Bookish (And Not So Bookish) Thoughts are hosted at Bookishly Boisterous.
1. I fractured my foot a week or so ago and have to wear a boot for the next several weeks. The fracture isn't fun, however, as someone who is often in invisible pain, it's interesting to experience what it's like to have a visible disability. It's a topic of conversation that other people naturally bring up, which I actually like (re: part of the reason I dyed my hair purple in college), since I'm often at a loss as to how to start a conversation. However, I can certainly imagine other people in similar situations who don't appreciate it.
Crucial Conversations from one of my trainings and Radical Candor by Kim Malone Scott in this vein (until she started talking about gender, alas). Still worth reading, though.
3. We're starting to look at houses. Not sure if we're going to get one this year, but we agreed we are going to look. Any advice for first-time home buyers? I would love to hear firsthand experiences, and opinions/regrets post-home-buying. I'm nervous about the amount of money and level of responsibility, plus, how will I decorate a house if I can't even decorate an apartment?
Day One Dog Training, highly recommend) and back to "border collie" toys that we'd purchased for her. Just like it did when she was younger, challenging her to find treats in her toys has made for a calmer, quieter dog and happier dog parents! We've used Kongs, Mad Scientist for Dogs, level 2, and other puzzle toys. What are your dogs' favorites?