Friday, April 22, 2011

Random Friday List (and some 5QF!)

1.  Easter weekend.

2.  Good Friday today.

3.  Observing Good Friday (at least, for me) makes Easter that much sweeter!

4.  D. has been fighting a virus he just can't shake.

5.  I don't think it helps that he's horribly dehydrated.

6.  My spring cleaning bug-up-butt seems to be petering out.

7.  I still have a few organizational challenges that I'd like to cross off the list, though.

8.  Then I'll bid my bug farewell.

9.  A. is off school today and Monday in observance of the weekend.

10.  I LOVE having them both around, but it takes a lot more work to keep them both alive.

Ok, Five Question Friday...If you haven't tried this totally fun, easy meme, I really encourage you to join in.

1. What is your favorite Easter tradition?

Church!  I love the celebratory feeling on Easter Sunday!  The smell of the church fragrant with lilies, the cute outfits, the awesome service....knowing death has no power over those that love Christ.

2. Are you a "shower" or a "long, hot bath" kind of person?

I'm a long, hot shower kind of person.  Ha!  How's that for a politician's answer!

I'm just not a big fan of soaking in my own filth.  I'm also not known for taking short showers.

3. Can you parallel park and if so when is the last time you did it?

Yes, yes I can.  Or, I could....  I think the last time I did it was in driver's training.  (Which, by the way, I was the BEST at in my a little certificate for it and everything).  And driver's training was approximately 19 years ago (OUCH!!!), so I'm honestly not sure about my skillz in that area. 

BUT, I still remember all the steps to it....does that count?


4. What is your favorite Easter candy?

The Reese's Peanut Butter Egg.  Oh so good.  (Gluten free too!)

5. Easter: do you go all out with the Easter Bunny or focus on the religious part of the holiday?

My boys don't believe in the Easter Bunny.  We started with the whole bunny thing when A. was little, but realized that it's not really that important to the holiday.  The boys still get Easter Baskets, but they know it comes from D. and I.  We never really told them that the Easter Bunny doesn't exist, but we've never talked about him either.  We really do focus on the REAL reason behind Easter and that we celebrate that - which is TONS better than any silly egg-laying-rabbit.
Funny story, though- C. and I were at Walgreen's the other day, and a lady (who CLEARLY needed a lesson in boundaries- she was the closest-talker I have ever met) asked C. if the Easter Bunny was coming to our house and what he was going to get.  C. looked at her funny and said, "Silly!  There's no Easter Bunny!"  And then he laughed right at her. should have seen the stink eye (and subsequent deep inhale) she gave me. 

That being said, I'm not opposed to saying hello the funny bunny (read:  the poor person shoved and sweating inside a fuzzy polyester outfit)  with the boys.  Case in point:


TIFFANY said...

I'm impressed that you know how to parallel park! I never turn the wheel the right direction! :)

All this talk of Reese's eggs is making me hungry. They are my favorite too!

Nicole said...

leaving some <3 from 5QF! new follower!

Anonymous said...

Your comment about having Monday off makes me laugh because it is expected in Australia that you get the Monday after Easter off. So the first time Easter came around after I knew Simon, he was like, so what are we doing for Easter Monday? Ummm, going to work... And I just laughed at him because that was not a term I had ever heard of before and the poor guy was so sad to have to work on Monday, he thought he had a four-day weekend.

Kathy said...

I'm with you on the Reeses PB eggs - best candy EVER! I told Matt that is the ONLY candy to buy me if he decides to get me any candy. And that lady at the store was just rude, Go C for putting her in her place. ;0)

Erin said...

They are gluten free??? Best news of the day!

mrsmarkdave said...

I can parallel park, too. With my eyes closed. And yes it counts that you know how to do it even if it's been a few years. It's like riding a bike :-)

Reagan's Mommy said...

Totally jealous that you can parallel park! Happy 5QF and Happy Easter!

Tettelestai said...

i love the reeces eggs too!! i love your blog header, that is so cool!!

Tracy said...

I love it when kids stump adults lol. We also have a 4 day weekend here, in fact next Wednesday and the following Monday are also holidays here! said...

Resses eggs are a hit at our house also!

Gina said...

Came by from the 5QF hop. I had to LOL at #10. I homeschool so mine are always home - and yes, it's definitely more work to keep them all alive when they are all at home!! Love me some Reese's Egg. Not my absolute favorite, but high on the list!

Mama M. said...

Girl, I love you!! You always make me smile! And, now...I need a Reese's Egg. I remember someone saying once that their favorite candy (not just Easter candy) was a Reese's Egg...she loved peanut butter cups, but the Reese's Egg trumped it because she "always knew they were fresh, since they're just made once a year"!!

What a wise woman!