“A” Random Dozen But Not “The” Random Dozen

Linda at 2nd Cup of Coffee is discontinuing her weekly Random Dozen meme for now, maybe forever, possibly bringing it back some time as a monthly rather than weekly meme.

I was poking around my saved drafts yesterday looking for a post I thought I had started but never finished. I did find the post in question, but I also found, at the bottom of the “Recent Drafts” section of my blog dashboard, a “View All” button. I clicked it, and, voila, there were about 18 post drafts when I thought I only had about 5. I rummaged through them and found this meme that I had seen somewhere, partially answered, and left to sit there since last May.

So, being in the habit of feeling random and memey on Wednesdays, I decided to pull it out and finish it for today.

1. What time do you usually wake up in the morning? 5 a.m. weekdays, “whenever” on Saturdays, 5:30 on Sundays.

2. What do you do for the first hour of your day? Go to the bathroom, shower, get something to drink and take my Synthroid with, have some quiet time with my Bible, get Jesse’s breakfast and make his lunch, start getting ready to take him to school.

3. Where did or will you have lunch today? Home.

4. What did you or will you be eating lunch? My favorite lunch is leftovers — depending on what we have left over — or going out with family or friends. Today there is leftover creamed chicken and biscuits from last night plus a ham and chicken dish Jason invented on Monday. Don’t know yet which I’ll have.

5. What is your best high school memory? Graduation? 😀 I did enjoy the latter two years of high school but can’t think of a standout memory just now.

6. Tell us about your favorite pair of shoes. I have little black flats I wear every day.

7. What does a perfect Sunday afternoon include for you? Dinner with all the family, then a nap.

8. Was there one book that you read as a child that you still cherish? A Child’s Garden of Verses.

9. How would the people that know you personally describe you? I’m not sure. Probably quiet. My kids would say I’m a good cook. My Home Ec. teacher did not say so. But I think I’ve learned since then.

10. How would the people who only know you online describe you? I don’t know — how would you describe me?

11. How will you be treating yourself today? I usually treat myself to too many sweets or seconds.

12. What is your definition of being spiritual? Are you spiritual? This is one of the questions that had been left unanswered, and I was probably going to mull it over before answering and then just forgot all about the meme. To me the word “spiritual” connotes some kind of belief in a higher being outside ourselves, some kind of need to nurture soul and spirit, but is not necessarily Christian in its belief system. So by that definition I would say, yes, I do believe there is a “higher power” or Being and that I need to be rightly related to Him, but not in a vague, nebulous way. I do believe it matters what one believes in and I do not believe all spiritual paths lead to peace here or heaven hereafter. I believe in the God of the Bible, His Son and my Savior Jesus Christ, and I believe He communicates with us through His Word. On the other hand, “religious” has the connotation to many as being the system by which we work out what we believe, and in that sense I would say I am religious because we are supposed to work out our lofty ideals and bedrock doctrine into everyday life, but for some the emphasis is more on the works or the system rather than the belief. So while both words apply to some extent, neither one hits the nail exactly on the head. I usually just say I am a Christian, though some say “Christ-follower” these days.

If you’d like to do this same meme, feel free, and let me know if you do so I can come and see your answers, or feel free to answer in the comments if you’d like.

8 thoughts on ““A” Random Dozen But Not “The” Random Dozen

  1. “My kids would say I’m a good cook. My Home Ec. teacher did not say so. “
    hehehe (I think your kids likely know best!)

    10. thoughtful, literary, deeply spiritual ~☺~

  2. 1. What time do you usually wake up in the morning? 5 a.m. weekdays, “whenever” on Saturdays, 5:30 on Sundays.

    Well there’s my problem right there. I get up at 6:30 a.m. If I got up earlier I’d have more time to do the things I need to. OK, I’ll try it tomorrow (but that means I have to go to bed earlier than 11 p.m., right??)

  3. 5:30? Well, I don’t know whether to be shamed or feel more tired. I force myself out of bed at 7. I’m a night owl but Jonathan is a morning person. I’m the type that would stay up and be incredibly productive until 1 or 2 a.m. and then would love to sleep until 10! (Maybe when the children are older…) Jonathan is more of a 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. type of person.

  4. I like your answers, and I hope you don’t mind me posting my own random dozen. You’re the first person I’ve come across who shares similar ideas and views on spirituality/religion.
    Best wishes – Pam

  5. #10 — That’s easy! I would describe you using the following phrases:

    Loving …
    Joyful …
    Peace-seeking …
    Compassionate …
    Faithful …

    … disciple if Christ

  6. LOL at Quilly’s comment! I would describe you as very thoughtful – both in your actions toward others and in your thinking processes … also kind, loving, happy … and a bit timid. I also think that you are very spiritual… and a beautiful Christian. And I’m SURE you’re a GREAT cook! 🙂

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