Tuesday, March 30, 2010

RANDOM DOZEN...kissin' chickens?

1. How do you feel about Easter marshmallow Easter Peeps?  The wonderfully sweet little things have never caused me to feel any particular way...I'm impressed with their vibrant colors...purples and greens especially.  Even though they are NOW in different shapes and varieties of colors, I'd never know which I'm eating if my eyes were shut...all seem to taste the same... (or am I missing something?)
2. Chickens are notoriously nervous creatures. When you are nervous, what is the best way to calm down?  Nervousness lurks around here now more than ever, so I usually make a concentrated effort to exercise...also, stretching does me WONDERS.  You'll find me, quite often, in the floor slowly stretching my calves, quads and hip flexors...aaaahhhh, sweet relief!
3. People say, "April showers bring May flowers." Do you enjoy Spring rains?  What song do you sing when you walk in the rain with your umbrella?....Gene Kelly come to mind??  ...the smell of the heaven-sent droplets, the coolness awakening my skin, and the pitter patter tapping on the leaves and quickly disappearing in the garden; a sweet symphony no other musicians can make. 
4. When I was randomly flipping through TV channels this week, I saw a show in which tattoo parlor employees received tattoos of a co-worker's face on their bodies. I can't imagine having a portrait of a colleague tattooed on me. But if someone forced you to receive a portrait tattoo (face only) of anyone, who would it be? Why?  sorry, not gonna even entertain the idea
5. Would you rather have a tattoo (any kind) or a nose ring?  Neither
6.  Do you have any special plans for Easter? One of my Easter celebrations will be to make baklava from scratch...with fresh honey and nuts...mmmmmmmmm!
7. Cadbury Eggs or Reese Eggs?  Reese's Eggs
8. What was the last thing/person you took a picture of?  My last picture was of self and one of my high school girlfriends...we met for BBQ sandwiches then looked through old picture albums, commenting on who, where, what, while sipping the remainder of our sweet tea.
9. What book are you reading now, or what was the last one?  SHE'S LEAVING HOME (LETTING GO AS MY DAUGHTER GOES TO COLLEGE) by Connie Jones
...I found it for $1 at the thrift store yesterday--thought it might give me some new ideas of coping and preparing for this big event.  DD's received three acceptance letters...now, we're going over the financials and a decision should SOON be coming...
10. What do you think is the most difficult task when it comes to Spring cleaning?  Spring cleaning is definitely something BEGGING to be done in this house, especially since there will be a graduation party soon.  However, before that...there will be a MAJOR RENO of our master bathroom...starting Monday.  (I'll be sure to get b4/after pics).  Cleaning all the window blinds would have to be the most laborious thing followed by removing, washing and rehanging the window treatments (ugh!)
11. How many pairs of flip-flops do you own?  I'll have to go count them...even just out of my head, I quickly got to 12...and I know there are more

12. Which color makes you happiest?  beauty is in the eye of the beholder...any 'royal' color makes me "beholden'"...teal, magenta, indigo sapphire blue, green...those RICH hues ... pastels are just SO DRAB to me

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Andrea said...

Blessings, hugs, and prayers,

auburnchick said...

Ahhh...my daughter is graduating soon as well, so I understand the angst and busy-ness! Good luck with the decision-making!

Kathy said...

Oh, I forgot about cleaning the mini blinds...ugh, I hate that chore. I enjoyed visiting, Kathy

Nel said...

Enjoyed your answers. I am with you on the tatoos and nose rings. Happy Easter!
until next time... nel

Jill said...

I really love rich bright colors as well! Your baklava sounds wonderful. Have a great Easter!

Mary said...

LOVE baklava! I forgot about cleaning blinds, too. MS is graduating this year, too. He's made his decision (although we don't think it's the right one...but, it's his decision!). Good luck!

Joyce said...

Baklava...oh my, that sounds wonderful. Are you Greek or just an awesome baker?

Good luck with the college thing...I have one graduating from college in May...time flies! I've enjoyed the college years alot...they are such interesting people at this stage of life.

Happy Easter!

SouthLakesMom said...

Definitely want to see b4 and after photos -- inspiration, you know.

Happy Easter!

SusanD said...

I don't have any "kissing chickens" pics to share. lol. So enjoyed reading your answers. I'm with everyone else on the baklava. yum! Easter Blessings, SusanD

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

I must have missed the part about the kissing chickens????


Pam Ponder said...

I love your answers I should try exercise instead of what I posted..Baklava yummm

Cathy said...

Yep, I've got a daughter heading to college in the fall too. She's been accepted to 2, but has picked the one she wants. Still working on the financial stuff too.

Hey can I come to your house on Easter for some Baklava? lol I love that stuff and it's been ages since I've had it. Is it hard to make? Maybe you could share a recipe sometime.

Heart2Heart said...

I too love singing, Singing in the rain while it's raining, we even chance it to reflect whatever is happening with the weather, just makes being outdoors so much more fun!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Kim said...

I want baklava! :-) I haven't had any in a sweet forever. Do you buy the phyllo dough in the store or make your own? I haven't been able to find it here. Not many women like to bake at home (I guess they think, "why bother?" when there are so many great bakeries in every neighborhood!). But baklava isn't something I've seen very often.

How fun to get together with old girlfriends and play 'remember when'!

Not so fun getting ready to let your chick out of the nest. But just think about where the Lord might lead her! That will cheer you right up :-)

Have a great Easter!

Lisa Laree said...

Congratulations on being the first linkee! ;) And I'm sooo impressed...baklava! yum!