I didn’t get a chance to do my round-up last weekend because trying to figure out what’s wrong with my stomach is like a part-time job where I’m on the phone multiple times a day discussing my crap with people who are either ridiculously nice or shockingly rude, and in the end, I have to pay to do thing no one should have to do to their body. Oh, and in between these fantastic moments, our puppy had unexpected surgery to prevent hip dysplasia.
This poor puppy gets his stitches out and innertube off on Monday, and I only have three more tummy tests to go. Hoorays all around!
When I’m not keeping my puppy on house arrest and navigating the world of turds, I’m becoming more popular by reading and writing elsewhere.
My Other Hangouts (don’t tell my blog):
- Let’s Take the Term Self-Soothe Back: On Richmondmom, I want to take the word “self-soothe” back from the divisive infant sleep decisions and make it about teaching our older children to play by themselves. Self-soothe-playing for the win.
- The #realme Photo Challenge: Take Pictures Of The Everyday You: On The Golden Gleam, my post, I Am A Little Vain, inspired this blogger to take more photos of herself and ask her readers and friends to join her in documenting their everyday beauty. Pretty cool!
Favorite posts I didn’t read, I mean, write:
- Does the Universe Have a Purpose?: From The John Templeton Foundation, the first in a series of “Big Questions” posed to scholars from astrophysicist to computer scientists to theology professors and it’s somewhat surprising who believes what and why. The format is easy to navigate, too. (interesting)
- Before I Melt Away: From The Family Pants, a story of a toddler’s attachment to his snowman and what it means to watch a friend melt away. (heartbreaking)
- Obama’s Preschool Stretch: From FactCheck, while providing preschool for disadvantaged, low-income students in rural and urban areas has been shown to help and increasing funds sounds great to me, preschool for all is not where we need to put our money. (see, I’m fair and balanced)
- Animals Give You Tough Love: From College Humor, animals looking disappointed while a catchy tune about all the ways you need to get it together is sung. For some reason, I could not get enough. (funny to me)
Quote for your weekend:
A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin. -H.L. Mencken