Posts I Didn’t Write

My new-found respect for sleep means my waking hours are (unevenly) divided between parenting and working.

And that writing and reading and sewing and building and lots of other projects are put off to another day. A cancer-free day, thanks to all that sleep.

So, here are the blog posts I didn’t write this week. Thoughts that have been swirling in the crevices between earning cash and being mom:

  • On Doing-For and Doing-With
  • The Canal is My Small Town
  • Sometimes I Just Like to Think Ma Thoughts
  • Just Like Nothing Happened

And here are some thought-provoking posts, thankfully, someone else did write:

About Andrea

Andrea Ross was diagnosed with breast cancer October 6, 2009 and intends to survive and thrive. You can read more from Andrea here.

  • Oh, how could I have forgotten one of my all-time favourites, How To Recognize An Idiot, also by Julien — who obviously shares my complete bafflement at the common inability to admit any kind of lack. Although Julien doesn’t mention how these very same people look down upon those of us who freely expose our gaps.

  • Andree O’Donnell

    Although I throughly enjoy reading your blog…I do appreciate you introducing me to other wonderful bloggers. I enjoyed their posts. Thanks for sharing them. So much better than reading the news! 😉

  • janice

    Great post, great links. Yes, sleep is important, especially for you. I follow rabbit trails of links in blogs all the time. That is how I found you! nSadly I have a friend who is a big fan of The Secret, and all sorts of things like that. It is very sad to see her teaching her kids this way of thinking, and to see their hard-earned money spent on quackery.nThe off leash dog park is my small town!nnn

  • Thanks, Andree. I’m glad you enjoyed them.

  • Thanks, Janice.nnNot sure how The Secret ties into this post (maybe Julien’s self-encouraging post?) but I certainly believe that our beliefs and attitudes form the filters which decide what we notice and react to and whether we see possibilities or obstacles. And that this determines a lot about our lives. I believe that trying to learn to be open to positive possibilities can change those filters and therefore allow us to see more positive, to interpret things that were always there more positively, see options that would be masked by more negative filters. And I believe words have power. The words we use with ourselves and with others. And I’m a fan of a lot of NLP concepts even if I can never retain them or actually put them to use. n

  • janice

    You linked to Derek’s post and he speaks of The Secret, and links to a great Salon article about The Secret. As an empty nester, I have lots of time! As an ADD person, I think segues from a to b to c to d to e and suddenly blurt out f and then I am bewildered at the bewildered looks I get. nnI definitely believe that our thoughts create our reality, but not the way The Secret puts it. nnHope you are having a good weekend with Mark and Luba. You know how to enjoy your kids, and they will be gone too soon. Time flies by . . .

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