Thursday, January 28, 2010
Random Dozen - January 28, 2010
1. How good are you at delaying gratification?
In the past? Not so good ... which is why I have credit card debt. But I am working on this, and once I get debt-free, I'm going to remain that way!
2. Maybe a marshmallow wouldn't be too difficult a temptation for you. What food (or anything else) would be most tempting?
Chocolate. I often say, why waste calories to have a dessert if it doesn't have chocolate in it?
3. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being saintly) how patient are you?
After years of struggle in this area, I think I'm a 6½ ...
4. Have you ever waited for something in life only to be disappointed upon realization of the goal/object/etc.?
I waited a long time to be a mother, and I really thought I would be "supermom." After I became a mother, I realized how hard the job of being mom is, and how far short I come to the goal!
5. Are you a person who takes shortcuts?
Mostly I struggle with perfectionism, so no, I really don't take too many shortcuts. I want a thing to be done "perfectly!"
6. Which line is hardest to wait in?
Any line that I am in ... I have a talent for picking the line that looks like it might be the shortest, but in reality it is a line filled with people whose debit cards won't work, whose items have no prices marked on them, or their items are damaged and they want a clerk to go check in the back of the warehouse for a replacement.
7. Did you wait to discover the gender of your unborn child until its birth?
Yes. (Even though, in my heart of hearts, I knew each baby would be a girl, so I was not surprised at their births.)
8. Are you more patient with children or the elderly?
I think it's about equal.
9. Did you ever sneak a peek at a present?
Oh yes, one year at Christmas, my brother and I peeked in all our presents when my parents were out one day. Later, I realized that we had punished ourselves, there were no surprises to be had Christmas morning! I never peeked again.
10. What is the longest you've ever waited for anything?
Twenty-two years and counting for complete healing for my hubby from bipolar disorder, seventeen years for my daddy to turn his life over to Christ, ten years to become a mother.
11. Who has more patience, you or your significant other?
12. Which of the following songs about waiting is your pick for the best? (OK, you may substitute another, if you like.)
A) Anticipation by Carly Simon
B) The Waiting by Tom Petty
C) Right Here Waiting for You by Richard Marx
D) Wait for Me by Rebecca St. James
I've never heard B & C, but I like D best.
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