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Random Dozen

The Random Dozen is following it’s own theme this week…random (go figure…LOL).

If you want to play, post your answers on your own blog and then hop on over to Linda’s blog and post your link.

1. Please share one memory of your high school graduation. Pics would be great!

I attended a very small, private school.  My graduating class was HUGE…18 students.  heehee

I graduated high school in 1988, so I’m really having to stretch the memory a bit.  I think I remember one of the lights on the football field blowing out with a loud pop.  It scared everyone.

One of my favorite moments from the night, though, came when the Valedictorian and me, the Salutatorian, were the last to file off of the field.  We held each others’ hands as we walked off.  With a class that small, you couldn’t help but be close to everyone.

2. What is one “emergency use” item you keep in your vehicle at all times?

Soccer chairs.

Seriously.  You never know when your car is going to break down and you’ll need to take a load off while you wait for help to arrive.

3. In your region, do you celebrate graduation open houses? Addendum: (If so,) how many open houses/bridal showers/weddings are on your upcoming events calendar?

Hmmm…I don’t know.  Even though Chicky is graduating June 1st, I have no idea what people around here do.  I do know that several of her classmates are having graduation parties.  I think she’ll be attending a couple of them, but overall, I don’t think my area does open houses.  And my “events calendar” is quite full, thank you very much, of NOTHING after June 1st.  I’m not exactly a socialite.  Happy Dance Time!

4. Tell me one truth you believe about motherhood.

Motherhood is not for the faint of heart.  It encompasses an array of emotions:  unbridled joy, intense worry, fear, excitement, disappointment and hope.  Motherhood is a journey in which every gray hair that appears at the end is hard-earned and well-deserved.

5. What was the last thing you broke?

The last thing I broke was a picture frame that housed Chicky’s prom picture.  It was sitting on top of the DVD shelving unit.  When I moved it to sweep behind it, the frame fell on the floor, and the glass shattered.

6. On average, how many pieces of junk mail do you receive daily?

I receive very little junk mail these days.  I went to a website (I can’t remember the name) and removed myself from some mailing lists.  The junk mail has been reduced to almost nothing, except for the things coming from colleges.  Even that is slowing down now that Chicky’s graduation date is fast approaching.

7. Do you like to shop by catalog?

I do not like shopping by catalog only because I do not have the money to!  If money were no option, then I probably would do a little more shopping this way!

8. Is lawn maintenance at your house a “his job,” a “her job” or “his/her job” or “that’s why we have teenagers” job?

Lawn maintenance has been a “my” job for a number of years.  However, during the last couple, we have paid Rooster to take care of the yard.  He needed a way to earn money, and my carpal-tunnel syndrome-like hands appreciate his help.  When Rooster goes to college, the job will once again fall to me.

9. Which room would you like to redecorate in your home?

Rooster’s bedroom.  Chicky’s got a makeover a couple of years ago, but Rooster somehow got left out.  He’s due.

10. Do you read a newspaper regularly, or do you read most of your news on line?

The only time I read the paper is during high school soccer season.  To save money, I unsubscribed from home delivery, and honestly I don’t really read the paper when I buy newsstand copies on Sundays.

11. Do you believe everything happens for a reason?

I believe God uses everything in our lives to glorify Him.  There is nothing that happens outside of His will.  Everything is a part of His plan.  Thank goodness!  Honestly, I don’t know how people who don’t have a relationship with God get through the hard times without having this trust.

12. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?

I am more worried about doing things right.  I am a perfectionist.  Having the job I have (substitute teacher/regular teacher wannabe) and doing things correctly and ethically is a MUST.  As far as doing the right thing, I know I don’t always make the correct choices, but I think, for the most part, doing the right thing comes much easier for me.

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