This morning I realized I like the Quick Friday Seven because it gives me permission to chat about anything. There is no need for balance, content, links, or even photos. So with that in mind, I share some thoughts which may not add up to seven.
Clearing my Google Reader each evening has been very successful this week. I've allowed myself a small handful of holdovers but otherwise I read and comment right away or I mark the item read. Simple, easy and I think I'm commenting more which I hope makes someone happy.
Thank you so much for all the thoughtful and sweet advice about Si's sleep issues. This week I took the plunge and stopped insisting on a daily nap for both children. It has made a huge difference. They are really tired at the end of the day and we have our evenings back. But there is less "alone time" during the day. It's a trade off.
I really enjoyed this post by Krista. I'm going to give this a try. Also, there is a giveaway at Beauty That Moves which is by far the most delightful and meaningful "giveaway post" I've ever read. I usually don't cast my hat into giveaways but to receive this would surely bring good karma into my home.
Cate read the original Nate the Great a few weeks ago. I found this CD of Nate the Great Stories at the library yesterday. She loves audio books. She usually spends the afternoons whining and fighting with her brother but yesterday she laid on her bed and listened to it. Then this morning when brother woke us all too early, she declined breakfast to go back to her bed to listen again. (Nate is indeed Great.) She now wants to be a detective.
And a photo to share. This is what my counter/desk looked like after all the Rotating & Reducing. Not a pretty sight but I did get it cleaned up.
Have a great weekend.