Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Random Dozen - May 12, 2010

1. Please share one memory of your high school graduation. Pics would be great!
Are we talking the ceremony or the parties afterward? I have one of each. Before the ceremony I was worried about forgetting to turn my tassel. My last name was at the end of the alphabet, at the end of 968 students before me. I kept saying to myself turn the tassel, turn the tassel. Well, I remembered to turn the tassel, but then I fell down the steps as I waved to the crowd. I left the city to go to a party way out in the country on a lake. Right in the middle of the party, when things were really starting to rock, we were informed that a tornado was sighted just across the lake from us. At that very moment the power went out. Here were about 50 kids all jittery, in the dark, with what we thought was a tornado bearing down on us. Turns out the parents of the kids whose house we were at thought they were playing a good joke. That is until we girls (of course) became hysterical.
2. What is one "emergency use" item you keep in your vehicle at all times?
I always always carry blankets. Usually two but sometimes three. I figure in the winter I might need them for extra warmth and in the summer someone injured in an accident might have need of one.
3. In your region, do you celebrate graduation open houses? Addendum: (If so,) how many open houses/bridal showers/weddings are on your upcoming events calendar?
Yes, we have open houses for the graduate. I don't have any open houses, showers, or weddings to go to this summer.
4. Tell me one truth you believe about motherhood.
It is the hardest job ever, but also the most rewarding. And one that never ends.
5. What was the last thing you broke?
The ring fingernail on my left hand.
6. On average, how many pieces of junk mail do you receive daily?
Today I received 3 pieces of junk mail. I don't consider the catalogs I requested as part of that total. If they are then I received 6 pieces of junk mail today.
7. Do you like to shop by catalog?
It is almost the only way I shop for close and yarn. I bought practically all of my Christmas gifts from catalogs.
8. Is lawn maintenance at your house a "his job," a "her job" or "his/her job" or "that's why we have teenagers" job?
Totally a man's job. He won't teach my how to use the riding lawn mower so it has to be his job. I was trying to put in a new garden, which is totally woman's work, gardening that is, but I have had to stop because the problems I am having with my arms.
9. Which room would you like to redecorate in your home?
That would be my bedroom. I would like it to be a retreat, but right now it is a catch all for things we don't know where else to put them. I would like soft lighting and lighter colors. Lots of pillows.
10. Do you read a newspaper regularly, or do you read most of your news on line?
The only paper that I could get out where I live is a 10 page local paper that is really not worth the paper it is printed on. So I get my statewide news online from the paper n the city.
11. Do you believe everything happens for a reason?
As in Destiny? I don't know. I don't like to think that I am destined to make the mistakes that I do.
12. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
Doing the right things.


  1. Trudy, you get the prize for the best graduation story! LOL
    You know, I never thought about carrying a blanket in my car. Probably because it's rarely below freezing here. Interesting how different it is elsewhere...
    We are alike in that we like to catalog shop and let our hubbies mow. LOL

  2. beautiful news,
    Good 4 u,
    Happy Saturday!