Wednesday, August 18, 2010

 Random dozen...just for fun

Today - just for some (random) fun and maybe because I am mindlessly trying to put off the vacuuming. Maybe.
I am linking up with Linda for the "this-makes-me-so-stinkin'-hungry-for-donuts" Random dozen.

Now onto the (riveting) answers to her (equally riveting) questions.

1. What is your favorite fair/carnival food?

Ohhhh! What  amazing  timing!! I just went to the fair LAST NIGHT! Yes, I had three boys who were nearly bouncing off the walls yesterday in excitement for this yearly excursion. And of course one of our all time favorite reasons for attending? - The food. ;)

Now, this year we were very conservative in our fair feasting - only choosing one special treat. We each got a soft serve ice cream cone, and they were so good! They have this home made taste to them that is very unique and refreshing. But, as for my all time favorite? I would have to say the elephant ear. What's not to love about crispy, yet chewy, fried goodness sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar? What  is  not  to  love?? And named after the body part of a pachyderm? Genius!  

2. Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?

Um, do we really have to go there? Because yes. Quite possibly a few "somethings". 

Because they are right in front of my eyes, the things I will mention here will be the flowers from my previous post. Yeah, not so pretty anymore, but still in a vase prominently in the center of my dining room table. Heads bowed in shame at the disgrace, petals tinged in brown. Probly should let go of them.

 3. What is your favorite gift to receive?

I am a gifts kind of a girl. They don't have to be big, fancy, or expensive at all, but it so speaks to me if someone has taken the time to know me enough to remember the little things I like and gift them to me. So, I can't really narrow it down to one "kind" of thing - except to say the "Wendi" kinds of things. Here's a for instance: For my birthday my mom sent this little package in the mail to me. I still remember the excitement of finding a package from my mom in the mail and tearing into it. The items inside were small but still mean the world to me, because they were so me! She knew that, and she cared enough to put the thought into purchasing and sending them: A small manicure set in a rockin' red leather case. Three tea light candles in classy little glass holders. Some miscellaneous items put together to put a huge smile on my face - because she knew. I think that is part of my great love for flowers. I just love pretty things. And Dave knows that. One time he brought me a York peppermint patty. One small, sweet, little goody - that meant so much because he knew - he remembered- that I ♥ them. :)

Wow. That answer was really too long.

4. When was the last time you tried something new?

Monday night. Amaretto coffee creamer. Really good!

5. What is your favorite and least favorite book genre?
Memoir, Mystery, Political Intrigue, Romance, Humor, Historical Fiction, Historical nonfiction, Chick Lit, Self-Help, Other

I really like Christian fiction (read: Karen Kingsbury) and Christian nonfiction (read: Nancy Demoss, Francis Chan, Beth Moore)

Not really into fantasy, or... like...witchcraft... ;)

6.Silver or Gold?

Mmmmm, there is a time and place for each one - and sometimes even *gasp* together. For me though, silver is my first choice.

7. What makes you sigh?

Dirt all over my floor. Right after I vacuumed. And then mopped.

Or walking into the house to find dirty dishes all over the table and in both sinks. *sigh*

I know that in the big picture of life, this really should not matter. With an eternal perspective - what's a little dirt on the floor?

It still makes me sigh.

8. If you didn't know how old you are, how old would you claim you are?

I'm torn between saying 25-ish. and 55-ish. I have old days and young days. :)

9. Would you break a law to save a loved one? To protect a loved one?

It depends on so much. -Like, a million "It depends on" questions just ran through my overactive mind. The short answer is yes.

10. If you had to teach something, what would it be?

Something creative and fun. Like Photoshop, or scrapbooking, or blog design. Or maybe bread baking, pie making, or ... mmmm, now I'm hungry.

This is not to say that I am an expert in any of these things (laughs). They are just fun, I enjoy them, and it is fun to teach them.

11. You're having lunch with 3 people whom you respect and admire. They begin to criticize a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend. What do you do?

And... it has happened before. A time or two (or two hundred). This actually is quite effective: I begin saying all of the positive things I know about that person. It tends to turn the conversation around pretty quickly.

12. Which of the 5 Love Languages is your prominent means of experiencing love?
Quality Time
Physical Touch
Acts of Service
Words of Affirmation

It's like Linda is stalking my life. First the fair food question, and now this. Did I not just reference this in the flowers post? Indeed I did. The book "The Five Love Languages" By Garry Smally had a big impact on our marriage. Dave and I read it as part of our premarital counseling and it really helped us to know how to love one another in a way that speaks to each of us uniquely. 

So, as I mentioned last time, words for me are huge. Just huge. You don't even know. Positively and negatively - they have this strange, and some what unsettling, power over me.

With flowers (I'm guessing this translates into gifts...) coming in at a close second. ;)


Thena said...

Elephant ears haven't heard them called that in years. We call them funnel cakes now. Funny how things change.

Joyce said...

Oh we had a lot of similar answers : ) Except for me its a Payday instead of a peppermint pattie but really its all about the thought behind it.

We went to the fair on Saturday and tried to be good and limit our treats. Still fun and I felt better the next day than if I'd tried everything I wanted to try.

I would have fresh flowers in my house every day if I could.

And obviously I'm a words person : )

Judy@Just Enough Light said...

Loved reading your answers! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love fresh flowers too. I haven't had any in this new house...hmmm...maybe I should go find some today? Enjoy those sweet, sometimes overwhelming little ones today.

Sara said...

Wendi, you have the most wonderful answers to read. And yes I agree there are times I thinkLinda is stalking my life too with her questions! ;)

Shannon said...

Popping over from Random Dozen... I LOVE Elephant ears!!! Yum yum yum yum yum!!! :)

une autre mère said...

This was fun! I needed something "light" to read today! :)

And thanks for your comment about Addie's first day of school. It is so nice to know other believers who are also sending their kids to public schools! We should start a support group or something! ;)

Amy@My Front Porch said...

Mmm...I could totally eat a donut or two right now :) Or maybe an "elephant's ear" -- I think we call those funnel cakes here, but personally, I don't care what they call them, I just like eating them :)

Trisha said...

Elephant Ears are my favorite too! Down here, they have funnel cakes. They just aren't the same. :(

Have you read Francine Rivers? She has great fiction books. Even Justin likes them!

Baby Kai is so big! He has changed so much. Don't you just wish you could freeze time sometimes?