First you go to pioneerwoman.com and look at the sites she loves. Then you start going to those sites. Start with Aiming Low where you will read a discussion of making eggs in the microwave. Yawn, but somewhat fun to read. At that site you can also click on an ad for Mabel’s Labels and consider spending $50 on labels for everything your kids have ever lost at friends’ houses. Then you realize that your kids are not kids any more and probably would neither put the labels on their stuff nor allow you to do so.
Go back to the aim lower blog and read some comments, which will lead you to a blog post that is entitled (excuse me but it’s just what it’s called. I didn’t name it. I just read it. And posted it on my blog.) “the suckiest suck that ever sucked” because you just have to read about the suckiest suck that ever sucked. There you will find that your life was very easy last week even though your mom went into the hospital for unrelenting vomiting that led to emergency surgery that now has everyone waiting on pins and needles for her digestive system to come back on-line. But even that week was not the suckiest suck that ever sucked and the Domestic Goddess may actually have won the prize for that with the events that inspired her blog.
Hit back on your browser and you will come to Boo Mama where she will link to Conversion Diary and a great blog about autonomy not being all it’s cracked up to be. This will lead you to “do you want more children?” which might lead you to a great article by Chuck Colson that you might also post on your facebook. Then you can go back to the conversion diary and consider the “openness to life” viewpoint and grieve a little (again) that you and your husband so quickly got the “snip-snip” when your second was a baby without fully considering whether or not you wanted to be finished having children.
Then, you write a little about the whole experience on your blog, wish you knew how to do those neat little links that don’t have all the punctuation garbage in them (which I discovered and fixed!), and tie it off and move on so you can get your to do list done for the day.