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Five Question Friday! 9/21/12

Facing a busy weekend...and then, hopefully life gets back to its boring, leisurely pace! Today is a party at my BIL's, Saturday a shower for my lovely SIL and future nephew, and 
Sunday is Belle's birthday party!

Phew. Makes me tired just thinking of it!

Anyway, I wanna get to bed (it's currently 1:03 am), so no more small talk! Just the answers...

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 had a busy day and can't be bothered.

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, September 21st: (Special thanks to 
Sandy (@PardonMyDust) from Pardon My Dust, Erin (@emenchho1) from The Life and Times of E1, Kate (@KatieB38) from Kate's LifeGasgirl (@gasfamily) from The Gas Family, and Brooke (@HallBro) from Brooke and Michael for these 5QF question suggestions! I would love to link you in a future 5QF, so come on over to my community 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 is one grammar issue you cannot let go without correction?

2. What's your favorite thing about fall?

3. What's your favourite dish to take to a potluck?

4. When do you start Christmas (Holiday) shopping?

5. Did you move homes a lot growing up?


1. What is one grammar issue you cannot let go without correction?

Grammar is one thing that can really annoy me. My grandma and my mom have really good grammar (wait, is "good grammar" good grammar?) and it rubbed off on me.

Speaking as well as written...for example, the your/you're debacle that so many people can't seem to understand? Note to you: your = possession as in "it is your thing", you're = you are as in "you are not using 'you're' properly if you're talking about your thing". They are not interchangeable.

My oldest child is fabulous with younger ones? Not so much...not sure if they haven't gotten to that point in school yet or what, but it better be soon...MAMA'S GOIN' CRAZY!

Belle has started reading more, so I'm hoping that this helps her with it!

Another one is "don't" like "Don't that look good?" ARRRRGGGGHHHHHH!!!!! No..."DOESN'T that look good" makes me wanna claw my eyes out. Or, my ears, I guess.

2. What's your favorite thing about fall?

Cool weather...warm, hearty, stick to your ribs meals.

I can't wait to start cooking more! It's finally been cool out and I've been too busy to cook. Boo.

At least I've got my Gram to cook with...but she does most of the work and I just stand there and take pictures. Fair trade, I guess. ;)

3. What's your favourite dish to take to a potluck?

Whatever is the easiest thing I can think of? Is that a good answer?

Is it bad that I find it very hard to put much effort into a potluck?

A good fall back for me is Oriental Salad...coleslaw, ramen noodles, sunflower seeds, dressing.

Voila. Tasty, easy, portable. Done and done.

4. When do you start Christmas (Holiday) shopping?

Well, technically not until after Halloween...but this year? I've already got one present purchased! I'm so proud of myself!

I'm becoming a Zuilily and Groupon addict. I see a lot of gadget-y presents arriving this year. It's fun to get great stuff for an awesome price!

Bring it.

5. Did you move homes a lot growing up?

Not at all.

I lived in one house until I was 12, lived in that house until college, and then home every weekend.

I've moved more as an adult than I did as a kid. After college I rented a tiny little 2 bedroom house for a year, then bought my first home, hubs moved in when we got married, sold that and bought the home we currently live in...which we are prepping to get on the market at some point in the nearish future.

I've realized that at some point, it becomes easier to move than to deep clean your whole house. Like, just empty the sucker out and move into something else.

I'm totally at that point right now.

8 years worth of crap...I just want to pick it up and move on. Also, moving forces me to purge. I hang onto stuff that I'd never ever want to move with, so when I move, I toss. Maybe I just need to pretend like I'm moving to get organized? there's a thought. ;)


Annnnnnnnd, goodnight! (Well, good morning for you, since this won't publish until morning!)


  1. i wish I could say i lived in the same place. it would be great for the kids

  2. I am so envious that you have officially started your Christmas shopping. I want to every year. I plan on it every year, but then I worry that I will buy something that will be the "deal of the year" on Black Friday. And I love Black Friday, so I wait to start.

  3. Your (See, I know how to use it) writing style cracks me up! It's great to join you today. I hope to play again in two weeks, as that's my next Friday hop with bloggy friends. ^.^

  4. oh my gosh I LOVE Oriental Salad! YUM!

  5. It is wonderful to visit your blog and keep up with your active family. Have a great weekend!

  6. Dang... I missed the Linky. :( Sorry! Got to answer my questions today.

    **I LOVE those Oriental Salads... they're so SO good!!!!!


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