Friday, January 27, 2012

Five Question Friday

Yay, it's finally Friday!  I hope everyone has a great weekend!

1. Do you swim in the winter?
No, but not because I wouldn't like to.  If it was warm enough or if I had access to an indoor pool I would definitely be swimming.  I love to be in the water and know it would be so relaxing to be able to swim my troubles away.

2. Do you love or hate winter?
I have a love/hate relationship with winter.  I used to love winter weather and getting snow and snow days.  But, after the Snowmageddon of 2011 and the ten snow days we had to make up which caused us not to get out of school until June 8 I don't love winter quite so much.  I guess that's a good thing because we haven't one lick of real winter weather this year.  Snow sure is beautiful and I'm sure I'll love it when it returns to us, which hopefully won't be until next winter.

3. Do you put makeup/actual clothes on when you know you're going to be home all day with just family?
Well, I usually put on some kind of clothes, but I definitely don't put on make-up.  The only reason I put on clothes is because I feel so grimy if I just stay in my pajamas all day.  I also either get a shower or bath at some point during the day.  My family doesn't deserve seeing me look/smell horrible just because we are staying home all day.

4. How old were you when you had your first alcoholic beverage?
I'm sure it was some point in college when I had my first real alcoholic beverage and I knew I was doing it.  I have been told that when I was little I would try to drink my dad's little beers if he would set them down, which is kinda funny now since I won't touch a beer at all.  That stuff is nasty!  The first time I ordered my own drink was when I was 20.  I went to New Orleans that Spring Break (I didn't turn 21 until May).  I was with my mom and when she ordered the waiter asked if I wanted anything and when I ordered I wasn't carded.  It was a good drink, too.  I don't feel too bad since I was with my mom.

5. How many ill calls in a 12 month period do you think are acceptable?
As a teacher, I get 10 sick days a year.  Three of those can also be used as personal days.  That averages out to about one per month.  Any that I don't use can be rolled over to use another year.  I can accumulate up to 90 sick days and any above that I get paid for.  I try to only use about five of the ones I am alotted so I can save some up to use when a little bambino arrives.  I imagine it will be pretty nice to have a paid maternity leave.


  1. Congrats on the baby on the way :) And how fun that you are a teacher! I have my degree, just looking for a job still!
    I am stopping by from 5 Question Friday. Love your blog. Come visit Marriage from Scratch!


  2. Love your thoughts! I could live in my jammies, though. :) I'm sure my family would appreciate it if I altered my ways on the whole what-I-look-like-when-I-know-I'm-just-going-to-be-home thing. ;)