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Five Question Friday!! 9/23/11

I have a love/hate relationship with all these day shifts I've been working.

I love being home with my family in the evening...but my body hates it. As in HATES/LOATHES/DESPISES getting up at the butt crack of dawn. I often wonder what my co-workers think of me...rolling in with eyes at half mast, half asleep.

Good thing that they have good coffee there. game tonight. The Pal is in the throes of an abscessed tooth, he injured it in football a couple of weeks ago and it's been bothering him since, more so when he got steam rolled by that Jerk face kid in his last game.

He's now going head to head with a root canal...after his round of antibiotics. Perhaps this'll teach him to call "fair catch" next time. ;)

Onto the show, Mama!!

Welcome to the bestest, funnestest, wonderfulest blog hop in town! (Yes, I'm biased.)

Rules for Five Question Friday: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them, then watch for the linky post to appear Friday morning! Also...and this IS IMPORTANT...have fun!!!

Thank you all for making this such a fun, successful blog hop every week!

Questions for Friday, September 23rd: (Special thanks to @kristinascackle, Sandy,@donettadalman, @gasfamily and @Lovely_Lici for their question suggestions! I'm dying for some fresh questions over here and besides that, I enjoy linking YOU in this little blog hop of ours, so please, please, please c'mon over to my community and offer up some question suggestions. OR, watch for my Twitter shout out for 5QF questions on Thursdays! If you go the Twitter route, remember to @5crookedhalos me and use hashtag #5QF!)

1. Dream job...realistic and completely unrealistic.

2. Do you fart in front of your significant other?

3. What's the furthest you've ever traveled from home? How far and where was it?

4. How do you celebrate birthday for your kids? Family only or friends? ... Alternate for those without kiddos: How did you celebrate birthdays as a kid?

5. Fave thing about fall?


1. Dream job...realistic and completely unrealistic.

Dream job? Realistic, I'm living it. Helping bring babies into this world has to be the best job on the planet. Even when it's a situation that's not happy, it's so rewarding to help a family in their time of greatest need.


A Princess.

That can be a job, right?

Just imagine...the jewels, the shoes, the staff, the $$$.

Yup, sign me up for that Princess gig anytime. I can polish up my wave, my walk, my smile. Suck in my flabby gut, pretend to like Polo (even thought I'm allergic to horses), and wear funny hats.

2. Do you fart in front of your significant other?

Dang tootin' right I do!

My husband was raised in a family where the girls don't fart. Well, you know, they DO, they just...don't. In front of anyone.

The first time my husband farted in front of me was after a date, getting out of his truck, and he let one rip. I almost fell into the snowbank, but that was too "MinneSOOOOOOta cliche", so instead I snorted, laughed, slapped my knee and proclaimed, "Geepers! That's some real good funny stuff, dontchaknow!"

Then all bets were off. I figured, if he can let it fly, so can I.

And our relationship was never closer. I'd like to tell you that he proposed over a fart shortly after that, knowing that our love was, indeed, real because we "passed wind" in front of one another, but that's not how it happened.

In case you were wondering.

3. What's the furthest you've ever traveled from home? How far and where was it?


On our honeymooon. (Blast from the past. I think that link may be the very first 5QF. I confuse myself with my updates. I have no idea what I was talking about.)

Where I was accidentally approximately 6 weeks pregnant. Oops.

And sicker than a dog.

You know, being sick in a tropical paradise still isn't much fun. Plus, someone on the same floor of the hotel as us smelled like fish. So, if I happened to be feeling decent, I'd open the door and be slammed with a wall of stench so bad it would send me running back for the toilet.

The toilets in Hawaii aren't any better than the ones here in MinneSOOOOOta.

Oh, and whale watching on a smallish boat when you're suffering from morning sickness AND prone to motion sickness will leave you hanging your head over the side of the boat fearing (or, maybe, put you out of your misery) that a tiger shark is going to come chomp your head off.

"People" would've had a heyday with that one.

4. How do you celebrate birthday for your kids? Family only or friends? ... Alternate for those without kiddos: How did you celebrate birthdays as a kid?

I'm going to be really interested to read people's responses. I wonder if we're normal...

We do both.

A family party (because I could never subject my loved ones to the horror that is a child's birthday party. They'd write me out of the will...) on the Sunday closest to the child's birthday. Replete with a supper of the child's choosing, cake, presents and much chanting: "We wanna open presents! We wanna open presents!" (longtime family thing, there.).

In first grade we start having kid parties. And I am always amazed that I am still alive and sane at the end of them.

Kid parties are my hell.

I do very well with my own kids. I do moderately well with other people's kids when other people are also around. I don't, however, particulariliy enjoy other people's kids in my own home being bratty and not knowing how I should handle it when what I really want to do is lock them in the cellar and tell them to watch out for the monsters.


You don't think things like that?

5. Fave thing about fall?


The changing colors, the crisp, cool, clean air.

The warm, soul satisfying, stick to your ribs meals that I can once again start making.


Sleeping under the covers.

My warm Aerie jammies.

Snuggling with my husband. (i.e. warming my feet up on him.)

Fall is fabulous. The only thing that sucks about fall is 1) Ragweed and 2) It means winter is right around the corner.

Stoopid winter.

And if the "Old Timers" are right, this winter is going to be a doozie...judging by the crop of acorns we have.

Stoopid acorns.


Okay my dearies! Looking forward to seeing if any of you survive kid parties too! Feel free to participate via Twitter if you'd like!


  1. Boy I MISSED it on the first answer! YOU got it right! Now I want to be a princess too!!! =)
    BTW---I enjoyed your video of the roll sock hair curls-mostly hearing your baby talk---she is just adorable!
    You have a lovely family!
    Have a great weekend!

  2. FAll is my favorite season and just like you it makes me also sad since i know winter is that much closer :)

    my family does family birthday celebrations too, and we get to pick our dinner choice also!

    happy friday!

  3. A princess would have some perks :) Your birthday sounds a lot like the way that we celebrate the birthday.

    I can't take the fish scent on a good stomach, I cannot imagine it under other circumstances.

    You make Fall sound wonderful!

  4. Your sense of humor is delightful. You must keep your family laughing all the time!

  5. I just found your site - I love the 5 questions idea. I will have to participate next week. But to answer the one about birthdays, we go crazy over our kids. Correction, I go crazy. Huge parties, tons of cake, several celebrations. My mom did that for me, and I plan to continue it. My husband asked me if I was always going to go way overboard for their birthdays and I said "of course!". Unless they tell me otherwise, I guess...

  6. Have two words for you.

    Shark. Bait. the delivery room...

    I love fall for all the same reasons you do.


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