Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Random Dozen

1. What is one really fast, know-by-heart "go-to" meal to fix in a pinch?
Chicken and veggie curry.    I know, sounds exotic, but it really is so easy.  I just saute onions in butter, add curry and then chicken, veggies and sometimes even coconut milk, serve over rice and ....super delicious!!!

2. What is one item you won't leave home without. (Purse and license do not count.)

3. Where is one place you never tire of visiting?
Lake George, NY - my grandparents had property right on the lake and we would visit as often as we could.  My grandparents are now gone but the property is still in the family.   I would love to go again!

4. Share one factoid of your family's history.
My great-great-great-great-grandmother Anne Hamilton was given a verse by God as a promise for our family.  It is Isaiah 59:21  "As for me, this is my covenant with them," says the LORD. "My Spirit, who is on you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will not depart from your mouth, or from the mouths of your children, or from the mouths of their descendants from this time on and forever," says the LORD.
Since that time, we have had generations upon generations of men and women that love and serve the Lord faithfully.   My great-grandparents were missionaries in Korea.  My grandparents were missionaries in Kenya.  My parents are missionaries still in South Africa.

5. Complete this sentence: "Once upon a time I ...."
....used to get sleep.

6. If you could win a one year's supply of anything, what would it be?

7. "One quirky thing you may not know about me is ...."  
I love 'funky' quilts!

8. You have one dollar in your pocket. What will you buy?
If I didn't care about nutrition, I would say McDonald's french fries- they taste so good to me.  Is there a pill I can take to make them not taste so good?   But since I do care about what goes into my body, I'd probably buy an apple.

9. "One thing that always makes me laugh is ...."
my husband.   I love that man!

10. What is one thing you could do today to help yourself reach a personal goal?
Go running - get out the door!    My personal goal is to get physically fit like I was when I got married.

11. What is one thing you could do today to bless someone else?
My favorite thing to do is to send notes of encouragement and blessing.

12. What is one thing you're looking forward to soon?
My son sleeping through the night.  I feel like we are on the cusp of him being able to do this.   Have I mentioned how sleep-deprived I am?


  1. The curry sounds good...I love curry but have a complicated recipe with a bazillion spices. Its good but not quick : )

    Have a nice week!

  2. I love the idea of sending a note of encouragement to someone! What a great idea :) I hope you get to sleep through soon! I am so excited that my kids now allow me to do that!

  3. That curry sounds delish....and I too love to send notes of encouragement...there is nothing better is there? :o)

  4. Duh! Gasoline!! That's a brilliant one-year supply!

    Happy Wednesday to you!

  5. Oh, how well I remember those sleep-deprived days. Our son didn't sleep through the night until he was 16! Just kidding, but it did feel like it at the time. I believe he was about 14 months old when he slept through the night for the first time and when I woke up the next morning, I jumped out of bed and went running into his room to make sure he was still breathing! :-) He was!
    Looks like alot of people said "gasoline" for the year's supply question. Well....like, yeah. :-)
    Great random 12!

  6. Isaiah 59:21 - what an incredible heritage to come up and raise your family under!!

  7. What a great legacy left to your family! I said gasoline too. Good answers!

  8. Great verse for #4! What a wonderful heritage. And I can totally sympathize with the sleep deprivation thing. It will get better eventually. (Until they're teenagers--then it starts all over again.) : )

  9. I'd love a quick curry recipe to add to my "last minute meals" file!

    I enjoyed visiting your blog today.


  10. your recipe sounds delish and my youngest daughter loves taste of curry so i think i'll use your recipe later this week (hubby will love it, the teen princess will tolerate it! :)) thanks for sharing...
    I live about 55 min south of Lake George....I go often!!! we like to kayak and hike in that area....i also have 2 sisters who live in a town close to there....loads of fun but we prefer the lake in autumn when the annoying tourists have left :)

  11. I loved your family factoid. What a blessing to have such a heritage!

    The recipe sounds really yummy and I'll be sure to give that a try.

  12. Always love reading random on blogs....I have had so little time to catch up on my favorite blogs. Hope you will stop by...I have a great Disney giveaway...