628th Friday Blog Roundup
Justine (who has a very good story to tell about an epic win and should definitely blog it so bother her a lot until she writes it down) and I drove at each other for an extended lunch this week. I took mostly back roads instead of highways, and listened to podcasts as I drove through farmland. (Be prepared for an onslaught of posts processing said podcasts.)
We met at an indoor market. It was sort of like if 50 food trucks decided to gut their trucks and set up shop under the same roof. We both ended up with crepes, but it was the sort of place that is perfect for a graze-y meal; talking for hours and getting up from time to time to sample another dish.
Next time: the hot pretzel booth.
It is just so good to be with someone who gets you, and you get her, and it’s all just good connection.
Massive thank you to Persnickety Chickadee for teaching me about drop bears.
Don’t know what they are?
Go Google like I did.
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.
I like that Anabegins does quarterly goals. That seems a lot more realistic than a yearly goal. She breaks down the goals into different actions for various facets of her life. I am going to do this, too, because I can imagine April a lot more than I can imagine next December. If you’re struggling with the idea of a year, break it down into chunks.
Torthúil writes about the world’s greatest fortune cookie message. Being prepared to modify your plan begins with the plan itself: Is there only one decent outcome? If there is, then maybe the plan needs to be restructured. It’s a brief post with a lot of food for thought.
Lastly, Bereaved and Blessed has a moving post about her daughter processing information about her sibling that died before she was born. It begins, “I overheard Abby tell her friend (who was over for their first playdate, at our home) that she wanted to talk about her sister in Heaven.” She recounts the conversation between the two girls and the conversation she had with her afterward. Go over and read the whole thing.
The roundup to the Roundup: I got to see Justine. Drop bears. 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 30th and January 6th) 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.