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Time For Five Question Friday!! 2/17/12

Let us all observe a moment of silence for my sadness in seeing my baby boy turn 16. *sob* *wail* *waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa*

How does this happen? How did he go from a cooing, sweet smelling baby boy to a big, stinky teenager...overnight?! Wow. I am old. HE is old. Expect a proper birthday post soon...

In the meantime...

Welcome to Five Question Friday!! You've come to the right place if you want a fun, easy post or if you've suddenly discovered your muses are crying in their coffee because their baby is suddenly old enough to drive a him. self. Waaaaa!

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, February 17th (It's my big boy's birthday!!): (Special thanks to
Gasfamily (@gasfamily) from The Gas Family, Courtney (@mom2xover2002) from Mom Times Two , Jennifer (@jenniferovery) from The Days of a SAHM, Sandy (@PardonMyDust) from Pardon my Dust, and Amy (@amy_mcmommy) from Mac or Cheesy for their question suggestions! I would love to link you in a future 5QF, so come on over to mycommunity or watch for my Thursday afternoon shout out for questions on Twitter and offer up your best question suggestions! Remember to @5crookedhalos me and use hashtag #5QF if you go the Twitter route!)

1. What do you do when you are really upset to calm yourself down?

2. Do you go all out for V-day or is it just another day?

3. Are you more or less productive when Hubs is away?

4. What is your favorite time of day and why?

5. What is your go to karaoke song?


1. What do you do when you are really upset to calm yourself down?


Although, I'm not really sure that it calms me down.

If I've had a really crappy day, usually I'll just leave and wander around WalMart for a while...I've also just grabbed my camera and announced I was taking off to go photograph stuff, then I walk around our property and shoot stuff.

"Shoot" as in, with my camera...although, I'm sure if I grabbed a gun and just started blasting away at trees and bushes in the woods, that'd prolly feel good too.

I'm just not real good with a gun. My aim is better with a camera.

2. Do you go all out for V-day or is it just another day?

Typically, it's just another day with a little extra sweetness thrown in. This year, we did the streamer idea and it was SO fun!! And then I did the molded hard boiled egg, which was really cool...

I see some Valentine's traditions in my future...

3. Are you more or less productive when Hubs is away?

HA!! Less. For sure...waaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy less. Then, the day before he's due home, I scramble like crazy to get the house in shape!

In fact, I am so much less productive that my mantra is, and I am totally serious, "Why cook for just 6?" I mean, really...7 people, I can see, but 6? Sheesh. What a waste of time. And, gosh, I's so hard to cook for just 6.

So, we eat out. A lot.

And it's delightful.

And not at all productive.

(You'd think it would leave me more time to actually BE productive...but, alas, production is not to be seen when the hubs is away.)

4. What is your favorite time of day and why?

Gosh...that's a hard one. I love saying goodbye to my kids and husband when they leave in the morning, I love picking them up from school and hearing about their day, I love being all together at supper time...

But, I suppose, my favorite time of day would be after I wake up for the second time (yes, I go back to be to snuggle my sleeping baby after the big kids leave) beside my warm, soft, squishy little girl who usually wakes me with a "mornin' mama" and a big, sleepy smile.

Yeah...that is probably my favorite time of day. Just her and I, snuggling and talking about what to make for breakfast...


5. What is your go to karaoke song?

Ha! Well...see, the thing is, I can't carry a tune to save my soul. (Unless I'm singing the Wii "Glee Karaoke" song on "easy" mode...then WATCH OUT! I'm just waiting for the record companies to come banging on my door...)

Soooooooo, my go to karaoke song is usually something of a "rap" song. "Ice Ice Baby" is a good one. No tune carrying involved...just some fancy talking.

If I've had enough Mike's Lemonade, I can sometimes convince myself that I sound good enough to belt out some Gloria Gaynor or any handful of country artists...but that requires a blood alcohol level that leaves me unable to drive a car or operate heavy machinery and I wind up with a queasy tummy and a pounding headache in the morning.

Gloria ain't worth that but for maybe once every few years. (Mama can't hold her liquor.)

---------------------------------------------------, will someone please hug me and tell me that everything will be okay now that my firstborn is 16 and spreading his wings? I'm so not ready for this...


  1. Happy Birthday to your boy!!! He and I share this special birth date, which obviously means he's pretty cool! :)

  2. I think that a little alcohol (or a lot) is really the key to a good time with karaoke! :)

  3. Happy Birthday - my daughter is almost 14 and I'm dreading the next few birthdays... this one means high school next fall, the next one is learner's permit... gah...

    I'm not old enough for this...

  4. PROMISE ME that when we all meet up we'll do karaoke!

    And I love snuggling with my BabyGirl too. Precious moments.

  5. Haha! Love the #3 answer. Cook for 6? Hehehe... I do that to when Hubby is MIA but I'm ONLY cooking for 5 when he's gone. Hehe..

    Take care!

  6. Hi I'm your newest follower and it's my first time linking up. Very fun thanks for hosting!

  7. Happy Birthday to your son! hope he have a good one.
    Happy weekend.

    Everyday Fish

  8. Happy Birthday, Pal! Today is my sister's birthday, er well, it is, but yesterday (the 17th) was also my sister's birthday. Two sisters, two days... one year and one day apart. Anyway, what I'm saying. I get the "Where has time gone and when did they get so old?" feeling... meaning "how did I get so old"... (they're younger than me by several years).

    Enjoy your weekend!

  9. I remember Lexi turning 16...I cried like a baby. Now we have 17 coming up soon. Whyyy? I don't understand.
    I to am A LOT less productive when (soon to be hubs) is away. I don't know why.


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