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.
A Fly on our (Chicken Coop) Wall, Amycake and the Dude, Considerings, Finding Ninee, Getting Literal, I Want Backsies, Mother of Imperfection, Rewritten, Thankful Me, The Wakefield Doctrine