Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Random Tuesday "I am. . ." Post

I found this cute little tag on several blogs, so I thought it would be a fun Random Tuesday post for this week. These were just the first things that came into my mind as I read each of these fill-in-the-blank statements.

1. I am ____ (obsessed with blogging, which is why I’m up at midnight writing this right now.)
2. ____ knows me best (My hubby).
3. I feel ____ (excited about the holidays coming up.)
4. The most important thing in my life is _____ (faith.)
5. I always carry ____ (my purse, and usually a camera.)
6. I think ____ (that sometimes I think too much!)
7. I’m at my happiest when ___ (I am laughing.)
8. On a Monday morning, you can find me ___ (dressed in my pajamas, either sitting at the computer or getting caught up on doing laundry)
9. My favorite food ingredient is ___ (sugar or chocolate or anything else that makes something sweet for me to eat!)
10. My eyes ___ (are very blue . . . and threatening to close in sleep right now)
11. My favorite material possession is ____ (my books or scrapbooks)
12.. To relax, I like to ___ (take a long, hot bath)
13. The town I live in is ___ (filled with people who know everyone else’s business)
14. My worst habit is ___ (procrastination)
15. My guilty pleasure is ___ (reading cozy mystery novels while eating chocolate, in front of the fireplace . . . Hey Gary, light me a fire!)
16. When I look at someone, the first thing I see is ___ (whether they are smiling or not)
17. I wish____ (time didn’t go by so quickly.)
18. I could live without ___ (mayonnaise, soccer, or MTV)
19. I wish I had ___ (more time to spend everyday with my family--and more money left over every month in our bank account.)
20. My life is ___ (very busy and sometime stressful, but always filled with joy.)

Send in your answers to this fun little quiz, or post it on your blog (just let all of us know about it, so we can go read it!). As always, it's a cool way to get to know each other a little bit better (or perhaps learn a little TOO much about each other; LOL!)

And now for a little scrappy break . . .

We all know that Thanksgiving is a mere two days away and that means that I will soon have a ton MORE photos of friends, family gatherings, food--and everything else that goes with the fun of this holiday! All this means that I really need to get caught up with my photo organization and scrapbook pages. And I'm just about to where I want to be! Last night, I did this 2-page layout of our beach vacation to Tybee Island, Georgia, this past summer. I picked my favorite pictures from the trip and did just these two pages (in years past, I would have been obsessed with scrapping every single picture, but I am much better now! lol)

Just looking at these pages makes me wish it was about 90 degrees right now and that I was heading to somewhere sunny and sandy and Margaritaville-like. How nice!





Now, how much easier could this next page be? Just a few pieces of patterned paper and some cut-out letters--that's it! And oh yes--my VERY favorite picture from Halloween this year. Sydney as our little Pirate. It's gotta be cute with that pic on the page! (I did get a kick out of trying to figure out the proper pirate lingo to put on the page. McKenna, Delaney, and I spent a while trying to figure out if it's just "Arrr" or "Argh" or what. I finally went with "Aarg," but I'm still not sure if that's even close to right! LOL)



And I did this next layout over the past weekend and was SO excited to do it! I don't know about you, but I don't know enough of the stories in my own families (and we are actually a family of writers and storytellers, so you'd think I'd have a lot of this stuff written down). I wanted to do a page to go along with these two wedding pictures I had of my Mom and Dad, but I wanted to know the story behind them. So, I asked Mom to just email me any of her wedding day memories and I got this incredibly long email back from her filled with the coolest memories (of who was in her wedding party, who made her dress, who they first told they were getting married, and so forth). I really treasure this!





With Thanksgiving just a few days away, you may have the opportunity to see family members that you don't see very often. What if you took this time as a chance to get some stories from your parents or grandparents or cousins, or to "interview" them about something in their past? Years from now, it would be so great to have a record of some of these memories and stories!

Well . . .

* I finished one of the three articles I have due by Wednesday night. That's good . . .
* Gary and I are hoping to do some Christmas shopping together today. That's even better . . .
* I'm looking forward to cooking some this afternoon and tomorrow. (I will post some promised recipes.) That's just plain delicious . . .
* Don't forget to post some of your Random Tuesday thoughts. That should be fun . . .

(And for two new Thankful items to put into our family's Thanksgiving basket--

11. I'm thankful for chocolate.
12. I'm thankful for my computer.)

19 comments:

NMOTB said...

I am first again - Yipppppeeeee! I am going to work on my answers and will come post them back up here in your comments - See ya later!

Ang said...

I LOVE your layouts. They are so happy!!!

adrienne said...

LOL, love your Random Tuesdays lol

Stephanie C said...

1. I am ____ desperately trying to get motivated to organize all the scrapping stuff i moved downstairs this wkend.
2. ____ knows me best (My 14yo dd).
3. I feel ____ (exhausted, no matter how much sleep i get)
4. The most important thing in my life is _____ (my family)
5. I always carry ____ (my purse, a notebook to write down things the kids say, and my car keys.)
6. I think ____ (that sometimes I think too much!ditto for me cheryl)
7. I’m at my happiest when ___ (I am working creatively, whether its scrapbooking or crocheting or something else.)
8. On a Monday morning, you can find me ___ (sucking down the strongest coffee my machine will let me make..which is never strong enough!)
9. My favorite food ingredient is ___ (Chocolate, garlic-cook nearly everything with it)
10. My eyes ___ (are blue and my best feature, minus the wrinkles and bags.)
11. My favorite material possession is ____ (my laptop, my books, my creative stash)
12.. To relax, I like to ___ (spend time alone)
13. The town I live in is ___ (too crowded, not a city girl here)
14. My worst habit is ___ (procrastination, ditto on this one too)
15. My guilty pleasure is ___ (eating chocolate, spending too much time on the computer)
16. When I look at someone, the first thing I see is ___ (their body language, says a lot that they don't)
17. I wish____ (i had a different job)
18. I could live without ___ (my clutter, all the furniture in my house)
19. I wish I had ___ ($200,000 to pay off the mortgage and the few bills we have.)
20. My life is ___ (More chaotic than I care for, but blessed with family.)

beadinggalinMS said...

I got my answers up on my blog! :)
Thanks sooooo much for the comment you left me on yesterdays post.

Lisa L said...

1. I am ____ ( Really trying to improve diet & exercise & succeeding somewhat.)
2. ____ knows me best (My hubby).
3. I feel ____ ( anxious, not sure why, it will come to me.)
4. The most important thing in my life is _____ ( family )
5. I always carry ____ (my make-up )
6. I think ____ ( that I keep too much to myself, need more communication )
7. I’m at my happiest when ___ ( my relationships are good)
8. On a Monday morning, you can find me ___ ( at my desk bright & early 7:00 a.m.)
9. My favorite food ingredient is ___ (sugar or chocolate or anything else that makes something sweet for me to eat!) ditto, ditto or pasta
10. My eyes ___ ( are just like my Mom's except she has good vision)
11. My favorite material possession is ____ (my camera, maybe - & all my pictures )
12.. To relax, I like to ___ (take a long, hot bath while reading a book)
13. The town I live in is ___ ( a good community, love the support for the football team )
14. My worst habit is ___ ( sloppy, lazy, rather read a book anytime but wish I was a clean-freak )
15. My guilty pleasure is ___ (The best is a day at the spa, but I don't feel guilty; it only happens once every 3 years or so, this is weird -infomercials about exercise equipment or diet & weight loss stuff, I watch them every week day morning at 5:40 a.m.)
16. When I look at someone, the first thing I see is ___ ( their eyes )
17. I wish____ ( I could change some things about myself )
18. I could live without ___ ( Hoover traffic (work thing), rude people in customer service jobs)
19. I wish I had ___ ( my house paid for )
20. My life is ___ ( full, very full, and going by way too fast)

Brown English Muffin said...

How could you NOT be thankful for chocolate!!!! LOL

maria said...

I am ____ (trying to get a million things done in very little time)
2. ____ knows me best (My mom)
3. I feel ____ (sad that my mom won't spend the holidays with me this year again.)
4. The most important thing in my life is _____ (faith, family and friends.)
5. I always carry ____ (my purse with my camera and cell phone in it.)
6. I think ____ (that I should be working right now, LOL!)
7. I’m at my happiest when ___ (I am taking pictures and scrapbooking.)
8. On a Monday morning, you can find me ___ (working)
9. My favorite food ingredient is ___ (sugar course, but lately I've had to give it up for health reasons, hence my crankiness, LOL!)
10. My eyes ___ (are green just like my dad's used to be)
11. My favorite material possession is ____ (my camera, my books, pictures and scrapbooks)
12.. To relax, I like to ___ (read)
13. The town I live in is ___ (filled with people who are to busy to spend time with friends, hence my having to find friends on line, LOL)
14. My worst habit is ___ (procrastination)
15. My guilty pleasure is ___ (shopping for scrapbooking supplies!)
16. When I look at someone, the first thing I see is ___ (their eyes)
17. I wish____ (I could do more things in less time.)
18. I could live without ___ (mayonnaise, sports, or burgers)
19. I wish I had ___ (more time to spend everyday with my family--and more money left over every month in our bank account.) So with you on this one Cheryl!
20. My life is ___ (very busy and sometime stressful, but always filled with joy.) Ditto here again.

Amanda said...

I love it when you do these! Mine is posted!!!!!

http://funkadelica.typepad.com/my_weblog/

McKenna said...

1. I am ____(constantly on Myspace, and I love to be at church.)
2. ____ knows me best (Jesus.)
3. I feel ____ (crazy,and untamed.)
4. The most important thing in my life is _____ (living a good life.)
5. I always carry ____ (a big purse.)
6. I think ____ (that I am too concerned with guys.)
7. I’m at my happiest when ___ (I am singing or listening to music or playing an instrument.)
8. On a Monday morning, you can find me ___ (getting ready for school.)
9. My favorite food ingredient is ___ (anything salty, I love salty food.)
10. My eyes ___ (are very changey. they are gray,blue, and green.)
11. My favorite material possession is ____ (my Teddy bear.)
12.. To relax, I like to ___ (read my bible, pray, and lay in bed listening to praise music,with my sirene fountain on.)
13. The town I live in is ___ (small, but filled with gosspiers, and nosey folks.)
14. My worst habit is ___ (biting my nails.)
15. My guilty pleasure is ___ (organizational stuff.)
16. When I look at someone, the first thing I see is ___ (they're smile.)
17. I wish____ (I could change the world.)
18. I could live without ___ (animal cruelty, rasism, and sexism.)
19. I wish I had ___ (unlimited resources to achieve everything I want to achieve.)
20. My life is ___ (busy, sometimes stressful, but always filled with faith.)

--McKenna,foo.

Mom said...

1. I am dealing with Thanksgiving things now and seems like a million
other things
2. David knows me best
3. I feel joy but also overwhelmed but also excited about relatives
coming and Thanksgiving.
4. The most important thing in my life is joy and peace from faith in
Christ.
5. I always carry my purse and glasses.
6. I think about when in the world I am going to finish my novel in
progress and how can I ever get caught up with everything else at the
same time!!
7. I’m at my happiest when all my loved ones—immediate family—are
here—all 11 of us.
8. On a Monday morning, you can find me tired and drinking coffee and
ready to get to work after resting a while.
9. My favorite food ingredient is _cinnamon and spices and sweet
potatoes!!__
10. My eyes are brown
11. My favorite material possession are pictures and books, etc.
12.. To relax, I like to lie in bed alone with covers over my head to
rest and pray.
13. The town I live in is a university town but also a lot of local
folks.
14. My worst habit is working too much and at the same time
procrastinating.
15. My guilty pleasure is wanting to go to Starbucks.
16. When I look at someone, the first thing I see is whether they are
friendly and whether I can say hi.
17. I wish that I could talk to my daddy again.
18. I could live without dust.
19. I wish I had more time and had time right now to sleep.
20. My life is full of simple pleasures and joy as well as pain and
fatigue.

NMOTB said...

1. I am ____ so looking forward to Christmas this year.
2. ____ knows me best (My Mom & Hubby).
3. I feel ____ good, just a little stiff round thee ole knees - lol
4. The most important thing in my life is _____ (my family)
5. I always carry ____ (my bag with everything I need in it)
6. I think ____ (that sometimes I think too much!I think (you see there i go again))
7. I’m at my happiest when ___ I am at home)
8. On a Monday morning, you can find me ___ (rushing around the house like a blue ass fly trying to get finished for work on time)
9. My favorite food ingredient is ___ GARLIC)
10. My eyes ___ (are brown.)
11. My favorite material possession is ____ (my laptop, my camera)
12.. To relax, I like to ___ (spend time alone & do nothing)
13. The town I live in is ___ just fine, except for the high crime rate).
14. My worst habit is ___ (procrastination, bitting the skin around my nails)
15. My guilty pleasure is ___ eating everything that comes my way and of course sneaking back to the computer when everyone has gone to bed - heheheh (just like i am doing now)
16. When I look at someone, the first thing I see is ___ (their eyes - one's eyes tells you a whole story).
17. I wish____ (i was a stay at home mom).
18. I could live without ___ (my clutter, my cellphone,)
19. I wish I had ___ a ferrari)
20. My life is ___ just perfect, maybe a few changes here and there, but other than that, just perfect!

Cheryl Wray said...

I love all of your answers!!! You guys just put some big smiles on my face today with your posts--love them all!!!
(Btw--all of your answers make it sound like we all think a bit too much and that we eat a lot of garlic and chocolate. LOL!)
And Mom--it made me want to cry when you said you wish you could talk to Grandpa again. Me too!

Stephanie C said...

I love that you do these Cheryl! It is soo fun!

Andy said...

i did it. i posted it on my blog. love the scrap book pages.

Anonymous said...

Great layouts! Now I want to go to the beach!

Silent One ~D~ said...

ooops.... I knew I forgot to do something today. LOL

Thanks for the reminder.

Great list... I did this Quiz too.

Kate said...

Hey, I had some of the same answers as nmotb:

1. I am reading random blogs when I should be planting flowers for a customer.
2. God knows me best.
3. I feel ____ good, just a little stiff round thee ole knees - lol (me too, too much running)
4. The most important thing in my life is _____ (my family)(me too)
5. I always carry ____ (my bag with everything I need in it)
6. I think ____ (that sometimes I think too much!I think (you see there i go again)) (me too)
7. I’m at my happiest when I feel connected to the people I love.
8. On a Monday morning, you can find me, or maybe you can't find me.
9. My favorite food ingredient is semi-sweet chocolate chips.
10. My eyes are blue.
11. My favorite material possession is my home and garden.
12.. To relax, I like to web-surf at 43 things and read random blogs, read, cook a good dinner, watch mindless or sarcastic comedies, laugh.
13. The town I live in is peculiar. (I suspect this is why I stay.)
14. My worst habit is feeling guilty.
15. My guilty pleasure is not publish-able.
16. When I look at someone, the first thing I see is their smile, or lack thereof.
17. I wish I could be one of those people who always knew what they wanted to be when they grew up.
18. I could live without my inferiority complex.
19. I wish I had about 500 more square feet of living space.
20. My life is healthy, which is saying something all things considered.

Thanks for letting me peep in for some self-evaluation! :)

Jeff said...

1. I am ____ (sorry to be filling this out so far past Tuesday)
2. ____ knows me best (My partner Will).
3. I feel ____ (happy I've had this week off from work, and look forward to the next one right after Christmas.)
4. The most important thing in my life is _____ (is family and friends.)
5. I always carry ____ (my wallet and cellphone, which includes a camera.)
6. I think ____ (that sometimes I think about work way too much)
7. I’m at my happiest when ___ (I am enjoying a sunset on the river with Will.)
8. On a Monday morning, you can find me ___ (at the gym before I head out to work)
9. My favorite food ingredient is ___ (peanut butter)
10. My eyes ___ (hazel)
11. My favorite material possession is ____ (my computers, which house a lot of memories and creative endevours)
12.. To relax, I like to ___ (to play hockey)
13. The town I live in is ___ (huge)
14. My worst habit is ___ (eating too much)
15. My guilty pleasure is ___ (watching "Dancing with the Stars")
16. When I look at someone, the first thing I see is ___ (what their body language is saying)
17. I wish____ (I'd write fiction more.)
18. I could live without ___ (hot weather, overcrowded subways and mean people)
19. I wish I had ___ (more time away from work)
20. My life is ___ (very good!)