If you’ve taken part in Friend Making Mondays 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!
- What are you plans for Thanksgiving this year?
Um… Still up in the air, but Mattie has that week off from work, and somewhere in there we’ll end up having a dinner here with his dad and brother, and a dinner at my mom’s house.
- At what point do you being celebrating the Christmas season?
Eh. When we have to? Christmas is my least favorite holiday of the entire year so I tend to just hope it passes by quickly.
- Do you celebrate Christmas, or do you celebrate another holiday?
Christmas… Only because family members do.
- If you could have one present (you know, a material good, not love or world peace) what would you want?
A new house in a better neighborhood.
- Share an idea or two that you can plan to do for someone who may need to feel loved throughout the holiday season.
Will have to think on this one. I’m not a fan of holidays in general. I find most of them to be an incredible annoyance and inconvenience.
- Would you rather spend the holiday season on the beach or in the snow?
- What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?
Ham! And pie! Any kind of pie really. Just give me pie!
- Will you participate in Black Friday shopping?
Ugh. No. Not unless its online, but technically that’s Cyber Monday. There’s also Small Business Saturday.
- Will you travel for the holidays or stay at home? If you’re traveling, are you flying or driving or making alternate plans?
I’ll be home. Nowhere to travel to, nor any money to do it with.
- List at least 5 things for which you are currently thankful.
- I have a roof over my head.
- My little family here at home- Mattie, Sashi, Lucy, even Richard. :)
- That I have the freedom to do most of the things I love and enjoy.
- That we stay well-fed eve on a smallish budget.
- That the handful of close friends I have are very good friends and will listen when I need an ear.
Now it’s your turn to answer this week’s questions! Don’t forget to come back and link up in the comments, and take a moment to share it on Facebook and twitter too! Why not spread the friend makin’ love?! :) Happy Monday, friends!
If you’ve taken part in Friend Making Monday 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!
First Date Questions
- Share the details of your dream date.
Um… Never really thought about it before, but things like museums, hiking, a picnic, those all rate highly. Things that we could learn from and enjoy together actively, not just passively.
- Do you tend to make the first move when you want to kiss someone, or do you prefer that someone else does it?
I’ve had it both ways, but I prefer they do it.
- Sex on the first date: Yes or no?
No. I’m way past that.
- Share the details of the worst date ever.
Um… How about the guy who begged me to stay the night with him (after the whole evening in which he talked non-stop about my ex whom I hate) and when I said I wouldn’t, he just started taking his clothes off. I walked out, he chased me half across the parking lot in his socks. Needless to say there was no follow-up date there.
- What is your biggest turn-off on a first date?
Rudeness. I don’t care who its directed at, there is no place for that in my life. Its not that hard to be polite.
- Are you a dog person, a cat person or neither?
I was always a cat person, but our pupperbutt made me a dog person. You can see video of her laying in my previous post.
- Do you like spontaneity or routine?
Routine. Breaks in routine royally mess me up.
- What matters more to you – how much money your partner makes or how much they love their job?
How much they love their job. I’d much rather have him make a little less but not hate going to work every day.
- Friends first? Yes or no?
Yes! My bf and I were friends for 10 years first.
- How do you know if someone is interested in you?
I won’t unless they flat out say “I am interested in you.” Seriously. I’m ultra dense when it comes to stuff like that. Being flirted with tends to make me extremely uncomfortable, and being hit on pisses me off. Just tell me what you mean.
Now it’s your turn to answer this week’s questions! Don’t forget to come back and link up in the comments, and say hi to someone new! Happy Monday, friends!
Today’s workout was very similar to yesterday’s, except I increased the duration of each “set” on the treadmill to four minutes from three, hitting it hard. That added 11 minutes to the total time, and I opted to quit with only one minute extra on the clock at the lowest level hills on the way back down.
Before the treadmill, I started out with 25 minutes on the bike, and after my “walk”, did another 15 minutes. That gave me almost an hour and a half of gym time, and I was more than ready to head home. I was also pretty tired today, so when I say I was tuckered out, I really was!
Things I Stuffed in My Face
Food today was good, except for the big glass of chocolate milk I had after the gym. I don’t even like milk, but suddenly I had a crazy craving for some, so I finished off the last of the gallon. There was also 3 points worth of chips and salsa I had for lunch, but otherwise food was really good today.
We ended up having chicken leg quarters for dinner with salad, and afterwards I blew 2 points on a Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich. If they have the snickerdoodle ones in your store, buy them! They are limited run, and so good! Its cinnamon ice cream with oatmeal cookies, and they will let you forgot you’re eating “diet ice cream” for a few minutes. Seriously. So good.
I finished the day with my being 6 points into the weeklies, but I earned 8 activity points. With the rest of the week, it came out to me being a total of 24 points into the weeklies. Monday was just a bad food day all the way around and I spent more extra points that day than I have earned all week so far.
Our friend Tim stopped by this evening to drop off some peppers from his garden- jalapenos, and habaneros. I think I might be attempting to make my own salsa with some of them. I’m also thinking they might make a nice edition to some eggs in the morning, and maybe I can find some other creative uses for a few here and there. If I remove the seeds I might be able to squeak a few of the jalapenos by Mattie in something.
Tim actually came over on his pretty cool trike he’s been building. It needs a little more work, a few adjustments, and some paint, but that thing is a beast. He’s been riding it all over town since he’s gotten it road worthy.
We'll Miss You Donna!
Yesterday after I made my post here, I checked a few of the blogs I follow and discovered some sad news. My friend Donna, whom I have known for around ten years online but have never met in person, last posted on her blog back in June I think. Its not like her to post so infrequently, so a month or so ago I had emailed her asking if everything was okay. I never got a reply. Last night I went back to her blog only to learn by the comments some of her other friends had left that she had died.
I met Donna on the eBay community area, in a group for crafters. Over the years we sent packages back and forth to each other- at one point she sent me almost the entire series Lost on DVD and I had sent her boxes of fabric scraps for her quilting a few times. She had been retired a while, and was a very creative person. When I met her, she had started doing reborn dolls- the baby dolls that look so real you expect them to cry or move. Later on she moved to beading and jewelry making, and I was lucky enough to get some of the jewelry she had made. She also did some macrame in there as well, but that wasn’t as big of an undertaking while I knew her. The last year or so she got into quilting in a big way. She was always looking for the next neat quilt block to try, and made hundreds of pillow cases for a charity group.
I have a box of scraps in my craft room now that were supposed to be sent to her soon, and my friend Tracy was also collecting scraps for her. I had told Donna about a year ago I had wanted to try quilting. I bought several yards of quilting cottons, but I never got started on it. I think now is the right time to get started on that quilt. I’ve prewashed my fabrics today and I think I’ve chosen a block to make. I’ll get started on cutting tomorrow.
You can visit Donna’s blog here and see some of her beautiful work over the last few years. This Year’s Dozen
Food & Stuff
Yesterday as I think I mentioned, I had the hungries, thanks to it being that time of month. I literally could not stop eating all day. I hate days like that, because I feel so out of control with my eating, and they always seem to coincide with the start of my period. Today I was much better, and tracked everything. I started my day with potato salad leftovers for breakfast, which wasn’t the best choice, but on the upside, all the party leftovers have now been eaten. Unfortunately, I think I ate most of it myself.
I ended up about 6 points+ over my daily allowance and I’m not going to say “into my weeklies” because I am positive those are all long gone this week. I snacked on fruit when I was hungry, but nothing major or out of hand. Tomorrow there will be abetter choice for breakfast because there’s no high-point leftovers for me to get into, and I should be able to finish out the day on target.
I do need to go to the store and pick our some veggies at some point- when I went shopping yesterday nothing really looked good to me so I just brought home fruits.
Aside from washing a little laundry and my quilting fabrics, I spent an insane amount of time taking the dogs out today. Literally every 40 minutes from 9am onwards, they whined and fussed like there was a potty emergency only to want right back in the minute they were out. One of them yarked by the back door in the kitchen at some point, but I have no idea who it was since neither of them said they needed to go out then. O.o
I put away a little laundry before I got tired of messing with it, and during the day watched a disc of Lost. I’m almost halfway through season 4 now. I also finished reading that horrible book I told you about yesterday (Empath), and am ready to pick a new one to read. I actually have two books I am partially through but one I am bored with, and the other… Ugh. Its run-on sentience central and I haven’t even gotten past the introduction in almost a month’s time. The Scarlett Letter might never actually be read because the author’s style is horrid.
I’m thinking some more science fiction is in order, but I also have quite a few romances I downloaded to my Kindle app for easy reading. Lately I’ve been reading more fluff than ever before- something I would have scoffed at a few years ago, but now I don’t care. There is nothing wrong with a fun read, though sometimes it seems I’d rather torture myself with something awful.
Ugh! I just noticed that I still have July goals in my sidebar and now its September. That tells you how long I’ve been screwing around not taking any of this seriously. :(