Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Random Dozen



1. What is something that you have changed your mind about either recently or over a number of years?
Oh golly, just one thing? Birth control. Circumcision. What duties I want in the church. Oh the list could go on and on....

2. Choose either subject, but does your a) church b) job feel more like a dental chair experience or an easy chair (recliner) experience?
Honestly, my church life is starting to feel more dental chairish..see number one..too many responsibilities. But it is probably somewhere in the middle.

3. Kisses or hugs?
Depends on whose giving them. I'm quite fond of both from my family. Especially, slobbery Emily kisses!

4. What do you think is the biggest threat to families today?
I think that the biggest threat comes from both parents working full time. The kids are put in school, then to a million extra curricular activities. I have no idea how a family can bond and stay together in that kind of situation. Do they even know each other?

5. A day after you grocery shop, you open a perishable item that is horribly spoiled. Do you take your receipt back to the store to be reimbursed or just throw it away and forget about it?
Just throw it away and forget about it. It would be too much of a pain to take it back. I'm lazy like that.

6. What personality trait (feel free to address good or bad or both) do you notice yourself adopting from your parents?
The Betty Crocker trait. I don't do much other domestically, but I do love to bake for my family.

7. How many slices of bread do you leave in the bottom of the bag when you throw it away? Two? Three? Just the heel? None? (I really want to know if you eat the heel.)
The heels get tossed out. And if there happens to be one piece in with them, it gets tossed too. Can't make a sandwich with just one piece of bread!

8. What mispronunciation or usage error really irritates you?
Pronouncing Oregon as Ore-GONE...not Ore-GUN.

9. In honor of the uniqueness of today's date, what does the numeral 9 mean to you? (Any special life moments attached to the 9th? Are you the 9th kid in your family? Can you count by 9s really fast? etc.)
The number 9 really doesn't mean anything to me. Zip. Zilch. Nada.

10. Does the general color palette in your closet match the colors you chose to decorate your home with?
No, I have much more color in my closet. More blues and greens.

11. When you're hanging out with friends in the kitchen, do you automatically ask to help, or do you sit there and chat until the host asks if you'd like to help? I'm not implying that the 2nd choice stems from rudeness or laziness, just not a first-response like it is for some people.
Depends on whose house I'm at. I normally ask to help.

12. Let's end on a pleasant note: What do you enjoy about September the most?

Well it used to signify fall, my favorite season. But in southern Texas, there really isn't a fall. However, I do have 3 birthdays in August and one in October..so let's face it, I enjoy the extra money! HAHA

5 comments:

Melli said...

LOVE your reason for liking September! Hahaha! I was just explaining to Hubby why OUR month is an expensive one this month... now he's sulking.

And yes... both parents working outside the home IS a huge issue in families. With the cost of living it is all to often necessary though... and I find it VERY sad for the parents who really WISH that one could stay home. It's another story when both spouses WANT to be working... then you get into MY answer!

Anonymous said...

I like your answers...but I noticed something funny about #9. You said it means nothing to you...nada...zilch. Well, it occured to me that Nine in German (I think) means nothing...so really, 9 means nine to you! hahahaha Love ya! Jenni

anna said...

OK......this is weird!!!! I was thinking the "nein" thing also. Must be familial.

Blessed Mama said...

Melli, you are absolutely right. When I was writing about working families, I was thinking of families that don't HAVE to be 2 income. I know it is necessary sometimes and I can't fault families in that situation. For some reason, when I wrote it I just assumed everyone could read my mind. :-p

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Your answer to #1 roused my curiosity more than anyone else's! Glad you participated.

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