Friday, December 7, 2012

5QF 12-7-12

Happy Friday Yall! It's Five Question Friday and that means you need to head over to Mama M's and join in the fun!

1. How many times have you moved and do you have any tips?

Well if you don't count the 17,124 apartments I lived in during college, I'm going to say 2. 1 when we bought our first house, and 1 when we moved to this house.  Tips? No, I suck at packing boxes, and I always have so many things at the very end that don't go in a box, or can't fit in a box, so I end up just shoving them in my car in the front seat. Don't plan on moving again anytime soon, unless I win the Powerball, then I will hire not just a moving company to move our stuff, but a moving company who comes and packs it all up as well!

2. Do you have a budget for the holidays, or just keep sliding the credit card and have a heart attack in Jan?
I don't really have a specific budget, but I only use debit cards, no credit. That way come Dec 23rd, all of our presents are paid for, and I don't have anything to worry about later. I started that about 2 years ago, and it was the best feeling ever, knowing that come January, I wasn't going to get this huge bill to pay for everything.  It made me be more aware of what I was spending, and not just grab everything I wanted. On the flip side, it also makes me go and buy things earlier, so I don't feel that rush right before Christmas. It's definitely a better situation that I used to do.
3. What is the one medical thing you avoid like the plague?

I don't really have anything that I avoid. Shots don't bother me. Procedures are usually no big deal. I've had surgeries before. I just go and do what I'm supposed to do, and get things checked out when I should.

4 What your least favorite Christmas song?
I HATE that Christmas Shoes song, Hippopotamus song, and anything by the Beach Boys. Christmas songs sung by the Beach Boys are just horrible. Oh, and Elvis. I don't like Blue Christmas. Our Christmas lights dance to music and Blue Christmas is one of them, and it makes my skin crawl each time I hear it.
5. This Christmas are you spending more, less or about the same? Why?
See question 2. Probably a little more this time, only because Love Bug is asking for a couple of more expensive items, but not much. We just will not get as many of the cheaper things.

Happy Friday yall! Tomorrow we are going to the local children's hospital for their annual Christmas celebration. It is music, lighting of the Christmas tree, fireworks, and Santa, for all the staff and their kids, but especially for those kids who will be in the hospital for Christmas. It's really neat as the kids who are able, come out and are able to press a button, that shoots off their own firework. The kids eyes light up, like nothing I have ever seen.  Our good friends own the firework company, so we come and sit "backstage" and watch. It really is a neat evening for the kids. Makes you really appreciate your healthy kids, when you see the kids in wheelchairs, wagons, and some even in beds, coming outside to shoot off their own firework. Give your babies an extra hug!! And thank God they are healthy!


  1. Oh, I forgot the Beach Boys...they rank up there too! I need to get finished with my shopping. Too much to do, not enough time! And baking! Goodness, why am I on the computer????? ;)

  2. Well, HALLELUJAH! IT'S GONE!!!!

  3. You hate hippos??? I love them :) popping by from FQF new follower Happy Friday

    1. I don't hate hippos! I hate the song I want a Hippopatomus for Christmas! :)