Tuesday, May 25, 2010

There's a party goin' on right here...

Really its just the weekly random dozen rolling around again but hey, the more the merrier. Feel free to join in the fun...answer the questions on your own blog and then link your post over at 2nd cup of coffee...

1. Would you rather host a party or simply attend a party?

I enjoy both but probably host.

2. Tell us about the most memorable party you've been to?

Wow, how to answer this one? We're pretty much always up for a party and we do like to dress up. I think my hubs favorite article of clothing is his tux. Doesn't every man look good in a tux?

That being said, we like the backyard bbq kind of party too so, hmmm. One that was especially fun was my hubs 40th. We had a 70's theme so of course you know the music was good. I had his senior picture from high school frosted onto the cake with edible ink which was a nice touch. Everyone wore 70's attire and that was an absolute hoot. It was just one of those fun parties with the perfect mixture of neighbors, friends and relatives.

3. What is one thing you hope for in the after-life?

Wow. You mean besides 'no more sorrow, no more pain'? I hope I can sing in tune.

4. What do you enjoy most about sunshine?

I'm gonna say the sunny part.

One of my favorite sites in all the world is sunlight dancing on the water...so beautiful it sometimes makes me want to cry.

5. When you attend a bridal/baby shower do you prefer to bring your own gift or chip in with others to buy a larger gift?

I guess it depends on how well I know the bride/mom-to-be. If I don't know her well I'm happy to go in on a gift. If we're talking baby showers and I know mom-to-be is having a girl forget it... I can spend hours looking at the cuteness that is newborn baby girl clothing.

6. Would you rather have a FREE week of having your house cleaned or all of your meals cooked for you and your family?

No question-clean house please.

7. What song describes your mood today?

Have I mentioned that it is past time for me to sort out my life?

8. What is something you received for your own bridal shower/wedding that you still own or use? (If you are not married, feel free to sub a gift you received a long time ago)

Well, the toaster I received at my bridal shower only recently bit the dust. Almost 26 years...I'd say that's pretty good. To answer the question though I think I'll say my china. I was given most of the pieces as wedding and/or shower gifts and I still use them and am still in love with the pattern.

9. Your favorite flavor of ice cream is?

Ben and Jerry's Cherries Garcia. Or Rocky Road. Or Cookie Dough. Or homemade peach. You didn't seriously expect me to choose just one did you?

10. When was the last time you felt 'tested'?

Certainly this year. And if I were grading myself I think I'd give me a C. Maybe.

11. Fill in the blank___________is a food that once I start eating I find really hard to stop.

peanut m & m's

12. _________is the best motivation.

Seeing myself in a photo. It makes me want to jump on a treadmill and run 100 miles.


  1. What a beautiful picture of the beach. Wish I was there right now.

  2. Don't you wish those testing periods could be for just a day or two?

    I agree with the whole sunlight on the water thing.

    I enjoy reading your blog.

  3. 26 years from the one toaster?!?! That is AWESOME! And baby girl clothes *sigh* so so cute!

  4. #4 -- that's exactly what I wrote. I love the picture you included, too!


  5. So, I'm thinking #9 and #12 are mostly mutually exclusive? Yeah...and m&m's too. Sigh. I used to eat m&ms by the pound until a) my son was diagnosed with a peanut allergy so they're not in the house and b) my metabolism changed. I'm probably better off now, but there's no virtue in it - I'd still eat them in a heartbeat!

  6. I feel the beach calling me right now, sadly it will be a while before i am there again. There is just nothing better than watching the water and feeling the sun on your face!


  7. We live right near a lake and in the mornings we can see hundreds of "diamonds" sparkling on the water. So beautiful!

  8. I so relate to peanut M&M's it's crack candy! Clean house hands down....

  9. I love that song! Now if only I had some ice cream....it was hard to choose just one flavor, wasn't it?

  10. Love your beach picture...makes me wanna go there right now!!

  11. Your answer to what you enjoy most about sunshine? That was bloody brilliant. I loved that!

  12. Hi Joyce, thanks for stopping by! I love your picture of the beach, I think that is why I am so happy on a ship, love the water and the colors and sparklies..

    Have a great day!


  13. I'd kill for a house cleaned by someone else! 19 days and counting until I see that beach view myself!

  14. Love the song and peanut M&M's and yeah, a picture can do that to me too. Oh, you have an award on my blog...it's the 2nd post up right now.

  15. Great answers, I really like #12, that is great motivation for sure! Long time for a toaster and I bet it didn't fit the fat stuff. Have a great day.

  16. Now I want some peanut M&Ms. That could have been my answer too!

  17. It is so cool that your hubs likes to dress up AND loves to have fun parties...that is really neat. Loved the beach picture and yes the sun on that water is glorious. Totally with you on the Peanut M&M's they are addictive.

  18. Aww...Ben & Jerry's AND Peanut M&M's in the same post! Gotta love it!

  19. Seeing myself in a picture. That makes me WANT to do something to, but do I DO it? Trust me, the feeling passes.... :)

  20. No way, your toaster still worked after 26 years? They sure don't make things like they used to! Mind you, we've been married that long and have gone through several toasters. LOL.

    Loved the singing in tune answer!

  21. Joyce,

    I love Ben and Jerry's ice cream and I can't believe you have had your toaster for 26 years WOW!

    Love and Hugs ~~ Kat

  22. Doesn't every man look good in a tux? yes, luv 'em

    the sunny part--hahahaha!
    baby clothing...takes me a LONG time, too!

    my china--what pattern?

    Cherries Garcia...yeah!

  23. thanks for congratulating our graduate...she's our one and only...
    such a bittersweet time.
    Am excited for her new college adventures.
    have a great rest of the week!

  24. I think seeing myself in dressing room mirrors is the best motivation! ;)