Because today is a big day around here, with the New England Patriots standing 17-0 and playing to get into the Superbowl this afternoon, and because this video is hillarious, I'll start off my Sum It Up Sunday by giving you this: (Even if you're not a Pat's fan, watch it, it's worth it).
Okay, now moving on with Summing up my Blogging week.
On Saturday's Photo Hunt last week, the theme was "Skinny" and for that I dug out an old picture of myself with my brother when I was about 11 or so, and he was 1 1/2 or so...I love that picture. Thank you all for your sweet comments, it's always fun for me to share older photos on here...I'm not self-conscious about how I used to look, and there's a certain magic in photos of you as a child, isn't there? And my brother? Oh, how adorable was he? I remember that when he was that little, he was my little guy, I loved showing him off...guess not much has changed there.
On Sunday I shared a bit about my experience feeding the poor at the YMCA. I'm still really glad I participated in that, and will definitely be doing it again in a few weeks.
Fun Monday this week was all about websites that have changed our lives. Mine were mostly about how I got involved in blogging...and also about the great friends I've met online. But I had so much fun visiting other Fun Mondayers and discovering a million new places on the web to waste my time at! ;-)
On Tuesday I waxed poetic about re-entering the world of dating. I really want to thank everyone for your comments to this post. They all were really sweet and helpful. It's hard to be re-entering this world after some time away, and I do so with trepidation and not just a little hesitation, so your words were encouraging. I especially want to thank Lisa for her comment...it resonated with me. Thank you all.
Wednesday I was having a bad day at The Firm so the blog suffered for it.
Thursday Thirteen this week was all about American Idol. Probably because it was being written as I watched the show on Wednesday night. I was glad to see that I'm not the only one on whom the "humor" of the bad singers is lost. Although I do understand what some of you said about it bringing in a wider audience, I just don't know if that is true anymore. I know in the beginning, the bad auditions were actually what brought me to the show...like a car crash, you couldn't look away. But I think it's just become a complete farce, and practically everyone I've spoken to says they'd rather less of that, and more of the actual singing...so, who's this wider audience? I guess they're out there.
On Friday I posted a meme I'd been tagged for. It involved a bit of self-indulgence, which I'm all for once in a while. And it was fun to fill out. Check it out, and hey, save it for a rainy day to do yourself.
In yesterday's Photo Hunt, the theme was "Important". I thought about this one for a bit before I decided that nothing is more important to me than my family. The picture I featured is hanging on my wall at home, and happens to be one of my favorite shots from a family trip to Mexico in 2006.
Also, over at Creative Karina I had a pretty inspired week. I wrote not one, but two short stories that I'm pretty happy with. I also participated in Pensieve's Poetic License, a new monthly poetry meme that I'm extremely glad to be a part of. Hosted by Robin over at Pensieve every month we not only get a new "theme" to write about, but we also get to try our hand at a different form of poetry. Having been a poet all my life, I've never actually experimented with different types of poetry. I just write, not paying attention to iambic pentameter, or stanzas or even rhymes. It's been a fun challenge to have to stop and think as I write something. Thanks for the challenge Robin, I'm loving it.
Oh, and finally, there is an update over at Covert Karina today. Password remains the same. And again, if you have no idea what I'm talking about then you need to catch up...where have you been? ;-) Read this.