Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wednesday's Random Dozen!

Here's my last-minute Random Dozen this week! I'm determined to get it posted even if I am getting to bed later than usual!
I had a time with coming up with an answer to some of them, which is unusual for me. Normally, I have to control myself so I don't write a book for every answer!
Well, you're getting a reprieve from my usually lengthy answers, this week! So, read on, dear friends! :-)
Oh, and just go on over to Linda's blog at 2nd Cup of Coffee to join in the fun or to just visit some other great blogs, read their answers and hopefully make a new blog friend or three!!! :-)

1. What is your favorite Mexican dish?
I don't eat Mexican food enough to have a favorite dish! :-)

2. When you were a kid, did you get started on your homework right away after school, or did you procrastinate?
I don't know that I procrastinated but I did wait until after dinner when those of us five kids who did have homework would gather around the kitchen table to do homework. Some wonderful memories!

3. What is your favorite store for home furnishings?
Big Lots! We have gotten our living room, bedroom, dining room and miscellaneous other furniture from there and love it!

4. When you were young, did you like school lunches?
Yes! With the exception of spanish rice (which I now love) and pimento cheese sandwiches (which I still detest). :-)

5. Is religion a crutch?
Oh no, not at all.

6. In your region, what is the "big" (most popular in the community or state) high school sport?
Football, with basketball coming in at a very close second. In fact, we are going to the opening game of the season here in Logan this Friday night when the Logan Chieftains take on their main rival, the Lancaster Golden Gales! Go Chiefs! :-)
Of course, I just go to watch the cheerleaders AND the marching bands AND to see and talk to all of the people that I haven't seen in ages and some that I have! Oh, and our band boosters do have the BEST concession food EVER!!!! Last year, they had homemade chicken and noodles AND they grill hamburgers and hot dogs!!! Gone are the days of a box of popcorn and a cup of pepsi. (And we wonder why there is an obesity epidemic in America?)

7. Do you consider yourself rich?
Not necessarily monetarily, but, oh, so rich in so many other ways, for we know the Lord and He has brought a "richness" to our lives that money cannot buy. "Take this whole world, but give me Jesus."
Now, we are debt-free, which we have endeavored to be at this stage of our lives. Ed is retired, working part-time and, of course, I don't work outside of our home and with Ed nearing 70 and me on the verge of 60,we didn't want to be in debt going into retirement.
BUT our true security lies in the Lord, for things in this life can change in an instant, be it financially or health-wise, as we've seen and many have experienced through the years, but the Lord is the same, yesterday and forever and we must have our anchor cast in Him, our hope, our trust, lest we think this world is our source and supplier. Oh, no. It is Jesus!

8. Which of these would you have the best chance for success in administering:
B) Heimlich Maneuver
C) Changing a flat tire
The Heimlich Maneuver, which I have administered before and I'm so thankful that I knew how! Thank you, Jesus!

9. Which dance would you prefer to learn & why:
A) Salsa
B) Hip Hop
C) Waltz
D) Swing
Oh, I definitely have to go with the waltz because it would be easier on my body.....I think! :-) Good heavens, if I tried one of those other dances, I'm just sure I'd end up in traction!!

10. What's the worst news you've ever delivered to someone?
It's something that I can't share here and I know that you all will understand.

11. Name something you learned in college that had nothing to do with classes or academics.
I didn't go to college, so this is an easy one! :-)

12. New variation on an old question: If there's a song in your head that just won't get out, what is your favorite (or most repeated) line in that song?
At the present time, I just don't have a song in my head, although sometimes I do, but I can't remember what the last one was! :-)


Kara With a K said...

No favorite mexican food?!? In my part of the world that is practically unheard of, but I still like you anyway.

And I can't stand pimento cheese either. Yuck.

I like the mental picture of you and your siblings sitting around the dinner table doing homework, I bet they are great memories.

Teresa Dawn said...

I didn't really do the college thing either other than for about 6 months. I enjoyed reading your answers :)

Joyce said...

Well I do like pimento cheese and I love Mexican food but we can still be friends too : )

Congrats on being debt free...we are there except for our house at this point in time but will definitely be completely debt free at retirement. Even now this is a good feeling.

Love the picture of you all sitting around your kitchen table. I don't remember doing that with my sibs but my own girls generally did their hw there and those are sweet memories too.

Have a wonderful day!

Shannon said...

Hey Jewel! I sent you an email the other day but I am not sure you got it. Let me know if I need to send it again. Great Random!

Barbara H. said...

I LOVE Mexican food!!!

I don't care for pimento cheese.

My answer to #10 was similar.

Mary said...

We sell band burger/fries at the home games. It's a big undertaking & by the end of the season we're usually completely worn out, but we make an amazing amount of $!
There's nothing like a high school football game, especially if it's where you went to high school: It's like a school reunion every Friday!

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

pimento cheese sandwiches -- REALLY?! Yuck! I think my kids would think they were dying!


I love your answer to #7!

Hope all is well with you. I have been an awful blogger. Hoping to get my grove back after Labor Day!

Mrs. NB