Friday, May 17, 2013

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 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 MichaelPam (@trooppetrie) from Troop Petrie
 and yours truly for 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. Do you have a doppelgänger?

2. Do you keep your car cleaned up?

3. What is a current fashion that drives you crazy.

4. How often do you go grocery shopping?

5. What has been the best surprise of your life?


1. Do you have a doppelgänger?

My dad just informed me that yes, I do, and she lives in the next big town over.

He said he was at the (dentist? mechanic? salon? I can't remember) and there was someone there that looked just like me and had my same mannerisms, right down to the eye rub that I never knew I did!

Crazy. I always wonder if people "recognize" their own doppelganger? You know, say I saw that some woman as my dad did, would I think "OMG! She looks like me?!" or do you not recognize your own features in someone else?

My baby girl has been doppelganged (can I verb that?) as a mini Reese Witherspoon. I've had so many people tell me that and then a barista at Caribou stopped in her tracks the other day and was all, "Oh my gosh. You are a tiny Reese Witherspoon!"...cracked me up! I've never had random strangers tell me that!

2. Do you keep your car cleaned up?

Um. Ahem. Ah. No.

Not at all.

I feel like I'm always responsible for bringing so much stuff in (purse, keys, mail, coffee cup, kids) that I don't have enough arm space to clean up the crap.

And my kids aren't good about it either. I don't really so much care, unless I'm driving someone around, then I try to get it cleaned up...and go get my oil changed at WalMart, cuz they give you a complimetary vacuum! Boom.

3. What is a current fashion that drives you crazy.

Ugh. So many. Skinny jeans, flowy shirts, hats...and only because I can't pull them off.

I love them on other people, but they just don't work on me!

Also, skinny jeans on men. Gross.

4. How often do you go grocery shopping?

I used to try to do one big grocery trip a month, then I had a whole slew of kids and grocery shopping with them became so much of a chore that I just avoided it and began just running in for "one or two things for supper" here and there when my oldest kids got old enough to hang out in the vehicle with the younger ones.

I know, Mother of the Year. But the oldest was old enough to baby sit, so I figure, really, he was just babysitting, in the car.

Or, at least, that's how I saw/see it! ;)

5. What has been the best surprise of your life?

I am going to say my oldest and youngest child. They were the biggest surprises of my youngest seeming almost more so, sometimes...and I am so overwhelmed with joy that it sometimes makes me a little teary.

As many of you probably know, I really struggled when I found out I was pregnant with my baby girl. I was overwhelmed and tired and stressed and I just didn't think I could do it again.

And then? Well, then she turned out to be the perfect finale for our family. The icing on the cake. The most amazingly wonderful, spunky, stubborn, grumpy little love bug that I never knew I needed.

I thank God that he knew better than I did about what I REALLY needed.

Excuse me now, I need to go snuggle my baby.


Have a wonderful weekend!


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