Random Dozen 05/12/10

1. Please share one memory of your high school graduation. Pics would be great!
    I don't really have any big memories of my high school graduation, to be perfectly honest.  By the time I was a senior, I was ready to move on to college.  My family didn't have any parties, and I honestly don't know if anyone in my class did or not...I went home and went to bed.  Plus, I didn't run around with anybody in my class my senior year...like I said:  I was ready to move on.  Sorry...I don't even have any pictures.  I'm not sure if my parents took some of me or not.
2. What is one "emergency use" item you keep in your vehicle at all times?
 Hmmm...a spare tire and a jack?
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?
Nope, don't have open houses here.  When OS graduated, we had a small "reception" for family.  We're doing the same on Friday for MS.  My calendar is completely open, just like I like it!
4. Tell me one truth you believe about motherhood.
It's the greatest gift I was given.
5. What was the last thing you broke?
The bank?  Uh, no.  I think it was a candy jar.  Probably a good thing.
6. On average, how many pieces of junk mail do you receive daily?
7. Do you like to shop by catalog?
With clothes, no.  I like to get my hands on it and feel it and make sure it fits.  With movies, music, books I'll shop by catalog, but that's about the only things.
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?
Definitely a "his job" (see previous posts about a "black thumb".)  My husband is like Forrest Gump:  He loves to mow the yard!
9. Which room would you like to redecorate in your home?
Bathrooms, hands down.  We've got tile falling off of the walls in the boys' bathroom, and I'm getting a little tired of the '60's pink master bath.
10. Do you read a newspaper regularly, or do you read most of your news on line?
Online.  We dropped the paper because by the time we had time to sit down and read it, we already knew the important things!  Plus, it helps to have parents who live in the same town who will clip out the high school football stories!
11. Do you believe everything happens for a reason?
Absolutely.  Even when you think there is absolutely no reason for what is going on.
12. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
I've mentioned I'm a rule-follower, right?  I'm interesting in doing the right things right!


  1. HOw funny...our last answer is almost verbatim. Loved reading your answers. They were fun....Have a Happy Wednesday.

  2. Great answers! I like your funny quote of the day widget. May have to borrow that one! Have a great day!

  3. My memory of graduation: since I was valedictorian, I gave the benediction. Right before everything started, one of my classmates asked me how I was going to end it, and I gave the usual Catholic ending to a prayer. She was horrified. "You're not going to say, 'in Jesus's name we pray'?" No, I'm going to say what I just said I would say. "well, can I say it real quick right before you say 'amen'?" Whatever...

  4. I like your answer to #12. And the motherhood answer too...I feel the same way.

    Have a nice week!

  5. I can't tell you how much I wish that our community did not do graduation open houses. Planning my daughters, the guilt about what it won't be compared to other kids (this mama's not great at having 1000's of pictures to scrapbook beautifully, nor do I have hundreds and hundreds of dollars to spend on it), graduation goes on and on and on for weeks here. Frankly, it gets old.

    As you said, I barely even remember my high school graduation. Maybe there is something to the argument that says this is why we're raising such a narcissistic generation.

  6. I hope the graduation goes well on Friday!!!
    We just dropped our paper as well...no good news makes me sad!!!

  7. I am not so sure about # 12...You REBEL!!!!

  8. Doing the right things right - good answer!
    Enjoyed reading your anwers. Enjoy the rest of your week.

  9. Ditto on #4.
    Can't imagine not being a Mom.

    School's almost out - hang tough, Girl!

  10. Wonderful answers, Miss Mary! Congrats to your soon-to-be Grad!

  11. your husbands like forrest gump! That's too funny because when we watch that movie, my husband wishes for a riding lawn mower. What's up with guys and lawnmowers?


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