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Five Question Friday! 11/30/12

So, since it's 12:34 am and I am just now getting to the 5QF sneak peek, I'm gonna lump the sneak peek and 5QF all into one! I'll post this as soon as I'm done, with the linky...I'll get to my questions tomorrow morning, since I should prolly try to get some sleep, no?

Thursday Baby Girl and I woke up, got dressed, ate breakfast, and even made supper and were out the door in 30 minutes from wake up to driving out the garage...Mama had shoppin' to do!

I am happy to report that I have now made a good start on my Christmas shopping. Hallelujah, I can stop losing sleep about it now! And shop 'til we drop, we did. My mama went with, we sent Baby back with my dad after work and my mama and I shop, shop, shopped!

My feet? They hurt. My check book might be crying a little bit, too, since, you know, I didn't win that Powerball jackpot. Stoopid lottery.

Anyway, let's get this show on the road!

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 too busy nursing their feet from some marathon Christmas shopping to 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, November 30th: (Special thanks to 
Pam (@trooppetrie) from Troop Petrie, Kate (@KatieB38) from Kate's Life, Brooke (@HallBro) from Brooke and Michael and some weird lady that calls herself Mama M. 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 do you give teachers for gifts?

2. Do you text? One finger texter or total pro?

3. Do you give back during the holidays? If so, in what way/which is your favorite charity?

4. If you would've been the sole winner of the 575+ million dollar Powerball jackpot, what would you have done with all that money?

5. Will you please take just a moment to spread the word and pray about my friend's missing family members? There still is no news, and I can't imagine their pain and worry. Facebook prayer page: Prayers for Trista, Shy and Matt


1. What do you give teachers for gifts?

I selfishly picked this one. I never know what to give teachers. Last year, I totally copped out and took the easy, non-personal, totally knew they'd use it route and went with Subway gift cards.

But, gift cards just aren't much fun to give. Weird, isn't that? I don't mind receiving gift cards, but giving them? Total yawn.

I love finding that perfect gift and seeing the delight and surprise on people's faces!

'Course, I don't see the teachers' faces when they open it...could very well be delight and surprise and pure and utter joy over opening a gift card instead of "another candle".

I've heard teachers get so many candles they don't know what to do with them.

So, what I'm saying is...don't take my teacher gift giving advice. 'Cuz I ain't got none!

2. Do you text? One finger texter or total pro?

Total pro. Watching my husband text is like watching my mom type. Painful.

I've actually told my mom to go on kids websites and do some games for typing skills...crazy thing is, she doesn't want to. Weird. The plus side? I could totally kick her ass in typing contest. Words with Friends? Not so much. Typing? Bring it. about a "Typing with Friends" game? Mom, you're goin' down.

Back to texting...I think my typing skills help with my texting, but yeah. I'm pretty quick. Two thumbs all the way.

Fast. Efficient. 

3. Do you give back during the holidays? If so, in what way/which is your favorite charity?

You know, we try to. We usually do some kind of "adopt a family" with my parents...usually a military family.

This season I also want to do some fun Random Acts of Kindness. Just to spread the joy a little...I read somewhere that someone received a Starbucks (or similiar) gift card (small value, like 5 bucks) in a mall from someone...on it was written "To: Random From: Acts of Kindness" fun is that?

There is an anonymous person in town that leaves 10 crisp 100 dollar bills (all at a time) in the Salvation Army bell ringer buckets...last season he/she did this 23 times. TWENTY THREE. Let me do the math for you...$23,000 dollars. How awesome would it be to have the financial security to give that kind of money?

Oh, man would that feel good.

Anyway, so we don't give to one particular organization...we just sorta wing it!

4. If you would've been the sole winner of the 575+ million dollar Powerball jackpot, what would you have done with all that money?

Well, see answer to #3. So, that.

I would make sure to set enough aside for my hubby and I and our kids (not to gain control before they are, I dunno, 30?) to be set (after talking it over with a very reliable financial planner). Then I would've written out million dollar checks for everyone on our Christmas lists.

The rest? Give, give, give. And give somemore. To church, to school, to good organizations. Hand out a wad of cash to a stranger here or there.

Just give. And enjoy giving. 

5. Will you please take just a moment to spread the word and pray about my friend's missing family members? There still is no news, and I can't imagine their pain and worry. Facebook prayer page: Prayers for Trista, Shy and Matt

Oh, you guys. This story is just breaking my heart! It sounds like the Utah governor is not amenable to calling in the Air National Guard, they are using a volunteer organization (Civil Air Patrol) with old technology to try to find these three (and their two dogs).

Here is a news report from yesterday.


I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!


  1. I think it became illegal in my state to give gifts to teachers. I was surprised when I found out. It is viewed as bribery by some, I guess. I'm glad to hear some places still gift their teachers!!

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