Wednesday, February 10, 2010

It's Random Dozen Time...

If you have never joined the Random Dozen, just hop over to Linda's blog and link up. The ladies are wonderful and it is a lot of fun!

This week's questions:

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

Well it depends on whom you ask. If you ask my hubby he would probably say grumpy. I think I am quite pleasant… just leave me alone. I don’t like anyone fussing over me.

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

I really do not have a reaction since I do not have kids at home anymore. I try to stop the thought “Geez we never got out of school when it snowed” before it starts, because that just reinforces the feeling of getting old. lolol

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

Gosh where do I begin? lol I wish I could motivate myself to be a better housekeeper. I always have lived with the idea that my house is clean enough to be healthy but dirty enough to be happy. I don’t like the museum look where you are afraid to sit on the furniture or use the end tables. But I tend to let the dust collect to much at times.

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

Nope, not since my daughter was at home.

5. What song is on your mind today?

Amazing Grace – Have had a lot on my mind today.

6. Do you prefer contemporary movies or classic?

Contemporary - However, there are a few classics I like.

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.

If I am upset about something I want to get it out in the open and deal with it. There is no use stewing over it. Talk it out, brush yourself off and get on with life.

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

His sense of humor. He is soo funny. And so sweet, and a flirt! We actually knew each other online about a year chatting off and on before we actually met in person.

9. When was the last time your heart raced?

Hmmm… I would have to say a couple nights ago when hubby came up behind me when I was standing at the sink and kissed me on the back of the neck. Does it every time. lol I am assuming that is the kind of racing you are talking about. It has been awhile since anything set my pacemaker off... lol

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

I remember always making and decorating the boxes to hold the valentines. And then signing all those cards, and of course looking at them and seeing if anyone wrote anything besides their name.

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

I am not a big chocolate eater but I do love the Lindor Truffles or Turtles. Beth E at Outnumbered,Three-to-One introduced me to the Truffles in one of her giveaways.

12. Red or pink?

I prefer pink. Red reminds me of anger or embarrassment. lol Red is not a good color for me, it makes my face look real red, then everyone asks me if I am running a fever or if I am sick. Gets old, so I just don’t wear it anymore.

Well there is my heartfelt answers, hope you enjoy them.

Now you need to go over to Lid's at 2nd Cup of Coffee and join in the fun. Make sure you link up so everyone can enjoy your answers.

And remember keep checking back, I will be posting details about the "Traveling Book Giveaway" within the next week.

until next time... nel


  1. Great answers! I also would like to be a better housekeeper...however I find myself cleaning the same spots over and over. Can be very daunting.

  2. Hi Nel! Our #9's were very similar! :-) Gotta love those husbands!

  3. Great answer to #3 about house cleaning. Thanks for sharing. It's so fun learning more about you. Blessings, SusanD

  4. Great answers, Nel. So sweet about your husband making your heart race. Awwww.

  5. I liked your answers. I'm the same when it comes to cleaning house...especially the part about letting the dust pile up a little too much : )

  6. I find myself looking at Christmas Cards the same way -- did they put more than their names? Something to tell me how their life is? But then, there are those letters that tell you about their perfect life that are just too . . . tooo

    Amazing Grace -- yes, a classic for lifting one's heart!

  7. I so agree with you about the color red. My family knows not to buy me anything to wear that's red. Hate it, hate how it looks on me.

  8. Ah yes the dusting, or lack of it, gets me everytime. :v)

  9. I can relate to the dust problem. If I don't take care of it soon, our house is going to be declared eligible for an archeology dig!

  10. Such sweet answers; love the ones about you and your husband!

    Yum, Lindor Truffles...they are good. Have you tried the Dove Dark Chocolate Promises? I can't bring myself to purchase the truffles all that often, but the promises are cheaper at Walmart. I love most ANY chocolate.

  11. I love the fact that you met your dh online. You're unique. Love that!

  12. I did enjoy your heartfelt answers very much! I was also attracted to my husband's sense of humor, too. Thank you for playing along.

  13. I'm not much for stewing over it either. You did a great job here. I did it for the first time at Have a great night.

  14. These are so much fun. I love answering the questions and reading everyone's too! How sweet of hubby to come behind and kiss you :)

  15. my house is clean enough to be healthy but dirty enough to be this saying :) Great Answers.

  16. Those are great answers. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Ohhhhh!!! I forgot about the Lindor Truffles!!!! Yes, I do love them, too - even though they don't have nuts! LOL... I also love turtles. Loved visiting your blog. I'll be back!

  18. Great answers Nel! My husband is funny too. He makes me laugh every day. And when he kisses me on the back of the neck, it makes my heart race too. :)

  19. I enjoyed reading your answers...hubby makes your heart race too! hee hee

  20. Loved your answers. They were very heartfelt! I really should have copied your housekeeping comment. It's exactly what I do!

    Thanks for stopping by. You have a wonderful blog. I love your pictures!

  21. I agree about pink -- I think everyone else I've read said they liked red, so it's nice to know I am not the only one who likes pink!

  22. Those were great! I loved the heart racing answer so much!!!

  23. You are so sweet and sincere- I loved the comment you left me!

    I agree with you about needing more motivation to be a better housekeeper!

    And red also reminds me of anger a lot of times as well! Something about that color, depending on the circumstances, can just add to my agitation or irritate me. I do not find it to be calm or happy.

  24. Love your answers - I prefer pink too!!

  25. Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm a "newbie" to Random Dozen, but I really enjoyed participating. I'm always looking for new blogging buddies. I can identify with your housekeeping philosophy--it's usually the last thing on my "to do" list. LOL I enjoyed my time on your blog, and have signed up to follow. Blessings, Kathy ( Kathy)

  26. thanks for visiting my blog... i appreciate you taking the time to leave me a comment also!

  27. So good to meet you here! Love your answer for when was the last time your heart raced!!!! So sweet.

  28. 1. Grumpy
    2. I cry
    3. cooking
    4. no
    5. nary a one
    6. contemporary unless it involves Mr. Darcy from "pride and prejudice"
    7. feelings on the sleeve
    8. kindness
    9. see answer to #2
    10. ditto to you
    11. Harry and David's mint chocolate truffles
    12. red

    For what it's worth...


  29. Thanks for dropping by my blog & commenting! :)
    I'm still trying to decide whether to wear red or pink on Sunday. I guess I should look at my face in the mirror!
    I dusted this morning, or I would be rushing off to do it right now!

  30. Hi- Thanks for stopping by my blog - it's nice to "meet" you!
    I think several of our answers were very similar - maybe we are kindred spirits!