Friday, January 27, 2012

5QF ~ January 27

It's a cold, snowy day 'round these parts. Sam and Julie both feel sick today so I kept them home from school. My house is a disaster and I'm so far behind on my laundry.

I was planning on vlogging today, but I have a cold and my face is puffy. And my hair is a hot mess.

Trust me. You don't want to see me today.

So, today I'm just going to do my Five Question Friday old skool style and type it out.


Let's go.

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1. Do you swim in the winter?

No. I don't like the chill I get when I go outside after swimming. I don't take the time to dry my hair before I leave and it freezes on the way to the car.

When I win the lottery and have an indoor pool in my house, you betcha I'll be swimming every day. Be nice to me and I'll invite you to join me.


2. Do you love or hate winter?

I think I'm pretty clear on this. I despise winter on a level you cannot imagine.

Only 52 days until Spring...

3. Do you put makeup/actual clothes on when you know you're going to be home all day with just family?

I don't wear makeup at all. I have been considering starting because I'm getting older and wrinkles are appearing, and my skin isn't as nice as it was when I was younger. I need some 911 assistance.

As for actual clothes, yes. I get dressed every morning. I am not one to lounge around in my pjs. It makes me feel gross. Even if I'm sick, like today, I will still get dressed.

4. How old were you when you had your first alcoholic beverage?

I was sixteen. I went to a bush party with several coworkers that were older than me and I started drinking beer. I had absolutely no tolerance and no one told me when to stop. I eventually passed out for about 45 minutes. I was still drunk when my friends dropped me off at home the next morning. I remember sitting on my front porch for almost an hour trying to find my keys in my purse. I told my mother I was sick and she took care of me all day. The guilt became overwhelming and I admitted that I was hung over.

She grounded me for two years.

Two years.

I wish I was lying.

I was allowed to go to the movies, the mall or out to dinner with friends, but I wasn't allowed to go to any parties for two years.

She's a tough cookie, my Mama.

5. How many ill calls in a 12 month period do you think are acceptable?

Oh I could go on about this all day long. It really bothers me when someone takes a lot of time off work. I don't like having to cover someone else's workload on top of mine, and I can't stand having to wait to get something from someone else who's off all the time.

I've worked with people who felt it was a challenge to work two weeks in a row without missing any days.

We get 40 hours of paid leave per year, which is 5 days. I think exceeding that amount of time would be considered excessive.

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That's it! Hope you all have a wonderful Friday!

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



  1. I wish we had snow!! I am stopping by from 5 Question Friday. Love your blog. Come visit Marriage from Scratch!


  2. What's a bush party? And where do you work? Or is that what the government says everybody gets?
    Two YEARS?!?!?! Oh I think I might die.

  3. I despise winter if I have to go out in it

  4.'s definitely a browser thing. I was trying to reply to TGF above, but it wouldn't work. (Today I'm using Safari...)

    Anyway, I agree with P.! What's a bush party? Are you Australian? They talk about the bush a lot. And paddocks and blokes and lollywater and fizzy drink.

    I want to be Australian.

    G'day, mate!