526th Friday Blog Roundup
Hello, very quiet Internet. Hopefully you’re recovering from yesterday’s festivities. Or non-festivities if you don’t celebrate Christmas. As a bookend to the last post, break down your day into the following categories: high point, low point, best gift, delicious eat.
High Point: Time to read!
Low Point: Not enough hours in the day.
Best Gift: Bought myself “Hedwig’s Theme” as my new wake-up music for my phone alarm. I was my very own Santa.
Delicious Eat: Appetizer-only dinner for Christmas Eve.
You go now.
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:
- “Somewhere Tonight There is a Woman” (Waiting for Baby Bird)
Okay, now my choices this week.
Persnickety Chickadee went to Japan for Christmas, but before she left, she gave us a lovely post about the calendar circling around again. She reflects on what has changed and what hasn’t come to fruition yet since her last trip to Japan. I loved the jumps backward in time.
My Path to Mommyhood makes a fair point about the way the general public talks about genes. She writes, “If we can talk about passing genes along so casually, then we should be able to talk about NOT passing those genes on equally as casually, no?” It’s a great post. Click over to read it from the beginning.
Lavender Luz writes about an exchange with her daughter, and how the way she first heard the words were not the way the words were maybe meant. She explains, “I’ve lived on this planet — I’ve thrived on this planet — for a long time. That’s not nothing; that’s not bad sense. In fact, my goal as her mom is that she do the same.” I love the way the words twist in this post.
Lastly, Constant in the Darkness talks about how it is different waiting on the adoption list this time around. I love this so much: “It’s not the ‘longing for another baby’ that’s eating away at me right now … it’s the not knowing when this is going to happen that is. It’s not a new baby that I’m craving, it’s this part of my life, the infertility, trying for a baby, when the hell is this going to be over thing that I really want to put an end to.” You need to read the whole post to understand.
The roundup to the Roundup: High/Low/Best/Delicious Christmas (or Non-Christmas, as was the case for me). 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 December 19th and 26th) 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.