but it is not this post (spoiler alert). I am writing to thank all of the lovely people in my life who appreciate my intentions even when the results are not the desired ones, who invite me to tea or lunch yoga or walks or baking classes (that will be really fun and I will fill you in), who email or comment, who let me borrow boots (will get them back to you, soon!) or are just generally thoughtful and kind. I am tired and a bit peckish, but that is okay and looking forward to a nice long weekend. My house (sigh) is clean and may it stay that way for a bit.
Here are some great links so I don’t leave you hanging while you wait for my post, My Secret Math Brain (the good one – post – not brain but I suppose that is okay, too).
The Bookish Type – great book blog
The New Yorker
LATER What does procrastination tell us about ourselves?
by James Surowiecki
Not that I know anything about procrastination…look something shiny!
Goop – Food Blogs
Many of my favorites, too! Nicely put together and linked up for you. Have a great long weekend!
Before you say, “Hey, Capability Mom is all over the place this week.” I know I am. Sometimes I like to write and….sometimes I think cut and paste is the way to go. While I do like to write and, this is not inversely proportional, to talk, sometimes I have brain shut down. I find (although I don’t always catch it in time) that it is best to shut up when that happens (okay, I never catch this in time).
So before I say or write anything that I will regret – I might mention I have seen this happen in a blog that I like and still read but now with a more jaundiced eye – the writer was freaking out and complaining about her server being down …blah blah blah – blog content missing…and then in a really offhand and coldish way mentioned that the guy who handled the server had committed suicide and then she continued to complain. I was actually breathless with indignation and my fingers hovered over the keys to send a nasty retort but I couldn’t do it. When I went to the site later – the post was gone, leaving me feeling as if I imagined it. I know I didn’t and that someone else read it and told her she ought to take it down. I still read the blog but not as often.
Anyway, here is a site that I really like and if you think I am a celebrity follower, I am not. I just think some people have a great deal to share and that this is a well-written and great site.
Goop is Gwenyth Paltrow’s blog and before you denounce it as a celebrity blog, check it out. Categories are Make, Go, Get, Be, Do, See and the recommendations are lovely, not overly spendy (well, some of the shopping, maybe) but restaurants, activities, exercise tips, healthy recipes and acts of kindness to yourself and others. Great lunchbox tips – I can always use those – here
My sister (from the West) will periodically send me the link and I recently subscribed to the newsletter. Yesterday we both read it at the same time and loved it and it happens to be timely for us. This post features a
book by Marcy Silverman Do Good:201 Ways to Lend a Hand. Lovely.