I am faced with a dilemma: I cannot read all of the posts that pop up in my Google Reader unless I:
A) Stop changing Benjamin’s diapers
C) Cut out about half the blogs in my Reader
D) Stop conversing with my husband.
None of these options appeal to me. And, so, the obvious answer is to not read everything that pops up. Here is the only way I can think of to keep blogging and keep a real life:
As it is, I do not post or read posts on the weekends. But, clearly I am a minority with this restriction, because I find myself spending Monday and Tuesday frantically trying to catch up. So, from now on, each Monday morning, when I power up the computer and log into Google Reader to find 217 posts waiting for me, I will simply hit the “Mark All As Read” button. This option clearly sucks, but Benjamin would get some nasty diaper rash if I went with option A.
That said, I don’t want to miss the important stuff, so if you post anything earth-shattering between, say, Friday afternoons and Monday mornings, do me a favor and leave me a note in my comments so I can pop on over. I’d hate to miss out if one of you posted that you had found cure for cancer. Starting this past weekend, please.
Jennifer, at Thursday Drive, gave me this lovely award:
(E is also for Emily, in case you were wondering.) Jennifer truly deserves it, and she has recently begun a series of posts that promises to be riveting. I suggest you bookmark her immediately. You all gave me so much encouragement in a similar project, and I know she would love to have your support.
I would like to pass it on to two amazing blogs I have recently discovered, blogs that require time for quiet reflection. Tales from the Reading Roomis written by an insightful and eloquent bibliophile. Although I know many of you do not like fiction in blogs, Very Short Novels is worth an exception for the muscular yet nuanced voice (plus, all the posts are under 299 words). Please visit these blogs, as they are truly excellent.
Because it wouldn’t be a post without something about at least one of my kids. This weekend, Zachary said to me: “I heard you, Mommy. Sometimes I can’t hear you because I am just too busy playing with my brother.”
Bossing his brother around, I think he meant to say.
In my infinite wisdom, I have planned a baby shower for a friend four days before we move. Fortunately, it is a very low-maintenance baby-shower, and pretty much everything is taken care of, as we will be going to an afternoon tea. However, the guest of honor has agreed to do a few baby shower games, and I am not all that familiar with such activities. This is the part where I ask you for suggestions — any favorite games?
Because this is a rather lovely woman, I would prefer to stick to games that have a certain level of dignity. In other words, we will NOT be measuring her belly or guessing the contents of a poopy diaper. But, I would love suggestions of interesting activities to allow about 9 women to interact around an afternoon tea. Lighthearted games are great; embarrassing ones are probably a bad idea.
Oh, and L — don’t read the comments, or you’ll ruin the surprise.