Tuesday, May 4, 2010

~ Random Dozen ~

I'm linking up with Linda again for this week's Random Dozen.  It's fun & interesting to find out more about others as well as share about me.  Like you really wanted to know!  ;-)

1. What was the last thing about which you procrastinated?
I'm in the midst of major procrastination about finishing unpacking.  I've hit the wall, so to speak.

2. How long does it take you to fall asleep, and do you sleep through the night?
It takes f-o-r-e-v-e-r...and no, I do not sleep through the night.  Occasionally, I do and it's such a surprise the next morning!  I need to have all my little rituals completed...wash face, moisturize, teeth flossed & brushed, something soft on, my feet clean (Honestly, if I don't take a 2nd shower at night, I have to have my feet clean before going to bed!) and cream on, hand cream & cuticle oil, ice water, thyroid pill sitting out so I take it while I'm still waking up, TV on something light or funny and the covers just so.  Are you exhausted yet?  LOL

3. Which decade would you choose to exemplify your favorite fashion styles?
Hmmmm, I love casual clothes the best!  I do like to dress up on occasion too.  Maybe the 40's & 50's as well as 60's & 70's casual, bohemian style.

4. What is your personal best dish to feed a crowd?
A pasta dish that I made up!  Sometimes I use chicken in it, other times spicy Italian sausage.  A great salad & garlic toast ~

5. Are you an impulse shopper? What was the last thing you bought on impulse?
I'm a great impulse shopper!  I do try to tone it down but it's difficult.  I went to Barnes & Noble for 1 item ~ came out with several.  Not sure why I think I could ever go in there or Target for just 1 thing!

6. What is one wish you have for your own funeral?
I don't really want a funeral. Perhaps a memorial service?  I prefer cremation and my ashes scattered over a beach. I want my kids to throw a huge party with tons of great music, flowers, balloons and champagne!  I just cannot stand the casket business, burial, etc.  NEVER an open casket, ever, ever.  NEVER a casket!

7. If it's true that joy is in found in the simple things in life, what does your joy look like today?
Sunshine, beautiful flowers, a great book and iced tea. 

8. What is your favorite type of bread?
Sourdough from San Francisco.....or any great french bread.  Hmmmmm.....good!

9. What trait do you fear developing the most? (Laziness, greediness, grumpiness, etc.)
Grumpiness....laughter is vital to me.

10. What trait would you like most to develop?
Discipline re: exercise
11. Which room in your house best reflects your personality? Why?
I live alone so I feel that every room reflects my love of color, warmth and comfort.

12. How do you maintain balance in your life regarding, work, family, church, other organizations and activities, and blogging?
I don't ~ I just figure it will all work out one way or another.  Of coure, I'm retired so that makes a huge difference.



  1. Delightful getting to know you, Pat! Thanks for visiting SWBs and come back often...

  2. The rituals for falling asleep are amazing me today! I had no idea!

    Great answers . . . have a great day.

  3. I love learning more about you. You know about that unpacking...you will feel so great when it is done. I feel as if it is a weight hanging over your head. Why don't you decide to unpack 2 boxes a day...every day before you allow yourself to do something you love (read, sleep?) and you will be surprised how quickly you get it done. I think you will feel so much better!

  4. reading from how you sleep and the bread you like..you really know how to take care of yourself.
    Great for you!
    Mine is here
    Nice to meet you.
    Happy Wednesday!

  5. I want to develop discipline regarding exercise, too. Right now, I have none!

    I am amazed at everyone's ritual before bed, it's very interesting. Makes me think I should be doing more before my head hits the pillow!

    Thanks for visiting Jerri's Journey - it's nice to meet you!

  6. Hi Pat,
    This was very interesting, such thoughtful and honest answers. It's wonderful getting to know you better. You have kind and gentle spirit, and the more I get to know you the more I realize that we have so many things in common!
    Have a great day!
    Heidi - Heart and Home
    PS - I could never sleep well but I'm doing so much better now, and I fall asleep right away(after doing all MY night-time rituals!!) after tests finding my VIT D was extrememly low ( almost non- exsistant!). My Dr. put me on 5000 units of D3 a day, and that's the one big change I saw after taking it for a few weeks. I also have an RX for 1/2 hour of sun everyday, what a tough pill to swallow!! :) I was hoping for an RX for a week in Hawaii, but so far no go!!

  7. Hi Pat, just found you from 2nd cup of Coffee..you would think the nighttime routine would wear you out to sleep, lol. I also have horrible sleep issues, sometimes I think I should just give up, that is the fatigue talking.
    Your blog is lovely, stop by if you get a chance!

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Great answers! Aren't these fun?


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