1. How many pets do you have?
Well, we currently have two dogs (a 4yo border collie/aussie mix & a 2yo border collie/rott mix), though honestly we’re quite seriously thinking of giving the younger one to my parents when they come to visit in six weeks. He’s a jumper, and when I say jumper, I mean he can jump ANYTHING, which means he subsequently wanders around town being a total nuisance until we find him or he decides to jump back into the (fence in) yard. At this point, I’m afraid he’ll either get hit by a car or nip at a child on a bicycle (bike tires are a trigger for him for some reason – he’s normally very sweet). So yeah, my parent’s dog died a couple of months ago and they’re looking at getting a new pup. Since they live on a farm with many many acres that he can roam on, we’re thinking Kasey might just be happier there. It’s a hard decision to give up your dog though!
2. If you could switch places with anyone in the world for one day, who would it be?
The Dalai Lama. I think it’d be so wonderful to feel the level of peace and enlightenment that he does on a daily basis. I could use some of that in my life. Two of his three major commitments that “guide him” on a daily basis are “the promotion of basic human values or secular ethics in the interest of human happiness” and “the fostering of inter-religious harmony.” How wonderful is that?! Love, happiness, acceptance… all good things to live by.
3. What is your favorite money saving tip?
Drink lower quality beer, not less. 😉
Some friends of ours were laughing when we told them that we had to switch to “recession buster beer” this past year (Busch/Busch Light) instead of our normal (Bud/Bud Select) in order to save some money. They made a good point that we could just drink less, but where’s the fun in that?!
4. What do you want your kids to be when they grow up?
HA. What a rude question to ask an Infertile.
Kidding. Kind of. Anyways, hopefully when I have kids, I just want them to be healthy. I don’t want them to struggle with health issues, or confidence issues, or family issues, or any issues whatsoever. I realize this isn’t realistic, but it’s what I want! I hope I can raise my kids the way my Mom does (she supports us in whatever endeavor strikes a chord with us at that moment in time!).
5. What is your favorite quote?
Never frown, because you never know who might be falling in love with your smile.
I have no idea who wrote this, but I feel like it’s a great reminder on a daily basis of how I want to try to live my life – smiling. It’s definitely harder some days than others, but I can at least try to smile through the tears.