Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Random Dozen

I'm answering the Random Dozen questions today. Linda offers up 12 questions every week and it is fun to play because the questions are, well, so random.

To participate in Random Dozen visit Linda at 2nd Cup of Coffee here.

1. Are you pleasant when you're ill, or are you a grumpy, fussy patient?
I am very fortunate that I don't get sick very often and I haven't been really sick for a long time, but if I'm not feeling well I mostly just want to be left alone.

2. When you find out that school is canceled (due to inclement weather) what is your gut reaction?
Since my kids are all grown with kids of their own, I mostly just wish that my work was cancelled too so I could go play with my grandkids.

3. What is one domestic skill you wish you could improve?
I am not very domestic at all these days. I used to be, but my domesticity kind of left when my kids grew up. I wish I had more desire to cook. I am a good cook when I do it, but I don't cook very often.

4. Do you decorate your home for Valentine's Day?
No, and those of you that know me know the reason why.

5. What song is on your mind today?
"Take This Job and Shove It". That sounds pretty harsh, huh? I don't hate my job at all, but I get tired of being tied down to it.

6. Do you prefer contemporary movies or classic?
I always intend to watch or go to movies but don't do either one very often. I guess I prefer contemporary because I prefer to go out if I am going to see a movie. I alway find other (undomestic) things to do if I try to watch a movie at home. I don't sit down and sit still very well.

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.
Not well at all. If I have any kind of conflict going on, that conflict needs to be resolved before I can focus well on anything else.

8. What is the first thing that attracted you to your spouse? (Or if you're single, to your best friend.)
We both found a lot of humor in the situation in which we met.

9. When was the last time your heart raced?
When we thought our dog was lost.

10. What are your memories of Valentine's Day at school?
I bet a lot of people answer this in a similar way.......I remember wondering who I would or would not get a Valentine from.

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

12. Red or pink?
Red, unless it has to do with my granddaughters, then it is pink all the way.


  1. Enjoyed reading this. Try to enjoy some part of your work day. (if possible)

  2. My work is closed today. One good thing about the snow storm.

    I always found VD kind of silly. And I think the practice should be banned in schools. Too many kids get hurt.


  3. I'm not a fan of Valentine's Day. However, I'm a huge fan of chocolate. (In more ways than one.)

  4. Nr. 4 made me curious. Is there a story behind your answer?
    And your Nr. 5 song is so on the spot for me too! :)

  5. Love how you consider your grandkids, red for you but pink all the way for them. I like your honesty regarding being tied to your job.

  6. Thanks for stopping by my place. I enjoyed your answers to these questions. I loved the one about take this job and shove it. I told them I wanted that played at my retirement party several years ago. I have never missed my job since I retired!

  7. I think this is my first time here. Just hopped over from the Random was fun reading your answers today.

    Dark chocolate truffles...mmmm!

  8. Enjoyed reading your answers and gettin' to know you better. Now, inquiring minds want to know the story behind why you don't decorate for Valentines Day.

    Ya'll have a fun~filled day just packed with blessings!!!

  9. Enjoyed your answers. Thanks for sharing!

    until next time... nel

  10. Enjoyed your answers! Hope you have better days at your job.

    I guess I'm going to have to change my "racing heart" answer. I received a comment from an Australian blogger who confirmed there is no breakup! Shoot!

    Thanks for stopping by. I always enjoy your comments. They lead me back to your beautiful new blog!

  11. Mmmm... dark chocolate truffles... yes please!

  12. Fun to learn more about you. Nowadays they make the kids give Valentines to everyone in class. Back when we were kids I always felt sorry for the kids that didn't get any. It was so sad :-(

  13. You have a lovely blog! I said I like classic movies, but I really like to go out to the movies, too, and you kind of made me realize that. Great answers, Jeanie. Thanks for playing this week.

  14. Alas...I'll never have grandgirls in pink, sigh! I found your answers very interesting. Isn't it funny how most of our domesticity just kind of dwindles away once the kids are grown? I don't know how it is in your household, but when we have free moments the last thing Dear Hubby and I want to do is spend it doing stuff around the house. We want to go out and PLAY! We really begin to realize just how fast time goes, don't we?

  15. Love your answers! I keep telling my husband that I will cook more when I retire!