Lost Again in the Random Dozen

Apparently Linda is a big "Lost" fan.  Personally, I never got it.  I mean, I tried to follow along at the beginning, but was frustrated by the whole thing, so I thought there were other mindless shows on at that same time that would actually be entertaining to me.

1. Have you ever been so lost that you were really afraid?
  Thankfully, no.
2. Have you ever been to an island?
  I went to the Bahamas my senior year in high school with the band.  Not a good trip at all.  I really should go back and see if it's really as bad as I remember.
3. Are you more of a thinker or feeler?
  Definitely a feeler.  Thinking makes my head hurt.
4. Do you tend to see issues or situations in life as black and white or shades of gray?
  Ms. Rule Follower here?  Either it is or it isn't, there is no maybe about it.
5. If you were stuck on an island, what book would you hope to have with you (Let's pretend the Bible is already there, so you can't say that.)
  How about "The Dummies Guide to Being Stuck on an Island?".
6. What are you most afraid of?
  Something happening to one of my boys.  I have a feeling this is going to be a popular answer!
7. Would you rather lose all of your old memories or never be able to make new ones?
   OUCH!  I'm having to think...I would say never be able to make new ones.  If I lost all of my old memories, I'd lose the memories of my parents, as well as other relatives.
8. Pretend I'm looking at a scrapbook page about you. There are three spaces for you to drop in individual pictures. What are those pictures of, and why did you select them?
   1) College graduation...I found what I wanted to have as a career...finally.  I know my parents were ecstatic when I decided on my major and didn't change...again.
    2)  My parents & siblings. I woudn't be who I am today with them.
   3)  My husband and my boys...they are the loves of my life; in fact, they are my life.
9. If you were re-doing your wedding, what would you do differently? (If you're single, tell me one thing you would do if you were planning a wedding OR huge party.)
  Hmmm...well, since I didn't have a wedding to begin with, this is going to be a little hard to answer.  We got married by a Justice of the Peace in my husband's hometown with my MIL, BIL, and a couple of my husband's close friends as witnesses, then had our marriage blessed in the Catholic Church with my parents being the witnesses a few years later.  I think having a wedding would have really made me nervous, having to get up in front of all those people.  Knowing me, I would've tripped.
10. Tell me one thing you know/believe about forgiveness.
  It's easy to forgive, but forgetting is another thing.  Forgiveness humbles us.  It's easy to say "It's okay" when someone says "I'm sorry", but it's another thing to actually deep-down, honestly forgive.
11. You're waiting in a doctor's office. What is your favorite way to pass that time?
  That's easy...read.  That is, if I'm not distracted by someone talking loudly, either in the office or in the exam room.
12. If there were a clone of you in a parallel universe what is one way you hope she/he would be the same as you and one way you hope she/he would be better?
  I would hope she would have the compassion that I have; as far as the way she would be better:  she's a clone, right?  So...she'd be perfect!  Okay, okay...about some humility? 

Now, here's your part:  Visit Linda at 2nd Cup of Coffee and link up!


  1. I love the Dummies Guide to Getting Off the Island!! Smart girl. : )

  2. I believe we may have known each other in another life....

    I loved #5 and #11. And #10 is right on! Forgetting is the toughest part of forgiving.

    Have a great week! And I only have 17 get-ups--it's getting close.


  3. Mary, your clone couldn't possibly be as kind as you are. Your visits to my blog always leave a smile as your 'footprint'.

    Have a great week!

  4. I love #5...I wasn't very practical in my answer.

    It's fun to learn more about people thru the randoms. I've been to the Bahamas too...not my favorite island. St. Lucia. Go to St. Lucia. It's beautiful.

  5. Sorry your band trip wasn't fun--that's just not good. I'm sure you were really disappointed.

    We got married in my parent's living room, it's worked out pretty well.

    I love your stuck on the island answer. :)

  6. Great responses to #4 and #5. It's so fun to see the different directions people take with the questions. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

  7. Such clever answers!!!
    I also could not get into lost...I watched the first episode, and it lost me!!

  8. I bet there is such a book. Yeah I am thinking that you might like the Bahamas better now without the "field trip" atmosphere!!

  9. Don't you enjoy Wednesday's. I love that I get to see how others answered these questions.
    Thank you for sharing. Happy Wednesday to you!
    I agree with your clone being perfect!

  10. I watched LOST until this season. Then I started blogging like a crazy woman and had no more time for such drivel! :)

    I think the Bahamas would be MUCH better without a high school band in tow!

    And I said a Dummies book too. Great minds and all that!

    LOVE the humility answer!

  11. Ahhh...the Bahamas. I've been there twice, I think, and both times were fun. I think it's a lot different if you're an adult, although my daughter loved haggling with the ladies in the straw market!

  12. Good answers. I was into the Lost thing in the beginning, but then I just got way to confused and "lost" interest in it.

  13. Always enjoy a stop by your blog! Your answers were great and I love your quote about "A boy outgrows your lap, but never your heart." How true, my son is 33 and I wouldn't trade him for the world! Blessings to you!

  14. Oooo that looks like fun!!!!! Love your stranded on an island answer.

  15. I read another person's random dozen and never put 2 and 2 together about the "Lost" part. How funny. And your guidebook made me laugh!!

  16. Yes, I do believe the Bahamas are calling your name. ;) Love your guidebook. Too cute. Ha!


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