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Five Question Friday!! 3/21/14

We're kickin' it old school today...bringing back 5QF for another ride around the block!

Also...I'd like to give Happy Birthday Shout Out to my amazing and wonderful husband, Mr. Wonderful. 41 years young you, handsome! (Your own birthday post is coming later...)

Kinda excited about doing 5QF again...absence makes the heart grow fonder, perhaps? Been over 6 months since the last 5QF, hard to believe!

Okay, let's get this party started!

Welcome to Five Question Friday!! You've come to the right place if you want a fun, easy post to get you through your writer's block! 

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 21st: (Special thanks to Pam (@trooppetrie) from Troop Petrie
Kate (@KatieB38) from ~Kate's Life~, Gassy Mama (@gasfamily) from The Gas Family(for the win, with TWO questions!!) and little ol' moi (@5crookedhalos) for these 5QF question suggestions!)

1. If I had 5 minutes alone with Mother Nature I would tell her?

2. If you could eat only one thing for a whole week what would it be?

3. What is your favorite season and why?

4. Do you have a meal that you are AMAZING at making? If so, share the recipe!

5. What has changed in your life since the last 5QF? (8/2/13 was the last one! Wow...over 6 months!)


1. If I had 5 minutes alone with Mother Nature I would tell her?

Oh, boy. Boy oh boy oh boy would I LOVE 5 minutes alone with Mother Nature. I would sit her down and get all pointy-fingered at her and tell her to BACK THE HECK OFF and give us a break, already!

Sheesh. This is the worst winter many of us have ever lived through. Brutal cold, massive dumps of snow. Ugh. Oh yes. I'd let her have it. And then I would demand that she promptly deliver spring to us. NOW.

(Although, let's be honest...I'm kind of a wimp and I'd prolly be all, "Oh, yeah, sure. You betcha I love this weather. The snow is so beautiful. Oh, you want to send more? Sure. That'd be great." I'm not real good about standing up to people.)

2. If you could eat only one thing for a whole week what would it be?

Hmmmmmm...only one thing, huh? Well, I've learned something about my body, and that's that I can't go without protein. I get all carby and crash and burn if I don't have a little protein to temper my carbs with.

So, I'm gonna go with this...The Incredible, Edible Egg. We've got a back yard full of 'em (see question #5) AND their super versatile. Egg salad. Fried eggs. Scrambled eggs. Deviled eggs. (And right about now I'm feeling like Forest Gump...)

3. What is your favorite season and why?

Summer!!!! Especially this upcoming summer! (Again, see answer #5.) I love the heat. The swimming. The time with my kids. The late nights and late mornings. The 9 pm sunsets. S'mores. Campfires. Camping. EEEEEEKK!!!!! Is it summer yet?

The only thing I don't love about summer is that it's not long enough.

4. Do you have a meal that you are AMAZING at making? If so, share the recipe!

I do! I have a couple of "signature dishes" most requested being my grandma's Swedish Meatballs. They are putzy but SOOOOOOOO worth the me on this one! It a pretty common birthday meal request around here...which reminds me, I haven't made them in quite some time! (The last couple of birthday parties had to be "brunches"!)

My other favorite is "Carrot Gravy"...named so by a 5 year old me. It's a Swiss Steak type of a dish that is so wonderful.

Both of the above dishes are served with mashed potatoes, which places them firmly in a "comfort food" category...and who doesn't love comfort food?!

5. What has changed in your life since the last 5QF? (8/2/13 was the last one! Wow...over 6 months!)

Well...for one, we are now the owners of 25 layer hens. Did you a chicken lays 1 egg every 25 hours? Do the math...that's 2 DOZEN EGGS a day. We have a lot of eggs these days. It's actually Belle's business that she started with the Mr. Kind of a fun little project for them!

And...I am now a school nurse! I traded in my Labor and Delivery cap for a "Jack-of-all-Trades" school nurse cap! Less stress, better hours...a good trade! I'm loving my new co-workers and I kept my employment at the hospital so I can get a baby fix when I need it!

Best of both worlds! The kids are loving me being home when they're home...and can you say HELLO SUMMER!!! Can't wait. I'm already scheming up ways we have fun! Thinking about a giant road trip out to CA (via the northern national parks and back home via the Grand Canyon)...visiting the Mr. bro and my baby bro along the way! Sounds glorious to me!


Well friends, there you have it! That was fun...maybe we'll have to bring 5QF back every now and again! Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. I think we both need a prize for having the biggest changes

  2. Ok, so weird thing...
    For a couple of years, I did the 5 Question Friday questions religiously over on my blog. Only I have linked up. I would also post your picture (for the questions) and include where I found the question prompts, though! :) But about a year ago I felt like I had maybe gotten too dependent on prompts & challenges from other blogs in my writing, so I let 5QF go.

    Today, I thought of it & realized it had been a long time & I wanted to pick it back up. So I googled your blog (I had forgotten the exact title but knew it had something to do with crooked halos, so I looked for that!) and found your blog. And is the day you re-started 5QF! Wow! Super cool!

  3. Forest Gump! LOL! Loved that! Congrats on changing jobs! I would love spending the summer with our children one day! Excited to be able to do 5QF!


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