16.4.07

I heart the internet. *Updated

Mary thinks I'm a good writer, I got this nifty award from her for this post.



The thing that's so cool about this blogging thing is the way I can put something out there and people respond and we dialogue and connect through words. I love the way that works. And I really like the people I have "met" since doing this.

Also, where else would I have learned how to turn my favorite bra into a nursing bra, for about a dollar total cost? Imagine that, a nursing bra that fits properly for less than $80!

Or to make my own sling after I lost my other one, for a fraction of the cost of replacing it. It's so simple that I'm thinking I could start selling these, after I invent my own pattern that is.

And here is where I learned just about everything I know about baby wearing and using my wrap, they even teach you how to make them.

The International Breastmilk Project is taking my extra breast milk to feed AIDS orphans in Africa. I'm really excited about this idea, and they take care of all of the expense of blood tests and shipping and storage as well. Go buy a cute T-shirt or something to help them out.

I get really excited about the things Google can teach me if I will look, and the people at the other end of the computer who freely share their knowledge, lives and hearts with the rest of us. And I'm happy about all of you that drop by to read my humble offerings, and leave a note in response. I'm honored by the way some of you have shared with me in the comments and amazed at how these words can connect us.

So here's a great big cyber hug from me to all of you. It's a friendly hug, not a creepy hug. Can you feel it? Good. Have a great day.

*Updated with the actual link I meant to put in.

4 comments:

  1. Carrien,

    I having been meaning to tell you that, in reading your blog on a regular basis, you actually helped me finish my first book.

    The book is about skin cancer, and 95% is about ways we can protect ourselves and our loved ones, along with features of those touched by the disease; however, at the encouragement of many friends, I was asked to include my personal thoughts, feelings, and insights which, to be quite honest, was extremely difficult for me to do. As much as I love to write, it is arduous for me to write my innermost thoughts and feelings (much less share them with the world).

    Nevertheless,I did it.

    And to be quite honest, the way you word things really helped me find the words to I have been struggling to articulate; to express my thoughts and feelings about losing my mother (my only parent) to cancer and how it feels to be a "cancer crusader."

    This sounds rather odd that a blog by someone I never met, who writes nothing of cancer, actually helped me finish the last and most difficult leg of my first book about cancer.

    Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings and for your wonderful gift for words.

    Thanks again!

    Keep writing!

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  2. These links are terrific! I've just been starting to look for how to make a sling and it will be so much cheaper. I've been wanting one more - thanks!

    Heidi

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  3. Jessica4:56 AM

    thanks for your friendly hug... i needed it!

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  4. Thanks for the hug....right back atcha! maybe one year you'll be back in Canada and I can give you a real one and see how much those little ones have grown (and meet the newest one)....and of course show off mine. :) Keep writing, and maybe visit MY blog once in awhile. :)

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