Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Joyce From This Side of the Pond has another Wednesday Hodgepodge assortment of questions to ponder today. Come join the fun!

1. What is something that bothers you if it is not done perfectly?

I notice Joyce is using the singular form of the word something. There are a whole pile of answers I could list, from spelling to steak to symmetry to blog posts to hanging tablecloths and more.

Housekeeping? Notsomuch.

2. What is one of your best childhood memories?

You can read a bunch of them every Friday on my blog at Flashback Friday!

3. Do you plan to watch the Royal Wedding and when was the last time you wore a hat?

No on the Royal Wedding. I may look at pictures online. I was enamored of the whole Charles & Diana wedding, but I was 20 and single. Now that I've had my own wedding and my own prince and I'm a decade or three older, it's really not that big of a deal to me. In fact, it really makes me a little weary because of all the talk of Kate being so "common" (her parents are "just" millionaires!) plus, they've been living together for years. I've gotten where most of the attention paid to celebrities makes me sad and is just a reminder that "man looks on the outer appearance but God looks on the heart."

The last time I wore a hat? Easter when I was in first grade, I think. And I hated the way the elastic would snap and sting my chin!

4. Where do you fall in the birth order in your family? Do you think this has influenced your personality?

Baby of the family. But I was also an only child from sixth grade on since my older siblings had all left for college or married by then. Yes, both of those affect my personality. I'm a weird combination.

5. Where do you think you spend most of your money?

Groceries and household items.

6. When you need to confront someone would you rather communicate in person, on the phone, by email or by letter? Why?

By proxy.

I hate confronting people. I did have a situation a few weeks back where I had to address something with someone and I did it in person and it went well. I absolutely dreaded it though.

7. Dodge ball, freeze tag, kickball or jump rope? You have to pick one.

I love to watch people jump rope, especially those teams like on the movie Jump In.

(Hey, she just said I had to pick one. She didn't say I had to do it!)

8. Insert your own random thought here.

There's nothing as official looking as your son's box of high school graduation announcements. And the little name card insert.


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auburnchick said...

Oh...your random thought made me a little sad. Such an important time in a child's life. Such a bittersweet time for a mom. Hugs.

Quilly said...

#4 -- you think you're weird? Depending on how one divides our "yours, mine, and ours" family, I am the youngest, the oldest, the middle and the only child. I have ALL the syndromes.

Nanato4 said...

Your random thought made me a little teary-eyed in remembering when my daughter graduated from high school. It's the beginning of the end. But rather than bring you down, I will say that my relationship with my daughter (as an adult) is a thousand times better than it every was when she was growing up at home (not that it was bad then ... we've always been close). So there's a light at the end of the tunnel. ;-)

Joyce said...

aww, bittersweet for sure (#8)...I had to keep reminding myself (still do! ) that this is the way life is supposed to work...we raise them to move on and out and be independent. Enjoy all the end of the year festivities!

Kathy said...

I agree with you about all of the attention paid to celebrities...

I am picky about a lot of things, too, but housework isn't high on my list either...Go figure!

I remember seeing those graduation announcements for the first's a bit like a slap of reality, but they're only ours for a while...sniff, sniff.

Cathy said...

Good answer on the confrontation, by proxy. Never thought of that but I'd prefer it too.

Our kids grow up way too fast don't they. It's hard to let go, isn't it!


I am with you on confrontation. I remember the day the graduation announcements came to my house. I cried! I bet my mom did too.

Barbara H. said...

I could have had a whole list of answers to #1 as well. And I think most of my money goes for the same things as yours. I don't like confrontation, either.

Jill said...

Those graduation announcements can leave a little lump in your throat, can't they?

I'm a little odd in the birth order thing, too. I'm the middle of six, but my two older siblings are sisters and my three younger siblings are brothers, so I'm the youngest girl.

bp said...

Ohhhhhh, graduation is approaching quickly huh! I guess May will be a busy time for your family.

I have no interest in the wedding either.

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Me and confrontation....not a good thing! I will do almost anything to avoid any kind of conflict! Yea for me being a ginormious wimp!

Wimps unite!
Conflict Avoiders Anonymous...Hi my name is Robin.....


Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is a pretty big birth gap, I think it would affect most of us. I can't wait to watch the wedding, I am a huge fan!

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Totally with you on the royal wedding. I like your reflection on Kate - ya gotta love a world when a millionaire's daughter is considered
a commoner. Kinda reminds me of the Roman Empire - right before it failed ;-)