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Five Question Friday! 7/12/13

I am SO ready for this weekend. Crazy busy week with "touchdowns" at home (come home for 0.5 seconds before we're off again), work, eye appointments, gah. Mama needs a break.

Thankfully, nothing is planned for the weekend...hopefully we can get out and jump in the river or go to a lake or anything. I just wanna relax!

Let's get to the questions!

Welcome to Five Question Friday!! You've come to the right place if you discovered your muses are requiring a little downtime. 

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, July 12th: (Special thanks to Adrienne (private twitter account), 
Pam (@trooppetrie) from Troop Petrie, Brooke (x2!!) (@hallbro) from Brooke and Michael and me for these 5QF question suggestions! I would love to link you in a future 5QF, so follow me on Twitter (@5crookedhalos) and/or like my Facebook page and watch for my Thursday shout out plea for questions! Remember to @5crookedhalos me and use hashtag #5QF if you go the Twitter route!)

1. Would you rather pay for house cleaner or spa day?

2. Who plans what gifts you get for holidays, you or your spouse?

3. How many hours of sleep do you get? Do you need more?

4. Do you like your hair long or short?

5. When was the last time you were pulled over and what was it for?


1. Would you rather pay for house cleaner or spa day?

Gracious. After this week, I'm tempted to say "house cleaner" because holy hell is my house destroyed. It needs a thorough deep clean and then there's the matter of our downstairs carpet that needs washing after it got wet from the heavy rain a few weeks ago.

BUT...dang, that spa day sounds delicious.

A massage. A pedicure. A facial. Oh, dear heavens...I'm salivating.

2. Who plans what gifts you get for holidays, you or your spouse?

Me. Hands down, without a doubt. Sure, I get input from the Mr., but it is I that does the planning.

I've joked before that if something were to happen to me that Christmas wouldn't exist anymore. The Mr. wouldn't have any idea how many people we buy for OR WHAT ON EARTH to buy them.

If you haven't heard by now, the Mr. isn't the best gift giver. (Anyone remember the chocolate covered strawberries debacle? Beef jerky and Pepsi, anyone?)

So, yeah. Me. I plan the gifts...maybe I need to cut the mister some slack and start planning what he should get me.

Oh, wait. That's right...I tried that. Right down to a text message with a picture of what I wanted and where he could get it.

(I didn't get it.)

3. How many hours of sleep do you get? Do you need more?

My husband teases me that I'm like an infant...dudes, I NEED sleep. At the very minimum, 8 hours...otherwise, I'm dragging all day and CRANKY.

I've discovered that the perfect time for me to wake up (preferably on my own, no alarm clock, no husband, no child waking me) is about 9 am, I'm usually in bed for sure by midnight, so usually I'm good.

Unless it's been a long, snore-ful night. Then, ugh. Give this girl a nap.

4. Do you like your hair long or short?

I like the idea of long hair, but really, I'm more of a short hair person. I have kind of a long face and when I have long hair, I feel like it elongates my face.

But...I see all these people with gorgeous, long hair and loose, sexy curls and I'm all, "THAT is what I want." reality, I don't think I actually do. The thing with short hair, though, is that it needs more attention. More frequent cuts, more frequent styling...ugh, I like wash and go hair.

I think I want to get a wand curling iron and give it a shot. Any recommendations?

5. When was the last time you were pulled over and what was it for?

Why, just last Friday! Actually, technically, it was the Mr. that got pulled over. I've been telling him for weeks that our right turn signal is out (side note: do you have any idea how often a person uses their right turn signal? A. LOT.) and we were on our way to the drive-in ("Despicable Me 2", holla!!) when we got pulled over by a kind police officer.

He walked up to the window, saw our gaggle of children, and said, "I'll bet you're headed to the drive-in!", told us he pulled us over for a burnt out brake light (brake light? Huh?), the Mr. said, "Oh, yeah, she told me about that blinker light the other day." and he laughed and said, "WHOA, I don't know about the blinker, but the brake light is out!". We all laughed, he looked at the Mr.'s license and insurance info and sent us on our way.

Fastest pull over ever.

And, thankfully, ticket-free pull over, too!


Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Hey Mama M! Don't you just love getting pulled over without getting a ticket? Hope the brake light and turn signal are both fixed and in good repair by now. Visited your Shari's Berries post and had to laugh. One thing about our men folk that endears them to us as well as drives us batty is the fact that they "mean well." *sigh* I'm just learning to use a flat iron...can't believe how straight it gets me hair but I'm always concerned about the amount of heat involved...Anyways, have a great weekend!

  2. I'm jealous of the folks who can get 8 hours of sleep. Heck any hours more than me I'm jealous.

  3. Wow, no ticket?! That's pretty amazing. We don't have nice police officers. Lol.

    I like long hair, but with having a baby, it will be going short soon.

  4. That was nice of the officer! :) I love naps!!

  5. I fully believe that if the world would not 'start' until after 9am and stop around 10pm life would be better for everyone. I loath getting up before 9, Lord help me with the whole school thing coming up.

    The blinker/brake debacle reminds me of a time,not to long ago, that Mike was pulled over coming out of OK into AR in the just after dusk minutes for driving with no lights on. There were so many street lights and it had just gotten dark that we didn't realize it. Thankfully the guy laughed about it, told us to turn them on and let us go.


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