Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Wednesday Random already...again!! :-)

Linda at 2nd Cup of Coffee continues to host the Wednesday Random Dozen! Thank you so much, Linda!
It's a list of 12 random questions that you answer. Then you sign in on her page and you go visit other "randomers" and they come visit you and you all read eachother's answers, leave comments and hopefully make some new friends!
Just click on Linda's blog up there to join in the fun!!

1. What insect are you most afraid of? Feel free to post a picture.
Spiders....I've seen pictures of what can happen if you get bitten by a brown recluse spider! Oh my! I have seen a few around here at one time or another and I do not like them!! I always kill spiders when I see them. Other insects stand a chance of living to see another day but not spiders!

2. What is the greenest/most organic thing about you or that you do?
We recycle all that we can. We are very conservative with our electricity use and water use. Hmmmm....that is all I can think of at the moment. :-)

3. Tell me about a recurring dream that haunts you.
I don't think I've had a recurring dream, other than having dreams where I'm trying to get somewhere and just can't get there!

4. Have you ever missed a flight? What were the circumstances?
No, but I almost missed one! My three girlfriends and I were taking our first trip to NYC...ever! So, at 5 o'clock in the morning, I'm heading up St. Rt. 33 when my car just quits! BUT it quit right in front of our church. I couldn't believe it! I didn't know what to do. Ed had gone into work early that morning, so I didn't have time to call him and wait for him to get there. Sooooo, I walked around my car a couple of times and just prayed, asking the Lord what I should do.
I got my small suitcase and purse out of my car, locked my car up and started flagging down cars....on 33!!! At 5 o'clock in the morning!!! No one would stop...not that there were that many cars out on the road just yet. BUT finally a little silver Toyota pulled over and a young man got out and asked me if I was having car trouble. I told him that I had a flight to catch that was leaving Columbus at 7:45, my car had broken down and I had three friends waiting on me in Lancaster.
Well, he just happened to be the son of my sister's best friend in high school!!! Can you believe it??? He just happened to be going into work two hours early that Friday morning! Can you believe it?
Well, this was in 1999, when cellphones were just beginning to become somewhat popular, so I asked him to please stop at the roadside rest so I could call my friends and let them know where I was at and what was going on. They said they would be waiting for me on the junction of 33 and the road where my girlfriend lived.
I tell you, I was so hyped up on adrenaline at this point that I about talked this young man's leg off. I told him that I truly believed the Lord sent him my way, knowing the predicament I was in.
We finally met up with my friends adn this young man got out of his car and helped me into the other car, put my suitcase in the back but not before I gave him a hug and thanked him profusely! My girlfriends were dying, thinking I was hugging a complete stranger. Well, he wasn't EXACTLY a stranger, even if we had just met. :-) AND I had alot of money already invested in this trip. I was determined to make it or else!!!
We were in NYC three hours later and I called Ed from a payphone, told him what happened and he had my car towed that evening. The timing belt had broken.
Soooo, there you have the story of the flight that I ALMOST missed! :-)

5. What do you consider your best feature?
My personality. At least that is what people tell me and it is what I believe is my best feature. I like my blue eyes, too. :-)

6. What was the last concert you went to?
We took our youth group to a Carmen concert, several years ago. It's the only concert I've ever been to.

7. Describe the most embarrassing church moment you ever experienced.
Oh.my.word. I was coming down from the platform, after the music was finished, as the pastor was beginning his message. Everyone was standing....thank the Lord.....so I don't know how many people actually saw what happened.
I was wearing a long black stretchy straight skirt. As I came down the last step, I accidentally stepped on the front of my skirt, stumbled and fell to my knees. I then proceeded to fall flat on my face on the carpet because I had a couple of folders of music in my arms and couldn't move quickly enough to catch myself.
I somehow managed to get myself up without causing a commotion and I think it was because everyone was standing and following along in their bibles as the pastor read the scripture text. Thank. You. Jesus. :-)

8. Are you a whistler, hummer or singer?
I am definitely a singer! :-) I looooove to sing!!!

9. George Washington Carver said, "I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in." What is God saying to you through nature today, or this very minute?
To slow down so that I might REALLY savor and enjoy the beauty around me, which little Jaylon has helped me to do.

10. On September, 1, 1752, the Liberty Bell arrived in Philadelphia. What memorable event will take place in your life on September 1, 2010?
I will once again awaken at 5:30am to prepare for the arrival of our little grandson Jaylon, who is 20 months old. I will then proceed to delight in and marvel as he makes new daily discoveries in this new life that he is living in front of us...me and his grandpa.
I am amazed daily at how he delights in the smallest, simplest thing. It has caused me to once again have a sense of marvel and delight, which we sometimes lose through the busyness and cares of this life.
He learned to say "shhhhh", as in "be quiet", yesterday. And when I did it back to him, he would just laugh! He saw a woolly worm in the yard and bent down and watched it for several minutes, so interested in it. He loves sticks. And rocks. He is at his happiest when he is standing by the creek throwing rocks into the water, one at a time and seeing the splash they make, hearing the "kerplop" sound they make when they go in the deep water. Sometimes, he just claps and claps, he's so happy about such a simple thing.
He hardly ever misses seeing a butterfly as it floats by.
AND sometimes he just laughs. He just bends over and laughs because he can!
It doesn't get much better than that!!!

11. Taco Bell or the Liberty Bell? (You must choose.)
Honestly? I stand a better chance of going to Taco Bell, than getting to see the Liberty Bell any time soon. So, Taco Bell it is!!! (I'll have a CrunchWrap please!) :-)

12. Do you believe men and women can have purely platonic friendships
Well, if they are both married, I think not. That would be asking for trouble, in my humble opinion. There are so many of their own gender to be friends with anyway!!!
If they are both single...possibly. But, it seems, in my observations over the years, that one or the other usually ends up being more emotionally invested in the "friendship" than the other, whether they ever REALLY admit to it or not. (Remember "My Best Friend's Wedding"? What a heartbreaker!*sigh*)
AND, married men and women might possibly be able to be "just friends" if one of them is like totally gay. Meaning, if HE was married and his female friend is a lesbian or if SHE is married and her male friend is gay.
And that is all I have to say about that! :-)


Kara With a K said...

Brown recluse spider bite, oh, I shudder to think about it. Eek.

#4 Wow, what a story!!

Joyce said...

I loved your travel story...I broke down on a deserted road once and the only car that happened along belonged to a girl I knew in college...it was crazy!

Have fun with your boy today!

Barbara H. said...

It's neat how the Lord provided for your trip!

I had a very similar embarrassing church moment.

Loved your answer to #9 and 10!

I didn't think of the Bell question in light of which one I'd want to see -- I'd probably have a different answer then!

Teresa Dawn said...

Ugh no! Don't kill spiders!!! THey are adorable!!! Spiders and butterflies tie for my favourite insects, they are just so sweet. In the summer we put them outside if they get in, in the winter it's too cold out there though so we let them hang around on our ceiling.