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Five Question Friday!! 3/16/12

Today might just be any old Friday to you, but to me?

IT'S iPAD FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YIPPEE!!!

It's also "gorgeous March Friday" as well as "Mama has off Friday".

70. That's how many glorious, gorgeous degrees it's going to be today. We need to get outside!! With my new iPad, of course. ;)

Okay, you came here for Five Question Friday, so let's get to it!

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 enjoying the warm weather so much that they don't want to come in from playing outside.

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, March 16th: (Special thanks to Stacy (@JacksonJsmom) from A Boy Makes 3, harmonysong (@harmonysong) from Harmony Song, Kristina (@kristinascackle) from Kristina's Cackles, Kendra (@kendram) from All and Nothing, and Pam (@trooppetrie) from Troop Petrie
for their question suggestions! I would love to link you in a future 5QF, so come on over to my communityor 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. Will you run to the store or to pick up a kid looking a mess?

2. Do you finish a book if it's boring or you don't like it?

3. Beach or mountain vacations?

4. What thing/event says "winter will end and spring is right around the corner" to you?

5. Would you prefer couples or family vacation?


1. Will you run to the store or to pick up a kid looking a mess?

Absolutely. It's much too hard to look perfect all the time.

Heck, sometimes, I'll even make a mad dash to the store or pick up the kiddos without brushing my teeth.

My grandma is probably gasping in horror right about now (hi Gram!!). See, she is the ultimate lady. Always looks amazing, always has her "face on"...I'm surprised she'll be seen with me, sometimes.

It's a good thing she likes me.

2. Do you finish a book if it's boring or you don't like it?

Depends on how far into it I am. I started reading some horrible book with "Plums" in the title and I couldn't get through the first few pages.

It was awful.

So I stopped.

I think it might have been the first time I'd ever just up and quit reading a book and guess what? It was EXHILIRATING! So freeing!

It's like it gave me permission to stop reading books I wasn't into ALL THE TIME!

It was like the gateway drug to stop reading bad books!

Try it sometime.

3. Beach or mountain vacations?

Depends on the company I'm with.

If it's a family vacation...I'll go with mountains, or beach if it's a lake beach.

I just, personally, have a hard time with reconciling taking young kids on a tropical vacation destination. Yeah, I know, I know, "the all inclusives have great kid care during the day"...but you know what?

If you're pawning your kid off on complete strangers so you can go enjoy your beach vacation...why didn't you just leave them at home?

Or go to Disney?

One of life's small mysteries that I don't understand. But hey, if it's your cuppa tea...have at it.

4. What thing/event says "winter will end and spring is right around the corner" to you?

The smell.

I'm not sure if it's the scent of the thawing earth or what, but when the weather warms up, the air takes on the most wonderful scent!

Oh, and also, the disappearance of snow.

But, of course, until it's June, I know that we're not completely "out of the woods" for snow here in MinneSOOOOOta. So, even though it's going to be 70 degrees today, it could very well snow a foot tomorrow.

One more reason to enjoy today for what it has to offer.

5. Would you prefer couples or family vacation?

You know my answer to #3? Yeah, that pretty much answers this one.

It depends on the vacay. Tropical beach vacation? Couples only...and preferably just the hubs and me. We're "loner vacationers". Better to reconnect that way!

Road trip? Mountains? Skiing? Bring the whole dang fam! Actually, pretty much any vacation in America is family friendly.

No. I take that back. Not Vegas. WHOA NELLY, NOT VEGAS.

But anywhere else? Sure. I think. No, I'm actually not sure...there are probably plenty of American destinations that are not kid appropriate. I take it back.

Road trip, mountains, skiing, vacations. Amen.


If you hear me pacing the floor, waiting for my iPad to arrive, tell me to sit down and relax, okay? Thanks!


  1. do you work this weekend? I bet you call in sick. I can see it, standing in the room of the delivery room saying one moment gotta wait for this app to download. Totally teasing, i know you better. So excited for you and a little jealous of you

  2. Great answers! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I am waiting for my iPad also! It sat it Kentucky for 5 days! (I am in WA) It is finally here and out for delivery right now. I can't wait. Hope you have a great day off and don't have to wait too long for your delivery.

  4. Thanks for hosting! My first week doing this meme..
    sounds like fun. My dh can't wait to get a new IPad.

  5. We haven't done a "loner" vacation yet. One day when the kids are older hopefully! It's tough to find someone to babysit for the night though, let alone a vacation!

    Thanks for hosting!

  6. Lori, could u edit my link to
    Joy@Books and Life..sorry I messed that up.

  7. Great answers! I couldn't express #4 better myself. In fact, you did it much, much better. (didn't realize you were in MN, too)

    Enjoy this GORGEOUS weekend!!

  8. Toledo was very springy-smelling today! I took some pictures of the already coming up daffodils today. The crocuses were up a month early and they just didn't look as good this year. I find myself as someone I don't even know today because I hope there is more snow and a little colder next winter - my flowers need more sleep!

  9. If the Plum books you're talking about are the ones I'm thinking of, (Plum Spooky, Plum Lucky, Plum Lovin) yeah, they need work. However, the other series about Stephanie Plum are fantastic!! "One for the Money" just came out in the theater a month or so ago :-) They're good.

  10. Great answers, particularly #4! Now that my ample curiosity has the better of me, I'm going to have to go see if I can figure out what awful "Plum"-titled book it was you were reading!


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