Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from May, 2013

Five Question Friday! 5/31/13

Yahoo!!! It's Friday! And henceforth, many busy weekends and the beginning of summer!!!



Yay!!

Welcome to Five Question Friday!! You've come to the right place if you discovered your muses are consumed with researching household appliances. 

Rules for 5QF: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them, then watch for the linky post to appear Friday morning and LINK UP! 

Oh, and remember (pay close attention...this is the important one)...HAVE FUN!

Questions for Friday, May 24th: (Special thanks to Melissa (@Melissa_M80), Pam (@trooppetrie) from Troop Petrie (for TWO questions!!), Gas Fam (@gasfamily) from The Gas Familyand yours trulyfor these 5QF question suggestions! I would love to link you in a future 5QF, so follow me on Twitter (@5crookedhalos) and/or like my Facebook page and watch for my Thursday shout out plea for questions! Remember to @5crookedhalos me and use hashtag #5QF if you go the Twitter route!)

1. What is an acceptable age for girls to start…

Thursday Night 5QF Sneak Peek!

Oh, what a couple of days it's been!



Our washing machine broke. B-R-O-K-E, broke. Like, metal parts fell apart. Unsalvagable. Broken.

So, every waking minute (and prolly some sleeping ones, too) has been consumed with washing machine research. Front load/top load/GE/Whirlpool/Samsung/LG...good golly. It's ridiculous.

Top that off with baseball playoffs and WHOA NELLY!!! Someone hold me.

All that to say, I'm sorry for the late 5QF sneak peek...please forgive me!

Welcome to Five Question Friday!! You've come to the right place if you discovered your muses are consumed with researching household appliances. 

Rules for 5QF: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them, then watch for the linky post to appear Friday morning and LINK UP! 

Oh, and remember (pay close attention...this is the important one)...HAVE FUN!

Questions for Friday, May 31st: (Special thanks to Melissa (@Melissa_M80), Pam (@trooppetrie) from Troop Petrie (for TWO questions!!), Gas Fam (

Life and death...but mostly, death.

Yesterday, Baby Girl and I were sitting in the living room, hanging out when we heard a BANG against the window and saw a bird fall to the deck.

We went to the window, where we saw the bird laying there, moving it's beak, and I said, "Sometimes the birds just need some time to get back up, then they'll fly away. They don't always die.". She and I watched while the beak moving became less and less...until it was nothing.

I began to formulate lots of "well honey, everything dies" comments and imagined the bird funeral we'd hold later and waited for the horror and the tears and the sadness...turns out, I shouldn't have worried.

Baby Girl took one last look, declared, "Yup. He's dead." and walked away.

Well then. Okay.

Carry on.



The Countdown is On!!

Guys?

Three and a half days.

That's it...3 1/2 days of school left and then it's "104 days of summer vacation, and school comes around just to end it!" (Name that ditty.)



I'm not sure who looks forward to summer vacation more, me or my kids. Last year held a lot of promise, and then approximately 3.2 hours into summer vacation I was sick and tired of the bickering and fighting and declarations of "I'M BORED!" and I packed up my hot, sweaty kids and my grumpy, hot self and we hauled our butts down to Sam's Club and bought a trampoline.

"HA!" I declared, "That'll show 'em."

It kinda worked.

But this summer vacation? I'm determined to not let there be ANY bickering and fighting...at the first utterance of "I'M BORED" I will provide them with a list of chores that need to be completed...*insert evil motherly laugh here* mwuahahahahahaha!!! That'll show 'em!

Then, the rest of the summer should be a breez…

Five Question Friday!! 5/24/13

It's a LONG weekend!!! Yahoo!!!!! 



So looking forward to some good ol' fashioned family time. I really like these peeps of mine. They make the sun shine a little brighter.

Alright. It's late (just got home from work), I'm tired, and I've gotta be up bright and early to get kids to school. Boo.

Welcome to Five Question Friday!! You've come to the right place if you discovered your muses are gearing up for a holiday weekend. 

Rules for 5QF: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them, then watch for the linky post to appear Friday morning and LINK UP! 

Oh, and remember (pay close attention...this is the important one)...HAVE FUN!

Questions for Friday, May 24th: (Special thanks to Pam (@trooppetrie) from Troop Petrie,Brooke (@HallBro) from Brooke and Michael, Scott (@ThisDaddys_Blog) from This Daddy's Blog, and yours trulyfor these 5QF question suggestions! I would love to link you in a future 5QF, so follow me on Twitter (@5crookedhalos) a…

Thursday 5QF Sneak Peek!

Hauled my butt in to the chiropractor today, after being beaten down by a sore neck/shoulder...I waved my white flag and decided that I needed a little help. My Biofreeze/heat pack combo just wasn't cutting it anymore! Boo. Anyway, the chiro clinic I go to believes in a "light manipulation" approach and uses more stretching and massage which I LOVE.


I kind of wanted to stay there all day.

Anyway, gotta work this evening, so wanted to get the sneak peek up before I head out!

Here we go...

Welcome to Five Question Friday!! You've come to the right place if you discovered your muses are gearing up for a holiday weekend. 

Rules for 5QF: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them, then watch for the linky post to appear Friday morning and LINK UP! 

Oh, and remember (pay close attention...this is the important one)...HAVE FUN!

Questions for Friday, May 24th: (Special thanks to Pam (@trooppetrie) from Troop Petrie,Brooke (@HallBro) from Brooke and Michae…

In the Kitchen with Gram...4 Layer Dessert!!

Friends, Danish Junket makes the world go 'round.

And it sure makes this dessert incredibly delicious!

This one is actually my great-aunt Jean's recipe, but Gram made a big (read: incredible!!) change to it...the original recipe called for a chocolate pudding layer, which Gram substituted with Danish Junket and raspberries. 



Yum diggity.

What is "Danish Junket" you ask? Well, to my non-culinary trained eye, it appears as though it is some sort of raspberry flavored gelatin. I'm not sure what makes it Danish. Or junket (isn't that a bird?), but whatever it is, I'll take it...'cuz it is so yummy!

Okay, let's start with the crust.

Butter, flour and chopped pecans:



Spread into a greased 9x13 pan and bake (it's not easy to spread, Gram says using your hands works best!):



As the crust bakes, cook your 3rd layer, which is the Danish Junket, cooked according to the package directions:





While the crust is cooling, mix up the 2nd layer, which is cream chee…

Caught...

The other night, my baby girl was supposed to be laying down in bed...and then I walked in, and found this:




I'm not sure what it is, but I'm in love with these photos! Concentrating so hard on the game she was playing...her face light by the light of the computer screen...I just love it!
Mostly, I just love her.

Five Question Friday! 5/17/13

Yikes. Ran out of time to get the 5QF Sneak Peek up, had to get to watch a school play, fold clothes, make lunch, wash laundry, fold laundry, get to work...sheesh, what a day!!

Anyway, I'll post this as soon as I finish, so any of you late nighters/early risers have a chance to get your posts up!



Today is my baby bro's birthday...in a couple of months, he will be moving out of state to attend dental school for three years. THREE YEARS!!!! Crazy.

He's growing up.

Okay, right to the questions!

Welcome to Five Question Friday!! You've come to the right place if you discovered your muses are just dang busy. 

Rules for 5QF: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them, then watch for the linky post to appear Friday morning and LINK UP! 

Oh, and remember (pay close attention...this is the important one)...HAVE FUN!

Questions for Friday, May 17th: (Special thanks to Brooke (@HallBro) from Brooke and Michael, Pam (@trooppetrie) from Troop Petrie and yours trul…