Laughter and distraction have been HIGHLY VALUED this week as I've been stressing over the situation with Paul's mom's estate.
I laughed all the way through Kacy's Candy Policy. AND I changed my candy policy as a result: the bigs can now monitor their own candy consumption. (The littles all voted against it for some reason; perhaps they didn't understand?)
I also laughed all the way through Temerity Jane's The Last 12 Weeks, which caught us up to date on the part of her recently-revealed pregnancy we'd missed before she revealed it.
And I've been fully enjoying the Fakesgiving updates (Thanksgiving dinner rehearsals) by Life of a Doctor's Wife.
For distraction, I'm using the method I discovered in high school when trying not to die of over-thinking the end of a romantic relationship: read horror novels. I'm working on Stephen King's Under the Dome, even though I haven't been able to get past 50 pages in the last two Stephen King books I tried. My main problem is the way each main character has about 5 words they say/think again and Again and AGAIN until I feel like I need to strangle. Another problem is the "view from inside the mind of someone going crazy," which I don't mind in one occasionally-visited character but don't want to read 900 pages of, especially if the method for indicating mental slippage is going to be gross words for things and endless flits into italics.
Review blog stuff:
In which I have an idea about controlling teenager cell phone use, despite not having any teenagers to test the idea out on. This one doesn't have anything in it for you, but each comment left on this post donates $.50 to DoSomething.org, and that is awesome, so I hope you'll do it.
Similasan, through November 18, about soothing and cheering sick children (or about how you were soothed/cheered when YOU were the sick child). Giveaway: $100 Visa gift card.
Shopping ideas for summer fun - Normally this time of year I’m buying a batch of Summer Survival Gear Treats. I like to buy a new CD for the driving back and forth to lessons and camp; a ...