Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Friend Lending A Helping Hand...

Random Dozen is that fun time each week that we answer these crazy questions. Lid had us all sitting on the edge of our chairs wondering if it was going to happen this week. Then Linda from Mocha with Linda saved the day. What a hero! Thanks Linda and Lid for this fun time. We owe it all to you! So if you would like to join in stop over at 2nd Cup of Coffee and get the questions and then link up after you post your answers. It's a lot of fun, and a great way to meet new friends.

Here are my answers:

1. Do you prefer to read the book or see the movie?

I guess I would have to say see the movie because if both are available I will always pick the movie.  But I do love to read.  I have read more in the last 4 years than ever!  I finally have time to do what I want.

2. What is your favorite holiday and why?

I think Easter.  Of course it reminds me of what Jesus did for us.  But it is also because it is refreshing.  New beginnings…

3. Which do you like better - the mountains or the beach?

I really would have to say the mountains. I love the ocean, but it is usually so crowded. The mountains are quieter; you can hear the sounds of nature.

4. If money were no consideration, what vehicle would you drive?

Probably a Cadillac Escalade. Those look pretty cool and caddys are good cars.  We have 179,000 + on ours.  My dream car has always been an old VW Bug restored.

5. What is your favorite cold-weather beverage?

I am pretty much a diet coke drinker year round or sweet iced tea.  Every once in awhile during the winter I will drink hot chocolate.

6. How do you communicate most often with your friends: phone, email, text, face-to-face, or Facebook?

Since most of my friends and family are in Arkansas, usually email or Facebook.  Except my daughter we talk usually ever other day, sometimes more, sometimes less if she has a lot going on.

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 is up the street a little ways with the other neighbors.

8. Of the four basic personality types - sanguine, phlegmatic, melancholic, and choleric - which is your strongest? Which is your least evident?

I would say sanguine is my personality type, however I usually follow through with things I start. 

9. What do you miss the most about being 20?

The ability to sit in the floor and get up with no problem, or no aches and pains!  Boy I miss that!

10. How long from the time you get up, does it take you to get ready to walk out the door in the morning?

If I have to take a shower it usually takes an hour or so, if not then usually 30 minutes.

11. Who handles the car maintenance and pays the bills in your family?

My hubby takes care of the car maintenance with a little input from me.  We both are involved with the bill paying.  We pay ours once a month.  He gets them together then I write the checks.

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?

Wow, I will have to look at a map.  That took awhile, lolol.  I have been in 34 states, some of them, edges, but hey I have been there.  I have not been to the west coast states or the northeastern states.  And of course there are a few that we just drove through, that I would love to go back and investigate. 

That's all there is.  I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

until next time... nel


  1. I can so relate with getting up and down in our 20s; now it takes effort to get up from the floor :)

    have a great Thursday!


  2. I was going to say that I don't miss a single thing from my 20's (it wasn't a good decade for me) ... but your post reminded that there were things my body could do then that it can't now. ha!

  3. Nel... STRETCH! Let me tell you something... even old FAT bodies like MINE can come alive again with stretching! A few months ago I couldn't even touch my KNEES - now I can lay my hands flat on the floor, when sitting butterfly style I can touch my NOSE to my TOES, and I can ALMOST hop up with no problem! I used to have to crawl over to a chair or couch and pull myself up! Stretch, stretch, STRETCH!!! TRUST me on this one!

  4. I wanted to stop by and tell you I am glad you enjoyed my random dozen post. I also decided to follow you. You are a well traveled lady, wow. I haven't really been to many places. Have a Happy Thursday and a GREAT weekend.

  5. I am *so* with you on number 9!!! Nothin' hurt when I was 20! ;-)

  6. Mid October is a great time to see the Northeast! I laughed at your answer to #9. I was just thinking the same thing after my exercise class on Tuesday night. It ended with us sitting on the floor and I watched the under 40's just hop right on up. I have to take it in steps because how sad would it be if I made it thru the class but injured myself getting up off the floor? Pretty sad! : )

  7. Good answers! I forgot about how easy it was to get up and down in our 20s, I miss that, too.

    34 states is good. I want to be able to see them all someday.

  8. Loved your answers and yes, a restored VW bug would be my car of choice...or a 1955-57 Thunderbird. Thanks for stopping by my blog. See you soon.

  9. I miss my body but I do agree with your answer. I like 1/2 lemonade & 1/2 water. I think I could get out in 30 minutes if I tried. Loved reading your answers.

  10. I love these posts. I have never been to the ocean but I do love the mountains.

  11. Oh yes...I have noticed that getting up off of the floor is not quite as easy as it once was! My hips tend to hate life at moments such as those!

    Enjoyed your answers! You have such a beautiful blog!

  12. 34 states! wow!

    Loved your answer about being 20!

  13. I didn't think of the aches and pains that we have as we get older.

  14. You've seen a lot of coutries in the USA. I suppose you don't feel any need to visit some place outside North America, Europe, for instance.

    Anyway, your answers, as usual, are prompt, honest, and enjoyable

  15. We definitly have different taste in beverage haha... though I do like hot chocolate, I don't drink any type of pop at all (other than the occassional gingerale if I've an upset stomach and even then I mix it with juice)... and I don't like iced tea either haha. I drink hot tea all the time though (bit of cream, no sugar, thanks!)

    I also LOVE the mountains! I only feel at home when surrounded by them.