Better Late than Never with #AskAwayFriday

Here is my VERY late #AskAwayFriday post. Weekend before last, we went out of town for a whirlwind trip to California. Details to come. But we were so busy and almost every minute was planned. I thought I’d be able to come back and get in the groove, but Butterfly’s schedule was so far off that neither of us really got any sleep. We are finally getting back into the swing of things now. So, on to the show!

What is #AskAwayFriday? Well…
#AskAwayFriday was created by the amazing Penny from Real Housewife of Caroline County as a way to connect with other bloggers with a great Q & A session of 10 questions and 10 answers! By offering a wonderful opportunity to get to know others while allowing others to get to know you and of course there is also the added bonus of making great friends along the way which is one of the best parts of this online world! Now to welcome our wonderful #AskAwayFriday hosts… NEWAskAwayFridayHost550

Tamara from Tamara Like Camera, Tiffany from Mrs. Tee Love Life Laughter, Christy from Uplifting Families, Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings and Amber from Bold Fit Mom
So…grab the brand, new button, follow our amazing hosts and co-host, hop through the great link ups and make some amazing new friends!

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This week, I exchanged questions with the talented Ms. Ana Lynn from Our Blended Marriage. She’s lucky enough to have her husband also contribute to their blog so it’s a combined effort. Learning to blog has also benefited everyone else because she’s willing to share the knowledge with us, including writing a book and giving us a branding (or rebranding course). Make sure you check out her answers to my questions!

AAF with Ana Lynn

I know you mentioned on a blog that you are a lawyer but that you never practiced. I had a brief period when I wanted to be a lawyer too but that didn’t last very long. Would you ever consider practicing law, maybe when your children get older? Maybe. My major problem is that I can be an all or nothing type of girl. I have a hard time working in moderation. I get frustrated trying to work a couple of hours here and a couple of hours there. I used to work 12 hours at a time, and I didn’t have a problem with it. I’m not sure that works with a family. So, in short, we’ll see.
What are some things you miss from California (aside from friends and family)? The weather. LOL! I just went back last weekend, and there was cool crisp air, which we just don’t have here. I miss it SO much!
What’s the one thing that annoys you about Florida? The weather! I hate going outside… and I wasn’t a fan of it before, but I really dread it now. It’s so hot and muggy that I’m not interested in going out in the hot and humid weather.
Everyone lately has been raving about Clash of the Couples. What is the most ridiculous fight you had with your husband? That’s hard to say. We don’t argue often and I have a short memory when it comes to arguing. The argument we had for Clash of the Couples is a rare one, which we had JUST had before writing it.
What was the hardest part about your weight loss journey? Being consistent. I can lose 20 pounds with some effort, only to throw it away when I get off. So, it’s truly a weight loss roller coaster, although right now, the coaster is sailing downwards!
You and I share the same sentiment of picking our in laws over our parents in living with us in their old age. Do you have any tips on how to make co-living with your parents easier? (Seriously, I feel like I’m walking on egg shells all the time!) I wish I had some words of advice. There’s a saying that there can only be one Queen Bee in a hive for a reason. I would say that you would have to set clear boundaries and expectations. Of course, if you’re in their house (as I was), you don’t really have any power to set any boundaries. I tried to stay out of the way, which was then criticized that I was avoiding everyone, which I was… because being around meant additional criticism. Unless everyone is open and honest, I think it’s just a hard situation to be in and I don’t plan on being in it again.
You have just been given a day off; away from everybody and everything. How do you spend it? I spend the morning sleeping in, probably with a sleeping pill because I get up so early because of the kids, my body is trained to get up even when I’m still tired. Then, I would get my nails and hair done. I would try to find some friends to go have lunch and/or dinner. Or I would just tr and sit to watch a whole episode of one of my shows from beginning to end without interruption. That said, I have tried that a few times, and I have gotten bored of just sitting there.
Between my son and daughter, and my step son I can with utmost certainty say that I don’t worry as much when it comes to my daughter’s and step-son’s future. They are resourceful kiddos. I do however, worry about my son at times. Which child of yours do you worry about the most when it comes to their future? I think all my children will be ok. But I have NO fear that my girls will get what they want. I fear that my son will be taken advantage of because he doesn’t want to make someone angry or annoy them.
Describe your perfect vacation. A metropolis with unlimited cash. I don’t like the beach nor want to lay out for hours. I want to get into the city, visit the local (not the touristy) hot spots, and get to know the community. I’d much rather go to the local dive than the fancy Michelin rated restaurant, if the dive is a better time.
April in lyrics: which three songs best describe you?

10 thoughts on “Better Late than Never with #AskAwayFriday”

    1. This was definitely the hardest. I've never struggled with the transition so much. Will make tme think twice before doing it again. 🙂

    1. Yes, living with other families is just difficult. I couldn't do it again, unless they had a "wing". LOL! Of course, I've never tried with my in-laws, but definitely with my mother.

  1. Weird, I thought I had commented before! Sorry I'm so late!
    I'm all or nothing too with work. And the hot and muggy weather doesn't work for me. I do ok with summer here, but that's because there are cool and dry days mixed in. Or at least warm and dry.

    1. I never thought I'd be better with warm and dry… I now crave it. I wish I could just be hot one of these days. I don't know what to do with the "in between" of work. I never feel complete in any arena.

  2. I hope that you can get back on schedule. 🙂 I am thankful for guest posts on days when my brain is dry or I don't have time to write for whatever reason. 😉

    1. With the two little ones, someone always seems to need something. Even if they don't need something, it means that they want to play… and if I'm on my computer, my computer becomes the toy, especially with the 11 month old.

  3. Oh could have easily lived with my mother in law, my mom, though I had no choice…I was her caregiver…those were not the happiest days of my life. After two years of being a SAHM…I am still trying to find my schedule! Have a great week, April!

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