424th Friday Blog Roundup
I love hearing about how other people give and receive gifts, and I’m trying to sum up some thoughts I had reading the comments. I’ll post that this weekend after I finish getting the 2012 Creme de la Creme is order. Because yes, it’s almost done, and yes, it is fantastic. I know I say that every year, but really, this one is fantastic. There’s an analogy used to leaving treatments that I’ve never heard before, and a few posts that made me cry, and others that made me laugh hysterically. I love it when posts pop up that I’ve already read and had thought at the time, “I hope they submit this to the Creme.” So look for the list to go up on January 1st.
Speaking of which, we once again have no exciting New Years Eve plans. This seems to be a running theme for us: not doing anything for New Years. We’ll possibly watch Return of the King all night so the twins can know how the trilogy ends before we see the Hobbit. Not that they really need to see one in order to appreciate the other. We’ll drink bottles of butter beer. We’ll tune in to Time Square coverage around 11:45 so we can see the ball drop.
What are you doing for New Years?
And now the blogs…
But first, second helpings of the posts that appeared in the open comment thread last week. In order to read the description before clicking over, please return to the open thread:
- “The Last Tube Stop” (Everyday Stranger)
- “His Name is Noah Pozner” (Dyke in the Heart of Texas)
- “An Act of Faith” (Stirrup Queens) — thank you, Tiara
- “Cooper Samuel” (Miss Conception)
Okay, now my choices this week.
An Unwanted Path has a post about an unexpected pregnancy announcement she heard over the holidays. It’s a brief post, but it feels like a fist hitting the opposite palm, driving out the emotional pain in short beats.
Kate; Uncensored has a blue Christmas post. I think it’s so easy to get sucked into this vision of Christmas based on past memories and future hopes and ideas fed from the media and commercials. But sometimes life doesn’t line up that way just because it’s December. Sometimes shit happens right over the holiday season. And it’s a wonderful reminder that just because it hits a certain time of year doesn’t mean that people’s troubles go away.
Lastly, Stumbling Gracefully has a post about expectations. I’ve often focused on getting rid of expectations, but she asks a very important question: “how do we conceive of our expectations? Where do they come from?” She moves from expectations in family building to expectations in blogging, and how these thoughts that we carry shift and change as new information comes in, sometimes leaving us feeling unanchored.
The roundup to the Roundup: 2012 Creme de la Creme going up in a few days! No big New Years plans but lots of great posts to read. So what did you find this week? Please use a permalink to the blog post (written between December 21st and December 28th) and not the blog’s main url. Not understanding why I’m asking you what you found this week? Read the original open thread post here.