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Five Question Friday! 2/18/11

Well, something sure is goin' on in Minneapolis this weekend...we can't get a reservation anywhere! Guess we'll either be waiting for hours...or hitting up the nearest Sam's Club for samples.

Regardless,'ll be fun! Mr. Wonderful's good buddy from college (and his wife) are joining us. I think the extra couple will be good for us so we don't just sit and brood and fester in our grief...I hoping they'll provide a good distraction!

Well...let's get onto the main event...FIVE QUESTION FRIDAY!

If you've never participated before...WELCOME! And, if you're a weekly regular...WELCOME BACK! I'm glad to have you all!

Rules for Five Question Friday: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them, then watch for the linky to appear Friday morning! And, most importantly, HAVE FUN!!

Questions for Friday, February 18th: (Special thanks to Rene, Sandy, Tammy, Ciara, andRachel for their question suggestions! If YOU would like to be linked in a future 5QF, head on over to my community and offer up your best question suggestions! Feel free to shout them out on Twitter [I'll link your twitter handle], using hashtag #5QF and @5crookedhalos me!)

1. Have you worn the same outfit more than one day in a row?

2. If you had to choose any LARGE city to live in, which would it be?

3. Fly or drive with the kids on vacation?

4. What is your idea of "spring cleaning"?

5. What is the best book you have ever read?


1. Have you worn the same outfit more than one day in a row?

Yes. I have.


See, often times, I stay in my jammies as long as I can. Which usually means I get dressed shortly before I leave for work, then when I'm at work, I immediately change into scrubs.

So, my clothes have been worn for approximately 1(ish) hour.

Which means I'll don the same grungy outfit the next day when I head to work...for another approximately 1(ish) hour.

And, I'll even, possibly, throw them back on to pick up the kids from school on the third day.

Unless I look at them and recoil from the thought of the hospital germs that are on which case I'll break out something clean.

However...NEVER underwear twice. NUH UH, NO WAY! If I have undies on for 5 minutes, then take them off for whatever reason...I've gotta put new ones on.

Weird. I know.

2. If you had to choose any LARGE city to live in, which would it be?

Well, seeing as I have a fierce need to live close to family...I'd have to choose Minneapolis as my city.

Unless I could move my ENTIRE family (and their families...and their families' families...etc.) with me, then I would probably choose somewhere like Boulder. Or, maybe New York.

But, to be honest...I'm just not a big city girl! I like to see the stars and hear the birds and smell the flowers. I don't think I could ever do a big city!

3. Fly or drive with the kids on vacation?

Well...seeing as how I have a large brood of children. And seeing as how airfare is rather expensive. And seeing as how we survived a road trip to the Black Hills last summer...

I'd say drive.

Plus, there's this itty bitty issue I have with flying and getting somewhat (read: extremely) stressed out and when I get stressed I shut down and would essentially become a worthless parent, which would in turn make my Mr. have to wrangle all 5 kids, a freaked out wife, and himself onto the plane...yeah.

Like I said...driving.

I also realize that by having a large family, we make sacrifices. We have lot's of kids...and I love that more than anything in the entire world. I will not ever lose sleep or worry about the lack of Disney trips or fancy vacations...I get all the fulfillment I need, in my very own home, from the 6 creatures that I choose to share life with.

It just doesn't get any better!

4. What is your idea of "spring cleaning"?





Spring cleaning, you ask?

Wellllllll...sometimes I'll clean out my closets in the spring time. But mostly just 'cuz I'm switching out winter clothes to summer clothes.

Gosh. To be honest...I wish I would spring clean. In fact, I think this is the year. Our house is in need of some major *tear* super *cry* de-babying *sob*!

Yes, it's time to get rid of the baby swings, the Jumperoo, the multitude of baby toys and clothes and potty chairs and high chairs. :(

My babies are growing up...I suppose it's time that my home did, too.

Or...maybe we should just have another one...


5. What is the best book you have ever read?'s the thing. I know I've mentioned it before...but when I read a book, I devour it. I stay up until all hours of the night, sneak a chapter (or 10) here and there throughout the day.

Then, I slap the cover shut, dust my hands of and exclaim, "DANG! That was a great book!!" And I promptly forget all about it.

So, my favorite book...right now at this very moment, is Ree Drummond's (aka "The Pioneer Woman"...duh) "Black Heels to Tractor Wheels". I am totally immersed and engrossed in this book.

It reminds me so much of my romance with my own "cowboy"...I was a somewhat pampered city (town) girl...he was raised on a farm and wore cowboy boots when I first met him. I never imagined life outside of a postage stamp yard...and here I sit, out in the country, hopeful for more acreage someday.

It's also the reason I love "Hope Floats"...same "connection" of sorts.

Dang. I love my husband.

Excuse me please...I need to go sit on his lap and hug him.


  1. haha I was just thinking we need to go to Sam's today. i think you should send her new book to a dear friend who has not gotten it yet. oh how she needs that book. have a great week

  2. I haven't read Ree's book yet. :( I'm too cheap to buy it, and I'm #345 in the library hold line. It's going to be a while before I get my hands on her book.

  3. I'm with you on the underwear, i just cannot put them back on even if i only wore them for 5 minutes.

    have a great weekend.

  4. I am totally the same way with underwear lol

  5. What fun! This is my first time participating!
    And I agree on the underwear!!

  6. I'm the same way with books. When I read a book it becomes all I want to do until I finish it way too quickly.

    Uh, can you believe I'm finally back in the 5QF game? Missed you, doll! ;-)

  7. Thanks for having this blog hop, fun to read, easy to answer!

  8. Hi Mama M!

    I hope you & Mr W have a lovely evening out cos you both deserve it!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!...



  9. I am also reading The Pioneer Womans book, Love it! Her cookbook is also awesome!!!

  10. I love this hop! Thanks for hosting every week!

  11. I wear the same jeans two days in a row.

  12. @JDaniel4's Mom, I too wear the same jeans two days in a row! I just go to class sometimes for a few hours so it's not a bad thing to do :D

    @Mama M, I love your long answers :) great way for people to know you better!

    Have a great weekend!

  13. Mama M, we would love it very much to answer your 5 questions and start blog hop on it, too. But, for now, we have an existing blog hop that we sponsor and it's not ending yet. Perhaps we can schedule one that would answer to your different 5 questions soon.

    Nevertheless, we are following you now. Do visit our blog, too, and be counted as follower, too. We love wonderful comments...

    God bless us.

    Mike and Luisa

  14. I have the same thoughts on undies that you do. If I put it on and change my mind two minutes later, it still goes in the hamper. I just can't bring myself to put them back on even if they aren't technically dirty.

    I'm also the same with books. If a new one is available for reading, it's all I think about until I've finished reading it.

  15. As usual, this was fun. I remembered to participate this week, but forgot to sign the linky before it closed! Hey, at least I remembered it was Friday. ;0)

    Here is my link:


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