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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Celebrate, celebrate ~ Dance to Music

Okay, just a little celebration today! Jan became my 100th follower! WoooHooo, thank you, Jan. You can visit Jan at A Tapestry of Life, where she has a delightful blog about her life in Australia.

Since Jan became number 100, I am stalking, er....following her around today....not really, but she was doing a fantastic meme and of course it looked like fun.

The Random Dozen is hosted by some chick, Lid...Linda...(depends on her caffeine levels at that time, I think). Just kidding. You will also enjoy getting to know Linda at the 2nd Cup of Coffee. Speaking of which, I need to go grab my second (or is it third) cup. While I am gone, make yourself at home! And below is my Random Dozen! And below that is the candle giveaway question of the day!

1. Ever had any run-ins with the "library police?"

Yes, but they are actually very nice at our library. But hey, with all these kids, over the years I was bound to misplace a book or two.

2. Do you have a special organizational plan and place for wrapping paper, gift bags, etc., or do you just purchase whatever you need as you give gifts.

Little of both, but more often that not, the latter.

3. Have you ever been in (first-hand witness) a natural disaster?

Only if you count a tornado.

4. What's your favorite Barry Manilow song?

Probably, Bridge Over Troubled Water…..mostly, I just miss the 70’s!

5. What's the best costume you've ever worn?

An old farm lady with lots of kids….oh, that’s my everyday costume!

6. Which do you use more often, the dictionary or the thesaurus?

The dictionary, unless I am really trying to impress someone (which isn't often).

7. What's your favorite breakfast food?

Omelets and fresh (seasonal) fruit

8. Have you ever purchased anything from an infomercial?

No, but I’ve been tempted.

9. Have you ever crawled through a window?

Yes, one time when I was nine months pregnant and my husband still reminds me of it. I had to stack concrete blocks to climb on to reach the window. I couldn’t find my key though. Finally, the kids got big enough to unlock the door and I could just lift them through the window.

10. Do you believe in love at first sight?

More like super attracted at first sight. I mean, how can you know someone’s heart unless you are around them for a while?

11. How man pairs of jeans do you own?

Probably 5, but at less three of the five need to be added to the rag bag. Only two that I can actually wear in public. It is difficult to throw the old ones away, as they are great for working in the garden and just for everyday.

12. If someone were going to bake a cake to honor/represent you, what would it be? (Think creatively, like Duff and Crew on "Ace of Cakes.")

I am assuming “Duff and Crew” are on the food network and we don’t do TV….however, we do, do cakes, During the warmer months, I love those nice gooey things that have to be refrigerated (yeah, you know the ones…easy to make, hard on the waistline). During the cooler months, I like lemon pound cake, fresh apple cakes….usually cakes without icing that are great with coffee. Or you may make me a cheesecake anytime you like.

Candle Giveaway Question of the Day~

If you could invent a candle fragrance, what scent would it be?

(My answer would hedge that is blooming, I love that scent! And I would call it Spring Fantasy.

BTW, help yourself to the coffee, tea, cinnamon rolls and fresh fruit!

May you day be filled with blessings!


  1. Hi Cheryl-

    I've enjoyed reading your responses to Random Dozen. It's a terrific meme. I've always liked a good meme and now I have started my own. We just started a new meme called "Wednesday Wickedness" and will post on Tuesday afternoons. You are welcome to do it on Tuesdays, if you do only one meme a day! We are up and posted now. Each week we pick a famous person and find 10 quotes. Then each question is based on the quotes! This week is George Clooney. Check us out at


  2. Janera, thanks for coming by and following! I will be checking out the meme.

  3. Thank you for the kind comment:) You were already awarded it so couldn't be again!

  4. Cool meme!! I will have to remember to do it later on my blog. I love those that really reveal things about the writer. Yep, Duff is on Food Network (The Ace of Cakes). Makes some amazing stuff out of fondant.

    I would make a honeysuckle candle. I love that smell in the Summer. Reminds me of the honeysuckle bush that was outside my bedroom window as a child (No AC so the windows were always open) Lovely at night with a breeze.

    ~~blessed be...

  5. Hey Cheryl!

    You really must stop finding these delightful new memes as I am trying to read through most of the blogs I follow and you are there up at the top and, she-bang, I get no further because I have this compunction to stop and do all (most) fun memes! In fact, at this very moment the comment before this one is trying to waylay me! :) LOL ... just kidding (sorta) ... I found you through a meme and I will be forever grateful!

    I thought about doing an Eeyore button but I wanted something a bit sweeter, more sensitive. The girl looking out the window just spoke to me I suppose. Maybe she's looking for Tigger too. Maybe I should have just named my blog "Looking for Tigger" ... that would have been cute!

    Oh me ... running along now ... I'm wordy today ... watch out!

  6. My comment verification word was atchity ... I've decided that means a painful sneeze! Aren't you just delighted that I stopped to share that? LOL! Love ya girlie! Have an awesome day!

  7. Oh, how fun!! I love memes!They are such a great way to get new visitors and learn more about the writer.

    I LOVE 70's music. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!

    I'm sure there isn't a scent that I'd love that hasn't already been created. I mean I love candles that smell like any kind of food or the outdoors. mmm!

  8. Glad to have found your blog. I grabbed you button and put it on my blog. I don't have one as I don't know how to make one.

    Have a wonderful day.

  9. Well Cheryl, I am lost for words, I knew I was the 100th when I clicked 'Follow'. Thank you for the wrap-up and your kind words about my site. I enjoyed reading your post and look forward to coming here often.

  10. So glad you joined up with the Random Dozen today. It is such fun! Many of your answers made me laugh. Blessings to you for the remainder of the week!

  11. what fun....I love the questions on the random dozen....candle scents....mmmmm...I love babies so maybe newborn baby smell...cuddles and kisses?

  12. I enjoyed reading your answers to the questions, Cheryl. What fun we could have together! ~wink~

    What kind of a candle scent could I invent? Vanilla? lol sugar cookie? I love candles! :)


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