Hot and Humid in Florida
This week has been one of the busiest and shortest weeks I’ve had in a long time. I wanted to work on my third podcast, but with my partner going out of town, I couldn’t swing meeting on another day. So, you won’t hear anything this week. But if you missed last week, I would LOVE if you’d listen to last week’s episode and tell me what you think.
And yes, if you’ve been here, you’ve heard a few times now, but I’m extremely passionate about getting this going.
All of that said, I did have time to answer a few questions for #AskAwayFriday! This week, I’ve swapped with one of the OG’s: Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings. We’ve swapped before, but I’m so glad that I have the opportunity to do so again.
Tiffany from Mrs. Tee Love Life Laughter,
Christy from Uplifting Families,
Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings
Echo from The Mad Mommy
Don’t forget to stop by Stacey’s spot and check out her answers, and here are mine:
You have unlimited funds, what would be your dream family vacation?
This will likely be lame to some, but an all out Orlando trip for a couple of weeks. Although I would love to travel the world, the kids aren’t going have nearly as much fun (and be required to sit a lot more) than going to Disney. At no less than $400 to get in, I’d probably use their concierge service where you are walked to the front of each ride line. We’d go to every special event, stay on site and go to Universal Studios and Sea World. Then a couple of down days, lounging in the pool and going to the spa before getting back to life.
I noticed during one of your “10 Things of Thankful” that you mentioned that you could be a homeschooling mom…Is this something that you have been considering?
The public school system in this country is pretty awful considering how much money we pump into into the system. We can’t afford private school. I’m finding that although the charter schools are better, it’s pretty questionable on whether common core or any of their tactics are going to help my kid succeed.
What has been the best part of the move to Florida? The worst?
The worst part is the easiest. I hate the humidity! So many days I take a shower and walk outside only to be hit with another shower. The best is our support system. Family is super supportive. As I type up this post, we’re on our way to visit a college. We were able to drop off my girls so that we can pay attention and not worry about chasing little ones around.
Now that spring is here…what are you looking forward to as spring/summertime fun?
For it to be fall… summers here are hot and humid, see last answer. I really don’t know though. This year, I will have three children to keep busy and determine if summer camps are a go. So many things to consider. I’ll be honest? I haven’t thought much about it, but it’s on my to do list since I’m starting a calendar of activities on this site.
What’s one thing you’d rather pay someone to do for you, rather than do yourself? Why?
Each day that goes by, this list gets longer and longer. Cooking, cleaning, organizing, and most online promotion work. That could be a post in and of itself.
If you could go back in time and interview any historical figure, who would you choose and why?
This is a hard one. I’ve never really wanted to interview most historical figures. I’m way too practical. I’ve heard so many stories about people who we thought of as great, only to find out they are jerks. Maybe Alexander Graham Bell or Albert Einstein. I would love to find out how their brains work in thinking of the unquestionable, versus building on the existing. I wonder if it was purposeful or accidental.
I love your #InTheRaw series. What gave you the idea for it?
I have a lot of issues with my family. I often feel I don’t have anyone to turn to because either I’m judged about my feelings or it’s received as a non-issue. So, I end up sitting on it for a long time and never say anything. Especially within my family, because I have my own functional family and don’t struggle to pay my bills, it’s taken as I don’t have any problems and therefore I should be completely understanding and allow people to treat me poorly. Then, I figured that others probably feel the same way. I just wanted an open discussion of bad relationships, where people could vent or tell a story of how they got through a tough situation to encourage others. I think a lot of people sit in the dark about their problems because unless it’s near life ending, it somehow becomes competitive.
I have always been drawn to strong and feisty women, such as Maya Angelou or Maureen O’Hara. Who would you choose as your role model in life?
Ms. Angelou has some great quotes. Right now, I think Michelle Obama. I find her beautiful, intelligent, motivated, but able to support her husband when she needs to. I find the balance or what she manages to be admirable.
What is something that you hope your kids take with them into adulthood?
Sympathy and determination. No, those aren’t related. I would love for them to understand others struggles. I would also kllike for them to not take “no” for answer. Life is hard, but you have to carve out your own life. You can’t let life happen to you because it goes so fast.
Sometimes it is so hard for us moms to make sure we get a bit of “me time”, how do you manage to fit it in during the craziness of day to day life?
Umm, what is that? Lately what I’ve found that leaves me guilt free. I’ve been working with several non profit organizations, where I get to go to meetings and network and talk to adults. Also, the last couple of weeks, I’ve been going to Crossfit, so that’s some me time.
There you have it. That’s all for this week. I hope you’ll join us next week.