that’s what SHE said

I haven’t done one of these “what I like on the internet” posts in a while.  I have a StumbleUpon page where I bookmark posts that I like, and over the past two months, it has gotten really, really long. I often think about writing a post to share them all, but then I feel really overwhelmed by the sheer volume, so I just avoid it and go check twitter.

This could be a description for how I cope with my email inbox, too.

And probably my whole life.

So, this list might be a bit long.  Or, it might be short and I might try to catch up on Glee instead.  You’ll have to stay tuned to find out.  BUT, first item of business . . . I have a laptop winner to announce!  I loved reading all of the answers describing the unique ways people are making a difference.   The winer of the XO lapop is Suzanne of So Much Shouting, So Much Laughter.  Congrats! (And also?  Email me.)

Now for some links of such random assortment that it is unlikely that all of these will appeal to any one person except for myself.  Please to enjoy:

Where Children Sleep: A Diverse World of Homes

This is a stunning collection of pictures of children around the world

Neil by Block Hockey Jesus

A poignant story of moving on after divorce

Getting it all wrong. from Jamie the Very Worst Missionary

I love this post about how we pray, and how we screw it up.

An ordinary (transracial parent) rant from Mama C and the Boys

This description of wanting to me seen as a mom is poetic and poignant.

Gasping for Grace from Sit a Spell

I am constantly in awe of the work that Tara, Heather, and Beth are doing in Haiti, and the obstacles they overcome to serve there.

Spread Too Thin from Aiming Low

Is it possible that too many social media options are making us crazy? 

Cleaning out my cupboard from Is There Any Mommy Out There?

What we do when we can’t sleep . . .

Rejected from Jillian Lauren

Jillian describes the familiar and painful rejection from her adopted child.

in the weeds from Ordinary Courage by Brené Brown

When type-A tendencies go wrong.

The friend who brags about not owning a TV, but watches Hulu. from Stuff Christians Like

I have so many of these friends.  Ya’ll are busted.

Teaching respect and patience to end sexual violence

This is a must-read for all parents, about how ending violence starts at home.

In defense of dithering and ENFPs from Elizabeth Esther

If you know your type, and you are a fellow ENFP, Esther’s got your number.


Guess I’ll watch Glee another night . . .

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