Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wednesday Hodgepodge

I found this new meme on my friend Betty's blog A Glimpse Into Midlife. It is from her friend Joyce at her blog From This Side of The Pond who you can meet here. Joyce asks seven question and number 8 is for us to add our own random thought. I hope I can come up with a random thought.....I am doing this meme since work has drained all thoughts from my head this week.

1. Do you think you're more like your mom or your dad?

I think I am probably more like my mom, at least I hope I have some of her kindness and generosity. My dad was sort of distant and hard to know. I may be like him in ways that I am not even aware of.

2. Do you like roller coasters?

There was a time in my life when I did like roller coasters, but  not so much these days. I especially do not like the kind where your feet just hang down with nothing under them. Yikes!

3. How did you name your blog and do you now wish you'd thought about it maybe another five minutes before you hit publish? Would you change your blog title if it were not a huge pain in the derriere? (French makes everything sound a little nicer doesn't it?)

 When I started my blog which is titled Living Consciously, that was a concept I had been thinking about for a while. I hoped that my blog would help me pay more attention to the events and the everyday of my life. I think blogging has helped me do that, so I am happy with the name.  

4. What is the best wedding gift you received? Not married? Didn't get any gifts? Then what is the best wedding gift you've given?

You are asking me to go back a lot of years with this question. If I can stretch the meaning a little, I will say that the best "gift" from my wedding is my three children.

5. What is the one bill you most hate to pay?

Since I recently got a new smart phone, I'm afraid it is going to be my cell phone bill.

6. Is the glass half full or half empty?

Pretty much half full most of the time, if not all the way to the top.

7. What is your favorite word? Okay okay. Calm down. How about one of your favorite words?

"Grandmom" is my favorite word because that is what my grandkids call me.

8. This is not exactly a random thought because it occurs to me often, but I want to say how much I appreciate the friends I have made through blogging. I appreciate all you have shared with me and what you have allowed me to share with you....the good, the bad and the meme.


  1. We appreciate you too and I enjoyed your meme.

  2. Loved reading these answers, Jeanie! My parents were a little like yours. I long to be called "grandmom," and have it be literal!

    Your last paragraph was lovely. You have touched so many of us, and we feel right back at ya!


  3. Nice to get to you know you, Jeanie.
    I so enjoy getting to know my blog friends better and better and this adds so much to what I already "know" about you.
    You are a delight!!
    I will have to do a follow up on MY blog...Stay tuned.

  4. I'm glad you played a can add your blog link on the bottom of my post and others who participated will come visit.

    I look forward to hearing a little one call me grandmom one day in the future : )

    Enjoy your week!

  5. Great answers! I especially like #4 and #7 -- so sweet!

  6. These questions are quite random, but interesting especially the roller coaster one. I think weddings are so different in the US, compared to say, France. But since I got married on an old boat in Kuaui, where rain poured inside the wooden beams, I would say, "adventure" was my best wedding gift.

  7. I did see this meme on several other blogs I read. I think it is great that Joyce started it to take the place of the Random Dozen. These questions were good ones to start things off too. I'm with you about roller coasters. I like my feet planted if I'm going to be thrown all over the place :)

    Grandmom is a wonderful name your grands call you!! I bet you light up with joy whenever you hear it :)


  8. Your last sentence made me smile. We love you too Jeanie! :)
    Your answer to the best wedding gift was so good. Wish I´d thought of that. :)

  9. Grandmom is a great name!
    I love being a Grandma too...who knew what fun we were in for?
    It is always fun to learn new things about blogger friends.

  10. I enjoyed reading your answers, I have to admit, I try to ba a glass half full kinda girl but sometimes I just don't make it.

  11. I like your answers, especially the wedding gift one. Very nice.

    I have never liked roller coasters - not good for my tummy.

  12. I love the name of your blog; it's perfect and it was obviously a conscious choice.

  13. I definitely wish I could change the name of my blog. I like roller coasters but my past neck surgery doesn't. I'm very like my mom. The mortgage payment....ouch! The glass if always half full. "How bout that"

  14. Grandmom is a great word and having seen and read about your grandkids I can see why you love it so much.

    As for rollercoasters-- I'm with you. They are not for me.

    Cheers, jj

    PS I think you have a great blog name.

  15. Grandmom is a great favourite name!

  16. Awwwww, Grandma is your favorite word. I should of guessed. I loved reading your answers girl and we are blessed by you.

    Have a wonderful weekend sweetie!! :o)