Friday, March 28, 2014

TToT19: Living Life Boldly

Well, this is my first official co-hosting week of the TToT, and let me tell you, I am excited to be here. Not only that, but I am borrowing Bianca's bold-faced thankfulness style, which is somewhat easier to type and understand than the parenthesesed numbers that confuse my mother.

Not only have I been given the distinct honor of being invited to sit at the cool kids' table, but Lizzi liebed me this week. Thank you, thank you, Lizzi! I am truly honored.

If I can manage to attack that post with some lightness (maybe attack is not the right verb for lightness), I'm gonna do it. But I have already passed awards on to the blogs I follow with liebster-level followers, so who am I gonna send it to? If you want it, let me know in the comments.

I penned my first guest post for Lefty Pop this week. That post gave me a chance to grump a bit about my frustration with misguided education reform (vouchers). Go read my post and comment! Or don't if it'll make you mad. I understand.

Friends, I have had a life-changing (for the better) experience this week. Literally (and I know what that word means). But, I can't tell you now because that would spoil my future post. So, I'll just say it could hardly have come at a more opportune time and leave it at that.

The truth is it's been a rather emotional week. Some of the whispers we've been ignoring are becoming understandable words we cannot pretend not to hear. I've had more than one emotional eruption this week, but I've managed to contain them to the times children are sleeping. And I've had cause again to be thankful for connections made in the blogging world. I know people in this community that fill a niche that is missing in my real life, and this week I am especially grateful.

Little things (Lorie, darlin') have cheered me this week. Putting down my work and turning off the TV so the Dude and I can sit and catch up. Following through on a tradition with my dad. Humorous family emails. 

And, finally, knowledge is power. So even if the knowledge is unwelcome, there is the power of knowing it. Because then you can do something about it. Maybe.


Ten Things of Thankful


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42 comments :

  1. Sorry your first week in the TToT has been a challenging one. Nonetheless, it is a LIST and you're doing it. Looking forward to the Reveal.

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    1. I'm taking a page out of your book. It may be hard, it may be full of grief, but I am LIVING LIFE!

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  2. So happy that you are. Ow co-hosting and congrats to you on that. Hoping the weekend is better for you then the past week has been, to :)

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  3. Life changing event? Tune in next week....
    Exciting stuff!

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    1. Ugh, sorry, I'm slower than that. But it will be done eventually!

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  4. Ah, I'm sorry it's been such an emotional week. I am glad you had people to help you through it, though.
    Can't wait to read about your life-changing experience...
    So glad you agreed to join us in co-hosting!

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  5. Tough weeks are never Eady. It is good you have some support. Make sure to take care of yourself.

    I really enjoyed reading your guest post...and sort of went off on a bit of a tangent with my comment. But it is something that I feel passionate about.

    Welcome as a new co-host!

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    1. Someone said to me last week, "Have the same compassion for yourself that you have for your children." Actually, I could probably have even more compassion for my children, too.
      Thanks so much for reading my post and commenting. I'll head over there soon to comment.

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  6. We all understand the emotional weeks and I'm sorry that you're having one. I have to say, though, that you still managed a very nice list and that says a lot. Now, I am anxiously awaiting your new post...curious, curious :)
    That said, I'm so happy to have you co-hosting!

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  7. Can't wait to read your future post about that life changing experience. Congrats on the Liebster. It must be a double honor to have been nominated by possibly the best writer in the blogosphere.

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    1. Isn't that the truth?!?! Life-changing experience post may be somewhat delayed. I'm trying to slow down on my blogging so my ideas pile up in my draft form.

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  8. I've had an emotional four months. I'm ready for normal thought I don't think normal is coming soon. And life-changing experiences are always worth a good post.

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    1. I've been there. Actually, working on a post about that, too. Come back for the life-changing blog post. Whenever I write it!

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  9. If our lives were always on an even keel, we wouldn't have anything to write about. I'm sorry you've had an emotional week; I have, too (something in the air?), but it's something I've kept inside or saved for when I was alone, because if I shared it on my blog, I'd get all these questions from my about why I didn't tell HIM, and sometimes, you just need to work through stuff like that yourself.

    Your life-changing (for the better) experience this week is very intriguing! Looking forward to the big reveal!

    I need to go check out your post on Lefty-Pop. I've been over there several times and have liked what I've seen there.

    And I hope you enjoy your first official co-hosting of the TToT! It's a lot of work but very fulfilling. I think you'll love it!

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    1. Oh, I'm thrilled to pieces to be a co-host! Fortunately, the whole emotional piece is something I'm sharing my him so he's not curious. My parents are, though. Already got an email from my dad. :)

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  10. Life changing events for the better or not can be tough to weather... hope this week improves emotionally. I think Dyanne is right it's in the air ( or maybe the water... Maybe you gotta drink less water ....hmmmmm)....Welcome to the hosting gig! You do it proud...Now Im off to read your guest blog!

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    1. Zoe, another major mental and emotional adjustment. It's necessary...and hard. If only life lived up to all your expectations!

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  11. I feel the weight of the "knowledge is power" line, and wish the best for you. Hang in there!

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    1. Thank you, Kristi. I can count on you to be kind and intuitive.

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  12. Dear Sarah, yes...it is true what Kristi said above.
    Also, did you have an epiphany? Let me know when you blog about what happened. Things are happening here, too. xox jean

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    1. Started something new, Jean. Something I think will be good. I will post...someday.

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    1. Well, mixed. Definitely some high points.

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  14. Was glad to hear you were joining the fabulous TToT hosts! I typed those very words myself this week..."Knowledge is power!" So true. I need to remember to read that post about vouchers...

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    1. If you do, I welcome your comments. Truly. Thanks for your congratulations!

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  15. Sounds like a bit of a mixed week, but making the list always helps. I enjoyed your article on lefty-pop and congrats on getting Liebed :)

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    1. Yep, that's why I love this link-up so much! That Lizzi, she has good ideas.

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  16. You're right. Knowledge is power- even if its just giving us the ability to handle something else.

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    1. That's the gratitude take on it, anyway. :)

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  17. hmmmm, very mysterious and cryptic. Sounds like some challenges surfaced this week but there were silver linings (?). Looking forward to future posts about your friend. Hope all is well, friend. xoxo

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    1. Two adjectives that pretty much everyone uses to describe me. Oh, wait, not at all. Just feel that way from time to time.

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  18. Putting down work and catching up. Always one for the list. Hope this week is better for you!

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  19. Hooray for your first official week as co-host! So glad you picked it up. :)

    I think your list is great and in a week of so much ... STUFF ... it's a great one for sure.

    I'm exhausted - so have to keep this brief and to the point. Have a wonderful week! :)

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    1. Glad you made it, Lisa! You have a great week, too!

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  20. My mom is my most avid blog reader - love that you called that out! #momisnumberonefan

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    1. Actually, I think my dad might read it more promptly. But my mother said she was confused by the numbers once.

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  21. Ok so I'm worried for your whispers and hope that you get answers and peace and that everything is okay. And DUDE what's the big news? Now I want to know! Forget the future post, just tell me now pretty please!!! Also congrats on sitting at the cool kid's table and being an awesome TToT hostini now! Whoot! Lizzi told you there is free bourbon right? Oh wait. I mean that you're free to drink bourbon that you buy....it's not actually FREE... Sorry if you got all excited just now.

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  22. Wow, you totally got my hopes up just to dash them to the ground!

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