Tuesday, February 28, 2012

things I've read

I read a lot of blogs.  Too many probably.  At least too many to truly engage.  I need to pare down my list.    Because I enjoy engaging in blogs and comments and conversations.

In the last few days I've read some posts that struck various chords within me.

I was really surprised to read about Heather's discovery that her tubal ligation may be causing a variety of emotional and physical complications (also part 2).  With one breath, I'm so thankful that I trusted my gut and the googling I did prior to my 3rd c-section and cancelled my own tubal ligation.  And then in the next breath I'm heartbroken for Heather and others who may be facing similar challenges.  For me, the decision boiled down to my fallopian tubes being involved in a monthly occurrence that will be with me for many years to come.

Reading Julie's "Happy Sunday" scriptures is a highlight of my week.  I love reading familiar scriptures in a variety of versions.  I always enjoy her blog in fact.

Have you ever felt this way?  I probably do every day.

Ok, I'm not sure what took me so long to find Sarah at Emerging Mummy.  I've only been reading for a few months but I love her style and appreciate her honesty so much.  And two days in a row, her words caused a deep sigh, because yes, that's how I feel too.  The tired thirties? Absolutely.  I cannot fathom several good nights sleep in a row.  I cannot even fathom not being exhausted at the end of a day, in spite of good sleep the night before.  I've heard of Madeline L'Engle, but I don't know much about her.  But now I really want to read her work.  Have you heard of Sisyphus?  I bet you feel the way he did.

My sister introduced me to Shauna Niequist a few months ago.  I wish we were neighbors because I feel like we could be friends.  I've been reading her books and her blog.  I can truly identify with her struggles with time and whether we spend it well or poorly.

These are some things I've been reading.  What have you read lately that was funny, poignant or that resonated deeply?