Wednesday, September 22, 2010

RANDOM DOZEN

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1. Have you, or has someone close to you, ever won an award for anything? (I just came from my dad's ceremony wherein he was given a medal of honor by the French government for service in France in WWII. Pictures to follow.)
I believe that my father-in-law received some awards in the service and also my son-in-law. My father also received several but I don't remember what they were for.

2. Who is the nearest relative to you who has served in the US Military?
Our son-in-law served in the Marines and he fought in Iraq. We are very proud of him.

3. Share something that stirs the patriotic spirit in you.
For some reason it's fireworks for me and of course the National Anthem.

4. Where are you in the birth order in your family? Do you think your "placement" made a difference in your personality?
I am the baby. I have an older brother and sister. Yes, I was spoiled rotten!

5. Name one trait you hope you carry that was evidenced in your parents or grandparents.
They were all very kind hearted people who would give you the shirt off their back.

6. If female, do you prefer wearing a skirt or pants? If male, shirt and tie or polo?
Pants always!

7. Approximately how many times do you wake during the night? What do you do to go back to sleep?
I usually will wake up and go potty. If I can't sleep I will go lay on the couch and watch a movie that I love. One that I know by heart and I fall asleep to it. There is also a small pill called Mid-Night that works really well with NO side effects.

8. Share a favorite movie quote.
Sometimes I just draw a blank when I'm working on this. I do know that in the movie "Ever After" when Drew Barrymore gets to the ball she stands there and says "Just Breathe." That is how I named my blog because with my asthma some days I want to JUST BREATHE.

9. What is your favorite Fall candle scent?
Mandarin Orange

10. What is one Fall activity you're looking forward to?
Going to Oak Glenn to get apples.

11. Tell us about a pleasant surprise that happened to you recently.
Well it hasn't actually happened just yet but we have a trip planned to Chicago and we found out the my mother-in-law will actually be there at the same time so we will also get to see her. (she lives in Texas)

12. What was it like when you first met your in-laws-to-be?
I was extremely insecure at the time so I know I was nervous. My mother-in-law never lived in the same state with us so it's been pretty easy. My father-in-law was a very hard man, it way always his way or the highway.



32 comments:

Jill said...

Great answers, and I love the look of your blog!

SouthLakesMom said...

So THAT's where the blog title comes from! Very good advice for life, too!

Hope the Chicago trip is wonderful!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Pretty new blog look- I love it..and you mucst be so very proud of all of the service background of your family...

Love learning new things..like how you named your blog!

Have a wonderful fall day, my friend :-)

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Pretty new blog look- I love it..and you mucst be so very proud of all of the service background of your family...

Love learning new things..like how you named your blog!

Have a wonderful fall day, my friend :-)

Mara said...

5. I hope I have taken on the hard working trait from my parents and grandparents, but I am afraid it must have been only partially come down, since I know I am extremely lazy!

gigi said...

Great ones :)
Now have a blessed day!

CRY said...

2. Who is the nearest relative to you who has served in the US Military?
My son is in boot camp as I write this for the Air Force


3. Share something that stirs the patriotic spirit in you.
Also the National Anthem!

4. Where are you in the birth order in your family? Do you think your "placement" made a difference in your personality?
I was adopted by my grandparents which made me last for them to raise and as I see it they did their time as parenting and were tired so I was basically free to do whatever I wanted. I do wish I had more guidence.

5. Name one trait you hope you carry that was evidenced in your parents or grandparents.
To respect my elders and say "thank you" and "may I".
They tought me to be respectful and you dont see that very much anymore.

6. If female, do you prefer wearing a skirt or pants?
skirt

7. Approximately how many times do you wake during the night? What do you do to go back to sleep?
I am a mom so every night is different. I take medicine that allowes me to get right back to sleep, its like gold to me!

8. Share a favorite movie quote.
Sometimes I just draw a blank when I'm working on this. I do know that in the movie "
I cant think of any at the moment

9. What is your favorite Fall candle scent?
Pumpkin!

10. What is one Fall activity you're looking forward to?
Going to my sons Air Force graduation in October!

11. Tell us about a pleasant surprise that happened to you recently.
I made new blogger friends

12. What was it like when you first met your in-laws-to-be?
exciting! It was at my wedding, they came from missouri. I was just so excited to get new family and am a lucky lady!

SusanD said...

Great movie quote. Did not know that's where you came up with your blog name. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

Randi Troxell said...

WOW!!!
number one is so cool!! bet you are so very proud of your dad!!

my hubs was in the army.. he got out about 4 yrs ago...

and by the way... i LOOOOVE your new look around here!!!

nancygrayce said...

My son served in the first Gulf war.

I always draw a blank on movies quotes!

Great post and great answers!

Sara said...

Ooh your blog is so pretty! I enjoyed reading your answers. My husband and I went to Chicago in Aug. It was fantastic! I hope you have a good time! (be prepared for sticker shock! I wasn't)

ModernMom said...

I never new the origin of the title of your blog! Oh I do love your random:)

Sandra said...

Love question/answers! I'm with you on the in-laws, much easier if they don't live nearby.

edshunnybunny said...

First of all, I love your blog look. It puts me in the autumn mood :)

I love mandarin orange scent, too--and how you came to name your blog.

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier :) Have a great day--and I hope you can "just breathe".

Rose said...

thanks for your comment on my post re history of my home. when i can't sleep i lso go to the couch. i drag my pillow like a child. will sometimes watch a movie. i'm certain you are proud of your family's invilvment in the military. take care rose forgot, i love the header with pumpkins.

Heart2Heart said...

Debby,

I love going to Oak Glen to get our apples ever year along with cider and home made pie, although this year, I am going to try my hand at my own homemade version.

Loved learning more about you and love the new fall layout.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Debby - i love reading this kind of posts because it just makes me feel like i really know you!

i am a military girl (brat - ha!). my dad was an Air Force officer so i have been everywhere!

thanks for this post today!

Patti Hanan said...

I found your blog through Blogfrog. Your blog is beautiful! I am adding it to my blog honor roll at Grateful Heart.
http://pphanan.blogspot.com

Amy said...

I am the baby also in my family. I love to wear both pants and skirt. An American flag always makes me feel patriotic. My Dad was in the military. I put those giraffes on my blog just for you. Have an amazing day..

Alexis AKA MOM said...

yeah that is so nice she will be there for you guys to see!

I can't wait to go pick apples also!

LOVE LOVE Drew Barrymore and that quote :)

Jerralea said...

How interesting that your blog title is actually a movie quote! I like it.

Enjoyed your answers!

Mary said...

Can you believe I've never seen "Ever After"?

Lea said...

Thanks for stopping by today. I enjoyed my visit and your answers. Interesting how you came by your blog name. Cute! Blessings for a wonderful rest of the week!

Stella said...

What a lovely fall look to your blog. I always find it so interesting to learn random things about people. I so enjoyed learning how you named your blog.

Joyce said...

It was fun to learn how you named your blog. Can't wait to hear about your Chicago trip-I thought it was a fabulous city!

Dena E's Blog said...

Just Breathe sounds so relaxing to me.. sorry to read you have asthma Thanks for sharing with us ,,this is very helpful in getting to know you better.. Plus I see I missed joining in the Randoms again this week.. :0(
We were out shopping for ourselves and Mom.. Maybe I will be able to next week :0)
Thanks Sweet Sis for your wonderful notes to me.. They always bring smiles..I'd miss you if you,, for some reason just quit blogging,, so please don't...

""May God's Angels Always Keep Watch Over You~~~Blessing You in all You Do""
Hugs Dena

That corgi :) said...

I'll have to check out that Midnight pill; I have those occasional nights of insomnia that drive me crazy. Also have to check where Oak Glenn is to see if it could be a day trip to look what it has to offer for apples. And I love how you named your blog; very cute!!

congrats to your dad on his award he got!! I am sure you are proud of him and your son-in-law for their military service

betty

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Loved reading your answers...I love Mandrin
orange...one of my all time favorites...I am the oldest of 3 girls and not sure if thats good or bad...

croleyc69 said...

Loved your answers !! I love how you got the name for your blog !!

Caroline

momma24 said...

Love your list! Ever After is one of my favorite go-to movies.

Jennifer Haas said...

Visiting from SITS. Your comment caught my eye. Love your blog. I am a new follower too!

I just wrote a post about an Education Vacation that we just went on. To read what an Education Vacation is come visit me at

Mud Pies For Mommy
http://www.mudpiesformommy.com

Kirby3131 said...

Ahhh, so that quote helped with the naming of your blog - that's a cool tidbit!

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