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517th Friday Blog Roundup

I should probably keep posting reminders through December about the Creme de la Creme.  So… here’s your reminder!

The 2014 Creme de la Creme list is open for entries until December 15th.  No one will be added after December 15th.  Read the post to see how to be a part of the Creme de la Creme, which is open to every member of the ALI (adoption/loss/infertility) community.

Consider that your weekly reminder.


I know it has already gotten 300,000 comments and many more views, but in case you missed it, I really love this little comic on life and death.  It made me cry.  Then the cynical part of me started thinking, “are all people really gifts?  I mean, Hitler sucked as a gift.”  And then I smacked the cynical part of me across the face and went back to sniffling.


Stop procrastinating.  Go make your backups.  Don’t have regrets.

Seriously.  Stop what you’re doing for a moment.  It will take you fifteen minutes, tops.  But you will have peace of mind for days and days.  It’s the gift to yourself that keeps on giving.

As always, add any new thoughts to the Friday Backup post and peruse new comments in order to find out about methods, plug-ins, and devices that help you quickly back up your data and accounts.


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:

Okay, now my choices this week.

What a Day for a Daydream has a post about wanting another child after finally reaching parenthood with twins.  She explains: “I never knew how many children I wanted until I actually had them.”  There was a lot I related to in this post, and I found the should-we-shouldn’t-we discussion interesting.

In Quest of a Binky Moongee has a post about the feelings that bubble up after spending time caring for a friend’s child.  She writes, “The house felt eerily empty when the little guy was gone.  The next day, on my way to work, the emptiness was almost unbearable in the car.  I so wish that I could reach back and touch my baby’s hair.”  I think most of us have experienced this, but she captures it particularly well.

Lastly, in a very small space, Quodlibet gives everyone a way to make sense of the highs and lows in life.  It was the reminder I needed to hold all the good and bad in my heart at the same time; “to weep with those who are weeping, and rejoice with those who are rejoicing.”  Gorgeous post.

The roundup to the Roundup: Your friendly Creme de la Creme reminder.  I love that comic.  Your weekly backup nudge.  And lots of great posts to read.  So what did you find this week?  Please use a permalink to the blog post (written between October 17th and 24th) 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.


1 Mrs T { 10.24.14 at 11:44 am }

This week I loved this post by Three Geminis called Good in the Middle of Difficult. http://threegeminis.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/good-in-the-middle-of-difficult/

2 Karen (River Run Dry) { 10.24.14 at 1:29 pm }

Wow, I loved that comic, too. What a great way to look at it.

I have really been enjoying Turia’s series on “Lonely Onlies” – her reactions to reading Lauren Sandler’s book with the same name. She has three posts, and I liked every one, probably because I am the mom of a likely only child and I’m glad I’m not alone in processing through my emotions around it.




3 earthandink { 10.24.14 at 4:07 pm }
4 Infertile Girl { 10.27.14 at 9:40 pm }

Inconceivable!’s post about how guarded she is in this pregnancy now that she’s experienced loss was one that stuck with me this week. It really highlights another thing infertility steals, the unadulterated joy, that someone who doesn’t know how lucky they are, feel when they find out they’re pregnant. http://inconceivable12.wordpress.com/2014/10/18/floating/

5 loribeth { 10.28.14 at 7:52 pm }

I could really relate to this post by Sarah at Infertility Honesty — and I was blown away by the amazing writing:


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