I Love The Internet
This week I loved the internet. The new connections on Flickr as everyone ran from Instagram, the beautiful tributes to the children and teachers of Newtown on Facebook, the tweets of people getting ready for Christmas or finishing up Hanukkah. It rules.
Have you discovered washi tape yet? YOU HAVE TO. It seriously rules. We get a rainbow pack every few months for Roozle. She uses it for everything. We hang her pictures all over the house. You can make this awesome tree. You can change the world. Okay, probably not, but maybe. I just haven’t tried that yet.
Last week Heather Armstrong wrote about her 3 year old daughter’s use and understanding of language. Specifically SHUT UP. Totally hilarious. I don’t read this blog as much as I used to, but follow Heather on Instagram and saw that her daughter recently broke her arm so I went over to catch up and check in to see how she was doing. If you’ve ever read Dooce.com, you probably expected Marlo to have broken many limbs by now and will not be surprised to hear that she’s doing great. You can read the SHUT UP post here on dooce.com.
Issa Mas wrote about how wanting to be better can indicate that you aren’t accepting yourself where you’re at. Do you do this? Are you your biggest fan? Read Issa’s post here at singlemamanyc.com.
Do you ever read something and know that you will remember it for a very long time? That happened to me this week with Vikki’s post about learning to water ski. I love this. So much. You can read the whole post here at uppoppedadox.com.
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I’ve been enjoying this song, Sooner Surrender by Matt Nathanson lately. You can listen here on itunes too if you like that better. Matt Nathanson opened for Ani DiFranco a few years ago, the day before Roozle was conceived. We had completely given up on the chances of it working. Every time I hear this song, I think of how we had completed surrendered to the process and stopped trying to control the outcome that we had no control over. And our Riley was born of that. I think of this often. How so many children that were conceived in the context of infertility were born of surrender. A surrender of wanting something more than you’ve ever wanted anything in your life. I could listen to this song on repeat for the rest of my life.
What did you enjoy online this week?
Sending lots of love to Newtown, one week later, and to Caemon who had his bone marrow transplant yesterday. If you have a second, stop by their facebook page to give them some extra love.
Happy winter solstice.