Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wednesday's REALLY Randon Dozen!! :-)

Linda at 2nd Cup of Coffee has once again come up with 12 REALLY random questions! I don't know how she does it but I'm glad that she does! :-) So if you would like to join in the fun just go to her blog and join in the fun!

1. Please share one memory of your high school graduation. Pics would be great!
It was a day I will never forget! :-) You see, I got married to my high school sweetheart on the afternoon of my graduation day. We got married at my parents' home at 2:30 that afternoon. Graduation was at eight o'clock that night and we went home to our new apartment that night after graduation. Though I thought it was pretty exciting at the time, looking back, I realize it was pretty crazy to do all of that in one day!! BUT that is still pretty typical of me....trying to do too much in one day! :-) Yes, that has not changed alot. :-)

2. What is one "emergency use" item you keep in your vehicle at all times?
Jumper Cables, a good spare tire, tire tool and jack, and a blanket. Oh, and does a stroller count? :-)

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?
Yes, we do. So far, I have one open house to attend on the 29th of this month!
Oh, but let me tell ya.....the weddings are mounting up! Wow!
4. Tell me one truth you believe about motherhood.
I still believe that it is somewhat under-appreciated in our country. By that I mean that many still feel that if a woman isn't working outside of the home, she isn't really working and contributing to the family and household.
There isn't a more important job in the world!
5. What was the last thing you broke?
A coffee cup. It slipped from my hands into the sink and the handle broke off into several pieces. It was one of my favorite cups, too, as my pastor's wife had given it to me.

6. On average, how many pieces of junk mail do you receive daily?
Hmmm.....I would say at least two or three, now that the elections are over, that is. :-)

7. Do you like to shop by catalog?
I LOOOOVE to shop by catalog. Well, let me restate that. I LOOOOVE to look through catalogs. I just love to sit at my kitchen table and browse through catalogs, though I don't order very often because I like to try clothes on before I buy them. I only get two or three catalogs but my friend gets several and shares them with me and then I recycle them.

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?
Well, it used to be "his/her". Then when Daniel got old enough to help, it became a "her/teenager" job. THEN I became unable to work outside and Daniel married and moved away, so it became a "his" job.
Now that I watch the grandbaby, it is still mostly a "his" job, though I do love working out in the yard and so on. Mostly now, I just do the flowers for the porches, which I love!! AND I have to get to that still this spring!!
9. Which room would you like to redecorate in your home?
The living room, though I don't have any idea of when we might get around to doing it.

10. Do you read a newspaper regularly, or do you read most of your news on line?
I read most of my news online, though I do stop by the library about once a week and read through the week's worth of our local newspaper. Trust me....it doesn't take that long. :-)
11. Do you believe everything happens for a reason?
Not exactly.
You see.....let's say someone is texting while driving, has an accident and is killed. I don't believe that that was "supposed" to happen because of a divine plan in place for that person's life. I DO believe that God can use this terrible situation for good, though. As in "....all things work together for good to them...." Philippians 4:8.
My dad passed away because of a ruptured aneurysm. He had had back pain for weeks. The doctor told us that had dad come in for an exam and the aneurysm been discovered, he could have had surgery and lived. But dad chose to doctor himself for kidney infection, using OTC medicine and so on and he died a premature death.
BUT through my dad's death, my brother Bill and his wife came to the Lord. So once again, the Lord used a situation that could have possibly been prevented, for good.
12. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
Hmmm.......well, for one thing....I am not a perfectionist, so something I do may not suit everyone but I will do a good job of it, to suit me or to the satisfaction of the person I might be doing said task for. :-)
That being said, I do believe that as a christian, I am to do the right things according to His word, always striving, with the help of His strength and grace.

5 comments:

Joyce said...

wow-a wedding and your hs graduation all in one day?! That was quite a day!!

Stephani said...

Great random dozen Jewel! That's the best graduation story I've heard yet!

Sir Nottaguy-Imadad said...

Married on graduation day? And I thought my daughter's wedding, the Saturday following graduation, was stressful.

Barbara H. said...

I've heard of people getting married the same day they graduated from college, but not high school til now. I can't imagine the busyness of such a day! But, on the other hand, everyone is together then, so it makes sense.

Love your answers to #4 and 11!

Could I ask you to pray about something? Our ladies luncheon is this Saturday, and a friend was to come over today and help me with centerpieces. But after eating breakfast this morning I started having some...stomach issues, to put it delicately. I've had a little trouble this week, but thought it was over. I'd appreciate prayer that the Lord would just take that all away so I can get done the things that need to get done and then get through the luncheon okay. And also, more importantly, for the speaker and the message of the luncheon from Psalm 101:2b: "I will walk within my house with a perfect heart."

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

WOW to #1!!! ;0)

Mrs. NB