Since you're not here, I just have to give you a few links, and trust that you'll go read.
Slick Sumbich made me snort coffee out mah nose this morning, when I read this one. Seriously, read to the end, it's not just about the photo.
Single Mom in the City made me laugh this morning also, with her tale of feeling oh-so-pretty and getting a different response. Read Here.
Actually, she often blows me away with her views on being a young single mother. She makes me laugh, she makes me cry. I've secretly decided she should be my daughter-in-law, though I haven't run that by either her or Brian. I like to stay out of other people's business, you know. Still, here's a sampling from The Battle of Being a Young-ish Parent, where she vents (justifiably, I might add) about the judgmental comments she gets from customers that know she has a son.
Shit happens people.
It's how you handle it that is a true demonstration of your character, not your age or the amount of life experiences you have.
Just because we're successful young parents does not mean we're an advocate for young pregnancies. It means that we are mature enough to assess our situations and do what is best for ourselves and our children.
There are a lot more prolific thoughts in that entry. Go check it out.
Janet, at Lord Celery had an amazing encounter with a stranger last week. Read here to feel good.
On the Way to Critter Farm Dani's a city girl that's transplanted herself and her family on a farm in Oregon. I've loved following her adventures in acquiring chickens and donkeys. I've laughed as she's reminded herself that she's no longer a city girl, and thus, it's up to her to untangle snakes out of blueberry netting. She has LOTS of fun photos of her adventures also. Here's one comparing the size of one of the eggs she collected recently, to a blueberry.
Not a very big omelet with this one, huh? (Photo by Dani)
I'm not linking to just one of Dani's entries. You have to read them ALL.
ARTWORK! I snagged this read at someone else's recommendation, and haven't been sorry. Mattias does a drawing a day in a moleskin journal, and they are amazing and fun. Today's entry is timely, consisting of cartoons with interesting ideas for Olympic events. To check out his renditions of Pig Boxing, Extreme Knitting, and Synchronized Sneezing, click on the link below
Ok. Go look, go read. If I find out you didn't, I'll be calling you, and reading these entries to your answering machines.