Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Random Dozen

I'm back for another Random Dozen.

1. Do you prefer to read the book or see the movie?
I like to read the book first then see the movie. Usually I find the book is better, but there have been a few surprises in that theory. I love to curl up and read a good book, but it a solitary activity, where as we can curl up as a family and watch a great movie. I guess it depends on if Mommy needs some quiet alone time.

2. What is your favorite holiday and why?

Christmas. It's all about gifts. Most importantly the gift God gave us in the birth of his son Jesus. The gift in giving. Holding someone so dear in your heart that you search for the perfect gift to give. Watching my children receive gifts they will cherish. The wonder and beauty of the season. Even though it feels like a big rush, we are REMINDED in that rush to slow down and focus on our loved ones. It's really the only time a year we DO that. It brings us back to memories, family, is a truly magical time.
3. Which do you like better - the mountains or the beach?
Even though I prefer winter to summer (I hate sweating), I would rather be on a lounge chair near the blue ocean then on a mountain top hiking.

4. If money were no consideration, what vehicle would you drive?
Robin's-egg blue Volkswagen beetle convertible.

5. What is your favorite cold-weather beverage?
Caribou Pom/Vanilla Tea Latte. YUM!

6. How do you communicate most often with your friends: phone, email, text, face-to-face, or Facebook?
I prefer to talk face to face. But  many of those that I wish I could talk to live hundreds of miles away. So I email and facebook.

7. How do you receive your mail? Mailbox on the porch, at the end of the driveway, down the street, or post office box?
Our mailbox at the end of a short steep driveway. Oh, and we don't get our mail until nearly 5 o'clock. Our mailman has a dislike for us and will often sit in front of our house taking breaks. If I go out to ask for the mail he tells me no. I have complained about him several times and he gets me back by holding my People magazine when he knows it should be in my box on Fridays, I swear he takes it home and reads it and then leaves it on Sat. Or he'll rip the cover.

8. Of the four basic personality types - sanguine, phlegmatic, melancholic, and choleric - which is your strongest? Which is your least evident?
I am a mix of all four. Strongest would have to be melancholic and weakest choleric. I'm a doer sort of, like if someone has lit a fire under my bum, but otherwise I'd just like to sit around a discuss the woes of the world.

9. What do you miss the most about being 20?
My metabolism! I could eat ANYTHING and not gang a pound. I loved my body at 20, but I'd never want to live in that ages maturity.

10. How long from the time you get up, does it take you to get ready to walk out the door in the morning? 
Well it all depends on when I get up in the morning. Example: get up at 8AM I'm not out the door before 10AM, get up at 9AM, I'm not out the door before 10AM, get up at 9:50AM, I am out the door by 10 AM.

11. Who handles the car maintenance and pays the bills in your family?
My husband does all car repairs, he is my little grease monkey. However I take care of the more important bills such as the Target card and the phone/internet bill.

12. For those in the US, how many states have you visited? For those outside the US, how many provinces/other countries have you visited?
oooh, I can't wait to read everyone's answers for this one. I've been to Orlando/Tampa Florida, Myrtle Beach, SC in a hurricane (Floyd), San Franisco, CA, Maui,HA,  Pitts. PA, Boston/Swampscott/Marblehead/Peabody/Salem, MA, Portland, ME, Chicago, IL, Seattle/Whidbey Island, WA. I've never been out of the country.

*note* All pictures were found using google image search. Don't hate me, hate the google.


  1. I can't get over your mailman!? What? He rips your People mag or withholds it from you? That's just MEAN!

    Your thoughts on Christmas have me smiling!

  2. I love that bug, they are so cute and that is one of the best colors. Yes, metabolism is a thing of the past. No I couldn't get out the door in 10 minutes!

  3. Wow your mailman appears to have 'issues'.

    Oh to be 20 and burning calories even while eating a pizza at three o'clock in the morning. Sigh. Those days are long gone for me.

    Enjoy your day. I hope you get your mail : )

  4. Sara,

    Thank you so much for your comment. You brought me to tears. "I love you mama, I love you." I never thought of him looking at me like that. What a powerful and amazing picture you painted for me. I can hardly see as I type this because the tears are flowing. Thank you. Thank. You.

  5. A lot of your answers are quite similar to mine :)


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