1. What have you done recently that you are proud of?
Recently… hmmm… I guess I’ll go with getting Jack dedicated at church. This was something we meant to do when he was a baby but our old church only scheduled these services three times a year and you had to sign up online and if you didn’t do it in time, it was usually filled up and well, we never did it in time. But it was easy-peasy at our new church. I called the office, asked if we could do it a certain Sunday so my parents could be there and it was no problem. I miss things about our old church but I don’t miss that aspect, where everything was so difficult to get done. But I am glad we finally did it and that Jack didn’t scream or freak out on stage… we won’t talk about the fact that Liam hid behind us the whole time.
2. What is your favorite way to work out? Or if you don’t workout, what are you wanting to try?
Walking with someone, especially Sandy! It’s just nice to have a companion to distract you from what you are doing and to keep you moving when you might stop. And really, it’s just nice to be with other people when so much of my working out is down in our basement.
3. If you knew you best friend was cheating on spouse would you tell?
I don’t know about that, but I would make it clear that I would not be friends with that person until THEY told their spouse. But then I think about it and if someone knew that about my marriage, I would want them to tell me. I guess I would give them the option of telling them first and then I would tell them because people deserve to know when that happens, no matter what the consequences are.
4. If you could afford a live-in maid or nanny, would you have one?
How about a part-time maid, part-time nanny? Really, I’d rather have a personal assistant who took care of all the day-to-day stuff and errands and once a week watched the kids all day and sometimes did the dishes and laundry. If I could afford it and felt good about where I was spending my money and my time, then I feel like I could totally justify it. But I’d imagine I’d have to have a LOT of money to feel like I could afford it, in which case, this will never be happening. But it’s nice to dream.
5. Do you stress out about birthdays (specifically the age) or do you enjoy them?
Birthdays don’t bother me at all. In general, I love my birthday and have never had a moment’s hesitation about getting older or telling someone my age. It’s just a number and if someone has s preconceived notion about be because of my age, well, that’s their problem. I don’t always like getting older as a general rule, but you can’t really stop it from happening. I feel like I just get better with age and life gets better. Sure there are moments I’d go back to for a time, but I think after a few weeks back in college or my early 20s, I’d really start to miss the life I have now, my kids, my husband and my friends. So no stress for me. Though once last year while we were grocery shopping, Liam was chattering at every person we went by, telling them his age, his brother’s age and then my age… I had to stop him because we really didn’t need to go out of our way to broadcast it to the entire store, but it did make people laugh.
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