Running Interference

April 23, 2014

in other

I was trying to write when Widget, my dog, decided it was time to play. He jumped up on the bed, nudged me, “talked at me” (Rhodesian Ridgebacks are very vocal), and dropped his bone next to me (“Come on mom, play with me!”).

Paul saw my dilemma and grabbed the bone and called him to the other room for a little play time. 

Now Widget is peacefully curled up next to me, content and quiet. It was a lovely gift to have my husband run interference for me.

I’m looking for opportunities to do the same for him. Playful dogs, phone calls, and more can interrupt our days. When Paul is busy, I want to be there to run interference for him too.

The average American worker has fifty interruptions a day, of which seventy percent have nothing to do with work.  W. Edwards Deming

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Denise April 23, 2014 at 2:47 am

It is so simple, but so needed whether dog or kids! By the way love the dog! (We also have a ridge back)

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Lori - The Generous Wife April 23, 2014 at 9:05 am

I’ve fallen in love with the breed. They are so funny and personable.

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