601st Friday Blog Roundup
Truman is almost back to normal. He is eating again, voraciously, which means he is pooping again, excessively. He is back to his old tricks, like turning over his food dish (well, aren’t you a clever one!) and fighting water bottle (that old nemesis). Though he seems to now be deaf.
I noticed he wasn’t responding to his name. He’s usually pretty good about jumping up when you say his name or the word “cookie.” I waited until he was asleep and then stood behind him clapping and shouting. He didn’t wake up or flinch. Which makes me think that he may be deaf. I’m not sure they have actual hearing exams for rodents.
But his head tilt is gone (mostly), and he’s walking easily. And did I mention eating? If he were in charge of the world, there would be unlimited green beans.
Thank you for all the kind words on my blogoversary. Sometimes I think that I keep writing because I’m so terrible with change that it extends to all things. Which means you are bound to still find me here 10 years down the line.
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:
- “#MicroblogMondays: Learning to Dance in the Rain” (Searching for Our Silver Lining)
- “#Microblog Mondays: Jemima Puddle Duck” (Torthúil)
Okay, now my choices this week.
The Empress and the Fool has a non-apology for her absence from her blog, a breath of fresh air — full of honesty — about her space. I especially love this line: “Hello to you, sister-friends. I’m terribly sorry for your grief, as I know it all too well.” I just really loved this post for its frankness.
My Path to Mommyhood has a post about including ultrasound pictures with an announcement. She wonders if this was done prior to Facebook announcements, or if ultrasound pictures were — at one point — a private image for close family. She admits that the reason the image is such a trigger is that “once I had a picture not too different from that one, and it was all I had to cling to when I sobbed and sobbed after the dream was lost too soon.” The post made me think.
Lastly, as a fellow Googler, I loved The Road Less Travelled’s post about looking for her 8th grade teacher and learning he was gone. It’s a really sweet post, eulogizing him in a way that she never got to do while he was alive. It’s a cautionary tale of Googling, and having to be okay with whatever we find.
The roundup to the Roundup: Truman update. Blogoversary thoughts. 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 June 17th and June 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.