chicken dance can't praise Jesus too?!?
    Have a great weekend away! Enjoy your family!

  10. Great answers! I thought we had it bad with the rain in the spring but you girl, are getting it BAD!

    Easter Blessings!

  11. Maybe that is why I always buy Peeps and then throw them away a week or two later...hmmm. I like your spring cleaning solution...why stop at windows?? I hope you have a WONDERFUL time with your girls and I think refraining from tattooing them on your back is a really good idea...

  12. I'm all about #7!
    We could have a FEAST together. YUMMY!

  13. Yellow wins hand down I think!

    Have a great Easter.

    Great answers!!

  14. About the peeps, you said, "I want to like them but I really don't." LOL! I think that's exactly how I feel about them, too!

    Have a wonderful time with your girlies!

  15. So enjoyed your answers, brought a smile to my face. I'm with you on the chocolate and peanut butter, yummy! Easter Blessings to you as we celebrate our resurrected Lord. Yes, HE arose!

  16. We're supposed to wash our windows? Really? ;) We share a love of chocolate, my friend. One of my girls said she didn't 'love' it and I asked her whose daughter she was. Ha!!

  17. I just stopped by Jon's blog and your right real life and real funny as well. Now I just need to find out how to subscribe. I love your list with peeps and reeses eggs! Unforgettable!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  18. I'm a yellow too. Several yellow's today!
    Love your answers. I said windows/blinds and I should pay someone! I have trust issues.
    Have a beautiful Easter and I look forward to the mystery post.

  19. You know, I do have to agree with you on the peeps, Joyce. They are cute little things, aren't they? :-) Even if we don't care to eat them!
    Our answers were similar to #2 and we're doing something a bit special this week, too, which I am sure I'll be blogging about next week!
    Have a wonderful Easter with your family! ((HUGS))

  20. Way to go. Now I will be singing the chicken dance song all day.....cluck cluck cluck.

  21. These answers to the 12 questions give me a fun peek into your life. Are you going to buy some flip flops soon?

  22. Loved your answers, Joyce. You did not disappoint.Have a wonderful Easter.

  23. Joyce! Come back to blogging world!!! You are missed!!! :)