Seen a Good Thing?

Me too.

Meet new people?

Me too.

I'd like to share some of what I loved this week.

Email me your favorites and I'll share those too.

This was sad. But real. Bless her.

It all started at Kent State University.

Right in the middle she lists this:

1. Why can some people have twins, triplets, quads, etc. and are able to handle it?
2. Why can other people have twins with siblings and can handle it?
3. Why would God take my babies?
4. What did I do to prove to God that I could not handle it?

In Birds Nest posted some pictures, and this one says it all. That dad is great.

And Blog of Beth and Babes had some 'Dirty Talk', and Dirty pictures for you.

Mommy Pie. My new twitter friend.

She says, “How a stupid waste of time reinforces my faith in humanity.”
I only barely get twitter. She seems to have it down. Go. Learn. Then click her twitter button.
(My Twitter name is rogbark. I know. But anything related to my blog name was taken.)

I love the Lolly Jane Boutique. I want my blogshop to look just like hers. (Do you think she'll mind?) And I want someone else to do it. I can't find the time to prettify it.

Angie has perfected the Scientific Method. With some help from her son and um..pee.

And now do you want to know why? Why I'm sharing some good things I’ve seen along my blog-hopping trek this week?

Because Goodmom/Badmom linked to my blog last week. (And I want to pass it on). I suggested this silly little gem. But. Instead.

They linked to my 9/11 story.

And today I’d like to follow up. And say thanks.

Thank you internet for hearing me out. And for your comments.

I want to share some responses.

From Jacki
I always enjoy reading someone's 9/11 story. I mean, not because it was a fun event, but it gives another perspective on it. The thing that always sticks with me is that my dad was supposed to be on the plane that crashed in to the Pentagon, but at the last minute his company put him on another flight.

From Kat
Wow. Great post, and interesting to me to hear your story. I was living in NYC with my boyfriend then - his dad worked in the WTC but was home with a cold that day. We didn't know that though, and my boyfriend walked from Washington Heights, where we lived, to his parent's apartment in Stuyvesant town where his parents lived because we couldn't get them on the phone. Scary, but turned out well for us. Glad your husband was okay.

From Givinya De Elba
Wow. Thankyou for writing that.
At the very same time, I was woken up here (just after midnight) in Australia by my agitated husband urgently saying, "Come and see the news!" CNN was on three of our TV channels and your ABC was on the other - and we all started freaking out.
And the whole time, half a world away, you (and thousands of others) were going through ... THAT. I'm so sorry that those things happened.

From cndymkr / jean
I'm so glad you wrote about this. I still think about that day and I always will. My husband (a cop in NJ) was called into work to block the GW bridge on the NJ side. I waited hours to hear from him. I knew that he was not near the towers but I didn't know what else was going on there. He was gone two days. He came home when so many didn't. I still can't look at a plane in the sky without replaying that second plane hitting the tower.

I didn’t really plan to have the whole world read my little housewife version. I had maybe ten readers when I wrote that. (And half were family-hi mom!).

And so many people were and are so much worse off.

I totally get that Everyone in America and the world were affected by this. My parents in small-ville USA who usually only read the local paper, were shocked and scared and upset just the same as you and I. I honestly get that.



Laurie said...

I just wanted to say that I enjoyed getting to know you in e-mails this week and I hope we can continue to get to know each other better. Thanks for including me in your blog. I was shocked when I saw this. :)Thanks!!
Take care and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Melissa Ann Browning said...

Wow - that posting by "...kent state..." was pretty intense. But I am glad that I read it - and I hope that I've learned something... thank you for sharing! I'm not able to read all the blogs, so I appreciate having your "best of the week" recommendations... I also enjoyed seeing your comments on others' blogs :)

Your readership has gone up quite a bit, huh? Congrats, honey! You're becoming a celeb blogger - totally deserved of course :)

Jaysi said...

Wow, you have been busy! Thanks for all of these great links, I can't wait to dig in!

Thanks for hosting my photo too! I thought it was funny, but seeing it on its own on someone else's blog is even funnier! He is a great dad. I am going to go link to you now too!

Have a great rest of your weekend.

Kellan said...

I soooooo don't understand Twitter. I have a Twitter account that I just set up - but, I soooooo am not understanding it YET!

Thanks for coming by today- so nice to see you. Hope to see you again soon - Kellan

Kristen said...

Great links! And thanks for the Stumble!

Anti-Supermom said...

Awwwe, I've seen a good thing, and that's your blog! Thanks for linking my blog and Wyatt's picture. I'm so happy to have found your blog~

Classy Fab Sarah said...

Um, you are amazing. Such goood links. I have to say that I went through and read Kent State from the beginning. So touched.

Anyways, keep up the AWESOME work. You rock!!

Kaye Butler said...


I love this post. What a good idea, I may steal your idea, if you don't mind. I'm sorry Lake Stink is knocking at your back door. If it helps any, my neighbors chose to run their waste (from their washer and garbage disposal) in the huge gully between our houses, that usually smells real good.

Claremont First Ward said...

Oh Carissa, you've been so busy. Thanks for the blog linky's fun to see some of the blogs I visit on your list! :)

Oh my heck! I was featured. And it didn't hurt or anything!