Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Dozen Questions

Lid's been sick this week, and I didn't think we were going to get to do the Random Dozen. Thankfully, her curious mind works even while her immune system falters. Hope you're feeling better soon, Lid!

1. Are you pleasant when you're ill, or are you a grumpy, fussy patient?
Okay, who is pleasant when they're ill? I mean, even if they're not a complete grump, I don't know of anyone that is so nice people flock to be around them when they're ill. Just doesn't happen. When I'm sick I want to be left alone so that I can be irritable in peace. Except I do want someone at my beck and call to bring me food, drink, medicine, tissues, new dvds, etc. 

2. When you find out that school is canceled (due to inclement weather) what is your gut reaction?
Just so I understand this, you don't want my gut reaction if school is canceled because of a bomb scare or some sort of national emergency, right? You just want my reaction if school is canceled for bad weather. Are you sure about this? Because I think my reaction to the first two would be much more interesting. Incidentally, I don't care if school is canceled. We homeschool so weather is never a factor. (Bombs aren't either, but you didn't want my opinion on that, did you?) Although my boys ask almost every day if we can take a day off, we rarely do. I'm mean that way.

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

I don't think I can answer this question until I develop some domestic skill. 

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

I live with six males. (Seven if you count the dog.) Just what kind of Valentine's Day decorations do you think I could get away with using?

5. What song is on your mind today?

I don't happen to have a song in mind at the moment. There are many times when I wake up during the night with a song running through my head. It might be the current song we're working on for choir, but it could just as easily be the theme from The Rescuers. I hate that song. I hate it more when it's in my head in the middle of the night.

6. Do you prefer contemporary movies or classic?

I don't typically think of movies as "contemporary" or "classic". Around here we tend to think of them as "guy movies" and "chick flicks". Once again, I live with six males. Which ones do you think I get to watch? (Hint:  it's not a movie unless everyone gets shot at least once!)

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.

Terry and I would never have a "tiff". The dictionary says that a tiff is a slight or petty quarrel. Neither of us are petty so there's no way we could have a "tiff". There are times when we prefer not to be in each other's company for a period of time, but we don't tiff.  And we would never work together to wallpaper a room. Mostly because neither of us likes wallpaper. 

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

He kept asking me out even though I kept saying no.

9. When was the last time your heart raced?

The other day when I came off the bridge over the St. John's River and saw the police car sitting off to the side. I was doing ... well, more than the speed limit. But I managed to slow down before he noticed. : ) Nothing like an adrenalin surge first thing in the morning!

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

Mostly I remember the fear that I wouldn't get as many cheap Valentines as someone else did. I'm shallow that way.

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

One year I told my husband I wanted the biggest, fanciest heart-shaped box of candy he could find. He couldn't understand why I would ask for that because I'm a borderline diabetic and I'm not supposed to have sugar. I told him that I wouldn't eat any of the candy--he could have it all--but no one had ever given me a big heart-shaped box of candy and I always thought that was a romantic gift. On Valentine's Day I found a huge heart-shaped box of candy on my pillow. I enjoyed the box and he ate the candy. Well, except for one or two pieces. After all, it's rude to receive a gift and not make use of it!

12. Red or pink?

I am not a pink person. I absolutely love red, but none of this bright tomato-hued stuff. I like dark, rich, lustrously deep shades of red.

If you want to read more answers to Random Dozen, or if you'd like to link up yourself, head on over to Lid's at 2nd Cup of Coffee.


  1. I love #3 : )

    And I may have had some experience with #9 so I could relate to the racing heart there!

    Have a great day...we're completely snowed in so I guess I will tackle the taxes. Doesn't that sound like fun?

  2. I am sick today. :(

    The song stuck in my head is "Morning Has Broken"

    Good answers!

    I loved the domestic duties answer! :)

  3. Loved reading your answers, and I laughed out loud at #4!

  4. Hey! Thanks for visiting! Actually, my heart has raced a few times for the same reason as yours! But I do have a great husband, he's a gift from God to a very undeserving woman!

  5. No chick flicks. I couldn't imagine. Sweet story about the heart shaped box of candy.

  6. I find it amazing that, whatever song someone mentions, that's the one that starts going through my head. What's up with that?

  7. I like the Alone to be irritable in peace! SO true! and I don't even have to be sick to feel THAT way!
    Also the fact that you homeschool so there are no "off" days...would you consider homeschooling for me? I DO have a girl and she WOULD watch movies where someone isn't shot every second. NO? Well, I thought I'd ask anyway.

  8. Your answers mad me chuckle! Bless your heart no chick flicks.

    until next time... nel

  9. I too had a "breaking" moment coming around a curve and seeing the police there. Thankfully I don't think I was going so far over the speedlimit to warrent a ticket. It sure did make my heart beat faster, especially since I had some friends following me.

  10. Thank you for your comment!

    And I really liked your answer to number one, because really- who is "fun" to be around when they are sick?!

  11. You're very witty, Jill! Thanks for playing along. Love the candy stories.

  12. LOL! Okay, your answer to No. 3 is SOOO me!! Haha! Love it!

  13. So glad you didn't get a ticket.


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