1. Do your actions match your words? Elaborate.
I’d like to think so; parents should be a model for their children and attempt to show their kids the lessons they preach. Sure, all parents end up saying “Do as I say, not as I do.” But there’s exceptions to that. (Obviously, I’m of age to drink and they are not, for example) but for the most part, I try to live the kind of life that represents the morals I teach them.
In terms of non-parenting, I think I have reached a point in my life where the things I believe in and express to others do show through in my actions. For example, I recently changed my party affiliation and I couldn’t be happier. Now that matches my words.
2. Sick as a dog, go to the dogs, dog days of summer, dog tired, it’s a dog’s life, every dog has it’s day, can’t teach an old dog new tricks…now doggone it which saying could most recently be applied to your life?
Well I WAS sick as a dog and it really helped reset my body and life. But for the most part, we are in those dog days of summer. Kids are back in school but it’s hot and we’re all ready for Fall.
3. Your favorite book featuring a dog in the storyline? What makes it a favorite?
I couldn’t really think of one so I picked this book I read with Elliot last year for Book Club called Half a Chance. This girl has to move and she has a funny dog who kind of acts like her best friend until she befriends the neighbor kids.
4. What’s something you hope to one day have the confidence to do?
Finish writing a romance novel. I have started so many and having read a ton, I know I can do it. I have a degree in writing and I feel like this is reasonable. I just have to believe I have it in me.
5. August 16th is National Tell a Joke Day. So tell us a joke.
I’m not so good at jokes, but I love a good pun: The future, the present and the past walked into a bar. Things got a little tense.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
Feeling pretty good this morning considering I had quite a few beers last night. We met some friends at Brass Tap and instead of playing Cards Against Humanity, we just hung out. It was actually a lot better, truth be told. It gets kind of old playing that game with the same old people. I went home and immediately fell asleep, which was also nice.
I am mentally exhausted this week; lots going on. I am trying to organize multiple things at work and juggle stuff at home. Soon, I have to pack up literally my entire kitchen in preparation for the painting and cabinet guys. Oh and did I mention they are painting all the door jambs and floor boards? So all furniture has to be moved to the center of rooms. How we are going to manage this is beyond me. I am just trying not to stress out!