We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature--trees, flowers, grass--grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...We need silence to be able to touch souls. --Mother Teresa

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Yep. So.....

I have been noticeably absent. 

To those of you who missed me and mentioned it--thanks.  I missed you, too. 

To those of you who didn't miss me....so be it.  Hopefully, you've stopped reading so you don't even know I am back. 

Here's a little something new for my reappearance in the blog world.....

If you've missed the Random Dozen, and seriously, who hasn't, then you're in for a treat. Joyce over at From This Side of the Pond has decided to start a brand new meme called Random Hodgepodge. Seven random questions, and then you are supposed to contribute your own random thought (G rated, please) for the #8 slot each week. Sounds like a lot of fun, doesn't it? So let's go!

 1. Do you think you're more like your mom or your dad?
I like to think that I have the best qualities of my mom and the best qualities of my dad all wrapped up in one neat little package.....ME.  Just don't ask my brother what he thinks.

2. Do you like roller coasters?
Not so much.  I kind of like to keep my feet on the ground. 

3. How did you name your blog and do you now wish you'd thought about it maybe another five minutes before you hit publish? Would you change your blog title if it were not a huge pain in the derriere? (French makes everything sound a little nicer doesn't it?)
I actually thought about the name of my blog for awhile(like 20 minutes).  I really wanted the url to be The Hays Crew.  One problem with that....if I ran it all together it looked like this--thehayscrew.  I was convinced that people would think it was The Hay Screw and I would get plugged as a porn site.  Therefore, I was very careful.  I have good friend who didn't think through her email address and often is mistaken for big boobs. 

4. What is the best wedding gift you received? Not married? Didn't get any gifts? Then what is the best wedding gift you've given?
I have to say that the greatest gift I received was my grandparents being alive and at my wedding to see me marry a wonderful person who has given their (insert favorite) granddaughter a blessed life.  I think we forget how much people mean to us until they aren't there.  And it's not the small stuff....it really is the big stuff in our lives that we want them there to witness.  I could give a rats about my grandma ever having seen me at an athletic event, but it means the world to me to have had her at my wedding and at the first sightings of my children.  Big stuff counts.

5. What is the one bill you most hate to pay?
The part of the doctor bills that the insurance doesn't pay.  My son had a recent trip to the allergy doc that cost $1700.  A lot of that $1700 was covered by insurance but I still had to pay $240.  And I am I ever so thankful insurance.  I am scared to death to think what would happen without the gift of insurance.  We certainly wouldn't be able to meet our sons health needs without insurance.  His allergy serum was $1500 for 4 doses

6. Is the glass half full or half empty?
Is the glass full of diet coke with a chaser of dark chocolate?

7. What is your favorite word? Okay okay. Calm down. How about one of your favorite words?
I really like the word fiddlesticks.  It covers a gamut of emotions. 

8. For this last one, we are supposed to place our own random thought here. Here's mine:   
Underwear is optional.

Go see Joyce from This Side of the Pond and link up for some more Hodgepodgedness. For some reason my computer is not showing me her really cool button, so I don't know if it's showing up on your computer, but you can still click this link down here so you don't miss all the fun. But hey, don't forget to leave a comment first!

And I promise, I have returned.  I will be here regularly.  Just sayin'.  


Ann said...

I have missed you on here!!! Glad your back!!

Joyce said...

I'm glad you're back! I can see the button on my computer and my iPad both. There may be a tiny glitch as a couple people said they couldn't see it on theiirs but I could when I looked at their blog. I'll hopefully get the glitch repaired. And of course by I you know I mean my daughter : )

I love the word fiddlesticks too!

wdbergsten said...

Glad to see you back

Kim said...

You can't get rid of us that easily. Welcome back!

Geiger Family said...

Welcome back - hope you stay!!

Mary said...

#6: I like the way you think! My mom used to say "fiddlesticks" all the time!
Welcome back!

Cathy said...

Fiddlesticks is a good word!

Your own soul is nourished when you are kind, but you destroy yourself when you are cruel. -Proverbs 11: 17