533rd Friday Blog Roundup
The very end of the [mouse] tail… tale.
The exterminator found a dead mouse in the attic in the trap that Josh set at the beginning of the week. And then, that evening, while we were watching the end of the very intense episode of Sherlock, a mouse died in the kitchen. Josh went to bring our tea cups downstairs at the end of the night, and came upstairs, his hands clasped as if in orison, praying for me to remain calm.
“Melissa, there is something I need to deal with downstairs, so please don’t come down.”
Yes, there was shrieking on my part.
The rest of the week has been quiet, not a scritching to be heard. Not that I didn’t think I heard the skittering of little feet. I spent a lot of time with my head pressed against the heat vents, holding my breath while listening.
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:
- “The Quest You Get” (Stirrup Queens) — thank you, Earth & Ink!
- “Thirty Days of Caemon–Day Five: Caemon’s Story–Explaining the Impossible” (C is for Crocodile)
- “Word Barf” (Three Geminis and a Sagittarius)
Okay, now my choices this week.
A Separate Life has a post about a moment 35 years ago that changed the whole course of her life. At the time, she had no clue how it would impact her, but now, in retrospect, she can trace so many life choices back to this one moment. It’s a cool story, and one applicable to so many moments in life when we can’t know how the here and now will affect the years to come.
Earth & Ink’s valentine took my breath away. Though she isn’t infertile, she explains why she relates to the infertility community. And it made me cry. Because she gets it. She gets it in a way that you really wish the rest of the world would get it. And she gets it in a way that highlights the fact that the emotions of infertility are so universally applicable that it defies logic that more people don’t get it. I love this post so much. I will return to read it again and again.
Lastly, The Road Less Travelled writes about Family Day. When I first heard about Family Day, I was a little bummed the US didn’t have it. We could, let’s say, knock some other holidays off the calendar with it. But now, reading Loribeth’s post, I’m glad we don’t have to contend with Family Day if family requires one to have children in order to be able to participate. I hope that next year, as they race to be inclusive of everyone, they actually become inclusive of everyone and include families without children.
The roundup to the Roundup: The end of the mouse story. 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 February 13th and 20th) 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.