Hey kittens, I'm participating in this meme, which today is sponsored by the lovely Kenz at her fabulous blog All the Weigh. I discovered her through Jodi. Please stop by Kenz's blog and give her some comment love--and tell her Kitten sent ya!
Anyhoo, what's Friend Makin' Monday? Here's what Kenz has to say:
If you're new and want to take part, all you have to do is copy this post and a link (with your own answers) onto your own blog then link up at the bottom of [Kenz's post]. After that, just take a few minutes to visit a few FMM bloggers and leave a comment or two. It's a great way to discover new and awesome blogs. Let's get to know each other, shall we?
I like...being back in a routine. As much as I don't like getting up at the ass-crack of dawn, it's good to be back at work.
I don't like...peas. Never have, never will. They have a weird texture. I'm big on texture when it comes to my food.
I love...lots of things. Too many to list!
I dream of...living in a peaceful world.
I wonder...how I can recapture my sense of wonder and awe at things in the world around me.
I know...that life isn't easy sometimes.
I went...to the Y this afternoon for Zumba, and discovered that it was on their annual shutdown week. Major bummer!
I have...to bake a cake tomorrow for a dessert buffet we're having for a colleague who just got married.
I think...therefore, I am.
I plan...to do some form of exercise today. I'm not going to let the Y shutdown get me...well, down!
I regret...letting my emotions get the best of me sometimes. Sometimes I react before I've had a chance to think.
I do...a lot to keep me busy.
I drink...lots of different beverages every day. Mostly water, but I also drink milk, cranberry juice, coffee, tea (green, black, and chamomile), and a glass of red wine with dinner.
I wish...that this country weren't so divided. We've taken the "united" part out of our official name.
I am...Kitten, hear me meow.
I am not...actually a little grey kitten, like you see in my header. I am a human being, blogging under a synonym. I happen to like books and cats, hence, my nom de plume.
I need...to achieve balance in my life, somehow.
I graduated...with a bachelor's degree, a master's degree, and a PhD from the School of Hard Knocks.
I hope...that I can be the best person I can be.
I want...to shed some pounds. I've recently made some lifestyle changes that are working. I love to see the results!
I sometimes...I'm going to quote Kenz's answer for this one, word for word, because it applies to me as well: "I try way too hard to impress people immediately upon meeting them because I want them to know that I'm more than just an overweight person."
I always...know that things happen for a reason, and that life has a funny way of working itself out.
I can...gain perspective on almost everything I've ever done.
I work...very hard to overcome depression and anxiety.
I cannot...walk and chew gum at the same time.
I avoid...again, I'm going to quote Kenz because it applies to me as well: "problems sometimes instead of facing them, but I've come a long way with that in the past year. That being said, I still have to work on it because my first instinct is often to avoid problems rather than facing and fixing them."
I will...wrap up this post and see if the butter has softened to start making my cake. :)
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