Wednesday, August 11, 2010

♫♪♫ It's Random Dozen Time ♪♫♪

......♫ It's Random Dozen Time ♪.....(sung to the tune of "It's Howdy Doody Time").

Yes, it's that most wonderful time of the week once again!!!

Linda, at 2nd Cup of Coffee, has started Wednesday's Random Dozen, once again, after taking a much-needed summer sabbatical from racking her brain in her endeavor to come up with 12 inquisitive questions for us to respond to each week! I don't know how she does it but she does, and I am thankful because I have made some wonderful blog friends through her efforts! So, from my heart.....thank you, Linda.....and here goes!!! :-)
If you'd like to join in the fun, just click on Linda's blog...up there....follow the instructions....and join us!!!

1. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
I can't remember, though I know I have and it certainly hasn't been that long ago.
Oh, I remember!!!! It was during our weekend vacay in July when we were at our friends' house, Bob and Betty, who live near Mt. Vernon. We were playing Euchre and, oh. my. word., did we ever laugh!!!! Tears were streaming. Feet were stomping. Hands were clapping. LOL It makes me laugh even now just thinking about it!!! :-) Oh, there is nothing better than spending wonderful times with precious friends, especially those who love the Lord!!!

2. If you found $10 today, what would you do with it?
In all honesty, I would probably use it to go out to eat somewhere, adding some money to it, of course. all SERIOUS honesty, I really SHOULD put it in my Sheaves for Christ can. You see, every year, our church participates in Sheaves for Christ, which is a fund-raising program that the youth branch of our particular denomination, the United Pentecostal Church Internationl, sponsors. There are alot of different ways in which churches raise money for this worthy cause, but our church has been very successful in using the SFC cans!
SFC supports many worthy causes within our organization, the most important being missions!! So, we do support it wholeheartedly!!

Allllriiiiight.....I'd put it in my Sheaves for Christ container! :-)

3. Do you volunteer anywhere?
I would have to say that I volunteer mostly at our church. I've been the music director, off and on, for approximately 25 years. My husband and I were the youth leaders for 7 years. We've done a little bit of everything, actually, through the years at our church and continue to:
Outreach, teaching, cleaning, mowing, cooking, clean-up, decorating, organizing parties, banquets, special occasions, holiday programs. In short, ANYTHING that needs to be done, we are willing to do.

4. What is your favorite summertime veggie or fruit, and how do you eat it?
Oh, my favorite veggie would be corn!!! I cut the corn off of the cob, after it is
cooked and slather it with butter put some butter on it, salt and pepper and oh yum!!
Tomatoes are a close second but I have to be careful not to stuff myself eat too many because they cause canker sores in my mouth! Oweeeeee!!! And, yesssss, I've tried the acid-free yellow tomatoes but they just don't taste as good. (Okay, Ed???) :-)

5. Is your social sphere (circle of friends) small, medium or large?
I would have to say medium, though many of my family and friends would say large. And then there's Ed, my dear husband, who says I'm just like the Pope: I know everybody! :-)
You see, I have a small circle of REALLY close friends, a medium circle of very, very good friends and a large circle of friends that I love dearly but am just not as close to as the other two groups.

6. When was the last time you attended a family or school reunion? How did that go?
We had our (Peters) family reunion in June at my niece April's house and it was absotively, posilutely wonderful!!!!
And this past June, we attended my 4oth class reunion at which I had an unbelieveably wonderful time! It was like a FAMILY reunion! We could have talked for hours and some of us did!! :-)

7. When you're feeling blue, what is the best way someone can cheer you up?
Take me somewhere really nice to eat where the food is really good! Yep, that usually does it! We eat and talk and eventually laugh and relax and talk about the goodness of the Lord and other good, positive, uplifting things.

8. Have you taken a vacation this summer?
Not an actual vacation/vacation but we did go away for a very nice weekend last month which you can read about here! :-)

9. What is the most unnecessary item you carry with you all the time?
A pocket knife? I've carried it forever, thinking I or someone might need it for sumthin' some day.
But, so far, huh-uh. :-)
Oh, let me elaborate a little here and say that it is small and I carry it in a little zippered compartment of my purse where I also keep my nail clippers, emery board, lip balm, compact, safety pins, hair pins, etc. I didn't want you to think that I go around with this knife strapped to my waist or ankle or something, like Rambo or Crocodile Dundee. LOL

10. What is the best summer flick you have seen so far?
Uh, that would be "none". :-) You see, there just hasn't been anything on that I've really wanted to see and my resident "friend-to-which-I-go-to-the-movies-with-friend" has been in Florida with her son and his family all summer and just returned home last Friday! Sooooo, in time, we may be going to the movies but it will probably be a favorite-autumn-flick by the time we do! :-)

11. Describe a perfect summer day.
Very low to no humidity. Blue skies. Big puffy white clouds. A gentle breeze is blowing. The grass is mowed and trimmed. The house is clean. Groceries are bought. And I don't have anything that I HAVE to do. So, we might just stay around home, lounge on the front or back porch in a comfy chair, reading or talking. We might do a light chore that we've been putting off but actually kind of doing on a day like today. We might grill out. Or we just might order in. But we would just enjoy being
home, chillaxing.

12. Please a share a favorite photo from the summer so far!

Ed, Jaylon and I left early this morning and went to Cedar Falls, a beautiful local state park near where we live, to hike and enjoy the magnificent scenery before it got too hot. Jaylon had a ball!! He loves to walk and went up and down every step and there were alot but he didn't want to be carried. He just wanted me on one side holding his hand and grandpa on the other. Jaylon is so much like his daddy, in that he loves the outdoors and is so sure-footed for a little guy!
The picture is of him and Ed/Grandpa waiting for me to get done taking pictures so we can go up and wade in the water and throw rocks at the falls. :-)


Mary said...

I'm sooo glad the Random is back! She always comes up with such great questions!

Jill said...

It was fun reading your answers, and I really do get the impression you know everybody! : ) I think you must be like my husband--he's never met a stranger.

SusanD said...

I love corn on the cob too. I can eat it plain. Crazy, I know. I carry a pocket knife and use it all the time. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

kara with a k said...

I am very glad the Random Dozen is back as well!

Your perfect summer day sounds, well, absolutely perfect!!

And I love summer fresh corn as well. Yum.

Melli said...

That is a DARLING photo of Jaylon and his grandpa!

I LOVE your discription of your perfect day... with EVERYTHING done! Does that ever HAPPEN?

I must say - you sound like a real spitfire! :)

Andrea said...

Precious picture!
I, too love corn on the cob..

Joyce said...

I was totally picturing you as the female version of Crocodile Dundee so I'm glad you cleared that up : )

Love the picture of your little guy...he's always adorable!

Patrice said...

I was laughing at your #9!!

Mocha with Linda said...

Hooray for the return of Random!

Your pocketknife explanation cracked me up. I also tend to carry things like that.

Katie :o) said...

Oooooh! Corn on the cob is my second-favorite summer food :o)

Barbara H. said...

I had to smile at your clarification of the pocket knife. We've often remarked how funny (strange) it is that airline security pulls grandmas over for further inspection, and I could just see them pulling a big ol' knife out of your purse. LOL! I don't have one but Jim has a little multi-purpose tool thingie on his key chain that has come in handy.

Most of my volunteering has been at church or school as well, and I would describe my circle of friends in much the same way.

Angie said...

You know you're one cool grandma when you use the word chillaxing! Love it!

You know, if you take that knife out of your bag, you'll end up needing it. That's just the way it goes.

Loved following your guilty path to the Sheaves for Christ can. So funny!

I'm glad the questions are back! Aren't they fun!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Are you sure you're not in my hometown here in Indiana? Sounds so much like my life! thanks for sharing and for your encouragement for The Random!

Teresa Dawn said...

Corn on the Cob? Yum!!!! (except without salt and pepper, I don't like either on anything)