Friday, August 3, 2012

Friday Fragments #6

Last Saturday I gave them one last hug, buckled them in and stood on the corner waving goodbye as my children hit the road for a week on Grandparent Island. We've never done this before. They've never been away from both us for this long. There was excitement and nervousness for all of us. 

This week sans kids did not turn out as planned. I wasn't nearly as productive as I thought I'd be. I had visions of Big Yankee and I spending the day leisurely exploring new places. While that didn't exactly happen, we did manage a few meals out together so I'll call it a win. 

I was confident I'd complete at least a handful of the 70 half assed posts in my drafts folder. That didn't happen either, but I did manage to crank out a few posts despite being stuck. I'm calling that another win. I fantasized about reading hundreds of posts this week--indulging in the greatness of the mammoth blogosphere. I read a few more than typical but nowhere near as many as I had imagined. 

These are some of my favorites of the week:

Dawn perfectly captured that deep in the pit of your stomach sick feeling when you have to make a dreaded phone call. Her honesty and openness is to be applauded.

Carrie shared a raw and heartbreaking piece about a choice she made in Drowning.

Stacie's experience moving from the West Coast to the East Coast really resonated with me. Why does New Jersey get such A Bad Rap?

Eighteen Blinks by Sherri gave me a glimpse into my future and a reminder that the blinks race by.

Now I'd love it if you'd share one of your favorite reads of the week with me.


Marta said...

Sometimes being unproductive is just relaxing and recharging than actually having completed all that was on your to do list!

Fritter said...

Sometimes you just gotta 'let go'! And I look forward to reading these posts- looks like you've got some really interesting ones here. The one I LOVED this week was from someone I don't know- but wow- do I ever know The Bully she speaks of. What an awesome read!

carrie said...

Oh wow thanks for the lovely mention! I am flattered!! :)

My favourite read of this week was

It's heartbreaking but beautiful.

AnnMarie said...

We have been on the same page a lot the last few weeks and this one was no different. Though you sound pretty productive to me. :) I look forward to your Friday posts for some good reads!

Stacie @ Snaps and Bits said...

Wow Robbie, thanks so much for the shout out!

It's so hard to be productive sometimes. I never do as much as I hope (but if I'd take a break from all the blogs, I'd accomplish more. I haven't quite figured out how to manage that yet.

Hope you enjoy a happy homecoming with the kids!

Robbie K said...

I am very relaxed...and I think that's exactly what I needed!

Robbie K said...

I'm definitely letting go :)

Glad you enjoy these posts. There are so many amazing blogs and posts that I just want to share and spread their awesome. Thanks for sharing one of your favorites. I'm looking forward to reading it.

Robbie K said...

You are most welcome-it was a hauntingly beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing your favorite with me. I love finding new bloggers and fantastic posts.

Robbie K said...

It's almost we are leading parallel lives. I'm glad you enjoy the good reads.

Robbie K said...

You are most welcome. I totally relate to giving up everything and moign to a very different place.

It is hard to be productive...especially when you don't "have to". I do most of my reading when the kids are busy playing or at night.