Friday, 29 January 2010

5QF

I have never participated in a blog hop before, but it looks fun, and I'm feeling kinda restless today, so... Welcome to Five Question Friday!

My Little Life


1. Would you ever vacation alone?

2. Do you go the speed limit?

3. Why did you start blogging/following blogs?

4. Where do you shop for yourself?

5. What was the song that you danced your first dance with your spouse to at your wedding...or...what song would you like your first dance to be to?

1. Would you ever vacation alone?
  Sure would.  Maybe not a long one, but having time to myself is a HUGE luxury.  I would love a nice weekend all to myself.  Bring a good book, sit on my hotel balcony (a must!) with a nice cup of coffee.  Sounds blissful!  :)

2. Do you go the speed limit?
Can I plead the 5th on this one?  Really, I try to stay within five miles of the speed limit most of the time.  Since we live so far out, the small-town police are often patrolling, and I would hate to get a ticket.  I DO have a lead-foot, though so cruise control is my friend!

3. Why did you start blogging/following blogs?
Why?  Because I started thinking about Christmas cards and had a panic attack.  Seriously.  Jonathan has a big family, and just the thought about put me over the edge.  Besides, what to do?  Picture cards?  They kinda seem impersonal to me.  I love seeing pictures of everyone's beautiful families, but the postcards? ... That's it.  It's a postcard that says "Merry Christmas from the Martins!"  Totally cute, but not very personal.  Pictures in cards?  A little more personal.  You have to sign them.  I could do that maybe if I got everyone's addresses.  (More hyperventilating.  The addresses?!)  A family news letter?  Now that's personal.  A bit of a note about what we've done throughout the year, and a nice pic of the fam at the bottom.  I could go for that.  Except...  Almost every newsletter I've ever gotten has seemed a bit like whoever was writing it is...  How can I put this?  A sanctimonious donkey.  Or a not-so-nice-word for a donkey, if you get my drift.  "Dick got a promotion this year, and Sally-Sue made honour roll.  Little Billy is at the top of his class at Harvard, and we bought a ridiculously large house even though all of our children are growing up and we will be empty-nesters soon.  We had a fabulous vacation to Europe for a month last summer, and upon our return home, purchased a yacht."  Wow.  Great.  So happy for you.  Maybe a newsletter isn't such a good idea.  Good news seems like tooting your own horn, and bad news is just, well, bad.  So, long answer, but that's why I started a blog.  To keep our families up-to-date with us all year long.  And not to sound like a sanctimonious you-know-what!

4. Where do you shop for yourself?
What us this "shopping for yourself" that you speak of?  Um...  I don't, really.  But, I guess when I do, Target is a favourite.  Or Ross.  Or thrift stores.  I love a good deal.  And recycling.  ;)

5. What was the song that you danced your first dance with your spouse to at your wedding...or...what song would you like your first dance to be to?
Love that song!!!  

That's it, folks!  You can check out other people's 5QF through MckLinky.  Hope this works!  hehe!


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6 comments:

gamommy2two said...

A mom? Who can shop for herself? What's that like? You have a beautiful blog!

Lolidots said...

You know, I thought that I would say "never" to the vacationing alone question but, I like your plan! Sign me up for that weekend alone, reading and drinking coffee on a balcony!

Jessica said...

I love your Christmas card dilemma story! Thanks for sharing!

Emily Craft said...

I forgot about Ross! Great choice! Can't go wrong with Ross or TJ Maxx!

Jamie McLaughlin said...

I could vacation by myself during the day but not overnight. That would just be weird

Jamie McLaughlin said...

ok when I say "it would be weird" I mean for me!!! I would be freaked out all alone at night :)