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Friend Makin’ Mondays: The Holidays and More: Part 2

It’s Monday again, and I’m still in holiday mode. (Is anyone surprised by this?)  I’m currently writing this post as I look at Pike’s Peak in Colorado Springs, and there’s snow on the ground.  Add a hot cup of java, and it’s everything I need to feel ready for the holidays.  I know we talked about the holidays last week, but most of you seemed to enjoy it so I’ll throw a few holiday questions in this week too.

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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!

 

 The Holidays and More: Part 2

1.  What state/country do you live in?  New Orleans, LA in the USA

2.  Where were you born?  Were you raised there?  I was actually born about an hour and a half away from where I live now, but I didn’t grow up here.  I lived in Texas, Oklahoma, New York and a few other states in between.

3.  How do you feel about stores like Wal-mart opening on Thanksgiving Day for pre-Black Friday sales?  Will you participate?  I think it’s horrible.  As a capitalist, I believe in the free market, but as individuals, I think we should collectively refrain from Thanksgiving Day shopping so that employees can enjoy the holiday with their loved ones.  That said, consumerism is alive.  I just won’t be a part of it…until Friday.

4.  Have you ever participated in a Turkey Trot?  Will you do one this year?  I’ve never been part of an official one, but I’ve walked a 5k or more on Thanksgiving every year for the last few years.  I plan to do one this year too.

5.  What was your favorite toy as a child?  I loved my Cabbage Patch kid whose name was Jimmy Swaggart.  (No, I’m not kidding…sadly. Ha.) I also loved to play Barbies with my sister.  As a teen, I loved my roller skates.

6.  Will you count points/calories on Thanksgiving Day?  I’m always aware of how much I eat (even when it’s too much.)  I won’t eat everything that I see on Thanksgiving, but I won’t count the points too closely either.  (I should.  I know I should…I’m just being honest about it.)

7.  Will you watch football Thursday?  I’m sure I’ll catch a little since it will, no doubt, be on, but I’ll probably watch Christmas movies with Mom while we decorate the tree.

8.  Do you decorate inside/outside of your home for the holidays?  I decorate a little inside, but I live in a historic high-rise.  I’m guessing that since I can’t have direct TV, I probably can’t having lights. 😉  I’d also have to scale the building to do it so I’m thinking it’s just a bad idea all-around.

9.  Do you have allergies that prevent you from eating traditional holiday meals? Nope…It might not be a bad idea for me to be allergic to pecan pie, but I’m not.  I’ll just have to pace myself, as one small slice is nearly 400 calories.

10.  Is it snowing where you live?  No way.  I am currently in Colorado as I mentioned earlier in this post.  It’s snowing here, but it’s definitely not snowing in New Orleans.  It’s supposed to be chilly this week though.

 

Now it’s your turn to answer this week’s questions.  Don’t forget to come back and link up in the comments.  We had some new FMM-ers last week so let’s be sure to make them feel welcome this week!  Happy Monday, friends!

 

 

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49 Comments

  • Reply
    Caroline
    November 25, 2013 at 12:29 am

    I can see Pike’s Peak, too! I’m in Monument, CO visiting my in-laws.

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      November 25, 2013 at 11:53 am

      Wow! Small world! I had to pass through Monument to get to my sister’s house from the airport. 🙂

  • Reply
    Tim
    November 25, 2013 at 3:13 am

    I want a thanksgiving dinner! 🙁

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      November 25, 2013 at 11:53 am

      Come to my house, Timmo! Well, come to Mom’s house. She’ll feed you until you need a nap, and you can do a 5k with me too. 🙂

  • Reply
    Karen @ Sunnytropic
    November 25, 2013 at 6:48 am

    Great questions this week!

    http://sunnytropic26.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/fmm-6/

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      November 25, 2013 at 11:54 am

      Thanks, Karen! 🙂

  • Reply
    Chris
    November 25, 2013 at 6:53 am

    I love the favourite toy question 🙂

    http://wisdomcouragepower.blogspot.ca/2013/11/friend-making-monday-holidays-and-more.html

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      November 25, 2013 at 12:26 pm

      I loved your answer. That’s what FMM is all about to me. 🙂

  • Reply
    Carina
    November 25, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Fun topic again! I expect no one will agree with me on 3.

    http://carinaruns.blogspot.com/2013/11/fmm-holidays-and-more-part-2.html

  • Reply
    Ann
    November 25, 2013 at 10:31 am

    http://annstersdomain.blogspot.com/2013/11/fmm-holidays-and-more.html

    Loved the questions – lots of fun!

  • Reply
    Grace @ Grace Dishes
    November 25, 2013 at 10:54 am

    http://www.gracedishes.com/2013/11/kicking-off-thanksgiving-week.html

    I love that you named your cabbage patch kid! Have a wonderful week 🙂

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      November 25, 2013 at 12:31 pm

      I just think it’s so funny and kind of ridiculous that I named him after a televangelist. At the time, I adored that guy, but now I’d despise him..lol

  • Reply
    Summer
    November 25, 2013 at 11:04 am

    I love the Thanksgiving questions this week! Here are my answers. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!

    http://summerkenny.blogspot.com/2013/11/friend-makin-monday-thanksgiving.html

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      November 25, 2013 at 12:31 pm

      I’m so happy to hear that, Summer!

  • Reply
    Bella
    November 25, 2013 at 11:22 am

    I had a great time answering these – I love the holidays!
    http://bellaonthebeach.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/fmm-the-holidays-and-more-part-2/

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      November 25, 2013 at 4:47 pm

      I do too! I’m so glad you enjoyed them! 🙂

  • Reply
    Diana
    November 25, 2013 at 11:51 am

    I haven’t thought about my favorite childhood toy in years! 🙂
    My blogpost here: http://withoutlicense.blogspot.com/2013/11/fmm-my-kind-of-holiday.html

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      November 25, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      Neither had I…It’s funny what pops into my head when I’m writing these things…lol 🙂

  • Reply
    Lisa
    November 25, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving week, all!

    http://lisa48317.blogspot.com/2013/11/friend-makin-monday-holidaze-and-more.html

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      November 25, 2013 at 4:47 pm

      Same to you, Lisa! 🙂

  • Reply
    Ashley
    November 25, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    I love the holiday questions! Have a great week everyone!

    http://ashley-to-awesome.blogspot.com/2013/11/fmm-holidays-and-more-part-2.html

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      November 25, 2013 at 4:47 pm

      I hope your week is great too! 🙂

  • Reply
    Chelsea
    November 25, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Here is mine:
    http://therewere2ofme.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/friend-makin-monday-5/

    Have a good Thanksgiving Holiday, everyone!

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      November 25, 2013 at 4:47 pm

      You too, Chelsea!!!! 🙂

  • Reply
    Dacia
    November 25, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Here is my link…I did both parts in this one post. Wanted to catch up. Love this topic 🙂

    http://runriderepeat.blogspot.com/2013/11/fmm-holidays-parts-one-and-two.html

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      November 25, 2013 at 4:46 pm

      Smart move! 🙂

  • Reply
    Dacia
    November 25, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    And….Happy Thanksgiving Kenlie!!!

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      November 25, 2013 at 4:46 pm

      Same to you, Dacia! I can’t wait to see you! =)

  • Reply
    Lindsey
    November 25, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    I love the holiday questions! Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Reply
    Lindsey
    November 25, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Whoops, and here are my answers 🙂

  • Reply
    Friend Makin’ Mondays: The Holidays and More |
    November 25, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    […] moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their […]

  • Reply
    Stace
    November 25, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    http://grief-bacon.blogspot.com/2013/11/weekend-recap-and-friend-makin-monday.html

    Yay, more Christmas questions! I like 🙂

  • Reply
    The Holidays Q&A Part 2 — Let's Talk and Walk
    November 26, 2013 at 6:18 am

    […] week I answered some Holiday questions from Kenlie’s blog, today I am back for part 2. Click HERE for Kenlie’s Friend Makin’ Monday […]

  • Reply
    Glenneth
    November 26, 2013 at 6:18 am

    a day late as usual…

    http://www.letstalkandwalk.com/the-holidays-qa-part-2/

  • Reply
    timothy
    November 26, 2013 at 7:10 am

    happy thanksgiving y’all! love reading these every week!
    http://timothology.blogspot.com/?zx=a59879ebd8b580e4

  • Reply
    timothy
    November 26, 2013 at 7:10 am

    happy thanksgiving y’all! love reading these every week!
    http://timothology.blogspot.com/?zx=a59879ebd8b580e4

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    Running Bear
    November 26, 2013 at 7:34 am

    Happy Thanksgiving! One of the things I’m thankful for this year is the virtual support network for weight management, fitness and self-appreciation that I’ve found through blogs like yours. Thank you for doing the weekly FMM.

    http://www.spiritualcreaminess.com/2013/11/friend-makin-mondays-the-holidays-and-more-part-2/

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    Becca R
    November 26, 2013 at 9:02 am

    I know, I am a day late, but better late then never. So looking forward to the holidays this year! Happy Thanksgiving!!
    http://itsaboutbecca.wordpress.com/2013/11/26/friend-makin-monday-a-day-late/

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    Amanda
    November 26, 2013 at 10:59 am

    This was a good one. I forgot to comment though.

    http://completelyrandomsally.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/friend-makin-mondays-the-holidays-and-more/

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    Jennifer
    November 26, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    I absolutely LOVE Pike’s Peak….the donuts are amazing at top!! 😉

    Here is my post…a day late…http://www.listenlearnlovemend.com/?p=1250

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    Ann
    November 26, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    These were such fun questions, I felt like playing along in the comments this week. I don’t have a blog.
    1) Ohio
    2) Born in Orrville (home of Smuckers jelly) at the nearest hospital, and raised in a nearby town.
    3) Also think it’s horrible! People barely get enough time to be with their families as it is with work schedules & travel.
    4) No, but maybe we should run a few miles in the morning…or hit the early morning spin class before we go to eat!
    5) I played with a lot of dolls & had all kinds of Barbie stuff…pool, camper, Dream House with elevator & tons of clothes & shoes.
    6) No, I don’t ever intentionally count anything, but I know not to eat as much of the bad stuff. Even the yoga instructor said she wasn’t going to bother with a class because it doesn’t make a dent in the 3,000 calorie meal!
    7) I will definitely want to watch the Steelers beat the Ravens!
    8) We put up an old aluminum tree & some stockings, candles & stuff on the mantle, but nothing outside because we don’t have any outdoor electrical outlets.
    9) No food allergies
    10) Yes. There’s still on the ground from Sat & the winter storm warning started an hr ago for 4-8 inches by Wed night…and me without the snow tires on yet!

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    Hailey
    November 26, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    http://www.divinemrsdiva.com/2013/11/q-monday-holidays-and-more.html

    I was excited to be able to participate once again! Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Reply
    Tammy
    November 28, 2013 at 1:34 am

    http://coloradosugar.blogspot.com/

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