Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Random Dozen

1. On a scale of 1-10, how superstitious are you, honestly?
I am not superstitious at all. So that would be a 0!

2. Julius Caesar is quoted as saying, "I came, I saw, I conquered." Which circumstance or experience of yours does this saying best describe?
I would defintitely say parenting-though I haven't conquered it yet!!!

3. If I peeked in on your day like a mischievous little leprechaun, at what time would I most likely find you blogging?
In the evening after dinner while we're vegging on the couch.

4. Re springing forward for Daylight Saving Time, is there anything you've ever been really early or really late for?
During my first year of teaching on the first teacher workday, I was late. I walked through the halls and it was like a ghost town. I seriously thought the Rapture had happened and I was left behind! Nobody told me that we were supposed to meet in the cafeteria on teacher workdays!

5. What are you most looking forward to concerning Spring?
In South Florida we pretty much have spring all winter as far as the temperatures and greenery go. But I am definitely looking forward to Spring Break with my kids. I also really love Easter.

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?
Yes! I have my "Everyone loves an Irish Girl" shirt on, my shamrock earrings, and my shamrock socks! I'm an elementary teacher so I own all this cheesy stuff!

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?
Spanish! I took Spanish I once and Spanish II twice in high school and just couldn't get it. I even got my Bachelor of Science in college because with a B.A. you had to take a language. I don't know what it is-I just have a mental block against learning a language. My husband speaks fluent Spanish which cracks me up!

8. Is March behaving more like a lion or a lamb where you live?
Definitely a lamb. We have had the most beautiful "winter". This is why I live in South Florida!

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?

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 bigger house (but only if it came with a maid.)

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.
My children-I hope I don't take them for granted however, I would love to live EVERY second with them remembering how extremely precious they are!

12. Just for a bit o' fun, click here ( and then report your Irish name.
My Irish name is Zaira MacSween. Whatever!


  1. Hey, Kris! thanks for playing! Your blog is so lovely and Springy that it cheered me up. Have a great St. Pat's Day!

  2. Greetings from your neighbor in GA! I laughed when I read some of your answers--like nobody telling you to meet in the cafeteria, and wearing the complete "outfit" on St. Pat's Day because you work at school...I can identify! Now that I have retired--I have all this "tacky" holiday stuff that I don't have any place to wear..LOL Blessings, Kathy

  3. great answers!! I love your dream house can I move in :-)
    Happy ST. Patrick's Day!

  4. Loved your answers. I can't wait for spring break either.

  5. Had to laugh when I read about you walking down the hall your first teacher workday...why don't they tell us those things? And, having all of the holiday attire: I can relate!

  6. Enjoyed reading your answers... I totally agree with #10...a maid would be a requirement!

    Have a blessed day!



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