Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Head on over to Joyce's and join us!

1. My daughter 2 is graduating from university this month and plans to teach elementary school. What are three qualities you most want to see evidenced in a teacher?
Compassion, Integrity and a great big heart.

2. You can tell a lot about a person by _____.
Reading their eyes.

3. What song makes you think spring?
"In Your Easter Bonnet" - by Irving Berlin, 1933. I know we are past Easter but that's the one that makes me think of Spring.
In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it,
You'll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade

4. May 1st is Mother Goose Day...share your favorite nursery rhyme.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

5. What makes someone unforgettable?
It could be their smile, it could be their eyes, it could be the cologne they are wearing but mostly it's their heart.

6. Should music and/or art be part of a well rounded education?
Yes I think they both should be part of a well rounded education. But I'm not sure if it should be graded or count against you for graduation. I also think that Physical Education should be a required class for all four years in High School.

7. What social situations make you flustered or nervous?
Definitely speaking in front of a crowd gets me nervous and flustered. I would love to be able to speak in front of a crowd, it is one of my dreams.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
We will be spending this Sunday coming up celebrating Mother's Day. Sometimes it's so hard to get everyone's schedule coordinated! One thing that I have found to be important to me is to never make the holidays hard for my children.  I know that I am not the only mom being appreciated that day so I am always willing to celebrate a different day. (However they better all be here on Christmas Day, that one I stay firm on!)

Actually as I am typing this it is actually very fitting that we  are celebrating on Sunday. May 6th, 2012 is International Bereaved Mothers Day which was started by Carly Marie Project Heal.  These woman are very close to my heart from my For Your Tears blog. You can also follow International Bereaved Mothers Day on Facebook.


April said...

I have a fear of public speaking, too. I think that's true of most people. Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day celebration!

LynnMarie said...

Yup! Feel the same way about public speaking. Nice rhyme.

Joyce said...

Have a happy Mother's Day! I think your attitude about keeping it easy for your kids to celebrate holidays is a good one to adopt. The important thing is the actual time together, not the date so much.

Have a great day!

Hilary said...

It is funny I have no issue speaking in front of a group of people, but I get nervous in small settings where I don't know anyone well

Pen Pen said...

I can't believe Mother's Day is almost here!! I love your thoughts on what makes a person unforgettable!

Nezzy said...

I used to have a problem with public speakin'...then I got over it! Heeehehehe!!!

Somethin' 'bout bein' in plays, teachin', headin' up Kid's Church, teachin' a Sunday School Class...turns that 'round for ya.

Have a very happy Mother's Day celebration this Sunday sweetie. It's not the date but the people that count!

Have a fantastically blessed day sweet friend!!! :o)

That corgi :) said...

I like your idea about the holidays, Debby, not to stress the kids; I'm the same way, it just makes things run so much more smoother. Great day too to celebrate Mother's Day (but I'm sad that there are so many bereaved moms). I too think the characteristics you listed for a teacher are very important!

enjoy the day!


Trennia said...

As always I love all your answers!
Thank you for remembering us bereaved mother's.(((hugs)))

Love Bears All Things said...

I hope your Mother's Day is a great one....
Since my son has been married, I think he's only been with me once on Mother's Day and I was visiting him at the time. He's always lived miles away. A little acknowledgement is all I ask but I don't let it get to me if I don't get any. Mother's Day is always close to my Mama's Birthday so its double sad for me in some ways.
Mama Bear

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

Debby you are so right about someone's eyes. I hope you have a wonderful mother's day that is as special as you are my friend.

Brandy@YDK said...

you are so awesome making the holidays easy. it really is about the time spent together even if it's not on the exact date. my family always makes it hard.

xinex said...

I don't think I've ever heard that spring song, Debby. Happy Mother's Day. Sounds like you'll have a nice celebration....Christine

EmptyNester said...

Goodness but you scared me there for a minute. I thought I had Mother's Day wrong. LOL Whew.

Secret Agent Woman said...

I so agree about the qualities needed in a teacher and also about including music, art and physical education in the curriculum for all kids.

Hope you have a happy (early) Mother's Day!

Janyce said...

Happy Mother's Day to you and it's very considerate of you to make it easier on the kids.
My thoughts and prayers are with all bereaved mothers everywhere.

Deb said...

I agree with you on PE all 4 years....I also agree on making it easy on the kids for holiday...even Christmas for long as I get a special day with doesn't matter which day it is...

Laura said...

Gosh Debby, I so miss reading your blog and with I had more time (it's almost midnight now and I know how early the morning will come... I'm a little off my rocker to be up). I am glad I got to read one of your posts though. Loved hearing your thoughts on education and reminded why I love you... You are SOOOOO smart (and you love us BLMs).
You are such a BIG heart and I hope that you have a wonderful Mother's Day!!!

Tesha said...

Thank you for mentioning the bereaved Mothers day, You are a really wonderful friend to so many!

Chatty Crone said...

I totally agree with you. You can tell so much by peoples eyes. The eyes are the window of the soul in my opinion. Love, sandie

Kristie said...

I can't speak in front of crowds either outside of family. As soon as there are more than 2 people that I'm talking with, I tend to back out of the conversation. :-/

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Speaking in big crowds does that to me too! It's funny sometimes even in small friend groups I get flustered.

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