Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Random Life, Random Dozen

Hello, everyone!  I feel like I have been away forever from you! Life has just been so busy lately ...

Anyway, I figured I would get back in the groove with participating in the Random Dozen.  I'm actually posting it on the right day ... all this time, I thought everyone ELSE was posting on the wrong day!

1. What was the last thing about which you procrastinated?

(I'm glad the question is not: "What are you procrastinating about, now?")  I had an audit at work that I just kept putting off ... now that it is done, the relief is huge!  I don't know why I keep doing that to myself ...

2. How long does it take you to fall asleep, and do you sleep through the night?

I had to smile at Linda's before bed routine, I have one too, but I don't think it is that involved.  Basically, I must have my outfit for the next day laid out - even if it's Saturday - and I must read SOMETHING (even if it's just a short magazine article) before turning out the light. Once that light is turned out, BAM, I'm fast asleep.  Just call me sleep-deprived.

3. Which decade would you choose to exemplify your favorite fashion styles?

I was also going to say the 70's because I love jeans, T-shirts and sandals, but then I remembered that in the 70's women wore miniskirts.  Let me just say that I do not want to go there again. So, then I thought about the 80's because I love shoulder pads and big hair. But wait, the 80's had those awful stirrup pants ...  I guess I'm just going to have to be eclectic and wear stuff from all decades!

4. What is your personal best dish to feed a crowd?

My two mainstays of dishes to take to potlucks (that's the kind of crowds I feed) for years was Taco Dip (which is actually a layered bean dip) and Peanut Butter Bars.  But I'm tired of making those, so I am on the lookout for new dishes.

 5. Are you an impulse shopper? What was the last thing you bought on impulse?

I am a impulse shopper on things under $20.  If it costs more than that, I have to mull it over awhile ... Anyway, my weakness is to buy shirts.  If I see a shirt that is cheap, I don't think twice.  I grab it, and if it's in more than one color, I'll buy two ... or three ...

6. What is one wish you have for your own funeral?

I want my funeral to be a celebration and that people will say that I had a life that was well-lived.

7. If it's true that joy is in found in the simple things in life, what does your joy look like today?

I'm loving this time of year with beautiful sunny days and nature is blooming everywhere and the air feels wonderful (not too hot). It feels heavenly! The best part is knowing that God loves me and that no matter if I mess up and make mistakes, He is still going to love me.  That brings me more joy than anything!

8. What is your favorite type of bread?

Mostly I eat wheat bread, but I do love all types of homemade bread.  Fresh out of the oven, with real butter, it's a feast for a queen (or king as the case may be). Let's don't think about carbs ...

9. What trait do you fear developing the most? (Laziness, greediness, grumpiness, etc.)

Laziness ... I feel sometimes that it is just waiting to get me!

10. What trait would you like most to develop?

I definitely want to develop self-discipline.  Lack of self-discipline has always been an issue with me. I have overcame this lack in a lot of areas, but still have a long way to go.  I think lack of self-discipline is an area that most people struggle with in our culture.  It's something I believe that we have failed to instill in our children.

11. Which room in your house best reflects your personality? Why?

I guess perhaps the kitchen shows my personality best.  I display my beloved dishes, centerpieces, candles, fresh flowers if I have any, and linens there.  Also, right by the door, are all my tote bags which reflect all my different interests and activities.

12. How do you maintain balance in your life regarding, work, family, church, other organizations and activities, and blogging?

I don't do a very good job at balancing (see my answer #10).  I think finding the right balance is a life-time goal!  I'm like Lid, if something has to go, having a perfectly clean house is it.  However, it does really bother me when my house is not perfectly clean ...

Say, why don't you hop over to Lid's blog at 2nd Cup of Coffee and read everyone's random answers?  I bet you'd enjoy it!


Karen said...

I can relate to so many of your answers....I especially liked #7....

Pat said...

I enjoyed reading your answers! Hope your week is blessed.

Mary said...

Interesting that so many people said the kitchen as their answer to #11. I think that means we're spending way too much time in there!

Sarah said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your encouragement. I enjoyed reading your answers.

Lauri said...

I love your answer for a simple life. I think a lot of women are saying the kitchen that best describes them. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Nel said...

Enjoyed all of your answers. I am with you on the self-discipline. I have good intentions, but they don't always get finished, something else comes along.
until next time... nel

Just Breathe said...

It is funny how we put things off and then after we actually do it we wonder why we waited so long. I love your routine for sleeping, reading can make me sleepy, I should try it. I love those bean dips but have never made one. Enjoy the rest of your week.

Mrs. E said...

I'm with you on the procrastinating. Every time I do it, then when I actually finish the task it feels so darn good and I wonder why I put myself through that!!

Susanne said...

Loved your kitchen answer. I had a hard time picking which room as all of them reflect me in some way.

Laziness is such a sneaky thing. It creeps up on me before I even know what's hit me. Something I definitely need to keep on top of.

You take yummy things to feed a crowd!

Mrs.B said...

I should send you the recipe for ritzy chicken, it is so easy to cook fairly cheap and always gets rave reviews.

Thanks for stopping by my place.

~~In HIS Keeping,

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

I think WOMEN are just not meant to sleep well you know...
LOL.. I love your answers.
Mine is here
Nice to meet you.
Happy Wednesday!
Wishing you an advance HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

Melli said...

I figured before tomorrow's version posts, that I should get over here and get caught up! This was supposed to be my week of relaxation - but now I have a rotten cold and so relaxation has slipped into trying to sleep it off! :)

I can't do padded shoulders! Oh goodness, dear me, NO! My shoulders are already TOO padded all by themselves! I look like the HULK with padded shoulders! On the other hand, I kinda liked stirrup pants... they were rather slimming...

I don't think we instilled self-discipline either... I'm not sure my parents did either... I work on that a LOT! In MANY areas too... It's too late for me and laziness... it already GOT me! *sigh*

I think this week I've been convicted of not REALLY working on things at all. I'm starting to think I just pray about them and then expect God to do it all. I think He's getting really frustrated with me and is now insisting that I actually DO work on it. I hate it when that happens...