God's Word for Today

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Random Dozen

It’s that time again!

Time to dive right in with all the wonderful randomness!!!!!

1. Is there a word which you initially mispronounced? Were the circumstances in which you made the faux pas embarrassing? By the way, that's not "foax pass." (I know you know that. Just jokin' with ya.)

Just pick a chapter in the Old Testament, which we just happen to be wading through in Disciple I at the moment and you will quickly get over the act of mispronunciations.

5 Now Adonijah, whose mother was Haggith, put himself forward and said, "I will be king." So he got chariots and horses [a] ready, with fifty men to run ahead of him. 6 (His father had never interfered with him by asking, "Why do you behave as you do?" He was also very handsome and was born next after Absalom.)

7 Adonijah conferred with Joab son of Zeruiah and with Abiathar the priest, and they gave him their support. 8 But Zadok the priest, Benaiah son of Jehoiada, Nathan the prophet, Shimei and Rei [b] and David's special guard did not join Adonijah.

9 Adonijah then sacrificed sheep, cattle and fattened calves at the Stone of Zoheleth near En Rogel. He invited all his brothers, the king's sons, and all the men of Judah who were royal officials, 10 but he did not invite Nathan the prophet or Benaiah or the special guard or his brother Solomon.

enough said about that one….

2. How do you feel about the use of texting shortcuts and trends? (ex: "I've got ur notes. Get them 2 u 2morow.")

That greatly depend on the circumstances. I have no problem using the abbreviations in texting situations, it is so much quicker and more efficient to use the abbreviations. However I do think that today's students are not being challenges enough to use the full power of the vocabulary they have at their disposal. When our younger generation can not finds the appropriate adjective to describe a humorous situation simple because they have been relying on LOL for so long then that’s where I draw the line. Shortcuts are wonderful when they are used appropriately, but they should never become a substitute for a full and rich command of the art of verbal communication.

3. Tell me about your high school senior picture. Please feel free to post.

Back in the day there simply was not any “Hoo Haa” about your senior years, not like it is today. At graduation we got one picture in front of the standard backdrop with that dark blue velvet drape secured with a giant cloths pin in the back.

Is it me or have we skipped a number…

5. Share a high school or college homecoming memory.

I try not to dwell on less than desirable circumstance so I will give this one a pass! High school was not my finest moment.

6. Linda at Mocha with Linda wants to know: "Do you prefer sunrises or sunsets?"

Yes! Nothing beats a good cup of coffee sitting in a comfy chair listening to the ocean waves watching the sunrise, but then that is only equal to sitting in that same chair with a nice clod beverage preferable a chilled glass of Pinot Griggo or Pomegranate Martine listening to those same waves watching the sun set back into the surf. It just doesn't get any better than that in my book!

7. Lea at Cici's Corner asks, "What is something you have not done that you desire to do?"

I saw a special on the Food Network a few weeks ago about “America’s Best” One episode focused on the best destinations for food. They did a piece on a CIA Boot Camp Cooking Vacation, y’all I saw that and I just wanted to do it! That is defiantly on my bucket list for sure!!!

8. Carol at Wanderings of an Elusive Mind ponders, "If you could come back [in another life] as an animal, which would it be?"

I look at my sweet Buster and I have to yearn for a life of leisure.


A life of relaxation and no worries beyond when the girl child forget to take him for his afternoon walk. However I would have to request coming back as a dog either at my house or at Patrice’s or Linda’s house. Who wouldn't want to be Higgins, Zoe or Buster!!!

9. Joyce from The Other Side of the Pond is curious: "Where were you 10 years ago?" Please feel free to elaborate more than just your physical location.

The Year 2000….hmmmmmmm. My DD was 5 years old, my DS was 11. He was in Weebelo’s and she had just started kindergarten. We spent a week in Disney World just before Christmas. I was thick in mommy mode! Boy scouts, PTA, church activates. WOW! looking back on ten years is amazing.

Breakfast with Pluto!


The DS graduation from Elementary school!


The DD first day of Kindergarten.


I will say that when I looked back at the photo albums for that year what I noticed most were the smiles. Without getting to dark and depressing that was one of  the last years we had that was free of rebellion. When my son graduated from elementary school and entered in to Middle School our lives took a dramatic turn. Teenage rebellion hit our home with a vengeance. It was such a nice reprieve to look back and remember the times when there were lots of smile and lots of fun times.

10. When you are proven to be correct in any contentious discussion, do you gloat?

That also greatly depend on the circumstances. I took great pleasure in asserting my correctness with my girl child after I read “The Last Song”, I’m just saying “I was so right about the out come of that novel!!!”

11. What is your favorite food which includes the ingredient "caramel?"

Caramel Pop Corn, Caramel Apples, Caramel Filled Chocolates and how about just a straight shot of caramel, I love those little squares wrapped in cellophane and warm caramel sauce over vanilla ice cream, chocolate covered caramel turtles, Snickers, Milky Way…..

12. If you could be part of any fictional family, which family would you choose and why?

Hands down, Little House on the Prairie, who wouldn’t want Charles Ingalls for their Pa! And Mary, Half Pint and Carrie and Willie for brothers and sisters. And Caroline, well she is the personification of motherhood in my book. Who wouldn’t want her bringing you a cup of nice herb tea, that she probably grew herself and pick from her own garden, when you had a tummy ache.


I’ll pop over and give all y’all Dozenetts a visit in the AM! Wednesdays are HUGELY busy days about the Be Still and Know household!

For more Random Dozen fun y’all head over the 2nd Cup of Coffee and link up!




Joyce said...

I completely agree with your sunrise sunset summary!

The thing about those chapters in the Bible with all the names is who knows if you're saying it right or wrong?

I thought about Little House on the Praire but oh my, so much hard work : )

Nanato4 said...

I, too, thought about Little House on the Prairie, and like Joyce, I opted out due to the work factor. ha!

And I agree totally about the whole high school thing. That's definitely not 4 years of my life that I would ever wish to re-live. :-(

But I agree most with you regarding sunrises/sunsets on the beach. The only thing better would be to spend the hours in between on that same beach!!!

auburnchick said...

Oh...your answers...they were so good!!!

My children and I have always sat down and read devotions before leaving for school. We also read a bit from the Bible, with each of us taking turns reading. You are so right in that the OT passages have lots of words that are hard to pronounce!!! It can be quite comedic, actually!

Loved your sunset answer. I am not a coffee fan, preferring wine instead. Hence, my justification for loving sunsets, I guess.

I also wish I'd thought of Little House on the Prairie. The mom was so sweet and gentle!!

Have a wonderful day!

Thena said...

I didn't think about the words in the Old Testament. Good answer. I just do the best I can with those and and figure who really knows if I mispronounced them.
Definetly agree with answers about high school. Nothing special about the pictures or school itself.

edshunnybunny said...

I can identify with what you said about "rebellion" hitting with a vengence. I, too, had a rebelious child. It does take its toll--and make you long for the simpler times. There was light at the end of the tunnel, thank you, Lord!

I, too, chose the Ingalls family(along with the Waltons). I just love the "simpler times" back then.

Have a great day!

Ann Nichols said...

To be Buster...now there's a thought!
And Little House on the Prairie...with central Heating, perfect!

Pam from alertandorientedx4 said...

Sweet pictures...you have a beautiful family!

Jerralea said...

Girl, you must really love yopu some caramel!

I agree, in my day, we didn't make a big deal about senior pictures. That being said, I do love all the ones that my girls had taken when they were (and are) seniors ...

Nel said...

Enjoyed your answers. Now if I am on the beach I can do sunrise. We got up at 4 am while in Florida, because I wanted a pic at the ocean. And it was well worth it. Beautiful, nothing like it!
Senior Pics were not a big thing when we were kids. Just took it and went on. I love all the ones they do now, but I love the traditional ones too. Peer pressure is rough and there are still those that cannot afford the extra expense of all the photos. And we know kids can be mean.
until next time... nel

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I never even thought of caramel corn! Good answer. Love all the pictures you posted, especially your sweet Buster. Enjoyed reading your answers.

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