Thursday, January 21, 2010

Random Dozen

1. So I was thinking about how Jon Bon Jovi never seems to age much. His hair is smaller nowadays, but he still manages to look like a boy somehow. And then that made me think of the story of Dorian Gray. Question: If you physically lock in one age for yourself, which would you choose and why?

If I could physically lock in one age for myself, it would be 20 because I think that is when I had the perfect weight for my frame. If I could mentally lock in one age, it would be 30.  I was finally a new mom, I felt confident in myself, I was ready to take on the world.

2. What is the best dish that you cook or bake (your piece de resistance?)

My peanut butter bars.  Here is a link showing how to make them.

3. When you feel blue, what is one strategy you use to help yourself back to normal?

If I feel in a down mood, I remember Philippians 4:8 and think on good, positive thoughts or happier times. There are always blessings you can dwell on if you look hard enough.  Another thing I do to cheer myself is to get one of my tried and true, best-loved books and re-read it.  I can always lose myself in a good book!

4. When was the last time you danced in public?

Umm... never... dancing is not in my genes.

5. Do you consider yourself a realist or dreamer?

Totally a dreamer!

6. As a parent, what is one thing that you have done well?

I have a lot of insecurities as a parent, but I do feel proud of two things:  I always tell my kids I love them, and I taught them to have a love of reading. For many years, we read together before bedtime every night. I think because of that, all three of my girls are good students.  Reading unlocks the key to every area of study.

7. Which is your favorite character on the Andy Griffith show?

Definitely Barney.  I don't really care to watch the reruns after he left the show.

8. On a scale of 1-10, how much do you know about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Probably a 5.

9. Have you never been mellow? Have you never tried … to find a comfort from in side you? (Sorry, Jorge was singing that song just now, and it just seemed to be perfect timing as I was creating this week’s questions.) REAL question: What is your #1 driving pet peeve?

People who do not use their signals.  It drives me insane!

10. Which color best represents your mood today? Care to elaborate?

Blue because I feel calm.

11. If your spouse were an animal, which would he/she be?

A cuddly teddy bear

12. What activity takes up the bulk of your time on an average day?

Lid! Are you trying to get me to admit that being on the computer takes up most of my time?

If you'd like to participate in the Random Dozen, visit Linda at 2nd Cup of Coffee.


Susanne said...

I love the answer you gave to what you did well as a parent. Two awesome things to give your kids!

LOL. I thought the same for the answer to #12. What is Linda trying to get us to admit. LOL.

Mrs. E said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! So glad you encourage a love for reading. That does this ol' English teacher's heart good! And it is my love, too!

Irritable Mother said...

Regarding #6, I could spend all day discussing my insecurities and failures. But, I'll not go there.
Because this afternoon my daughter came home and told me she prayed with her art teacher at school today. Her teacher has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, and my baby girl prayed with her today for healing!
I am such a delighted momma, I don't know what to do with myself. I love the LORD. I love to pray about everything. I try to model that for my children. And today my daughter showed me that she's catching it.
Yay God!!!

quilly said...

Hey, Jerri. I was thinking about you this morning and wondering where you've been. I hope all is well.

Theresa said...

I am so with you about the Blinkers. It is like....Hello People, Blinkers come with the car...You don't have to pay extra for them. LOL

Hi, I'm Angie! said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I loved that your goal is getting the hamper top to close. I think I'll have to try that! :)

I thought I'd come over and say "Hi" and the first thing I thought when I saw your pic was, "Cute hair!" It's hard to look cute in those profile pics, but you pulled it off.

Loved your answer to # 6! It's so true, that unlocking the gift of reading is something valuable we can give our children. We're drowning in books here and are constantly reading too!

Have a great weekend.

Marg said...

You must of been through a difficult week in the loss of Edith.
The strategy I use, is a good walk or exercise or something active..
I could not dance if I was paid to.
I'm still waiting for your final two devotions..