BUT....my niece, Bethany, messaged me on Facebook this morning and upbraided me a bit about NOT doing the Random Dozen, because she looks forward to it so much every week! (Beth...we both need to get a life! LOL) Bethany has a darling little baby girl, Haley and cutey pie little boy, Nathen:
AND if you are reading this and think it sounds like fun, then NEXT TUESDAY head on over to Linda's blog where she will have posted a preview of next WEDNESDAY'S Random Dozen, and join in the fun!
BUT if, in the meantime, you would like to meet some wonderful ladies and read their Random Dozen from THIS week, then, once again, head on over to 2nd Cup of Coffee, Linda's blog, where you'll find a list of those who posted this week!
*Big Sigh* Okay, now that I have totally confused all of you......below is my terribly LATE random dozen for the week!
**Linda** I will not make a habit of this! Scout's Honor!
1. Would you rather host party or simply attend a party?
I would much rather attend. I'm too tired to host a party. I may never have another party again as long as we both shall live. I'd rather go to a party that someone else has planned, eat their food, enjoy their games, enjoy their entertainment and just watch everyone else from a secluded little place over in the corner, while eating my food and drinking my non-alcoholic beverage.
Be Advised: This could all change after a good night's sleep and a few days of rest and relaxation.
2. Tell us about the most memorable party you've been to.
Welllll.....I guess it would have to be my twin-brother Johnny's and my birthday back when we were kids. I believe we were still in grade school. Anywayyyy....it was our birthday THAT day. We came home from school and went through the normal routine. I don't remember anything out of the ordinary being done for our birthday. Perhaps we had a cake at supper or something.
BUT, after supper was over, and we were doing the dishes, for some wierd reason, my two older sisters kept bugging me about washing my hair and fixing myself up a little. And I kept telling THEM to leave. me. alone! I wasn't going anywhere. What's the big deal? Sheesh. Soooooo, a little while later, our older brother, Bill, asked me and Johnny if we wanted to take a ride into town with him so he could get us something for us for our birthday. Sure, why not? My sisters really kicked it into the big gear about me washing my hair and changing clothes and so on, to which I huffed that I was just going into town with my brothers. Leave. Me. Alone!
So, we went into town, did what we set out to do, BUTTTTT when we returned home and walked in the back door, SURPRISE!!!! There were some of our school friends and family friends AND a birthday party for me and Johnny! And ME with my unwashed hair and still wearing the clothes I had worn to school that day. Oh well. We still had a great time! :-) Older sisters need to chill. :-) Life goes on. :-)
ANDDD for some reason, I don't remember any present that I received that night but I've always remembered that Johnny got the neatest big red police car from someone. I mean, I don't remember being disappointed about my gifts or envious of his, it's just that I think it is kind of wierd that the only gift I remember from that night is that big red police car. Go figure. :-) Isn't it funny how our memories can be so selective?
3. What is one thing you hope for in the after-life?
Oh, I hope for just being able to sit with Jesus. *tears* I sometimes envision just sitting at his feet with my head resting against his knee, him gently stroking my hair, telling me, "It's alright now....you're home. You've made it. You're safe." And I sometimes wonder....will there be enough of Him to go around because I'm sure that everyone will want to spend that one-on-one time with Him.
4. What do you enjoy most about sunshine?
Oh, I enjoy just sitting in the sun...when it is not too hot....and just feeling the warmth and heat of it soaking into my bones, which have taken to aching more than they used to. :-) It is soooo relaxing.
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?
Well, it depends. If I have not procrastinated and waited until the last minute to buy a gift ON MY WAS to the shower, I like to buy and take my own gift.
BUT if I HAVE procrastinated or have not had the time to thoughtfully pick out a gift, I will go in with another friend/friends/family in buying a gift....usually a more expensive one that the person has been wanting.
6. Would you rather have a FREE week of having your house cleaned or all of your meals cooked for you and your family?
Oh, this is easy!! Meals cooked!!! 'Nuff said!!! :-)
7. What song describes your mood today?
"Groovin' on a Sunday Afternoon"....only "Sunday" would be replaced by "Friday", of course. :-)
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.)
Would you believe that I STILL have the hand mixer that I received as a shower gift a kazillion years ago? (this was back before my FIRST marriage in my other life) It is 40 years old!! Oh my!! AND it still works AND I still use it!!
9. Your favorite flavor of ice cream is?
Butter Pecan or Maple Nut. No deviations. :-)
10. When was the last time you felt "tested?"
It would have to have been this past Sunday. I am going through a spiritual battle, of sorts, and I am struggling to keep the right attitude and trust that the Lord is still in control and knows what is best. (Like I would presume to know what is best over and above the Lord and His all-knowing sovereignty? Hello.) BUT sometimes, in our "human-ness", we just can't see the big picture, and we DO wonder if He really sees what is going on AND then I THINK I know what would be best AND why doesn't HE just make it happen...like NOW.
But then.....I humble myself once again, kneel at His feet and remember:
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55:8-9
and...."He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end." Ecclesiastes 3:11
11. "Doritos or Pizza Crossing pizza is a food that once I start eating I find really hard to stop."
12. "Procrastination" is the best motivation.