Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Can the Random Dozen be answered while on vaca?

Why yes it can. Actually I have no time to talk...must get back to my lounge chair....In the meantime, why not answer the random dozen questions on your own blog this week? Link back to Linda at 2nd Cup of Coffee to share your answers...

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

I don't have strong memories of my high school graduation...my class was huge, about 950 kids...I remember going to dinner afterwards with my family and then a party after that. But I don't remember much about the actual ceremony at all.

2. What is one "emergency use" item you keep in your vehicle at all times?

my mobile phone? I guess I feel like if I have that I'm safe

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?

no, not that I know of...we will be going to a wedding in October which we're excited about...it's a destination wedding and we'll be seeing lots of old friends there so should be a great time

4. Tell me one truth you believe about motherhood.

'Children and mothers never truly part -
Bound in the beating of each other's heart.'
Charlotte Gray

5. What was the last thing you broke?

a fingernail?

6. On average, how many pieces of junk mail do you receive daily?

a lot...maybe four or five per day...a-nnoy-ing!

7. Do you like to shop by catalog?

I love to look at catalogs but I rarely buy from catalogs...I need to touch and try on.

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?

oh, definitely a 'his' job...I like to garden but I have nothing to do with the actual lawn care. ew.

9. Which room would you like to redecorate in your home?

my daughter's room...which is used mostly as a guest room except my kids don't like it when I refer to their bedrooms as guest rooms.

10. Do you read a newspaper regularly, or do you read most of your news on line?

I love a real newspaper, mostly for the crossword puzzle but I still prefer to read my news in paper form as opposed to online.

11. Do you believe everything happens for a reason?

yes...sometimes things happen thru no fault of our own, sometimes things happen as a consequence of our actions, and sometimes things happen for a reason we may not understand this side of heaven.

12. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?

doing the right thing. for sure.


  1. #2 - I would have said my phone but half the time I forget to turn it on or juice it up, so I don't think it really counts as emergency equipment!

    #9 - I guess no matter how old they get, the kids consider 'their' bedroom theirs!

    Have a great random day!

  2. Glad you are enjoying yourself! Wish I could join you on a lounge chair! Enjoy your vacation. :)

  3. I liked this one. Hope you don't mind, I took your questions and used them on my blog too. I told everyone to come check yours out:)

  4. Great answers! I'm so jealous of you sitting and relaxing this week! Have fun!

  5. I think you phone is a great answer. I am with you on doing the right thing! Enjoy the rest of your week.

  6. Hey - I like crosswords too, and not on-line ones, paper and pen all the way!! I thought my graduating class of 450 was big, geez...I love that quote for #4, and oh so true, sometimes TOO true! Have a great rest of your vacation.

  7. Wow, answering the Random Dozen while on vacation! I'm impressed...LOL Great answers too--love the fingernail answer!

  8. Joyce,

    I love doing the lawn if I have a power mower that you simply walk behind. I had to do the edging because I am so anal about the lines being perfectly straight. Call me crazy I just love being outside. Great list again.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  9. Love the quote...can tell your on vaca: a broken "fingernail"! You're so funny!
    Have a great time!

  10. Hello Vacation Girl,


    I like your random dozen, as usual. I wish I had the time and energy to do this list right now. It's off to bed for me.

    Continue to have a wonderful time.


  11. Loved the quote about mothers and their children. So true!!! Glad you are having a wonderful vacation. Love & blessings from NC!

  12. Love the questions this week... May need to link up late?

    How many times have I turned the car around b/c I left my cell phone on the kitchen counter? ;)

    Love the Mother/Daughter quote.

    Sounds like you are having a lovely vacation! Enjoy!

  13. Loved your answers......A sleepless night so doing a little blog hopping....

    I have a Disney Giveaway on my main blog...Hope you will stop by.


  14. When you get a chance, check out my blog. I left an award for you there. :)