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Friend Makin’ Mondays: Taboo Topics (And Some Other Stuff)

The weekend was a busy one, and I’m thankful that I was able to spend time with my family – especially Uncle Wesley.  Yesterday was his 53rd birthday, and last week, his doctor wasn’t sure if he’d make it to that day.  Well, he made it…and he even preached a sermon at church that left me without any doubt that God is listening to me.  And shortly before the service ended, I was astonished.  Perhaps I’ll share more on that later.

Uncle Wesley and Me

Saturday I had planned to go the airport around midnight because my cousin, Sarah, was flying in, but moments before she was due to arrive, I learned that she had missed her flight and that she’d have to spend the night in her layover city.  And that was no fun, but I did manage to have quite a lot of fun last night anyway, and Sarah arrived safely this morning.  I met up with a lovely lady named Anne who reads my blog, and I’m so glad we did. In addition to adorable presents, she also provided great conversation and loads of motivation!  She has lost about 50 pounds since February, and her husband has lost about 125 pounds (though he started sooner!)

Anne and me...at the end of the evening.

Check out my amazing prezzies!

She embroidered my name on one side and my site's name on the other! Love it! 🙂

And washable makeup bags! Love these! =)

I had a great weekend filled with family and friends and intense workouts!  And I’m looking forward to having a healthy week which will start with improving in my food choices. Late last week, I mentioned that I was struggling with it, but I’m prepared this week and hope to be home a bit more so I can concentrate on making good choices.  Now it’s time for FMM.

Now it’s time for FMM!  If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: www.alltheweigh.com so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

FMM: 8 Taboo Topics

  1. How often do you read/watch the news?  Multiple times daily…I read the news online and watch cable news as well.
  2. What is your opinion on beauty pageants?  I think that they are weird and outdated rituals that place emphasis on what’s most important to society – the outside.  I wish I could be pretty enough to compete in a pageant, but I also wish that society as a whole valued those of us who are pretty awesome on the inside too.
  3. Would you date/marry someone who has different religious views than you?  Sure…If you know me, you probably know I want someone tall and brilliant who will accept me as I am.  Part of that means accepting them too.  As long as we can respect the opposing view, I’m okay with it.  Plus, it yields awesome philosophical conversations, and i dig those too.
  4. Do you follow politics? Yep. Religiously. 🙂  I don’t talk about it on my blog for several reasons, the biggest of which is that it can be polarizing.  And I value those of you who might agree with me and those of you who wouldn’t.  But I share so much here, and some days it’s incredibly difficult to keep my opinions to myself.
  5. How often do you talk about sex in your daily life and/or on your blog?  Hmm, I talk about sex with friends pretty regularly, I guess, but it’s another thing I rarely discuss on my blog.  I keep saying that will change, but I don’t have much to discuss now so maybe later. Ha…
  6. Does it make you uncomfortable when someone asks you about your salary/income? Does it ever happen?  It happens occasionally, more often in New York than anywhere else but people write in asking once in a while too.  And yeah…I think it’s usually inappropriate and usually keep my answer vague.
  7. Do you tag friends and family in pictures that you post on FB, or do you seek permission first?  I tag friends and family that I know won’t mind when I’m feeling motivated enough to do it, but when I’m not sure, I don’t.  There was a time in my life when I hated being tagged (though I don’t mind now as long as the picture isn’t awful) so I try to be sensitive about it.
  8. Can you be friends with people who have opposing views on ‘taboo’ topics?  Yes, definitely…If I didn’t, I wouldn’t have many friends nor would I be close to many members of my family.  Sometimes it’s not about being right…It’s simply about accepting and respecting others even when you disagree.
Now it’s your turn to answer this week’s questions! Don’t forget to come back and link up in the comments!  And there’s still time to enter my giveaway for your chance to win a KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender if you want to.  Have a happy Monday friends!

 

 

 

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34 Comments

  • Reply
    Lynn Haraldson
    October 10, 2011 at 7:23 am

    What awesome bags! She could sell those to bloggers on Etsy or something! I’d buy one 🙂

    Loved the taboo subject questions, too. Politics, religion, money and sex: the four pillars of controversy…LOL

    Sending a big hug to you and your uncle Wesley. That’s a great photo of the two of you.

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      October 10, 2011 at 1:50 pm

      I’ll tell her that you said so Lynn! i agree! They’re beautiful, aren’t they?! 🙂

      And yes, I’m digging the pillars of controversy this week!

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    Joshua
    October 10, 2011 at 7:49 am

    Very cool pic! That’ll be a picture that you’ll treasure, I’m sure.

    My answers are over at my blog today. Here’s hoping you have a great week!

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      October 10, 2011 at 1:51 pm

      I definitely treasure it and always will…for sure…

  • Reply
    Carina
    October 10, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Okay, just did my post, good qustions!

    http://carinaruns.blogspot.com/2011/10/fmm-taboo-topics.html

  • Reply
    Fat in Suburbia
    October 10, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Love this week’s questions!

    http://fatinsuburbia.blogspot.com/2011/10/friend-makin-mondays.html

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      October 10, 2011 at 1:51 pm

      Happy to hear that you liked them. =)

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    Kris
    October 10, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Fun questions this week! Those bags are gorgeous – she should sell them!

    http://tryingtotri.com/?p=2275

    Enjoy visiting with your family. 🙂

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      October 10, 2011 at 1:51 pm

      I totally agree Kris!

  • Reply
    Lisa
    October 10, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Glad to hear Uncle Wesley had a great birthday!

    http://lisa48317.blogspot.com/2011/10/friend-makin-monday-taboo-topics-stuff.html

  • Reply
    StormyVawn
    October 10, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Great post. Love the customized stuff.

    http://bigbutttheory.blogspot.com/2011/10/friend-making-mondays.html

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      October 10, 2011 at 1:52 pm

      Me too. The gym bag makes me want to hit the gym even more often..love that feeling! 🙂

  • Reply
    mevrouwhoning
    October 10, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Great questions!

    Your family is in my prayers; what a precious gift to be able to spend time with your uncle now. I know how much that will mean to you later, truly.

    http://soontobehealthy.wordpress.com/2011/10/10/fmm-3/

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      October 10, 2011 at 1:53 pm

      Thank you for the prayers…please continue. <3

  • Reply
    auntiekim
    October 10, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    oooooh Kenlie! Good job. I can’t wait to read everyone’s answers.

    Keeping your uncle in my thoughts always and wishing him peace 🙂

    http://fortyisthenewfabulous.blogspot.com/2011/10/friend-makin-monday-taboo-topics.html

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      October 10, 2011 at 1:53 pm

      Thank you Kim!

  • Reply
    Carrie@shrinkingcarrie
    October 10, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    This was a great FMM Kenlie!!! I am going to enjoy reading everyones answers!
    http://shrinkingcarrie.com/2011/10/10/fmm-taboo-questions/

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    Jenn
    October 10, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Fun topic this week!

    Enjoy and cherish these moments with your family!!

    http://losingmyscrap.blogspot.com/2011/10/fmm-taboo-topics.html

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    Chris
    October 10, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    I liked this weeks FMM, more than just fact stating answers! yay! I have missed the last couple though.

    Anyways, my answers can be found here: http://wisdomcouragepower.blogspot.com/2011/10/friend-making-monday-8-taboo-topics.html

  • Reply
    Brittany
    October 10, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    I am so happy about your uncle!! God gives us those special moments of sunshine that we’ll never forget just when we need them the most! Your family is still in my prayers!

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      October 10, 2011 at 7:58 pm

      That’s so true Brittany. I think we all needed it yesterday. 🙂

  • Reply
    BigMamaT
    October 10, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    It’s my first week- this is a great idea Kenlie!
    http://bigasstobadass.blogspot.com/2011/10/friend-makin-mondays.html

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      October 10, 2011 at 7:58 pm

      Welcome, welcome! =0)

  • Reply
    Amber
    October 10, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Hi Kenlie,

    Interesting questions this week. Made me think. Was also excited to read my husband’s responses. Looking forward to reading everyone else’s now.

    http://learningtolovethegym.blogspot.com/2011/10/fmm-taboo-topics.html

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      October 10, 2011 at 8:00 pm

      Do your husband participate too? If so, who is he? =) I’m glad you’re here ! =0)

      • Reply
        Chris
        October 10, 2011 at 8:43 pm

        I’m the Chris up there 🙂

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    Nina Patricia
    October 10, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    I’m late on this one, but better late than never. I will check the rest once the little guy goes to bed. I love the picture with your uncle!

    http://theadventuresofninapatricia.blogspot.com/2011/10/lazy-friend-makin-monday.html

  • Reply
    Jill
    October 10, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    I should read the news more… I feel pretty ignorant in the current events of our world.

  • Reply
    Bella
    October 10, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    This week’s topic was another really interesting one to think about.
    http://bellaonthebeach.wordpress.com/2011/10/10/fmm-taboo-topics/

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    Caylie
    October 11, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    I’m a day late – but I have a challenge on Monday’s…. So, here’s my FMM on Tuesday…
    http://wisconsinmomloves.blogspot.com/2011/10/fantasy-football-and-friend-making.html

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