Tuesday, March 16, 2010

St. Patrick's Random Dozen



1. On a scale of 1-10, how superstitious are you, honestly?
I am not superstitious at all, never have been and likely never will be. Not sure why, just am not.

2. Julius Caesar is quoted as saying, "I came, I saw, I conquered." Which circumstance or experience of yours does this saying best describe? Well, I've been thinking about this question for 2-3 hours and have yet to come up with an answer. Perhaps I'm making too much out of the question, but I've never climbed a mountain, ran a race, or any of those things that I think would be a "fitting answer."

3. If I peeked in on your day like a mischievous little leprechaun, at what time would I most likely find you blogging?
Most usually between 1:00PM and 3:00 PM, I am usually through with most of my "have to" list by then and can blog without thinking there is something else that really needs my time. That's not always true, but usually.

4. Re springing forward for Daylight Saving Time, is there anything you've ever been really early or really late for?
I am very, very conscious of being on time and would rather arrive very early for something than 5 minutes late. A friend and I recently went to a performance of Ballet Magnificant and we arrived 45 minutes ahead of time and we had reserved seats. But, we got in our seats, enjoyed looking over the program and visiting with each other.

5. What are you most looking forward to concerning Spring? I love getting our patio all decked out with flowering plants and ferns and we enjoy them until the first frost, which is usually pretty late here in N.E. Louisiana. Our kitchen table looks out to our patio and that gives us another opportunity to enjoy them.

6. Shamrocks are the national flower of Ireland and are picked on St. Patrick's Day and worn on the lapel or shoulder. Do you wear green on St. Patty's Day? Definitely!!! My youngest brother was born on St. Patrick's Day and we have always been extremely close, so that makes it an even more special day.

7. One of Caesar's assassins, Casca, said, "But, for my own part, it was Greek to me," which of course means he didn't understand something. Probably his own lines in the play. Anyway, what is something that is "Greek to you," something incomprehensible or indecipherable? I have said "it's Greek to me" more times than I can remember in regards to this machine that I am sitting here blogging on, a computer. How on earth I can find out most anything I want to know, and communicate with folks all over the world in one quick click is definitely incomprehensible to me, but WOW! what fun!

8. Is March behaving more like a lion or a lamb where you live? It's like a lamb so far (thank goodness!). The wind is blowing harder than usual, but that's about the extent of our weather.

9. "An extra yawn one morning in the springtime, an extra snooze one night in the autumn is all that we ask in return for dazzling gifts. We borrow an hour one night in April; we pay it back with golden interest five months later." -Winston Churchill. If you had one extra hour per day every day, what would you do with it?
I have such a desire to do more for others and never seem to do as much as I think I should be doing. Sometimes it is a matter of time, but more often than not, it's just not placing enough importance on it. If I were given an extra hour per day I would devote it to "doing for others."

10. Legend says that every Leprechaun has a pot of gold hidden deep in the Irish countryside. Aside from real gold or money, what material item would be in your dream pot of gold?
A new house with fewer square feet and a postage stamp sized yard. Our present home (we've lived here 28 years) has served us well and was a great place to raise our two children. And, while a large house does have it's advantages, it is also a lot of work and 2 1/2 acres is w-a-y more than we need at this stage. But, we have no plans to do anything about it at this time. But, I'm sure we will eventually. :o)

11. "The best things are nearest: breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of God just before you." Robert Louis Stevenson. Look around you right now and tell us about something essential or beautiful very near you that you take for granted every day. Oh, my, I'm afraid I take for granted a whole host of things. Not on purpose for sure, but nonetheless I do. God has blessed "me and mine" way more than we could ever deserve and we are so grateful for His provision over us.

12. Just for a bit o' fun, click here (www.blogthings.com/irishnamegenerator/) and then report your Irish name. Mine is "Zoe O'Sullivan." I love it! Mine is Siobhan Martin. I had never heard that name until American Idol started this season and one of the contestants name is Siobhan. As a matter of fact, she is one of favorites!

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Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

2 comments:

  1. Hey Mrs. Lea! Sorry it has taken me so long to get to this! We have been out of town all weekend and I have fallen hopelessly behind in all things blogging!

    I'm just wondering if after this weekend you still feel March is more lamblike? We were there, sort of, and left in the snow! Ugh!

    I am not a bit superstitious either, but I DEFINITELY wear green on St. Patty's Day...I have four kids, the health of my backside depends on it!

    Have a lovely week!

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  2. I am tardy in visiting random dozen folks. I enjoyed reading your answers!

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