Friday, October 08, 2010

5QF ~ October 8

I am so excited for this weekend!


It's Thanksgiving, that's why!

I'm heading over to my mom's house in a few minutes and we're going to get started on the preparations for dinner tomorrow night. We're going up north to celebrate with Ian's parents on Monday. The children love weekends like this when they get to see all their grandparents.

I love Thanksgiving so much that I've decided we're going to have two this year - the Canadian one and the American one :-)

Umm...could someone who's American please let me know when that is? My belly I need to know so I can look forward to it.

Thank you so much for your encouraging and supportive comments to my last post. I can sometimes be a bit over protective when it comes to my little people, so it was very reassuring to know that you would have handled things the same way.

I appreciate you guys, you know that? I love that you read this blog, and it means so much to me that you comment on what I write and give me so much support.

Thank you.

Ok. Enough with all the sap and on to Mama M's Five Question Friday!

1. What do you listen to while driving?

I'll listen to the radio if there's a good song on. I alternate between four stations. Or I listen to a worship CD and sing along to that. Sometimes I get very carried away and start belting it out, hands lifted, freaky stares from the cars next to me...

I love to sing, but the good Lord did not gift me with a beautiful singing voice!

2. What is your least favorite thing about Fall?

I love everything about Fall. The crisp air, the changing leaves, Thanksgiving, stews in the crock pot, pies in the oven....

I wish it lasted longer... and didn't have Winter on it's heels.

3. What does your dream house look like, inside and out?

I'd love a fenced yard, a kitchen with a window overlooking the backyard, main floor laundry and four bedrooms.

4. Would you ever own a minivan?

I love my minivan almost as much as I love my children. We've had ours for about five years and I love it. There's room for everyone - including Willow! - and everyone's belongings. I like that I'm high up so I can see over cars at intersections.

I know of many people who would rather die than drive a minivan and I just don't get it.

5. Do you wash new clothes before wearing them?

No I don't. I love the new-clothes-feel. And they're usually already ironed so I'm good to go.

I have a thing about buying things that someone else has already touched (like magazines at the store for one example) so I'll take the one in the back. I imagine that I'm lowering the cootie-factor and therefore it's ok to wear before washing.

OK that's it for me today - I have to get moving here or I'm going to be late!

Have a super Friday!

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



  1. Hey doll! Thanksgiving is 11/25 this year. It is always the 4th Thursday in November. Happy Thanksgiving! :)

  2. I so look forward to reading your 5QF's! I love your answers. :)
    American Thanksgiving is on November 25th this year. It's always the 4th Thursday in November, fyi.
    I'm anti-minivan at this stage in my life. I guess to me minivan=not "with it" mom. I like to think that I'm "with it" thus I shun the minivan. I'd rather have a SUV or something. But you know what? I bet that you're the exception to the "no one looks cute driving a minivan" thing. Even when you're belting out your praise and worship music! :)

  3. I'm a intimate clothng washer but not the rest. They are new............

  4. Anonymous11:32 a.m.

    I'm totally jealous that you get to celebrate thanksgiving this weekend! I want two thanksgivings!! I'm wearing a Canada sweatshirt right now, shouldn't that entitle me to thanksgiving food? ;)
    And America's thanksgiving is always the fourth Thursday in November making this years on the 25th. :)

  5. Wow! Happy Thanksgiving, eh? American Turkey day is Nov. 25 this year- incidentally, 3 days after my beloved's birthday. :) I'm with you on #4....I just don't get the disdain of minivans. On the flip side, I don't get the love of them either...they're just big enough to get me and mine where we need to go...ugh, I'm WAY too practical sometimes. :) With that, I'll leave you with a GOBBLE GOBBLE!

  6. Our Thanksgiving is the last Thursday in November... What does Canadian Thanksgiving dinner consist of? I wonder if it's the same as a traditional American Thanksgiving?!? :-)

  7. Love that! Lower the cootie factor by getting from the back. HEHEHE... Great! As for the minivan thing, I'm not sure what the deal is with it either. I adore our minivan and this is our second one. This one is a huge step up from our last one too. Great stuff!

    I hope you enjoy your double helping of Thanksgiving this year! It's my Hubbie's favorite time of the year too. I need to get going on making something pumpkin soon.

    Take care!

  8. Happy Thanksgiving to you! Have a great weekend, Kate.

  9. I LOVE Thanksgiving. I can't wait! Hope you enjoy yours this weekend. I can't seem to convert to the minivan though I know the extra room would be nice. I am addicted to my 4Runner.

  10. I would love to have two thanksgivings! And I agree everything about the fall is wonderful...cinnamon, pumpkins, the crisp air...

  11. Anonymous1:28 p.m.

    ryc: thank you for visiting my blog...and for liking it! :)

  12. It always amazes me how alike we think. :) I hope you had a really wonderful Thanksgiving.

  13. Happy Thanksgiving to you! Have a great weekend, Kate.