485th Friday Blog Roundup
I recently started drinking almond milk, and I love it. I’m not really an almond milk sort of person. I’m not sure what sort of person is an almond milk sort of person, but I’m fairly certain it isn’t me. But my sister coached me on a brand to try, and I started eating it over cereal. It’s amazing. I don’t know if I’d want to drink a whole glass of the stuff, but over cereal? It’s like dessert.
Why am I telling you this? Because a friend told me about it, and then I asked my sister about it. And… look at me… now I’m drinking almond milk.
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 Golden Ticket” (Serenity Now!)
- “The Flood and After” (Invincible Spring)
- “The Mom’s Club: Outside Looking In” (Waiting for Baby Bird)
- “Infertility’s Waiting Room” (No Kidding in NZ)
Okay, now my choices this week.
It’s Baby Day for MoJo Working. Any time you’ve followed someone’s family building path for so long, you can’t help but be awed with them that the moment has arrived that they’ve been waiting for so many years to reach. She admits, “I’m both terrified and excited, while in a suspended state of disbelief. I’ve just never really allowed myself to ‘go there,’ at least not in many, many, years. It’s been a decade of ‘one step at a time’ and living moment to moment, trying to just make it to the next milestone. The last milestone is here, friends.” Congratulations!
Life and Love in the Petri Dish has a post reflecting on her experience with infertility. It’s an interesting post (and a lively discussion in the comment section) about the chiasm that occurred for the author between reaching that lowest point in the journey and the gratitude she feels today. I like the comparison she makes to the stages of cancer and surviving a life-threatening illness. Very thought-provoking post, and all who know me well know that I always fall hard for a palistrophe.
Lastly, it’s cryptic and I was very intrigued by My Lady of the Lantern’s post about her dream connection with her mother. She writes, “I have never stopped myself from hovering over those months ever. But it appears to me that I automatically skip tracks. I don’t plan to tell my mother over the perspective I have developed lest it hurt her. Dreams are therapy.” The writing in the post is dream-like, lending an unreal quality to the words as if you’re about to wake.
The roundup to the Roundup: One more thought on birthday parties coming soon. I love almond milk. And lots of great posts to read. So what did you find this week? Please use a permalink to the blog post (written between March 7th and March 14th) 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.