oo long, much too long, since I've posted links from my wanderings around the web... I've been tucking them away, but it would overwhelm you (trust me) if I were to haul them all out at once, so here's a manageable--hopefully!--sampling. It's a long weekend, after all, and I'm positively giddy with the 48 hours stretched out ahead, still, full of possibility and yard work!
I recently stumbled onto this post-Mother's Day story about how the founder of Mother's Day thought it became too commercial... I had the hardest time reading this story without laughing the whole time. It struck me as absurd--and then toward the end it just became sad, but I still fought the giggles. I know, not very nice of me...
What do people in the midst of the information storm do about filtering through all of it? This great article was a little overwhelming to me, to be honest, but I did pick up a few tips and new-to-me ideas: Path and ifft. Also, she encouraged me to think about Twitter again. It's been a long time since I've used the site with any degree of consistency.
I have pointed toward this woman's courageous writing before, and this post is no exception on the courage scale.
Got a boy? Here are 25 rules for mothers with sons.
Got a girl? Watch this:
Build your own kaleidoscope. It's kind of a kick.
Also in the color world, my newest favorite app: ColorSchemer.
If you're a blogger and looking for some post ideas, here's an interesting graphic/map.
Two recent Tumblr finds that could cause you to waste a bit of time:
What should we call me?
Cute animals. Bad dates.
Another thoughtful read from one of my favorite bloggers: "It occurs to me then that it is hypocritical of me to believe I am a
spiritual person when everything is going my way, and then to shake my
fist at the sky when things get scary. I wonder if maybe the reason I am sitting in a bathtub trying to breathe has less to do with living on a Marine base and more to do with the fact that I am now having to face the part of myself I have avoided since becoming a Navy Wife."
The questions you ask yourself on a daily basis determine your focus, and your focus determines your results. These are some great questions. I should probably print these out and put them above my desk for frequent reminding, easily distracted as I am...
Well, that's it for this installment. It's windy out, and cool, but that grass won't mow itself! Off to enjoy some of this glorious extra time! Hope you're able to do the same.