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Five Question Friday! 12/7/12

Is anyone else surprised at how busy life has become? I keep waiting for things to slow down a little bit, to have a period of time where there are no obligations, no plans, no nothing and it never seems to happen? 

Our bathroom is really coming along! I'll post some pics soon!

Let's get goin'!

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 sleeping away while they should be doing more important baking, or wrapping, or shopping, or writing posts for you.

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, December 7th: (Special thanks to 
Brooke (@HallBro) from Brooke and Michael, Erin (@Midnite592) from Dreaming with MidnitePam (@trooppetrie) from Troop Petrie, The Gassy One (@gasfamily) from The Gas Family, and Dawn 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. How many times have you moved and do you have any tips?

2. Do you have a budget for the holidays, or just keep sliding the credit card and have a heart attack in Jan?

3. What is the one medical thing you avoid like the plague?

4. What your least favorite Christmas song?

5. This Christmas are you spending more, less or about the same? Why?


1. How many times have you moved and do you have any tips?
Do we count back and forth to college? I say no. So...4 times. That is, 4 times as an adult...we moved an additional 2 or so times as a kid, but I was just along for the ride for those moves!

My tips? Liquor boxes. Sure, you can buy bigger boxes, but they're cumbersome. Liquor boxes are small, have built in lids and handles and are easily stackable and not at all awkward to carry. KEY.

Also, LABEL!! And label appropriately and sub-label! For example: "Kitchen-Dishes" "Kitchen-Gadgets" "Bathroom-Towels"...but to be honest, I think we used a lot of our towels as packing cushion. You can't over label 'cuz you can be certain that when you're spending your first night in your new place that you'll be looking for your can opener ALL OVER and you can't find it, but if you've labeled well (I'm talking OCD labeling)...BOOM.

Can. Opened. 

2. Do you have a budget for the holidays, or just keep sliding the credit card and have a heart attack in Jan?

We're pretty much "heart attack in January" people. I have a general idea of what I want to spend, but usually, I just spend until I get the job done.

I try to equally use our checking account and store credit cards (store savings, baby!) so that it's "doable"...but yeah. No hard and fast budget.

3. What is the one medical thing you avoid like the plague?

No one thing in particular, really. 

I have this...thing on the side of my nostril that I need to get removed and I've been stalling on that. For one, 'cuz I asked to see a plastic surgeon to have it removed (vain much?), for you have any idea how sensitive noses are?????? and for three, I got the referral quite awhile ago and there was some miscommunication (I thought they'd call me, I was supposed to call them) and now it's been so long I'm embarrassed that I haven't called.

So that's really the only thing I avoid much.

4. What your least favorite Christmas song?

Oh goodness...until yesterday, I didn't realize I had so many. There was a little Twitter debate/Facebook poll and wow. People need to stop making bad Christmas music.

Here are my standouts:
Merry Christmas, Darling...makes me want to vomit.
Christmas Shoes...Ugh. Dying moms in Christmas songs? Awful.
I Wanna Hippopatomus for Christmas. ANNOYING.
That song that says "A whoop de doo and hickory dock blah blah blah don't forget to hang up your sock! It's a merry little Christmas time." Ranks along side Hippo.
Santa Baby. Like my mom says, "There is no space for sluts in Christmas."

I'm sure this list is longer...but that's what I can come up with right now!

5. This Christmas are you spending more, less or about the same? Why?

'Bout the same. See question 2. Every year it usually ends up being about the same...unless one of the kids asks for a big ticket item, which they usually don't unfortunately.

Yes, I said unfortunately. Why? Because I'm so sick and blasted tired of the cheap, plastic CRAP that they ask for. Little hunting figures or Polly Pockets that are certain to be lost before the end of Christmas Day, not to be found again until we do a toy purge and then they're usually the first to go.

Weird, I know, wishing my kids would ask for expensive things. It would just save a lot of wasted money on things I know will end up in the garbage.


You have until tonight to enter my iPad case giveaway!

Have a wonderful weekend...we have our first Christmas celebration this weekend! Yay!


  1. Just stopping by to say that I totally agree with you on the CHRISTmas songs. The ones you listed are on my least liked list, too...along with Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer. That's gonna really let kiddos know the true meaning of CHRISTmas!!! ;-) HOPE you have a blessed week!

  2. What ever happened to Meccano sets and baby dolls? I still have toys from my childhood.

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  4. I decided to jump in this week I played back with my old blog Janice's Footsteps but this is the new blog same Janice just new blog. I find the vain stuff does get put off. Loved your moving tips on the liquor boxes I do not plan to move ever again ok never says ever right? But if I do I am membering the tips. Happy friday!!


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