What’s the biggest screw up in the kitchen that you were responsible for?

Probably the time I preheated the oven with something plastic inside. I can’t for the life of me remember what it was – something I’d stuck in there to keep it safe from the dog then forgot about. Have you ever melted plastic in your oven? The mess, the fumes, the way it smells like burned plastic the next hundred times you preheat…lawd.

What, in your opinion, makes people believe absurd conspiracy theories?

I’d say it’s an attempt to make sense out of a world that sometimes doesn’t make sense at all. As humans we crave order. Logic. An explanation for things that are unacceptable or utterly offensive. I think conspiracy theories provide a way to put things in a box, so to speak.

In 40 years what will people be nostalgic for?

A time when people owned ball point pens. We’ll finally be paperless by then, right?

Is a hot dog a sandwich?  cartoon hot dog character with mustard clipart

Um…no. You got me with this one. Do people actually think this is a thing? Of course a hot dog’s not a sandwich, it’s a hot dog.

What wonderful thing happened to you this week that you’d like to share?  It can be a gratitude moment or something that just made you feel very happy at the time or made you laugh.

We’ve been going super slow with the dogs and Mia. Suuuuuuuppppeeeeerrrrrr slow. Because I’m all in this has taken almost superhuman self-restraint on my part but I want this to work out so I’m doing my part. After two long weeks of tippy toe progress we actually had a moment yesterday when all three critters took a nap together in the family room and it was beautiful! (You can check out the photos on Instagram here.)


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