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Friday Favorites #21

Well, the way my Monday went, I was sure this week was going to be a cluster of epic proportions, but it’s actually turned out to be a fairly decent week. I didn’t have any work events, which meant I had time to work and get normal-life stuff done too. #winning

I have been a little weepy though. Small things set me off, like the Princess asking me if I ever just need to go in my room and cry for fifteen minutes without really knowing why. Sigh. Can she just stop growing up already? Sometimes we have to be selfish and take time for ourselves, even if it’s just letting ourselves have that fifteen-minute, for-no-good-reason cry. Then there was the talk with Spouse about the mortality of our parents. Right?

My Friday Favorites for this week are as scattered as my own emotions have been.

  • We all go through stuff. Sometimes it’s really big stuff that takes years to resolve.  Sometimes it’s big but short-term. Sometimes it completely up-ends our lives. What do you do when you’re faced with the Big Things? Anthony and Christina over at The Plagued Parent wrote a list of suggestions of things to do when going through the Big Things. Go check em out. I was head-nodding like there’s no tomorrow.
  • Keeping in the spirit of dealing with stuff, Joey of Joeyfully Stated has had herself a week. I felt bad to giggle at her misfortunes, but we’ve all been there, right?
  • Vic’s photos at Just Plain Ol’ Vic speak for themselves. Just leaving this here for you…..
  • If you feel the need for inspiration, these photos shared by bluebird of bitterness should help.
  • Along the lines of my post yesterday, were you cursed by your parents to have a child just like  you? What was your reaction when you discovered the curse had worked and you have a child just like you? Again with the laughing at someone else’s misfortunes, but Jill’s tale  at Square Peg in a Round Hole today  just made me giggle, mostly because I’ve lived it myself.
  • Need a moment of peace? This photo shared by The Daily Blabber is sure to help.
  • Whether you’re a mom to a special needs kid, or a “normal” kid, there are many times you have to put on your cape, and protect them from the words of others, so they might fly. Cooper’s Mom at findingcoopersvoice shared a story of Thomas Edison’s mom that’s been floating around social media lately. It stopped me the first time I saw it, because goodness knows, enough has been said about what Little Man is and isn’t capable of. I love this story. We can be whatever we think we can be, regardless of what someone else might say we’re capable of, especially if we have someone standing behind us, covering our ears from the naysayers.
  • It’s been almost 18 years since my grandmother passed away (the one I was very close to), and nearly seven years since my oldest sister passed.  I am forever grateful I had the chance to spend time with each of them just before they died. There came a peace from having that. Sandra of A Momma’s View shares her journey with loss, of having that peace, of life and death, where we go, if it matters. I appreciate her honesty, especially in her time of loss.
  • I’m still trying to fill the gaping hole Cute Overload left by leaving. Sigh. I’ll leave you this Friday afternoon with these two posts from a cooking pot and twisted tales and Chris the Story Reading Ape’s Blog to help us finish this off right.

 

Hope you all have a great weekend.  What will you do with your extra February day Monday?

16 thoughts on “Friday Favorites #21

  1. Reblogged this on A Momma's View and commented:
    I thought I would never do that. Thought I would never just “steal” a list of great posts for my Picks Of The Week crime someone else who took the time to hand pick them. But I do today. And not because my post is mentioned. I’m glad it is, don’t get me wrong. I’m glad it is part of this list of fantastic posts. So if you have not read those posts please do! Happy weekend you all 🙂

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