Wednesday, November 18, 2009


My craft idea is one I made for my prayer group a couple of years ago while learning to crochet...ICICLE ANGELS...they're fun to hang on the tree, hang on a stocking and put on a gift instead of a bow...Thank you Granny Judith, for the free pattern!

Liddie...@ 2nd Cup...has another fun group of questions for her "Random Dozen"...
1. If you could master one sport, what would it be?
gymnastics...was always my passion and had to end due to a neck injury...i still want to be 'flipping'.

2. When you make a major purchase, do you go with your gut instinct, or do you do research to make an informed decision? research,checks,consumer reports, friends' bang for the buck

3. There is an old kids' game: Find out what your movie star name--use your middle name as your first name; use the name of the street you grew up on as your last. What is your movie star name? Carol Valley Stream...sounds like a fish camp, doesn't it??!!

4. Would you rather give up your favorite music or your favorite food? to be able to sing those praises

5. There are two types of banana preferences. One is pristine yellow, almost to the point of being green; the other is spotty and more ripe. Which is your preference?
They're two different beasts per se: for eating and banana pudding: bright yellow; for making banana bread: the darker the better
6. Your favorite tree is?
Mimosa...great to climb, awesome to see with their wispy blossoms...the limbs of these trees seem to want to wrap around you...I so enjoyed climbing them at my Granny's house when I was younger

7. On a scale of 1-10, how tech savvy are you? 8-9...having finished my communications career as a network manager...used to deal with many technical issues...many schools, many hours of root cause analysis and major event investigations and was fun and mind boggling at times, but i really miss THE PEOPLE...

8. Has H1N1 touched your family? nope

9. Are you an analytical person, or do you just accept things the way they are without questioning or scrutinizing? pleez...I married an 'driving analytical', what do you think?

10. Is your personality more like that of a dog, cat, or Koala? what made you choose a koala? I'm probably more like a cat(can be aloof when I need to be goal driven...yet I love a good cuddle) ...even though I like hugging, i wouldn't enjoy eating leaves for sustenance

11. Do you keep in touch with friends you made years ago? yes

12. You are checking out at a grocery store. In the express lane, there are more people than the regular lanes, but of course, their load is less than those in the regular lanes. Which lane do you choose (assuming you qualify for the express lane) and why? When in a hurry I take a glance at every ones' buggies...then choose my best bet. I ALWAYS follow the 15-or less rule...if I have more than 15, I'm in the other line. I've been known to let people in front of me on my more leisurely days of shopping...and I'll talk to the cashier and bagger like the REAL people they are... :)

Jer. 33:3
"Call to me and I will answer you
and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."


SusanD said...

Great answers. I love the mimosa tree too, but oh my, they are messy! Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

sara said...

We had a mimosa tree in my back yard growing up.

I think I am the only person who said they would give up music.

love getting to know everyone this way!

Jessie at Blog Schmog said...

Great answers. I've never seen a mimosa I don't believe. Hmm now I'm curious I really like trees.

I gave up food for music too. :)

Heart2Heart said...

Hmm, never seen a mimosa tree and never even heard of one. Just thought that was a drink of OJ and Champagne!

Love your last answer in regards to the shopping. I do the very same thing.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Angie said...

Ha! a fish camp - I think I've been there.

mmm...forgot about banana pudding.

fun tree. everyone seems to have a special memory associated with their tree. fun to read.

Joyce said...

People have very strong opinions about bananas : )

I love a mimosa tree too...there were so many I could have answered on that question.

It was fun visiting today...enjoy the rest of your week.

Susanne said...

That tree is just beautiful. None of those around here.

Rebekah Doak said...

Beautiful tree, and thanks for posting the crochet pattern!

Mocha with Linda said...

Can I get behind you in line at the store?!

kara with a k said...

Mimosa trees are great climbing trees! We had two in our front yard and one in our backyard when I was growing up. I loved to make blush out of the flowers, which was probably not the best thing for my seven year old skin, but I survived it!

ROSIDAH said...

LOL at answer no.3. What a beautiful mimosa shot! I enjoyed reading your asnwers. Have a wonderful week :)

Kim said...

Your movie star name does sound like a fish camp or farm! lol Or the brand name of fish products you'd find in a health food store.

You may not be able to do gymnastics, but looks like you'll get a good workout when you start planting all those things I saw on BS&K's blog! Y'all are gluttons for punishment, aren't you? :-) Plants really do make or break the look of a place though. I'm SO happy we found a place to rent with a nice yard. I love it! We planted a garden this week along the back of the yard and Ivan spent a day trimming and weed whacking the shrubs and grass. Looking good :-)

We'll have our co-workers daughters this weekend while they're out of town. 11 and almost 15 -- good times ahead! :-) Planning to attend a free concert tonight, and a Hand & Foot tournament tomorrow. Along with plenty of good food of course :-)

Have a great weekend!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I have never heard of a Mimosa tree!! I loved reading about you! Could not agree with you more about the bananas!

Thanks for participating in the gift ideas for Christmas. Your crocheted angels are adorable. Is there a pattern that I can link to for others to make these?

Have a lovely Thanksgiving!!!


Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

PS: I found your other link to the pattern....neva mind.... wink! :) I am trying to catch up on things with the ol' bloggidy.