Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Random Dozen for May 12th

Today is Random Dozen day and the questions were hard for me this week.  A few of them required deep concentration on events that took place a long time ago....but I managed.  If you would love to see some more answers then check out 2nd Cup of Coffee and Life in a Small Town they always have great answers.
1. Please share one memory of your high school graduation. I really don’t remember a whole lot about that day. It was almost 40 years ago. Well, well, I found my Senior memory book in a box of stuff so I can tell you it was on Friday, June 2nd, 1972 at the Palm Beach Municipal Auditorium (lovingly known as the leaky teepee). The speaker was Harold Manor, the Palm Beach Junior College President. I marched beside Joe Lawson. I remember that Carol and I went to Harry’s after the fact. We drank apricot wine(the drinking age at the time was 18) and just goofed off til midnight. The picture is my senior one.
2. What is one "emergency use" item you keep in your vehicle at all times? I have a banner to put in my window that says HELP! I bought it from a safety inservice we had at school. I also have a blanket, a first aid kit, and water. After my parents were lost for 48 hours and found on a deserted road….I am prepared.
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? No,  on the graduation open houses. Parents sometimes have parties for their seniors...but most of the kids go and hang out with friends.  But now…it is summer and I have four weddings already to attend in June – August. I have six showers coming up. It is going to be a busy summer.
4. Tell me one truth you believe about motherhood. Mothers wear a lot of hats….and not all of them fit…but we wear them anyways.
5. What was the last thing you broke? I wish I had something very profound to say here…but I broke a glass at supper this evening when it slipped out of my hand. I also cut my hand picking up the shards from the floor.
6. On average, how many pieces of junk mail do you receive daily? I would venture to say four to five pieces a day. I used to mark them return to sender and hope they would leave me alone…but it doubled. Now I trash them…after shredding of course.
7. Do you like to shop by catalog? I do like to shop by catalog sometime. I also like to shop Etsy and Ebay.
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?  Up until recently it was hire someone to do it's job, because we did not have a working mower.  But now we have a riding lawnmower, Frank is not working a second job, so he has become househusband and does the lawn. I piddle with plants.  That is my extent of "yard work."
9. Which room would you like to redecorate in your home? All of them, except for the one my mom and dad used....Susan and I redecorated it after my dad died....but WAIT!  I am moving...into a I can do what I want to...within reason.  I am so excited!
10. Do you read a newspaper regularly, or do you read most of your news on line? LOL…this is a joke around here. Our little paper is 4 pages on a good day and only comes out Tuesday – Saturday. If anything happens on Sunday or Monday…oh well. I read it everyday and it takes all of 5 minutes to scan it. The last page is usually the sports, one page is for religion, one page is ads….it does not take me long at all. On Wednesday’s all the sale papers are included…so it takes me 6 minutes to see what the Pig or Winn-Dixie have for sale.
11. Do you believe everything happens for a reason? I most certainly do. I believe that there is a time for everything to occur and it happens for a reason. I also believe that I am not in control of this. God is the captain of my vessel.
12. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things? I would rather do the right thing right.


Kathy said...

Hey Karen ...Thanks for stopping by...
Loved all your answers...
especially God being in control of ypour vessel.
In answer to your question about the rose purse on my post...
I made it.
It's almost a standing joke if you scroll through you'll see purses of various colors I've made...
I think I need one in every color!
Have a great day
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Mary said...

Wow, so many weddings and showers to attend! You are so popular! :)
Laughing at #9! And, our answers to #12 ARE almost exactly the same! Great minds think alike! :D

Gracefully Vintage said...

Such Great Questions- that can tell ya a lot about someone-
Gosh i was 9 months pregnant with our son at my Graduation (still married & love him more now and think he is cuter now too) so not much of a graduation.
I have motrin-car sickness medicine- toliet paper(my mom always said you never know when you;ll need it)- sewing kit (who knows) usually candy..
And always doing what is right- i have tried to be selfish or worry only about me - But it never works out for me so im finally ok with being the nice one and if i lose out or taken advantage of then so be it. I feel better and it is who i am Do what is Right (always)..
great questions.
Karryann beautiful pic.