Yes. Disability/chronic illness + parenting means spoons (ie energy) that I used to be able to budget for myself now belongs to the kid, so I get delivery much more than I used to & it’s $$$.
Quoted Assume away

Miserable human beings who you wouldn’t want to spend a second with in real life are capable of making something great that is beautiful or useful to you.


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“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou °˖✧*• Shop, Patreon, Book *•. ✧˖°`
This image by The Latest Kate is my ideal self.
So many people I know and love probably need this card right now. (Let’s be honest; I’m one of them.) If you need it, here it is. If you want a physical version to send someone (or yourself!), you can buy it at Emily McDowell’s shop.

Thread. This is one of the reasons I haven’t spent my time in school worrying about doing everything right. If doing things right doesn’t get me the prize it’s supposed to, I might as well instead focus on doing what’s interesting.

Five Key Foundations for Building
I love the amazing work that the students at Mount Vernon Middle School are doing to educate school librarians on how they can make their libraries more equitable. I can’t wait to learn more about the #libfive!
This is basically what I’m doing on my own website. I ask myself, “How did I use the Internet in 2001?” because the Internet of 2001 is definitely the Internet for which I’m most nostalgic.

In 2001, I owned my own domain name. I blogged in a hand-coded html file. I made friends with other people through the Buffy the Vampire Slayer posting board. I made other friends through those friends visiting their blogs and commenting on their posts. We had link lists, blog rolls, fan Listings, and web rings, and that’s how we found new sites to visit. We made fan art and wrote fanfiction.

Some of this is still happening, most especially the fan works part. And some innovations have definitely made the Internet better – I switched to automated blogging software in 2002 and I haven’t regretted it once since. Other pieces inspired by other people working on the IndieWeb, I’m bringing back: my following page is basically a blog roll and I’ve started reading blogs again.

#Repost @bymariandrew (@get_repost)

Caption from me, Kimberly: I have polycystic ovary syndrome and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. On high pain days, I take the elevator. I have to give myself a little talk about how that’s okay. I also give myself little talks about how it’s okay to work on my PhD slowly and to be a slow mom. I’m constantly reassuring myself that my illness is real and it’s okay to make accommodations for myself because of it.