Friday, December 30, 2011

5QF ~ December 30

We made it until the end of December before getting any snow and now it's everywhere. I don't care how pretty it is, I don't like it. I'm not a winter girl.

Only 173 days left until the summer. I can make it. I'm coming, flip flops! I'm coming!

Julie and I took our Christmas tree down on Wednesday and it's sitting on our front porch. It was too big to fit down the stairs but we just shoved it down there and out the door. I was half finished vacuuming up the needles when I managed to suck up the strap of Jordan's babydoll carrier and the whole thing shut down. When I pulled on the strap the whole bottom came off, including the rolling thing and the belt. Ooops. It was touch and go while I tried to fix it myself so I started practicing my speech for Ian, explaining why we needed to buy our 18th vacuum. (Yes, we're on #17) But Ian fixed it and all is well. Whew

I have not made any resolutions for the new year. I never keep them anyway. I don't feel the excitement of a new year like I usually do. This year will present new challenges for us as a family and I'm emotionally exhausted before we even leave the gate. Not good.

My girls are outside playing in the snow right now. I love seeing their pink faces and red, drippy noses when they come in to warm up. I'm going to crank out my questions for Mama M's Five Question Friday so I can get some cookies baking in the oven for when they come inside.

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1. What's the oldest piece of clothing in your closet?

My school uniform! I can't seem to part with it. It's not like I'll ever wear the kilt again, right? I just can't let it go. I enjoyed my high school years and it's like a souvenir. A closet space stealing souvenir.

2. How many random blog readers have you met?

In real life? One! I met a lovely woman "C" at the Women of Faith conference last month and I like her a whole lot :)

Through the blogging community? TONS. I love the women I've met through this blogging hobby of mine.

3. Do you let your kids stay up till midnight on New Years Eve? (Or, if you don't have kiddos yet, did you get to stay up until midnight as a child?)

Yes, we let our kids stay up. When it was just Sam and Julie, we used to watch the NYE celebrations from somewhere ahead of us at 9pm so they could get to bed at a decent hour, then Ian and I would celebrate alone.

Now we all stay up. I make everyone's favourite meal for dinner, we play games and watch movies and eat snacks right up until midnight. We toast with wine for us, and pop, juice or milk for the children. I cry then we go to bed.


4. What are the gas prices where you live?

We're paying about $1.19 per litre right now. I tried to figure out online what that converts to in gallons and it came out with $5.41/gallon. That can't be right.

5. What is one resolution that you know you should do but are too afraid to try?

I'm not really afraid to try anything resolution-wise. Lose weight, maybe. I fail every time. Maybe I'm subconsciously afraid to try because I'm afraid I'll fail again. Maybe I just love cookies too much. Maybe both are right.

Oh! Speaking of cookies... I need to get them into the oven for the girls to have when they come in from the snow to warm up!

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Head on over to Mama M's blog My Little Life to join in on the fun!



  1. I was wondering where you lived that you have liters, then I saw Canada on your profile. Good list, happy new year!

  2. silly! :)

  3. Really? How many liters are in a gallon?

    Happy New Year, Kate!

  4. 4.54 litres to a gallon. And yep, gas prices are incredible right now - over 55GBP to fill my modest sized car.
    Leaving some 5QF love - hope the new year brings plenty of love and smiles your way.