Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Random Dozen

Joining Linda at 2nd cup again this Wednesday for Random Dozen.

1. What was the last song you listened to? Waves of Mercy

2. Have you ever had “buyer’s remorse” over anything? I don't usually get buyer's remorse, mainly because once a decision is made...I'm done with it and move on. However, I do remember having it when buying our first home. I really loved the apartment complex we lived in....small, only 8 apts, down by the seminary. I loved the family feel and how we all met out on our front steps at night. A house seemed like such a big step, lots of responsibility and I wondered if I would have such wonderful neighbors. The whole process was difficult (buying a house is never easy, especially when you are young and can get taken advantage of) and I was ready to quit all the way through. I think it took me quite a while not to miss our apartment!

3. What is something in your life that you are thankful for now that you didn’t think you would be at the time of the event? (Something that seemed ill-timed, inconvenient or hurtful which turned out to be a good thing) I have many. 1st probably infertility. For 2 years we tried to have children while my husband was in seminary. All my friends seemed to be getting pregnant all around me. It was so hard. However, God in his wisdom knew I did not need to have a baby while my husband was in seminary. I was the one working and my job had me traveling about 50% of the time. He knew that my heart would not be able to leave my child like that. We got pregnant just as my husband was about to start his last semester, I wasn't traveling and was able to leave her with my husband during the day (he took the rest of his classes at night) and that still nearly broke my heart to leave her to go to work. A year later, I was able to quit work to stay at home with her.

4. Do you watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade every year? If so, do you have a favorite float or balloon? Yes, it is a tradition at my house!!! I get all my cooking prep done early so that I can sit and watch. I love ALL the floats!!!

5. Share a quote, scripture, poem or lyric which has been an inspiration to you lately. From the song Blessed Be Your give and take away, you give and take away. My heart will CHOOSE to say Lord blessed be your Name!!!!

6. This is meant to be a fun question, and this is a G-rated blog, but please share a “guilty pleasure,” something that you enjoy that’s probably not the most edifying, time-worthy or healthy thing you could be indulging in. Did I mention--G rating? I am trying so hard to think of something funny here........and I got nothin!!

7. What Thanksgiving food are you looking forward to? fried turkey, stuffing, gravy, rolls, cinnamon apples, pumpkin pie, left overs.......basically ALL of it!

8. What is your favorite book to read to children, or what was your favorite childhood book? Chicka chicka Boom Boom. My kids could all recite this book! I think I could still recite it today.

9. Do you collect anything? (Feel free to post a photo.) I used to collect antique irons.....but as you can imagine, it was a very "heavy" collection. I also collect tea cups.

10. Gift bags or wrapping paper? oh definitely gift bags......unless it is a gift to a "snooper" (you know who you are) then I wrap it!

11. Share an after-school memory from when you were younger. What was your routine like on an average day? I think I remember most coming home on the bus, throwing my books down and having a huge bowl of chocolate ice cream. I think I had it every day until I found out I was allergic to chocolate. Then I would head outside to play with my friends till dinner!! Those were the days!

12. True story: Once, in a job interview, I was asked this question and told there would be no clarifying; I simply had to answer the question: “When you’re fishing, do you feel for the fish?” So what about you? When you're fishing, do you feel for the fish?? This question has me puzzled......I certainly don't use my hands to "feel" around for the fish. They are too slimy to catch with your hands. However, I do "feel" for the small tug of the line to know when to snap the rod and set the hook. But I don't "feel" for the fish as in have compassion for them.......they are about to be my breakfast or that I will greatly enjoy!!!


Joyce said...

I'm with you on Thanksgiving Dinner...I love it all and couldn't pick just one thing.

I'm pretty sure I know Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by heart as well...have a nice day!

H-Mama said...

Infertility. Totally get that.

Wait. What? Allergic to chocolate? So sorry. I had to eat a bit of it last night. You know, therapy. ;)

Love your feast list! Yummy.

SmilingSally said...

I once gift wrapped a present and then stuck it into a gift back. That frustrated the snooper!

Jamie @ Six Bricks High said...

"My heart will CHOOSE to say Lord blessed be your name" Love this!

I'm looking forward to all that Thanksgiving food too.

Sara said...

Between your answer and Smiling Sally's comment about bags and snoopers I can't stop laughing!
I loved your answer for #3. I think this is going to be my favorite question to read everyone's answer on.
Tell me you aren't serious about being allergic to chocolate???

Jewel said...

Waves of Mercy.. that song has some great motions!! I can't sing it without doing them (in my head!) HA.

Blessed be Your Name.. also a great song!

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom? Never heard of it.

#12.. "Feeling compassion" never crossed my mind. Hmm.. I still wonder what she really means. HA

Mocha with Linda said...

Oh yes, I've done Smiling Sally's bag trick!

Love your answers!!

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Growin' with it! said...

what a beautiful story about your pregnancy. it is such a blessing to look back at those times in my life and have an answer as to why.

Susanne said...

My daughter's favorite book was Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! She couldn't get enought of it.

I love teacup collections but don't have one myself.

Michelle said...

I'm looking forward to all the yummy Thanksgiving food to! Not look forward the 5 lbs I gain betweet Thanksgiving and Christmas though ;)

Kim said...

Good thing I just finished lunch or reading all those Thanksgiving foods would have sent me straight to the kitchen! lol

I'm not familiar with Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. I'll have to look into that!

Collecting tea cups is the best :-)

How sad to be allergic to chocolate! Pobrecita! I'll just have to eat enough for both of us. hahahaha

Lori at The Davidson Den said...

This was a good post, Sara. Actually, I like reading your "Random Dozen" posts. I feel like I'm really getting to know you.