Q & A Monday: The Holidays and More

Hey y'all!!

It has been almost a month since I had a chance to participate in the Q & A Monday post.  I am excited to get back at it once again.

This weekend was busy with Bunco and beta testing the new Elder Scrolls Online game.  I was so happy to finally receive an invite.  I also started holiday decorating to try to get things sparkly in order to take Christmas card photos before my surgery.

Last week I had a ton of energy and got most of the house cleaned, but this week I am pooped.  On to the questions:

It is time again for Friend Makin' Monday.  If you have a blog, I would like to invite you to answer the questions as well.  Leave me a comment here, so I know you are playing.  Then you can also leave a comment over at All The Weigh, so other folks can check out your answers as well.  It is a fun way to connect to other bloggers.

The Holidays and More

1.  What state/country do you live in?  

Vancouver, WA in the USA

2.  Where were you born?  Were you raised there?  
I was born in Mississippi, but we moved around a lot.  I've lived in a different city in Washington State, a couple cities in California, Kansas, a couple cities in Texas, a few cities in South Carolina, Georgia, and also Boston, Massachusetts.

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 sucks, but people who choose to work a retail job know it is coming.  They do get holiday pay though, so that helps make it a little better.  I do think it is ridiculous how the sales are creeping farther and farther into Turkey Day instead of just starting on Friday.  I don't go out on Black Friday if I can help it.  I like to sit at home and shop online.

4.  Have you ever participated in a Turkey Trot?  Will you do one this year?  

Is that some kind of race or some turkey killing festival?  Either way, NO.

5.  What was your favorite toy as a child? 

Barbies were my favorite thing because I loved to dress them up, do their hair, and decorate their house.  I would play Barbies for HOURS.

6.  Will you count points/calories on Thanksgiving Day?  

No.  Right now, I am just hoping there will be enough that I can actually eat.  Because of the cancer, I can't have gluten, grains, sugar, and more right now.  I am limited to veggies and fruit.

7.  Will you watch football Thursday?  
I don't watch football on any day. lol

8.  Do you decorate inside/outside of your home for the holidays?  

We have never really decorated outside because we lived in rentals and didn't care enough about them to go to the trouble.  This is the first Christmas we are in our very own house, but I don't know if we will have much time to decorate.  I am trying to get parts of the inside done this week and weekend so we can take our Christmas card photos before I have surgery.  I still need my husband to move things around in the garage so we can pull our Christmas decor containers inside.

9.  Do you have allergies that prevent you from eating traditional holiday meals? 

As I stated in #6, I have thryoid cancer right now and Hashimoto's, so I cannot have gluten, grains, sugar, red meat, too much iodine/salt, and various goitrogenic foods like spinach, kale, strawberries, peaches,  peanuts, cabbage, etc. etc.

After I recover, I am going to have a celebratory meal or two for SURE!

10.  Is it snowing where you live?  

Negative.  It has been surprisingly sunny and nice as of late.  It is still cold, but just gorgeous sunny fall weather.

Now get your answer on!  Link back to Kenlie and let me know you are participating.  Happy Thanksgiving week!

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