I am just blown away by the responses in the Open Adoption Roundtable. So much honesty and thoughtfulness is represented there. You guys rock.
I think I'm all caught up adding posts and blurbs to the list. If I accidentally skipped over yours, please let me know and I'll get right to it.
The one thing I would tell myself from a week ago is that I need to write my own entry before I post the writing prompt. It felt like I was scrambling to keep up with the rest of you all week! Lesson learned for next time. My plan is to post a new roundtable topic every other week for the time being, so check back next weekend for Round #2. I'll keep posting submissions through today, then close Round #1 down.
Firefly had her pictures taken on Saturday and, for the first time ever, made it through a whole two poses before bursting into tears. Progress! Behold her cuteness at the not-so-secret blog.
I've lately discovered that there is no graceful way to introduce one's upcoming convalescence into a conversation. "Did you see the local strawberries are out at the farmer's market now? So tasty. And by the way, I'm having surgery soon and will be in bed for two weeks."
Sooooo...I'm having surgery next week. And that's all I think I'll say about that, other than to admit that I am simultaneously scared senseless and grateful that in the grand scheme of medical issues, this problem isn't so bad. Annoying and daily-life-effecting, but not deadly.
I'm bringing it up at all because I need some suggestions. When the doctor first said I'd need to be in bed for two weeks post-surgery, I was bummed, but then thought about all the things I could at least get done whilst propped upon fluffy pillows. Finish the kids' baby books! Finally clear out my email in-box! Write blog posts! Then she clarified that I would need to be in bed on my side for two weeks. So far the only things I've come up with that I can do on my side are (1) read, (2) watch television, and (3) peck at a keyboard with one hand. Maybe I'll figure out a way to roll around the house, à la Violet Beauregarde?
But to get to the point, I'm looking for reading/viewing suggestions. Have you read/watched anything lately that you thoroughly enjoyed?
P.S. I don't do vampires, romance novels, or romance novels involving vampires. Just so we're clear.