579th Friday Blog Roundup
Well now I’m glad that I kept my spelunking suit because we are about to get 6 million feet of snow. For the first time ever, I received a weather alert warning of an impending blizzard. Impending blizzard! That sounds like something that happens in Antarctica, not Washington, D.C. But I dutifully went to the food store and bought up staples like clementines and bread flour (if I’m going to be snowed in, all I’m eating is citrus and hot pretzels). And now we wait.
The only thing I’m sad about is that I intended to buy myself a decent pair of boots this winter. I wear a pair of Docs most days, but they’re not actually waterproof so they leak in the snow. I was going to buy myself actual snow boots, but I didn’t. And now I’m sort of screwed on the shoe-front despite my waterproof pants. How was I to know that we were going to have a historic snow event where we get 28 billion feet of snow?
We have books. We have video games. We actually have a pile of work to do. And we now have an open weekend since everything is going to be closed due to the 97 trillion feet of snow. I feel like I shouldn’t squander these last few minutes before the snow comes, but I have no clue where to go except perhaps the food store to replace the container of peanuts I spilled across the kitchen floor. Ha — as if there are peanuts left on the shelf.
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.
Infertile Fantasies blows my mind once again with the questions she asked this week about her donated embryos. The other woman’s pregnancy didn’t go well and she has lost her fallopian tube. The questions are so thought-provoking, though I suspect the answers will be different from person to person. Still, these are the sorts of posts the general public needs to read to fully grasp IVF and frozen embryos and donation, et al.
Project Progeny is back with a post about the end of 2015 and the beginning of 2016. My favourite line: “This job is not my own personal salvation and I think my biggest mistake has been thinking that it was.” What incredible insight, and I wonder where else this applies in life. The things we take to heart that we could also look at with this perspective.
Lastly, River Run Dry’s post this week is especially apt due to the name of her blog. She has run dry, but she does a wonderful job of boiling down a familiar situation into its separate components and discussing how to get over the guilt and shoulds. For anyone feeling stretched thin, go over and read this post.
The roundup to the Roundup: We are getting 400 quadrillion feet of snow. 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 January 15th and 22nd) 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.