Christmas Cooking Lifestyle Reflection

What’s Happening In Your World?

I really enjoyed and appreciated reading the wonderful responses to my last post, and it made me reminisce about the days in which I hosted ‘Friend Makin’ Mondays.” I also like “Thoughtful Thursdays,” and I decided that it was okay to write in a similar style today.

I’d love to see your responses to these questions in the comments or on your own blog. If you decide to answer please let me know, so I can head over and read your responses.

Here’s what’s happening in my world:

  1. What’s the title of the last book you read? I just finished “The Great Gatsby,” and now I’m back to reading “Battlefield of the Mind” by Joyce Meyer and “LoveSmart” by Dr. Phil. (Uh, judge me if you will. I probably would, but one of my lovely and well-respected friends suggested it. I’m also reading through The Bible in its entirety this year. I’m about 76% through it so far, which feels awesome for a number of reasons.
  2. What is the last thing you cooked at home? I baked an acorn squash, but technically speaking, the last thing I cooked was the divinity fudge that I made last night. It was my first attempt since moving to New Orleans, and while it wasn’t pretty, it came out very well!

    Thankfully, I'm not really tempted to eat this stuff. There's too much sugar in it (even for me.)

    Thankfully, I’m not really tempted to eat this stuff. There’s too much sugar in it (even for me.)

  3. What is your favorite thing about Fall? I love all. things. pumpkin!!!!! There, I said it. #SorryNotSorry
  4. Share one thing that challenged you at some point over the last week. I applied for a job that would be an incredible fit, and writing the cover letter was a challenge. It’s always challenging for me to eloquently say, “Hey, I’m awesome! Pick me! Pick me!”
  5. List three hobbies that you actively pursue or want to pursue. I knit, sing and read often. I enjoy a lot of other things as well.
  6. Did you watch the Democratic debate on CNN last week? Yep. It was fun to see Bernie in action across from Hillary. Even though I’m not a part of his camp (because we have differing views on some major issues) I still think he’s awesome because he was so respectful and searched for common ground in our conversation.
  7. Which company do you use for car insurance? I switched to Geico earlier this year, and I’d love to know who you all use and whether or not you’re satisfied with your choice.
  8. Have you started Christmas shopping yet? Yes. I found matching sugar/gingerbread cookie pajamas for my nieces, and I’m also knitting a new items that I plan to give as gifts as well. Last night I watched my first Christmas movie of the season.
  9. Share three things about the last person you spoke to today. 1) His name is Chris 2) We met in 2007 when we both lived in New York, and now we both live in other states. 3) He made homemade gummy candies recently, which was adorable. Now I’m totally going to make them too!
  10. Do you remember your dreams? I do sometimes. I’ve had some vivid ones lately!

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    October 20, 2015 at 6:33 am

    The last book I read was The Book Thief , I like Fall but not the cool temps. Hot weather for me. Made peanut butter cookies yesterday.

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      October 22, 2015 at 2:00 pm

      I absolutely love cooler temps, but we haven’t seen much of that in New Orleans yet. PB cookies sound delicious. Yum!

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    October 20, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Hi Kenlie – I linked up with your blog today – love reading your thoughts as always – thank you!

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      October 22, 2015 at 2:01 pm

      Awesome! I’m going to head right over and check it out!

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    October 20, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    I posted my answers on

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      October 22, 2015 at 2:01 pm

      I don’t think there’s a way for me to respond there, but I’m going to go and check it out!

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      October 22, 2015 at 2:02 pm

      Wonderful! I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks this is a lot of fun. 🙂

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    October 23, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Hi Kenlie, I posted my answers at

    I skipped 2 of them – I’m Canadian so no American political debate watching for me and my insurance company isn’t American..

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    October 26, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Loved this list, which I saw on some friends’ blogs (including Gail above). I just posted my answers here:

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