Teresa is my name, and...

random thoughts thinking are is my game. So here we are back at Monday. A revolving door it is--time. Have you noticed? Time is a revolving door and you can't really can't get off or you would be dead. Just a thought. A crazy random thought.

I have hated rules all my life....

Yes, I hate rules and I will buck them anytime I get the opportunity (this does not include laws of which I follow). And, this is probably why life is sometimes hard for me because I scoff at rules, rule making, and rulers. And if you put my Irish temper and my free spirit attitude together, well…no wonder I’m a mess. My mom needs an award for raising a child like me. She will not confirm this because she is nice, but I was a willful child or at least I felt like it. I don’t mention my dad who also raised me (getting the award) because I’m pretty positive I get these character building (uh huh) traits probably from him. He and I walk to the beat of our own drummers. There is nothing wrong with marching to our own beat, except the world is all about rules. The good thing is, I still have my family (minus one husband), friends, and (currently) a job--in spite of my rebel like mindset.

Speaking of awards....

An award was bestowed upon me by Jules at Trying to Get Over the Rainbow. You have to visit her blog. She is hysterical. (I’m not sure she knows how funny she is.) When she starts talking her "Just so you know..." stuff, I know I'm going to laugh. I haven’t received an award in awhile so this is quite the treat.

Just so YOU know. Jules needs prayers for her dad who had a (small) heart attack. It may be a blessing he found out this way that something is wrong.

Now, here are the questions I must answer to receive my award. I will reserve the right to pass it on at a later date.

What is your signature color? My signature is always in black. Is that what this means? Actually, I love blue and yellow.

What is your most embarrassing moment? I have none that I wish to talk about because they are…embarrassing.

Would you ever get anything pierced other than your ears. If so, what? Does a sewing machine needle through the tip of my finger count? Well it didn’t go completely through. NO, I will not pierce anything other than my lobes. I’m having enough trouble keeping my ear lobes from sagging with my big ole hoop earrings. I don’t want anymore trouble. Ok?

Are you a social butterfly or a homebody? I am a social butterfly unless I want to go home. True story.

Are you done having babies or do you want more? I always want more babies, says she who has an empty nest. But, having them could be a challenge.

Are you loyal to your hairstylist or do you try every salon in town? I'm not a cheater. Or at least I would go out of town to cheat.

How many times have you moved in your life? Not many. It would be easier to tell you, I've lived in Illinois and Missouri and hoping for Hawaii as soon as I become that trophy wife.

If you could plan your vacation with just you and your love where would it be? First of all, I would need to find my love. He seems to be lost. I have the bloodhounds looking, though. But let’s just say, I found my love and we went on vacation. I would like to go um...anywhere.

The folks....

My parents celebrated a wedding anniversary Friday. We had a great time at their house. I'm late, but Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad. Last year, I blogged about them and bought them a gift. I barely got them a card this year and...they still love me or so they say. And well, I choose to believe them. Yes, I do.

I am very blessed to have them as my parents.

What are your random thoughts this Monday?



  1. Congratulations on the award. It's always fun learning new things about you. A Happy Belated Anniversary to your parents as well. Random thoughts are all I seem to have. Now if I could just get them to line up properly maybe they'd make sense. :) Have a great day.

    Thoughts in Progress

  2. Congratulations. And I guess I was the odd child - I rarely did anything wrong. (And just sat back to watch my brother fulfill that role.)

  3. Congrats on your award and your parents' anniversary. Keep marching to your own beat. Perhaps, there's a new kind of drummer out there just waiting for a dance.

  4. My favorite color is blue. Wow! I've shared more about myself in this one comment than I have all year. I feel good. Time to celebrate.

    Stephen Tremp

  5. Hated rules and was in trouble all the time in HS. I'm a Native American/Irish/Italian mix. Favorite color is purple. Had my belly button pierced when I was younger and skinny. Now I'm older and fat and don't even wear earrings. Looking for a new beauty shop. Not a fan of Monday's but my goodness this month flew by. Seems like yesterday I flipped the calendar to August.

  6. Oh, we DO have quite a lot in common! Though my take on laws is a little different. I follow all of them that are meant to keep people safe and things fair, but those 'nobody's business' ones seem a little more... you know... nobody's business...

    I really enjoyed this! I feel like I know you better. (your mother was gorgeous!...possibly still is, but I can tell that's an old photo...)

  7. Ha! I have a little of that Irish blood too! And I don't like following the rules either, which is quite troublesome considering my career ;-)

    Your trophy wife answer...love it! Oh, and Happy Anniversary to your parents!

  8. Congratulations on your award! I love these random thoughts, each and every one. I so understand about hating rules. It isn't easy being us. It's the little not-a-rule rules that really get me going.

  9. Hi Teresa .. congratulations on the award .. and so pleased to hear you had a good family party for your parents' anniversary ..

    I suspect my parents said the same of me .. & I know my family does now! I follow the rules when I have to .. the rest I do my own thing ..

    but c'est la vie .. fortunately like minded people here on the net sharing life and fun in our own muddled interesting erudite ways ..

    Enjoy the weekend coming! Hilary

  10. Well, love your brilliant answers, Teresa. Looks like we share so many things alike. (especially what you said about your tember).

    Congrats on the well deserved award, my friend!

    Big hugs,

    B xx


    I've being having big issues with my Internet provider. Sorry for being late to comment.

  11. Congrats on your award. It was really fun to read your really funny responses.

  12. Teresa, I have Irish blood too. My great grandparents (maybe great great) came here during the potato famine. If they hadn't, where would I be?

    Congrats on the award and to your parents. Just keep listening to your drummer and you won't miss a beat. :-)

    Take care & God bless.


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