Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Random Dozen



1. Are you pleasant when you're ill, or are you a grumpy, fussy patient?

Slightly grumpy because I'm annoyed that I'm sick. Mostly, however, I just want to be left alone until I feel better.

2. When you find out that school is canceled (due to inclement weather) what is your gut reaction?

"They didn't cancel school this often when I was a kid!"

3. What is one domestic skill you wish you could improve?

Cleaning - I don't know that I really need to improve the skill, just wish I didn't hate doing it so much. I like to organize but with cleaning it seems like it's an endless task that never shows unless you don't do it.

4. Do you decorate your home for Valentine's Day?

A little - I have some Valentine's candy dishes I use and I bought a new welcome sign for the door this year.


5. What song is on your mind today?

Matthew West - The Motions


6. Do you prefer contemporary movies or classic?

I prefer good movies - most of which are classic with a few contemporary thrown in.

7. How well do you "compartmentalize" your feelings? For example, how well can you put aside a really trying moment to deal with the immediate situation which is not related to the trying moment, e.g., putting aside a tiff with your spouse in order to finish wallpapering a room.

I'm reading two different things here, in my mind at least. (is that compartmentalizing?) I generally don't compartmentalize well in that I'm not good at pretending I'm fine if I'm not or that I'm in a good mood if I'm having a bad day. However, I am very good at doing tasks when I'm angry or sad or upset as a stress reliever for the pent up energy. Now, if what you were alluding to was wallpapering with your spouse in the midst of a tiff - well, lets just say someone could get glued to the wall!

8. What is the first thing that attracted you to your spouse? (Or if you're single, to your best friend.)

His laugh and sense of humor.

9. When was the last time your heart raced?

Yesterday, shoveling snow - but I'm guessing that wasn't exactly what you meant...

10. What are your memories of Valentine's Day at school?

Making a Valentine's box at home and then the "best box" competition at school. Okay, admittedly it is probably because I won more than once but I really loved making the box with Mom and deciding what we were going to make. One year we made a record player (yes, I'm that old) complete with a heart shaped record. Another year we made a typewriter with all the keys cut out in heart shapes and the paper coming out said Happy Valentine's Day.

11. If you were going to receive candy for Valentine's Day, which would you prefer?

As in which kind of candy? Optimal would be Lowery's white chocolate covered cherries - and if they could make them without calories, that would be great!

If the question was supposed to be flowers or candy then my answer would be a live flower I can transplant later or seeds for sewing in the Spring.

12. Red or pink?

Red!

11 comments:

Kathy said...

Hi, I'm new to Random Dozen, and was visiting some of the other participants. I enjoyed my visit to your blog. I remember record players,too! Those must have been some Valentine's boxes that you and your mother made. Neat! It's always good to find new bloggers--especially ones who know what a record player is :) Blessings! Kathy (from Reflections...by Kathy)

Kathy said...

Hi, I'm new to Random Dozen, and was visiting some of the other participants. I enjoyed my visit to your blog. I remember record players,too! Those must have been some Valentine's boxes that you and your mother made. Neat! It's always good to find new bloggers--especially ones who know what a record player is :) Blessings! Kathy (from Reflections...by Kathy)

skoots1mom said...

you helped me remember our grammar school traditions...box competitions!
enjoyed your answers

Jenny said...

Great answer for #6 and I was LOL at #7, I can just picture my hubby glued to the wall because that is something I would do ;)

Joyce said...

I love that song...I almost put it in my post as it has also been on my mind lately.

I remember record players : )

Have a nice evening!

Jeanie said...

Those winning boxes would have been fun to see. I don't think I ever did anything any fancier than a shoe box covered with hearts and glitter.

Nel said...

Enjoyed your answers. Thanks for sharing!

until next time... nel

Linda said...

Oh, I love the glue comment! I bet it wouldn't be you glued to the wall! ha.

I bet your boxes were beautiful! Did you take pictures of them? WHat a fun memory to have.

Barbara H. said...

Wow, no wonder you won the Valentine box decoration contest! Sounds very creative!

LOL @ #2!

I like your door decoration.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

When I read you it is easy for me to see once again why we are friends. And you describe yourself very well in writing.

OK, what kind of school has a competition like THAT?

Thanks for playing this week. Talk to ya soon, I hope.

Judd Corizan said...

Hi Debbie-
I'm Judd Corizan from the meme Sunday Stealing. (http://sundaystealing.blogspot.com) I thought I'd take the time to invite you and all Random Dozen players to join us this and every Sunday. We have a group of great players who participate. We usually post by 3PM Eastern time on Saturdays.

Thanks!
Judd