Now that I have *completely* bummed everyone out with the serious stuff, it's time to get back to the stuff that isn't all depressing and gloomy.
Things that I've noticed and admired around the blogoshpere --
*Anne's "Big Talk" with her son about sex, complete with hand gestures, over at Tales From My Tiny Kingdom. Hilarious.
* Waiting anxiously for Purple_Kangaroo's baby to be born, but she's apparently very stubborn. (The baby, not P_K.) :) Best of luck, and wishes for quick labor, P_K!
*Phantom Scribbler, talking about inadequacy. Shyeah, riiiiight.
*Running2K's comment that the psychic who lived near her knew that her house was going to burn down? (For that matter, if 7-11 is open 24 hours a day, why is there a lock on the door? R-P)
*Friday Mom and her touching story of how she came to be a Friday Mom.
*Scrivener's *adorable little girls!
*Peripatetic Polar Bear's alter ego, Rational Bear. I say we market Rational Bear to Gund, or one of those big toymakers. Rational Bear would come with a no-nonsense outfit to wear, and when her belly was pressed, would say such things as:
"No, those pants don't make you look fat! Your *ass* makes you look fat!"
"I don't care if it was free -- throw it away!"
"Are you *really* going to eat that?"
"How many shoes, exactly, do you need?"
"You know, you have work to do...Why are you checking your blog again?"
We could make a killing and retire early!
*Songbird's new hair. Are ministers *supposed* to be sexy?
*Corndog, and damn near anything that comes out of his mouth. The man cracks me the hell up. Plus, he's got pretty decent taste in music.
You guys are killing me with the blogs. Going back to work is going to be awful, now that I've found you guys. How am I ever going to keep up with you all?
I'm heading out of town in the morning, so I'll miss Phantom's Wednesday Whine, but I'll catch up with you guys late Thursday. Everyone, take care, and thank you for all the moral support. You guys have been so welcoming that I just can't express how much I appreciate it.
I also want to say thank you to all who have expressed support for me on my "the hardest truth" revelation. You have all been unfailingly kind. I am touched by all of you who reached out in an effort to help lessen my pain.