609th Friday Blog Roundup
The twins now have a locker. Well, they each have their own locker. This is a big step up from elementary school when all they had was a desk and a cubby. Both have a few issues opening said lockers.
But that’s not the point. The point is that it is very important that we decorate said locker within an inch of its life. I’ve been tucking away comic books and ripping pictures from People magazine all summer that they can use to wallpaper the walls. And I’m getting each a dry erase board so they can write themselves important notes. (But which I know they’ll use to write song lyrics and ridiculous things from autocorrect.)
Here’s the memory I have from middle school/high school, and I’m not sure kids still do this: Did you decorate your friends’ lockers for their birthday? I remember that after you left school the day before your birthday, your friends stayed behind and filled your locker with streamers and balloons and candy. If you had a summer birthday, people usually did it during your half-birthday. Was this a thing where you lived?
I told the kids I needed their locker combo so I could surprise them with something like that one day because I wasn’t sure kids did that anymore. And it was always the best feeling to open that metal door and have tiny balloons fall out on you. Though they pointed out that if no one did this anymore, it would look a little weird. Are kids still doing this these days?
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:
- None… sniff
Okay, now my choices this week.
Res Cogitatae has a post about worrying that struck close to home. She worries about a potential non-problem (she just doesn’t know yet) because it’s a situation that has a solution, and it distracts her from the very real problems that currently exist that do not have solutions. It’s also a post about what it’s like to parent a second child. Just a really really good read about how we’re all individuals, but there are clearly commonalities, too.
Dear Noah has a post about the fact that had Noah lived, he would have been starting preschool. She writes, “Owen’s school is incredibly full. There are wait lists for every class but one. The one that Noah would have been in. His spot is there. But he isn’t.” Please go over and give her a hug.
Lastly, Riding the IVF Roller Coaster is back with an update. She muses about whether she should change the title now that she’s not doing IVF, but IVF is still a lens through which she sees the world. She writes, “I think I’ve been living less deliberately than I should. I’ve been trying to keep my head above water for so long that I’ve come to consider treading water OK.” As a fellow water treader, I want to start swimming again, too.
The roundup to the Roundup: Did people decorate your locker for your birthday? 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 August 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.