Saturday, December 24, 2011

Weekend Links - December 24, 2011

It's Christmas Eve - are we excited yet?!

1. Loved this post - How To Protest: A Guide for Occupiers. The best line in the essay is the last:
There are many ways to protest, but the best protests of all begin with wisdom, responsibility, a posture of humility, and a clear purpose.
2. I had never heard of The Mundaneum before this week. I wonder what happened to all those index cards?

3. I love inspiring stories like this one: 21 Year Old Emerges from Coma. We still know so little about the human body.

4. Wonder what looked like when it was launched? Wonder no more: World's Biggest Websites at Launch.

5. Thoughts about Christmas. Brandy's post contains several interesting links about Christmas origins (although I am, of course, not saying I agree with everything in any of these essays) and here are two more: Is Christmas Pagan? and The Pagan Origins of Christmas? Lots of "ponderables", just in case you have time for reading this Christmas.

Pins of the week:
I bought everything I need to make these necklaces (and my two oldest have requested that I make them each one as well):

I'm definitely doing a Pride and Prejudice one and I'm trying to decide between a few vintage Anne book covers. I'll share pictures once I get around (ahem) to making them.

I've been picking up vintage bulbs at thrift stores and yard sales. I may have to make a wreath like this for next year:

From the "random images sparks a trip down memory lane" edition of Karen's brain:

My sister and I used to collect Kool-Aid points. We got a pitcher, some plastic mugs, and two bright red "fanny packs". Please try to contain your jealousy. One of the perks of being a preacher's kid was the refreshment ladies saving the Kool-Aid points off the huge containers of Kool-Aid consumed in our VBS.

Ah, good times, friends. Good times.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a fabulous weekend. (And a good night, too.)
This post is linked to Saturday Stumbles at Simply Staci. Go on over there and see her last minute Christmas links.


Karin said...

Missed reading the one on your Polly's birthday! Happy Birthday to your sweet first born!!

Staci said...

Haha!! That's funny about the church ladies helping you collect kool-aid points! Love it! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

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