Monday, November 18, 2013

FMM: Holidays

Catching up on the to-do list after being down for a few days with the stomach bug is a lot of work!  I'm still not quite all caught up with the things I wanted to have done last week. Not worried about it right now though, it will all get done in its own time. 
It took me a few days of eating more of the comfort food before I was ready to eat normal again.  That being said, today is a new day and it's going to be one that stays on track.  There have been so many things (myself) getting in my way as of late. I just need a few great days under my belt so I can start feeling good about things again.  Today will be one of those days! 
Anyway, I haven't participated in Friend Makin' Mondays in a while and thought today's topic was fun.  Why not give it a go?

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: 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!
1.  What are you plans for Thanksgiving this year?  This is going to be a fun Thanksgiving for us!  Normally, it's just the 4 of us, my parents and uncle and once in a while my brother and his family pops in.  So there is usually only 7 to 11 of us.  Most of my family has either passed on or they are scattered about the country which makes for a very boring Thanksgiving.  
This year though, I invited a friend of mine and her family who just recently moved to the U.S. from across the pond. We are very excited to share our American Thanksgiving with our friends!  
2.  At what point do you begin celebrating the Christmas season?  I'm already celebrating in my head.  I love Christmas.  Christmas and Halloween are my two faves!  I'm usually done with my shopping by now so I can really enjoy the season.  This year?  Well...I'm just getting started!  I'm a little stressed about it but it will all be OK. 
3.  Do you celebrate Christmas, or do you celebrate another holiday? Christmas. 
4.  If you could have one present (you know, a material good, not love or world peace) what would you want?    A MacBook Pro. 
5.  Share an idea or two that you can plan to do for someone who may need to feel loved throughout the holiday season. A few of the local grocery stores has food "boxes" that you can purchase to give to the less fortunate.  I will give weekly throughout the season.  I do it even when my wallet is feeling tight.  I figure if my wallet is tight, there are plenty more who's are tighter and I'm lucky enough to be able to shop in the store. 
We also do a lot more family oriented stuff throughout the season.  Each weekend is full of activity whether it's going to a holiday party or doing some other family fun-filled activity. 
6.  Would you rather spend the holiday season on the beach or in the snow? This is the ONLY time of year that I like snow.  I feel like Christmas isn't Christmas without it.  Once January 1st rolls around though? The snow can melt and the trees can bloom, I'm ready for spring!  
7. What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?  Stuffing. 
8.  Will you participate in Black Friday shopping?  Yes. My girlfriend and I have been planning our attack for weeks. 
9.  Will you travel for the holidays or stay at home?  If you’re traveling, are you flying or driving or making alternate plans?  Thanksgiving will be at my house.  We made a pact when we got married that once we had kids, Christmas will always be spent at home.  Anyone is always welcome over, but the kids are staying put. We will travel to NY to visit hub's family one weekend in December. 
10.  List at least 5 things for which you are currently thankful.
  1.  My boys.  My husband and my two boys are my everything. There are no words...
  2. My health.  I recently had a check-up at Dana Farber and saw many, many sick people this time.  I prayed for them all. I am so lucky to be healthy.  I'm afraid my day will come and I'll have my turn being that sick...for now though, I will take the healthy and will run with it. 
  3. My parents.  They are very supportive and help a lot with the boys. Couldn't do it without them. 
  4. My friends. I've come to meet a lot of great people over the last few years.  I realized a few weekends ago while we were out having some fun that I really do have a great network of people. 
  5. My cheerleaders.  You know who you are.  Thank you.  
Now it’s your turn to answer this week’s questions!  


  1. I love how your shopping trip is going to be an "attack"! Have fun shopping :)

  2. I like how you put that Jenn, it took a few days of eating more comfort food before I was ready to eat normal again. I know exactly how you feel, sometimes you just got to get it out of your system and then you can move on. It is the most wonderful time of the year that's for sure. Sounds like you have some awesome plans for the holidays, enjoy every single day of it, it all goes by way to fast.