Friday, September 3, 2010

Five Question Friday

I usually put the 5QF logo at the beginning of each blog. However, right now I am getting my tires replaced, so answers to the questions is all I can do!

{1.} What do you do when you have time to yourself?

Read. I usually just sit down and open my book and read. I love to read but I what I love more is not being interrupted when I read.

I also ... blog! When I try to blog while helping the girls with school work or helping Papa Beat with work it can take me an hour or more to write a simple quick post!
Sometimes I wait til the girls are in bed (which can be late!) and then I sit down to blog. Those nights I usually get to bed around 2 a.m.!!!

{2.} When you look out your kitchen window, what do you see?

My rose bushes. For years I complained that everyone else had rose bushes and I hated that big ugly bush in front if the house. Well, the ugly bush is still there, but for my 32nd birthday my Papa Bear and the girls made me a rose garden in the back yard. Originally there was a yellow rose bush, white Kennedy rose, magenta double knockout, the most beautiful Peace rose and a regular red cutter rose bush. All have thrived and produced beautiful roses except for the yellow bush. The Texas sun claimed it. It sat in direct sun for many hours during the day and it just couldn't make it.

{3.} Who/What would you want to be reincarnated as?

I've never thought of this, possibly because I don't believe in reincarnation. But if I did I would want to be an artsy hippie living somewhere by the beach. That seems perfect and relaxing!

{4.} What is your biggest pet peeve about other people's kids?

Behavior. I simply cannot stand it when children talk back or speak disrespectfully to their parents. I don't like children who hit, cuss, run around, hide in clothing racks, scream, whine... I really REALLY cannot stand (almost HATE) whiny children, children who interrupt, don't listen... I think you get the point.

{5.} Regular or Diet soda?

Both. I've read that Diet is bad for you because if the chemicals, but then all the calories in Regular are just astronomical!! Sooo I switch it out. Usually I will just stick with Sweet Tea!

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thanks for the sneak peek into your life. I'm a big Diet Coke girl -mmm with lots o ice:)



What a great gift your roses were, so thoughtful! and I love sweet tea!


Hi April,
Thanks for visting my blog - thought I'd stop by. You must be a wonderful cook! Looking over your blog made me hungry! :-) Yep, we are in the same position about children - behavior is so important! I wish everyone took the time to teach that to their children. Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to following your posts!

Another, April


Hi there, Ms. April! I luv ur 5QF's!! I'd like to share with you and UR followers some interesting facts I learned on WATER or COKE. I get these weekly "DID YOU KNOW" from my PT. I myself AM VERY MUCH A regular COKE LOVER drinker, however have had to reduce the intake based on the below...enjoy!


#1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
(Likely applies to half the world population)

#2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak
That it is mistaken for hunger.

#3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as 3%.

#4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs
For almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of
Washington study.

#5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

#6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of
Water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain
For up to 80% of sufferers.

#7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term
Memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on
The computer screen or on a printed page.

#8.. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of
Colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast
Cancer by 79%., and one is 50% less likely to develop
Bladder cancer. Are you drinking the amount of water
You should drink every day?


#1. In many states the highway patrol carries
Two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from
The highway after a car accident.

#2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Coke
And it will be gone in two days.

#3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the
Toilet bowl and let the 'real thing' sit for one hour,
Then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes
Stains from vitreous China.

#4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers:
Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds
Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.

#5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour
a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble
Away the corrosion.

#6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Apply a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola
To the rusted bolt for several minutes.

#7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into
The baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake.
Thirty minutes before ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix
With the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.

#8... To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke
Into the load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run
Through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen
Grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your


#1 the active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid.
It will dissolve a nail in about four days. Phosphoric
Acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major
Contributor to the rising increase of osteoporosis.

#2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup! (the concentrate) the
Commercial trucks must use a hazardous Material place
Cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.

#3. The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean
Engines of the trucks for about 20 years!

Now the question is, would you like a glass of water?

Or Coke?


Lisa I wish you never would have showed me this!! I did know about it cleaning battery acid but not the other things! Wow!! I'm definately increasing my water intake!

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